Founded in 1946, Royal Wahingdoh was a club that has always mainly played in the lower state levels of Meghalaya. The club was able to make a push in Indian football after Dominic Sutnga joined the club as managing director in 2008. In 2014, after a few years of trying, Royal Wahingdoh was finally able to make the breakthrough and win promotion to the I-League from the I-League 2nd Division for the first time in its history.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) play-off match 1 Bengaluru FC, as the winner of 2014–15 Federation Cup, qualified for the 2016 AFC Cup 2 East Bengal ahead on goal difference, head-to-head record being the same 3 Mumbal ahead on head-to-head goal difference; Mumbai–Salgaocar 3–0, Salgaocar–Mumbai 3–1 4 Sporting Goa ahead on head-to-head record; Sporting Goa–Shillong Lajong 1–1, Shillong Lajong–Sporting Goa 1–2 5 Bharat FC were not relegated as they had relegation immunity for two years. (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.