Although Pensacola has clinched the top seed and the eight participants have been determined in the American Conference, the battle is far from over in the American Conference as teams fight for seeding in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. There is a three-way battle for first place in the East Division between Columbia, Charlotte and South Carolina. The winner of the East Division, regardless of points, is the second seed for the first round of the playoffs.
Columbia is the current leader in the East Division at 35-18-11 and 81 points, one point ahead of Charlotte at 37-24-6 and South Carolina at 36-22-8. The Inferno, which as played three less games than Charlotte and two games less than South Carolina, hosts Augusta on Tuesday, Florida on Thursday and Pee Dee on Friday before traveling to Pee Dee on Saturday. Columbia, which is looking to finish first in its division for the third straight season, is winless in its last two games with Augusta (0-0-2) and 1-1-1 at home and 2-2-2 overall against the Lynx. The Inferno is 1-1-0 at home and 2-1-0 overall against Florida and 4-0-0 at home and 4-3-1 overall against Pee Dee.
Going 1-4-2 in its last seven games, Charlotte plays at Greenville on Friday and at Gwinnett on Saturday. The Checkers have won the last two meetings with Greenville and are 6-2-0 overall and 2-2-0 on the road against the Grrrowl. Charlotte is winless (0-1-1) in its last two meetings with Gwinnett and is 3-2-1 overall and 1-2-0 on the road against the Gladiators.
South Carolina, which is 8-3-0 in its last 11 games but 0-3-1 in its last four road games, travels to Greenville on Tuesday before hosting Florida on Friday and Augusta on Saturday. The Stingrays are winless (0-3-1) in their last four games with Greenville and are 3-5-1 overall and 1-2-1 on the road against the Grrrowl. South Carolina has won the last three meetings with Florida and is 3-1-0 overall and 1-1-0 at home against the Everblades. The Stingrays have won the last two times against Augusta and are 1-0-0 at home and 3-2-0 overall against the Lynx.
Currently in second place in the American Conference at 39-19-9 and 87 points, Florida has a firm grip on the third seed for the postseason. The Everblades play at Columbia on Thursday, at South Carolina on Friday and at Greenville on Saturday. Florida is 1-0-1 at South Carolina and 1-2-1 overall against the Stingrays and 1-1-0 at Columbia and 1-1-1 overall against the Inferno. The Everblades are 1-0-1 at Greenville and 1-2-1 overall against the Grrrowl.
Mississippi is 36-22-6 and Gwinnett is 35-23-8 and each has 78 points, three points ahead of Greenville at 35-25-5. Mississippi, which has won its last three games and is 5-0-1 in its last six games, hosts Texas on Tuesday before traveling to Louisiana on Friday, Pensacola on Saturday and Augusta on Sunday. The Sea Wolves are 2-2-0 at home and 7-2-0 overall against Texas. Mississippi has won its last three games against Louisiana and is 2-2-0 on the road and 5-3-1 overall against the IceGators. The Sea Wolves are 2-2-0 at Pensacola and 3-6-0 overall against the Ice Pilots and are 2-1-0 against Augusta with all three games played in Mississippi.
After going 3-2-0 on its road trip to California, Gwinnett returns home to host Augusta on Friday and Charlotte on Saturday before traveling to Pee Dee on Sunday. The Gladiators are 1-1-1 at home and 3-3-1 overall against Augusta and 2-0-1 at home and 3-2-1 overall against Charlotte. Gwinnett is 1-0-0 at Pee Dee and 3-0-0 overall against the Pride.
Greenville hosts South Carolina on Tuesday, Charlotte on Friday and Florida on Saturday. The Grrrowl has won its last four games with South Carolina and is 3-1-0 at home and 6-2-1 overall against the Stingrays. Greenville is 2-2-0 at home and 2-5-1 overall against Charlotte and is 1-1-0 at home and 3-1-0 overall against Florida.