Elimination Round

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The Elimination Round is the first playoff round played in the Bull League playoffs, involving the two leading teams from each division within either the American Eagle League or the Lake League, and the two wild card teams from those leagues. It is played as a best-of-five series.

In each league's Elimination Round, the two division leaders are seeded #1 and #2 depending on their win-loss record. The wild card teams are seeded #3 and #4 depending on their win-loss record. The #1 team plays against the #4 team, and the #2 team plays against the #3 team.

The two winning teams out of the four seeded teams in each league's Elimination Round will move on to the respective league championship series, either the American Eagle League Championship Series (AELCS) or the Lake League Championship Series (LLCS). The two losing teams are eliminated from further playoff rounds.

The Elimination Round was introduced in 2007, when wild card playoff entries were first introduced, allowing more teams an opportunity for postseason playing experience and revenue.

List of Wild Card Teams

The following is a list of teams that have made the entered the Elimination Round as wild card teams, and their final playoff result.

Year American Eagle League Lake League
Team Rec. Div. Pl. Seed Result Team Rec. Div. Pl. Seed Result
2007 Chicago Pit Bulls[1] 40-40 2nd AEL East 3 Lost Elimination Round to Richmond, 3-1 New York Minutemen[2] 44-36 2nd LL West 3 Lost Elimination Round to Montreal, 3-0
Seattle Salts[1] 40-40 2nd AEL West 4 Lost Elimination Round to Nevada, 3-1 Ohio Oxen[2] 42-38 3rd LL West 4 Lost Elimination Round to Toronto, 3-2
2008 Nevada Speeders[3] 52-28 2nd AEL East 3 Lost Bull Cup to New York, 3-0 New York Minutemen[4] 46-34 2nd LL West 3 Won Bull Cup over Nevada, 3-0
California Tidals[3] 40-40 2nd AEL West 4 Lost Elimination Round to Chicago, 3-1 Toronto Ducks[4] 42-38 3rd LL West 4 Lost Elimination Round to Montreal, 3-0
2009 San Diego Seagulls[5] 46-34 2nd AEL West 3 Lost AELCS to Nevada, 3-0 Ohio Oxen[6] 44-37 2nd LL West 3 Won Bull Cup over Nevada, 3-0
Chicago Pit Bulls[5] 49-41 2nd AEL East 4 Lost Elimination Round to Nevada, 3-2 Boston Brawlers[6] 39-41 2nd LL East 4 Lost LLCS to Ohio, 3-2
2010 Chicago Pit Bulls[7] 45-35 2nd AEL East (tied) 3 Lost Elimination Round to Nevada, 3-2 New York Minutemen[8] 46-34 2nd LL West 3 Lost LLCS to Ohio, 3-0
Calgary Inferno[7] 45-35 2nd AEL East (tied) 4 Lost Bull Cup to Ohio, 3-0 Toronto Ducks[8] 43-37 3rd LL West 4 Lost Elimination Round to Ohio, 3-0
2011 Nevada Speeders[9] 43-37 2nd AEL East 3 Lost Elimination Round to Richmond, 3-2 Boston Brawlers[10] 48-32 2nd LL East 3 Lost LLCS to Montreal, 3-2
Seattle Salts[9] 40-40 2nd AEL West 4 Lost AELCS to Richmond, 3-0 Kingston Cannons[10] 47-33 3rd LL East 4 Lost Elimination Round to Montreal, 3-0
2012 Calgary Inferno[11] 49-33 2nd AEL East 3 Lost AELCS to California, 3-2 Montreal Metros[12] 45-37 2nd LL East 3 Lost Elimination Round to Kingston, 3-1
Seattle Salts[11] 46-36 2nd AEL West 4 Lost Elimination Round to California, 3-1 Chicago Pit Bulls[12] 45-37 2nd LL West 4 Lost LLCS to Kingston, 3-0
2013 Jacksonville Ravens[13] 51-31 2nd AEL East 3 Lost Elimination Round to California, 3-2 Boston Brawlers[14] 49-33 2nd LL East (tied) 3 Lost Elimination Round to Chicago, 3-2
Denver Highlanders[13] 46-36 3rd AEL East 4 Lost Elimination Round to Calgary, 3-1 Kingston Cannons[14] 49-33 2nd LL East (tied) 4 Lost Elimination Round to Montreal, 3-1
2014 California Tidals[15] 50-33 2nd AEL West 3 Lost AELCS to Seattle, 3-1 Chicago Pit Bulls[16] 48-34 2nd LL West 3 Lost LLCS to Montreal, 3-2
Denver Highlanders[15] 46-36 2nd AEL East 4 Lost Elimination Round to Seattle, 3-0 New York Minutemen[16] 47-35 2nd LL East 4 Lost Elimination Round to Montreal, 3-0
2015 Calgary Inferno[17] 51-31 2nd AEL East 3 Won Bull Cup over Hamilton, 3-2 Montreal Metros[18] 49-33 2nd LL East 3 Lost Elimination Round to Hamilton, 3-1
Denver Highlanders[17] 45-37 3rd AEL East 4 Lost Elimination Round to Jacksonville, 3-1 Chicago Pit Bulls[18] 47-37 2nd LL West 4 Lost LLCS to Hamilton, 3-2
2016 Jacksonville Ravens[19] 46-36 2nd AEL East 3 Lost AELCS to Calgary, 3-2 New York Minutemen[20] 50-32 2nd LL East 3 Lost Elimination Round to Ohio, 3-2
Calgary Inferno[19] 43-40 3rd AEL East 4 Lost Bull Cup to Ohio, 3-2 Boston Brawlers[20] 46-36 3rd LL East 4 Lost LLCS to Ohio, 3-1
2017 Anchorage Aces 61-39 2nd AEL West 3 Lost Elimination Round to Calgary Boston Brawlers 56-44 2nd LL East 3 Lost Elimination Round to Montreal
Jacksonville Ravens 57-43 2nd AEL East 4 Lost AELCS to Calgary, 3-0 Rimouski Fighting Moose 54-46 2nd LL West 4 Lost LLCS to Montreal, 3-2
2018 Seattle Salts 58-42 2nd AEL West 3 Lost Elimination Round to St. Petersburg Montreal Metros 57-43 2nd LL East 3 Won Bull Cup over St. Petersburg, 3-1
Denver Danger 58-42 2nd AEL East 4 Lost AELCS to St. Petersburg, 3-1 Boston Brawlers 50-50 3rd LL East 4 Lost Elimination Round to Minneapolis

Wild Card Entries by Team

Bold indicated the team won the Bull Cup Championship Series in that year. Team in Italics is inactive/has folded.

Number Team Years Championships
6 Boston Brawlers 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
6 Chicago Pit Bulls (AEL) 2007, 2009—2010
(LL) 2012, 2014—2015
5 New York Dragons
(New York Fastballs, New York Minutemen)
2007—2008, 2010, 2014, 2016 1
4 Calgary Inferno 2010, 2012, 2015—2016 1
4 Denver Danger
(Denver Highlanders)
2013—2015, 2018
4 Seattle Salts 2007, 2011—2012, 2018
2 St. Petersburg Admirals
(San Diego Seagulls, Anchorage Aces)
2009, 2017
2 California Tidals 2008, 2014
2 Miami Storm
(Kingston Battlements, Kingston Cannons)
2011, 2013
2 Minneapolis Ravens
(Richmond Ravens, Jacksonville Ravens)
2013, 2017
2 Nevada Speeders 2008, 2011
2 Ohio Oxen 2007, 2009 1
2 Toronto Nomads
(Toronto Ducks)
2008, 2010
1 Montreal Metros 2018 1
1 Rimouski Fighting Moose
(Hamilton Crusaders)
2017
0 Arizona Cowboys
0 Chicoutimi Cinquantes
0 Dallas Deputies
0 Detroit Motorheads
0 Louisville Sluggers
(Battle Creek Attack)
0 Norfolk Sharks

Wild Card Entries by Division

There are four divisions in the Bull League. The list shows the number of times each of those divisions has produced a wild card entry.

Number Division Championships
16 AEL East 1
13 LL East 1
11 LL West 2
8 AEL West 0

References

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