SECTION 1 – Qualification: The top team in each of the four divisions will qualify for the playoffs. If there is a tie for a playoff berth, the tiebreaker system described in Section 2 will be implemented.
SECTION 2 – Division Champion Tie-Breaker Procedure: In case of a tie between two teams, the winner of the division will be determined by (i) winning percentage; (ii) if still a tie, head to head record shall determine winner; (iii) if still a tie, head to head record against each team in the division in descending order of regular season finish will determine the winner; (iv) and if still a tie, a one game playoff will be held the day after the regular season ends at a site to be determined by the coin toss of the Commissioner. In the case of tie between three or more teams, the final standings will be determined by (i) winning percentages of all of the tied teams; (ii) if there are still three or more teams tied, winning percentages against the other teams tied for the slot; and (iii) if there are still three (3) or more teams tied, winning percentages against non-playoff teams, individually, in descending order of finish.
SECTION 3 – Divisional Playoff Format: The division winner from the Atlantic Division will play the division winner from the Northeast Division while the Central Division winner will play the West Division winner. The team with the better regular season record will host games 3, 4, and 5 (if necessary). Should the division winners in a conference have the same regular season record, the tie-breaker in Section 2 will be used with the records against teams in the conference as a factor.
SECTION 4 – Championship Playoff Format: The championship playoffs shall be scheduled to begin on the second day following the scheduled completion of the division playoffs. The Championship Series will be a best-of-five format. The team advancing with the best regular season record will host games 3, 4, and 5 (if necessary). In the event of a tie, the tie-breaker in Section 2 will be utilized.