2022 FBA Playoffs

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The 2022 FBA Playoffs is the post-season tournament of the Furry Basketball Association's 2021-22 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 Biloxi Voodoo 52-28 Mar 30 Apr 9 0
2 Bangor Tides 48-32 Apr 9 Apr 23 4
3 Plymouth Taproots 46-34 Apr 5 - 6
4 Albany Alphas 45-35 Apr 13 - 7
5 Lorain Firestorm 42-38 Apr 17 Apr 29 10
6 Baltimore Spirits 42-38 Apr 17 - 10
7 Huntsville Mayors 41-39 Apr 19 - 11
8 Tennessee Moonshiners 36-44 Apr 27 - 16
9 Pittsburgh Keystones 33-47 - - 19
10 Williamsburg Minutemen 33-47 - - 19
11 Tallahassee Typhoons 30-50 - - 22
12 Queens Pride 20-60 - - 32

Western Conference

Rank Team Record Clinched
Playoff berth Division title Best record
in Conference
1 Santa Ana Spectrums 51-29 Apr 9 Apr 18 0
2 Seattle Summit 50-30 Apr 9 Apr 28 1
3 Las Vegas Wildcards 48-32 Apr 12 - 3
4 Montana Howlers 46-34 Apr 15 - 5
5 Winnipeg Voyageurs 46-34 Apr 15 Apr 15 5
6 San Jose Thrust 43-37 Apr 15 - 8
7 Hawaii Kahunas 40-40 Apr 22 - 11
8 Edmonton Totems 37-43 Apr 30 - 14
9 Arizona Whips 37-43 - - 14
10 Dakota Bikers 37-43 - - 14
11 Texas Lone Stars 35-45 - - 16
12 Alaska Arctics 22-58 - - 29

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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