1997 Arena Football League season

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The 1997 Arena Football League season was the 11th season of the Arena Football League. The league champions were the Arizona Rattlers, who defeated the Iowa Barnstormers in ArenaBowl XI.

Standings[edit]

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
National Conference
Eastern Division
Nashville Kats 10 4 0.714 5 1 0.833
New Jersey Red Dogs 9 5 0.643 4 2 0.667
Albany Firebirds 6 8 0.429 2 4 0.333
New York CityHawks 2 12 0.143 1 5 0.167
Southern Division
Orlando Predators 10 4 0.714 4 0 1.000
Tampa Bay Storm 8 6 0.571 2 2 0.500
Florida Bobcats 4 10 0.286 0 4 0.000
American Conference
Central Division
Iowa Barnstormers 11 3 0.786 6 0 1.000
Milwaukee Mustangs 8 6 0.571 3 3 0.500
Texas Terror 6 8 0.429 2 4 0.333
Portland Forest Dragons 2 12 0.143 1 5 0.167
Western Division
Arizona Rattlers 12 2 0.857 4 0 1.000
San Jose SaberCats 8 6 0.571 2 2 0.500
Anaheim Piranhas 2 12 0.143 0 4 0.000
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates best regular season record

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals ArenaBowl XI
                 
1 Arizona 12–2 46
8 Milwaukee 8–6 29
1 Arizona 13–2 (OT) 49
6 Tampa Bay 9–6 46
3 Nashville 10–4 49
6 Tampa Bay 8–6 52
1 Arizona 14–2 55
2 Iowa 13–3 33
2 Iowa 11–3 68
7 San Jose 8–6 59
2 Iowa 12–3 52
4 Orlando 11–4 34
4 Orlando 10–4 45
5 New Jersey 9–5 37