Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored 1Since DFB Cup winners Bayern Munich !Bayern Munich and finalists Schalke 04 !Schalke 04 both qualified for the Champions League, the UEFA Cup place for the cup-winners was given to 6th placed Bayer Leverkusen !Bayer Leverkusen. 2UEFA awarded another UEFA Cup place to the Bundesliga via a random draw among the fairest associations in 2004–05. The place was given to Mainz 05 !Mainz 05 for winning the national Fair-play competition in this season. (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.