SFL Communications

June 4, 2020

The Simulation Football League’s minor league, SFLm, has four games left in the regular season and plenty is up for grabs. Who makes the cut will be determined Wednesday June 10 starting at 2 p.m. ET on YouTube.

Birmingham, San Jose and Lincoln do not have a path to the postseason after calculations of the 16 remaining end-of-season possibilities. Albuquerque does, however.

The Atoms have a 25% chance to make it into the postseason as the No. 4 seed. To accomplish this, the Atoms need to beat Lincoln and need an Annapolis loss to Madison. The Atoms 16-7 Week 2 victory over the Navigators would be the deciding factor between those pair of 4-4 teams. If Albuquerque and Madison win, the playoffs are set. Madison would be the No. 1 seed, Ottawa would be the No. 2 seed, Boise would be the No. 3 seed and Albuquerque would be the No. 4 seed.

Another compelling race is for the top seed. Madison has 9/16 odds. A win over Annapolis or a four-way tie at 5-3 gets the Lynx to the top spot. Ottawa has a 25% chance, needing a Madison loss and a win over Birmingham. The Annapolis Navigators actually has the other odds, 3/16. Annapolis can clinch the No. 1 seed with a win + an Ottawa loss and can also get the No. 1 seed in a four-way tie for first with a win + Ottawa loss + Boise win + Lincoln win.

The Week 8 SFLm schedule will be as follows:

2 p.m. ET – San Jose (2-5) @ Boise (4-3)

4 p.m. ET – Ottawa (5-2) @ Birmingham (2-5)

6 p.m. ET – Lincoln (3-4) @ Albuquerque (3-4)

8 p.m. ET – Madison (5-2) @ Annapolis (4-3)

The SFLm Semifinals will air at 6 and 8 p.m. ET on YouTube, Monday June 15. The inaugural SFLm Championship Game will be hosted by the SFL team closest to the highest seed’s city and will be broadcast on Eleven Sports and For the Fans on Friday June 19 at 7 p.m. ET.

Below are all the scenarios outlined in detail:

If ABQ, MAD, BIR, BOI win
1. Madison 6-2
2. Ottawa 5-3 (H2H)
3. Boise 5-3
4. Albuquerque 4-4 (H2H)
5. Annapolis 4-4
6. Lincoln 3-5 (H2H)
7. Birmingham 3-5
8. San Jose 2-6

If ABQ, ANN, BIR, BOI win
1. Madison 5-3 (H2H)
2. Ottawa 5-3
3. Annapolis 5-3 (SOS-18)
4. Boise 5-3 (SOS-17)
5. Albuquerque 4-4
6. Lincoln 3-5 (H2H)
7. Birmingham 3-5
8. San Jose 2-6

Key:

H2H – Head-to-head

H2HS – Head-to-head sweep

SOV – Strength of victory

SOVO – Strength of victory outright

SOS – Strength of schedule