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 47-15 Mar 18 - 0
2 Biloxi Voodoo 43-19 (0) - 4
3 Baltimore Spirits 38-24 (5) - 9
4 Williamsburg Minutemen 38-24 (5) - 9
5 Bangor Tides 36-26 (7) 11 11
6 Tennessee Moonshiners 29-33 (14) 14 18
7 Lorain Firestorm 28-34 (15) 10 19
8 Huntsville Mayors 28-34 (15) 15 19
9 Queens Pride 24-38 4 - 23
10 Albany Alphas 21-41 7 - 26
11 Tallahassee Typhoons 19-43 9 - 28
12 Pittsburgh Keystones 19-43 9 - 28


Western Conference

Rank Team Record Clinched
Playoff berth Division title Best record
in Conference
1 Dakota Bikers 46-16 Mar 21 - 0
2 Hawaii Kahunas 46-16 Mar 21 - 0
3 Seattle Summit 40-22 (3) - 6
4 Santa Ana Spectrums 37-25 (6) 9 9
5 Montana Howlers 37-25 (6) 3 9
6 San Jose Thrust 35-27 (8) 11 11
7 Winnipeg Voyageurs 31-31 (12) 15 15
8 Las Vegas Wildcards 27-35 (16) 13 19
9 Edmonton Totems 24-38 3 16 22
10 Texas Lone Stars 22-40 5 - 24
11 Alaska Arctics 17-45 10 - 29
12 Arizona Whips 12-50 15 - 34



Notes

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