With one week left in the regular season, the 2015 ArenaBowl XXVIII playoff picture has cleared up a bit. The American Conference has all four spots locked up, while the National Conference locked in its top two seeds, with three teams clinched, and two more vying to get in. The Arizona Rattlers will be the number two seed in the playoffs, but their opponent is not quite clear. Here is a look at all the possibilities:
Top Seed: San Jose SaberCats
Opponent: Las Vegas Outlaws -or- Portland Thunder -or- Spokane Shock.
Scenarios: Las Vegas plays Spokane, and Arizona plays Portland. If the Outlaws win, San Jose will play Spokane in round one. If the Shock wins, San Jose then it comes down to Arizona v. Portland. If Portland beats Arizona, then the SaberCats play Portland, if Arizona wins, the SaberCats will play Las Vegas.
Second Seed: Arizona Rattlers
Opponent: Spokane Shock -or- Las Vegas Outlaws
Scenarios: If Spokane wins, the Rattlers will face the Shock, if Vegas Wins, the Rattlers will face Las Vegas.
Third Seed: Spokane Shock -or- Las Vegas Outlaws
Opponent: Arizona Rattlers
Scenarios: Winner of the Spokane Shock v. Las Vegas Outlaws will earn this spot.
Fourth Seed: Spokane Shock -or- Las Vegas Outlaws -or- Portland Thunder
Opponent: San Jose SaberCats
Scenarios: If Spokane loses v. Las Vegas, then Spokane will earn this spot. If Spokane wins, then Las Vegas will earn this spot if Portland loses to Arizona. If Portland beats Arizona, then the Thunder earns this spot.
Top Seed: Philadelphia Soul
Opponent: Cleveland Gladiators
Second Seed: Orlando Predators
Opponent: Jacksonville Sharks
Third Seed: Jacksonville Sharks
Opponent: Orlando Predators
Fourth Seed: Cleveland Gladiators
Opponent: Philadelphia Soul
Check out up-to-date coverage on the ArenaBowlXXVIII playoff picture from ArenaFootball.com HERE.
Tickets to the Arizona Rattlers Conference Semi-Final that will be held at the US Airways Center on August 15th at 6:00 p.m. can be found HERE.
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