2021 FBA Playoffs

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The 2021 FBA Playoffs is the post-season tournament of the Furry Basketball Association's 2020-21 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 the top team.

Eastern Conference

Rank Team Record Clinched
Playoff berth Division title Best record
in Conference
1 Plymouth Taproots 52-28 Mar 22 Apr 17 0
2 Biloxi Voodoo 50-30 Mar 22 Apr 5 2
3 Bangor Tides 48-32 Apr 1 - 4
4 Baltimore Spirits 46-34 Apr 1 Apr 25 6
5 Williamsburg Minutemen 42-38 Apr 11 - 10
6 Albany Alphas 42-38 Apr 12 - 10
7 Tallahassee Typhoons 42-38 Apr 14 - 10
8 Tennessee Moonshiners 38-42 Apr 17 - 14
9 Lorain Firestorm 31-49 - - 21
10 Huntsville Mayors 30-50 - - 22
11 Pittsburgh Keystones 28-52 - - 24
12 Queens Pride 21-59 - - 31

Western Conference

Rank Team Record Clinched
Playoff berth Division title Best record
in Conference
1 Dakota Bikers 52-28 Apr 4 Apr 11 0
2 Las Vegas Wildcards 49-31 Apr 10 Apr 28 3
3 Hawaii Kahunas 48-32 Apr 4 Apr 28 4
4 1Santa Ana Spectrums 47-33 Apr 20 - 5
5 1Seattle Summit 47-33 Apr 18 - 5
6 Montana Howlers 45-35 Apr 18 - 7
7 Alaska Arctics 43-37 Apr 26 - 9
8 Winnipeg Voyageurs 41-39 Apr 26 - 11
9 San Jose Thrust 40-40 - - 12
10 Texas Lone Stars 30-50 - - 22
11 Edmonton Totems 28-52 - - 24
12 Arizona Whips 20-60 - - 32

Notes

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

1WIL finished with a better Conference Record (32-24) compared to either ALB (29-27) or TAL (29-27). Tiebreaker 4 is skipped due to TAL/ALB not being in the same Division, ALB had the better home record (33-7) compared to TAL (32-8).
2SAS finished with better a Conference Record (31-25) compared to SEA (29-27)

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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Western Conference
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Game Days

Conference Quarter-Finals

East

West

Conference Semi-Finals

East

West

Conference Finals

East

West