2005 Arena Football League season

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2005 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
Duration January 28, 2005 – June 12, 2005
AFL Playoffs
National Conference champions Georgia Force
  National Conference runners-up Orlando Predators
American Conference champions Colorado Crush
  American Conference runners-up Chicago Rush
ArenaBowl XIX
Champions Colorado Crush
  Runners-up Georgia Force
ArenaBowl XIX MVP Willis Marshall & Ahmad Hawkins, COL
AFL seasons

The 2005 Arena Football League season was the 19th season of the Arena Football League. The league champions were the Colorado Crush, who defeated the Georgia Force in ArenaBowl XIX. The AFL changed its playoff format to allow the top four teams per conference to make the playoffs. Previously, the top eight teams in the league make the playoffs, regardless of their conference. Also, there was no inter-conference play in the playoffs until the Arena Bowl starting in 2005. The division champions also received an automatic playoff berth. This was probably brought on by the fact that the year before the Eastern Division champion New York Dragons missed the playoffs.

Standings[edit]

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Ties Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
National Conference
Eastern Division
New York Dragons 10 6 0 0.625 6 0 1.000
Dallas Desperados 8 7 1 0.531 4 2 0.667
Philadelphia Soul 6 10 0 0.375 1 5 0.167
Columbus Destroyers 2 14 0 0.125 1 5 0.167
Southern Division
Georgia Force 11 5 0 0.687 6 2 0.750
Orlando Predators 10 6 0 0.625 5 3 0.625
Tampa Bay Storm 10 6 0 0.625 5 3 0.625
New Orleans VooDoo 9 7 0 0.562 2 6 0.250
Austin Wranglers 6 10 0 0.375 2 6 0.250
American Conference
Central Division
Colorado Crush 10 6 0 0.625 3 3 0.500
Chicago Rush 9 7 0 0.562 5 1 0.833
Nashville Kats 6 9 1 0.406 2 4 0.333
Grand Rapids Rampage 4 12 0 0.250 2 4 0.333
Western Division
Los Angeles Avengers 10 6 0 0.625 5 1 0.833
San Jose SaberCats 9 7 0 0.562 3 3 0.500
Las Vegas Gladiators 8 8 0 0.500 2 4 0.333
Arizona Rattlers 7 9 0 0.438 2 4 0.333
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates best conference record

Playoffs[edit]

All games televised by NBC.

Conference Semifinals Conference Finals ArenaBowl XIX
                 
1 Georgia 11–5 62
4 Tampa Bay 10–6 46
1 Georgia 12–5 60
National Conference
3 Orlando 11–6 58
2 New York 10–6 42
3 Orlando 10–6 47
N1 Georgia 13–5 48
A1 Colorado 12–6 51
1 Colorado 10–6 56
4 San Jose 9–7 48
1 Colorado 11–6 (OT) 49
American Conference
3 Chicago 10–7 43
2 Los Angeles 10–6 45
3 Chicago 9–7 52