Following an extended period of financial distress, Lyn withdrew from the league in 2010.Follo did not finish their licensing application for the 2011 season before the time limit of 15 September 2010, and were thus relegated at the end of the 2010 season even though they finished 12th, outside of the relegation zone. As a result of this the 13th placed team, Sandnes Ulf, avoided relegation.Tromsdalen and Moss were the remaining two teams relegated to the 2011 Second Division.
At the end of the season, the two best teams will be promoted to the 2012 Premier League, while the 4 worst placed teams will be relegated to the 2012 Second Division. There will not be a two-legged promotion playoff this season.
Updated to games played on 30 October 2011.
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 Løv-Ham were deducted a total 1 points: 1 point because of for lack of financial control
Updated to games played on 23 October 2011.
Source: NRK Sport
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column. Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
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