2019 FBA Playoffs

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The 2019 FBA Playoffs is the post-season tournament of the Furry Basketball Association's 2018-19 season.


Bracket

Teams in bold have advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in its conference, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. The division champions are marked by an asterisk. Teams with home court advantage are shown in italics.

Conference quarterfinals
Best-of-7
Conference semifinals
Best-of-7
Conference finals
Best-of-7
FBA finals
Best-of-7
            
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Western Conference
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Eastern Conference
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Format

All rounds are best-of-seven series; the team that has four wins advances to the next round. Each round follows a 2H–2L-1H–1L–1H format, where H represents games hosted by the team with the better seed, and L represents games hosted by the team with the worse seed. Home court advantage in the first three rounds belongs to the better-seeded team, even if the worse-seeded team had a better regular season record. Home court advantage in the FBA Finals is determined by regular season record, followed by playoff winning percentage, then head-to-head record, followed by record vs. opposite conference.

Seeding

Within each conference, the three division winners and the five non-division winners with the most wins qualify for the playoffs. Each conference's bracket is fixed; there is no reseeding. The seedings are based on each team's record; however, the division winners are guaranteed to be ranked at least fourth, regardless of record. This allows one non-division winner to benefit from a superior record than other division winners by taking a higher seed in the playoffs.

Tiebreakers

The tiebreakers that determine seedings are:

  1. Division leader wins tie from team not leading a division (only when determining 4th seed)
  2. Overall record
  3. Conference record
  4. Division record (for the tied teams that are in the same division)
  5. Home game record
  6. Head-to-head record
  7. Rank from last season

If there are more than two teams tied, the team that wins the tiebreaker gets the best seed, while the other teams are "re-broken" from the first step until all ties are resolved. Since the three division winners are guaranteed a spot in the top four, ties to determine the division winners have to be broken prior to resolving any other ties.

Playoff Chase

When a date is listed, that is when the team clinched the indicated category. Numbers in brackets are wins needed to clinch. Numbers without brackets indicate number of games behind.

Eastern Conference

Rank Team Record Clinched
Playoff berth Division title Best record
in Conference
1 Bangor Tides 62-18 Mar 14 Apr 19 Apr 19
2 Plymouth Taproots 57-23 Mar 20 - -
3 Williamsburg Minutemen 56-24 Mar 18 Apr 12 -
4 Biloxi Voodoo 55-25 Mar 24 Apr 1 -
5 Baltimore Spirits 45-35 Apr 1 - -
6 Lorain Firestorm 33-47 Apr 17 - -
7 Tallahassee Typhoons 30-50 Apr 25 - -
8^ Albany Alphas 28-52 Apr 29 - -
9 Tennessee Moonshiners 28-52 - - -
10 Huntsville Mayors 26-54 - - -
11 Pittsburgh Keystones 25-55 - - -
12 Queens Pride 24-56 - - -


Western Conference

Rank Team Record Clinched
Playoff berth Division title Best record
in Conference
1 Dakota Bikers 68-12 Mar 15 Mar 15 Apr 14
2 Hawaii Kahunas 56-24 Mar 25 Apr 26 -
3 Santa Ana Spectrums 54-26 Mar 29 - -
4 Montana Howlers 48-32 Apr 6 Apr 6 -
5 San Jose Thrust 46-34 Apr 15 - -
6 Edmonton Totems 40-40 Apr 26 - -
7 Winnipeg Voyageurs 39-41 Apr 28 - -
8 Alaska Arctics 38-42 Apr 30 - -
9 Seattle Summit 37-43 - - -
10 Las Vegas Wildcards 28-52 - - -
11 Arizona Whips 19-61 - - -
12 Texas Lone Stars 18-62 - - -



Notes

a. When records are tied, notes will be placed here to distinguish which teams beat others and why.
^: Due to ALB better Conference Record, 20-36 compared to TEN's 19-37, they were Awarded the 8th Seed.


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