- The Birmingham Stallions won the Southern Division championship over the Tampa Bay Bandits on the basis of advantage in division record (7-1-0 to 6-2-0). The teams tied in the first tiebreaking step, head-to-head record (1-1-0).
- The Los Angeles Express won the Pacific Division championship over the Arizona Wranglers on the basis of advantage in conference record (7-4-0 to 5-6-0). The teams tied in the first two tiebreaking steps, head-to-head record (1-1-0) and division record (3-3-0).
- The Pittsburgh Maulers earned third place in the Atlantic Division over the Washington Federals on the basis of head-to-head record between the clubs (Pittsburgh won, 2-0-0).
Wild Card Playoffs
Philadelphia Stars 28, New Jersey Generals 7
Birmingham Stallions 36, Tampa Bay Bandits 17
Arizona Wranglers 17, Houston Gamblers 16
Los Angeles Express 27, Michigan Panthers 21 (triple overtime)
Philadelphia Stars 20, Birmingham Stallions 10
Arizona Wranglers 35, Los Angeles Express 23
Philadelphia Stars 23, Arizona Wranglers 3
at Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida
|y-New Jersey Generals|
|y-Tampa Bay Bandits|
|New Orleans Breakers|
|San Antonio Gunslingers|
|x-Los Angeles Express|