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Eight Teams. Six Spots. One Weekend.



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NEW YORK – The Cleveland Gladiators (8-7), Colorado Crush (4-10), Grand Rapids Rampage (5-10), Los Angeles Avengers (5-10), New Orleans VooDoo (8-7), New York Dragons (8-7), Orlando Predators (9-7) and Utah Blaze (5-10) are all in contention for the final six playoff positions this weekend as the Mitsubishi Motors Drive to ArenaBowl XXII makes its final run for the finish line.

The Chicago Rush (10-5) can clinch home-field advantage throughout the American Conference playoffs with a win or a San Jose SaberCats (10-5) loss. The SaberCats need to win, coupled with a Chicago Rush loss, to clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

The Philadelphia Soul (12-3) can clinch the Mitsubishi Motors Eastern Division title and home-field advantage throughout the National Conference playoffs with a win or a Dallas Desperados (12-3) loss. The Dallas Desperados can clinch the Eastern Division title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win combined with a Soul loss.

Following is each team's postseason-clinching scenario for Week 17. American Conference scenarios take into account tonight's Arizona-Colorado game:

AMERICAN CONFERENCE:

The CHICAGO RUSH clinch home-field advantage in the American Conference with the following scenarios:

  1. Chicago Rush win
  2. San Jose SaberCats loss

The COLORADO CRUSH clinch an American Conference playoff spot with the following scenarios:

  1. Two Colorado Crush wins
  2. Colorado Crush win + Los Angeles Avengers loss
  3. Colorado Crush win + Grand Rapids Rampage loss

The GRAND RAPIDS RAMPAGE clinch an American Conference playoff spot with the following scenarios:

  1. Grand Rapids Rampage win
  2. Los Angeles Avengers loss
  3. Two Colorado Crush losses

The SAN JOSE SABERCATS clinch home-field advantage in the American Conference with the following scenario:

  1. San Jose SaberCats win + Chicago Rush loss

The LOS ANGELES AVENGERS clinch an American Conference playoff spot with the following scenarios:

  1. Los Angeles Avengers win + one Colorado Crush loss
  2. Los Angeles Avengers win + Grand Rapids Rampage loss
  3. Los Angeles Avengers win + Utah Blaze loss
  4. Two Colorado Crush losses
  5. Utah Blaze loss + Grand Rapids Rampage win + two Colorado Crush wins

The UTAH BLAZE clinch an American Conference playoff spot with the following scenarios:

  1. Utah Blaze win
  2. One Colorado Crush loss
  3. Grand Rapids Rampage loss

NATIONAL CONFERENCE:

The CLEVELAND GLADIATORS clinch a National Conference playoff spot with the following scenario:

  1. Cleveland Gladiators win

The DALLAS DESPERADOS clinch the Eastern Division and home-field advantage in the National Conference with the following scenario:

  1. Dallas Desperados win + Philadelphia Soul loss

The NEW ORLEANS VOODOO clinch a National Conference playoff spot with the following scenarios:

  1. New Orleans VooDoo win
  2. Cleveland Gladiators loss

The NEW YORK DRAGONS clinch a National Conference playoff spot with the following scenarios:

  1. New York Dragons win
  2. Cleveland Gladiators loss
  3. New Orleans VooDoo loss

The ORLANDO PREDATORS clinch a National Conference playoff spot with the following scenarios:

  1. New Orleans VooDoo loss
  2. New York Dragons loss
  3. Cleveland Gladiators loss

The PHILADELPHIA SOUL clinch the Eastern Division and home-field advantage in the National Conference with the following scenarios:

  1. Philadelphia Soul win
  2. Dallas Desperados loss

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