2002 Arena Football League season

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The 2002 Arena Football League season was the 16th season of the Arena Football League. The league champions were the San Jose SaberCats, who defeated the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XVI. In the process the SaberCats came closer to a perfect season than any other team in the history of the league, winning sixteen of seventeen games.

Standings[edit]

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
National Conference
Eastern Division
New Jersey Gladiators 9 5 0.643 4 2 0.667
Buffalo Destroyers 6 8 0.429 5 1 0.833
Toronto Phantoms 5 9 0.357 1 5 0.167
New York Dragons 3 11 0.214 2 4 0.333
Southern Division
Orlando Predators 7 7 0.500 3 3 0.500
Carolina Cobras 6 8 0.429 3 3 0.500
Tampa Bay Storm 6 8 0.429 3 3 0.500
Georgia Force 6 8 0.429 3 3 0.500
American Conference
Central Division
Chicago Rush 9 5 0.643 5 1 0.833
Grand Rapids Rampage 8 6 0.571 2 4 0.333
Indiana Firebirds 7 7 0.500 5 1 0.833
Detroit Fury 1 13 0.071 0 6 0.000
Western Division
San Jose SaberCats 13 1 0.929 5 1 0.833
Arizona Rattlers 11 3 0.786 4 2 0.667
Los Angeles Avengers 8 6 0.571 1 5 0.167
Dallas Desperados 7 7 0.500 2 4 0.333
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates best regular season record

Playoffs[edit]

  Wild Card Round Quarterfinals Semifinals ArenaBowl XVI
                                     
   
  1  San Jose 13–1 55  
    12  Tampa Bay 7–8 48  
5  Los Angeles 8–6 41
12  Tampa Bay 6–8 66  
  1  San Jose 14–1 52  
  7  Orlando 9–7 40  
   
   
  4  New Jersey 9–5 46
    7  Orlando 8–7 49  
7  Orlando 7–7 32
10  Buffalo 6–8 27  
  1  San Jose 15–1 52
  2  Arizona 13–3 14
   
   
  2  Arizona 11–3 61
    11  Carolina 7–8 59  
6  Grand Rapids 8–6 64
11  Carolina 6–8 72  
  2  Arizona 12–3 46
  3  Chicago 10–5 35  
   
   
  3  Chicago 9–5 60
    8  Dallas 8–7 47  
8  Dallas 7–7 47
9  Indiana 7–7 46