SFL Communications

March 22, 2022

The Simulation Football League presented by APM Music has completed 10 weeks of the regular season and with four weeks to go, almost everything is up for grabs.

Here’s what we do now. Vancouver has clinched the Pacific, a division that only boasts one team with a winning record. It’s been tough sledding for Los Angeles, San Diego and Portland this season – Portland is the first team eliminated at 0-9.

Baltimore no doubt will make the playoffs for the 8th-straight season, but hasn’t clinched anything just yet. D.C. is 2.5 games back in the division and the Vultures still have four to play, plus the two will square off in their only meeting in a few weeks. Louisiana increased their lead on the East to two games on Tulsa, but the Desperados hold the head-to-head tiebreaker currently, with a rematch looming that will more than likely determine the East. Atlanta is a ways back at 4-4, 2.5 back with four games to play.

Speaking of 4-loss teams, there are nine of them going into Week 11. Sioux Falls did the most to help its playoff chances this past week with a win over London. Coupled with Denver’s loss to Baltimore (Sioux Falls has already played, and lost, to Baltimore) and the Sparrows now control their destiny in the West. Their .483 strength of victory bodes well for a block of teams in ties. Mexico City clings to the lead in the South, tied with Lone Star (owns the head-to-head) with a matchup coming against Houston, who is now just one game back of the lead at 4-4. Atlanta has the most impressive resume of the 4-loss teams with a .500 strength of schedule, but will need to keep winning to wrap up a Wild Card spot with the division nearly out of reach.

Florida’s putrid .233 strength of victory means the Storm will likely need to win three of their last four games to make the playoffs at 7-5 since making the playoffs at 6-6 with their current resume would be very unlikely. Florida has wins over Portland (0-9), Carolina (2-7) and Los Angeles (3-6) this season – three of the four lowest-ranked teams currently in the SFL.