2020 FBA Playoffs

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The 2020 FBA Playoffs is the post-season tournament of the Furry Basketball Association's 2019-20 season.

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 Plymouth Taproots 59-21 Mar 18 Apr 14 0
2 Biloxi Voodoo 58-22 Mar 24 Apr 1 1
3 Williamsburg Minutemen 49-31 Apr 1 Apr 29 10
4 Baltimore Spirits 48-32 Apr 1 - 11
5 Bangor Tides 46-34 Apr 1 - 13
6 Lorain Firestorm 37-43 Apr 23 - 22
7 Huntsville Mayors 37-43 Apr 25 - 22
8 Tennessee Moonshiners 36-44 Apr 25 - 23
9 Queens Pride 32-48 - - 27
10 Albany Alphas 28-52 - - 31
11 Tallahassee Typhoons 26-54 - - 33
12 Pittsburgh Keystones 23-57 - - 36


Western Conference

Rank Team Record Clinched
Playoff berth Division title Best record
in Conference
1 Hawaii Kahunas 60-20 Mar 21 Apr 10 0
2 Dakota Bikers 59-21 Mar 21 Mar 29 1
3 Seattle Summit 54-26 Mar 29 Apr 22 6
4 Santa Ana Spectrums 48-32 Mar 31 - 12
5 Montana Howlers 46-34 Apr 2 - 14
6 San Jose Thrust 43-37 Apr 2 - 17
7 Winnipeg Voyageurs 39-41 Apr 14 - 21
8 Las Vegas Wildcards 39-41 Apr 16 - 21
9 Edmonton Totems 27-53 - - 33
10 Texas Lone Stars 26-54 - - 34
11 Alaska Arctics 23-57 - - 37
12 Arizona Whips 17-63 - - 43

Notes

a. When records are tied, notes will be placed here to distinguish which teams beat others and why.

Bracket

Conference quarterfinals
Best-of-7
Conference semifinals
Best-of-7
Conference finals
Best-of-7
FBA finals
Best-of-7
            
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