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Format

Round 1 - Conference Championships (Best-of-5 Series)

American Conference Championship: American Northern Division Champion vs. American Southern Division Champion

Locations:

In odd-numbered years:

  • Games 1-2: Home of the American Southern Division Champion
  • Games 3-5: Home of the American Northern Division Champion

In even-numbered years:

  • Games 1-2: Home of the American Northern Division Champion
  • Games 3-5: Home of the American Southern Division Champion

Pacific Conference Championship: Pacific Northern Division Champion vs. Pacific Southern Division Champion

Locations:

In odd-numbered years:

  • Games 1-2: Home of the Pacific Northern Division Champion
  • Games 3-5: Home of the Pacific Southern Division Champion

In even-numbered years:

  • Games 1-2: Home of the Pacific Southern Division Champion
  • Games 3-5: Home of the Pacific Northern Division Champion

Round 2 - League Championship Series (Best-of-5 Series)

Pacific Coast League Championship Series: American Conference Champion vs. Pacific Conference Champion

Locations:

For 2020: 

  • Games 1-2: Home of the American Conference Champion
  • Games 3-5: Home of the Pacific Conference Champion

Qualifying

Qualification for Playoffs:

The club with the best overall record in each of the four divisions shall be declared Division Champion.

A tie between two or more clubs for any position in the final standing at the end of a Championship Season, which does not involve first place in the league, shall remain in the records as a tie.

In the event of a tie for first in any Division, the Division Champion will be determined by:

  1. the record between the two clubs; if still tied,
  2. the record against clubs in the same Division; if still tied,
  3. the record against clubs in the same Conference; if still tied, then
  4. a one-game playoff between the two clubs with the home team determined by the president of the League by flip of a coin.

In the event of a three-way or four-way tie for first in any Division, the Division Champion shall be determined by:

  1. the record between the tied clubs; if still tied,
  2. the record against clubs in the same Division; if still tied,
  3. the record against clubs in the same Conference; if still tied, then
  4. the differential of runs scored versus runs allowed throughout the season.