2013 Arena Football League season
The 2013 Arena Football League season is the twenty-sixth season in the history of the league. The regular season began on March 23, 2013 with a five game slate, the first of which to kickoff being between the Utah Blaze and the Pittsburgh Power, and will end on July 27, 2013 with the Utah Blaze and Cleveland Gladiators as the last game scheduled to kickoff. The league's playoffs will conclude with ArenaBowl XXVI to be played in Orlando, Florida on August 17, 2013.
League business 
The league dropped to 14 teams during the offseason. The Kansas City Command ceased operations on August 23, 2012, as well as the Georgia Force on October 14, 2012. The Milwaukee Mustangs suspended operations for 2013, eyeing a return to play in the 2014 season.
It was announced on November 13, 2012 that the league had reached an agreement with CBS Sports Network to air 19 regular season games, as well as two playoff games. The network is scheduled to air the league's "game of the week" each Saturday. The main CBS network will televise ArenaBowl XXVI on August 17, 2013.
Regular season standings 
Through games played in week 9.
|Tampa Bay Storm||6||3||.667||519||455||2–1||2–2||4–1|
|New Orleans VooDoo||1||7||.125||298||463||1–2||1–3||0–4|
|San Antonio Talons||4||4||.500||344||362||0–2||1–3||3–1|
|San Jose SaberCats||6||2||.750||440||390||0–2||3–1||3–1|
Eight teams qualify for the playoffs: four teams from each conference, of which two are division champions and the other two have the best records of the teams remaining.
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