The club relegated from the Premier League in 2008 was Ham-Kam. Sandnes Ulf and Hødd were relegated to the Second Division in 2008 after finishing in fifteenth and sixteenth place respectively. Tromsdalen, Stavanger, Mjøndalen, and Skeid were promoted from the Second Division in 2008.
At the end of the season, a two-legged promotion playoff will be played between the 3rd, 4th, and 5th placed teams in the First Division and the 14th placed team in the Premier League.
Updated to games played on 18 October 2009.
Source: NRK Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored. (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished: (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column. Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.
^Sarpsborg 08 deducted three points for failing to correctly inform the NFF of its financial situation. "Sarpsborg trekkes tre poeng". Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian). 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2009-07-06.