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Top League 2004/05

Teams variations
Relegated to East Regional Top League 2004/05:Secom Rugguts
Relegated to Kyushu Regional Top League 2004/05:Fukuoka Sanix Blues
Promoted from West Regional Top League 2003/04:Toyota Verblitz
Promoted from East Regional Top League 2003/04:IBM Big Blue

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTBLB
1Toshiba Brave Lupus5011100146316629791Qualified for Microsoft Cup
2Yamaha Jubilo451190238021816281
3NEC Green Rockets441190240725315471
4Toyota Verblitz431180342722420392
5Kobelco Steelers3411605326356-3082
6Kubota Spears2711506277334-5761
7Sanyo Wild Knights24114073462965044
8Suntory Sungoliath24114073072822544
9World Fighting Bull2011407230366-13631Qualified for playout
10Ricoh Black Rams1811407207370-16311
11Kintetsu Liners1311209261514-25341Relegated
12IBM Big Blue10111010243495-25242

IBM
Big
Blue
Kintetsu
Liners
Kobelco
Steelers
Kubota
Spears
NEC
Green
Rockets
Ricoh
Black
Rams
Sanyo
Wild
Knights
Suntory
Sungoliath
Toshiba
Brave
Lupus
Toyota
Verblitz
World
Fighting
Bull
Yamaha
Jubilo
IBM
Big
Blue
-18-670-6337-28
Kintetsu
Liners
37-31-36-6017-3543-267-6126-6927-35
Kobelco
Steelers
43-36-33-2131-2415-1234-2024-31
Kubota
Spears
30-17-38-2124-1017-5414-31
NEC
Green
Rockets
47-2227-2265-2451-10-57-1730-2433-31
Ricoh
Black
Rams
30-1227-21-3-5110-13
Sanyo
Wild
Knights
50-1950-1726-2720-25-14-3124-42
Suntory
Sungoliath
52-4167-1419-2716-2035-41-16-914-21
Toshiba
Brave
Lupus
17-1338-12-48-1947-19
Toyota
Verblitz
63-2234-2430-3561-2035-13-31-29
World
Fighting
Bull
27-2528-2316-423-51-10-37
Yamaha
Jubilo
48-1040-1047-3637-2238-810-29-

Microsoft Cup
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
Toshiba Brave Lupus
23/01/2005 - 33-13Toshiba Brave Lupus
30/01/2005 - 41-0
Suntory SungoliathToshiba Brave Lupus
NEC Green Rockets06/02/2005 - 20-6
23/01/2005 - 16-51
Kobelco Steelers
Kobelco SteelersToshiba Brave Lupus
Toyota Verblitz
23/01/2005 - 41-21Toyota Verblitz
30/01/2005 - 33-33
Sanyo Wild Knights
Kubota SpearsYamaha Jubilo
23/01/2005 - 33-38
Yamaha Jubilo
Yamaha Jubilo


Matches schedule
13/02/2005 - Playout
Ricoh Black Rams - Toyota Shokki Shuttles42-7
World Fighting Bull - Honda Heat49-0
06/02/2005 - Final Microsoft Cup
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Yamaha Jubilo20-6
30/01/2005 - Semifinals Microsoft Cup
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Kobelco Steelers41-0
Toyota Verblitz - Yamaha Jubilo33-33
23/01/2005 - Quarter finals Microsoft Cup
Kubota Spears - Yamaha Jubilo33-38
NEC Green Rockets - Kobelco Steelers16-51
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Suntory Sungoliath33-13
Toyota Verblitz - Sanyo Wild Knights41-21
10/01/2005 - Regular season
Kintetsu Liners - World Fighting Bull27-35
Kubota Spears - Toyota Verblitz14-31
NEC Green Rockets - Ricoh Black Rams57-17
Sanyo Wild Knights - IBM Big Blue50-19
08/01/2005 - Regular season
Kobelco Steelers - Yamaha Jubilo24-31
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Suntory Sungoliath38-12
26/12/2004 - Regular season
Toyota Verblitz - NEC Green Rockets30-35
Yamaha Jubilo - Toshiba Brave Lupus10-29
25/12/2004 - Regular season
IBM Big Blue - World Fighting Bull37-28
Kintetsu Liners - Sanyo Wild Knights7-61
Kobelco Steelers - Suntory Sungoliath31-24
Kubota Spears - Ricoh Black Rams38-21
19/12/2004 - Regular season
Sanyo Wild Knights - Kubota Spears26-27
18/12/2004 - Regular season
Kintetsu Liners - Kobelco Steelers36-60
NEC Green Rockets - World Fighting Bull33-31
Ricoh Black Rams - Toshiba Brave Lupus3-51
Suntory Sungoliath - Toyota Verblitz16-9
Yamaha Jubilo - IBM Big Blue48-10
12/12/2004 - Regular season
IBM Big Blue - Toyota Verblitz0-63
Kintetsu Liners - Ricoh Black Rams43-26
Yamaha Jubilo - Kubota Spears47-36
11/12/2004 - Regular season
NEC Green Rockets - Kobelco Steelers65-24
Suntory Sungoliath - Sanyo Wild Knights35-41
Toshiba Brave Lupus - World Fighting Bull47-19
05/12/2004 - Regular season
Toyota Verblitz - Kintetsu Liners63-22
Yamaha Jubilo - NEC Green Rockets37-22
04/12/2004 - Regular season
Kobelco Steelers - Kubota Spears33-21
Ricoh Black Rams - IBM Big Blue30-12
Sanyo Wild Knights - Toshiba Brave Lupus14-31
World Fighting Bull - Suntory Sungoliath16-42
31/10/2004 - Regular season
Kubota Spears - Toshiba Brave Lupus17-54
Suntory Sungoliath - NEC Green Rockets19-27
Toyota Verblitz - Ricoh Black Rams61-20
30/10/2004 - Regular season
Kintetsu Liners - IBM Big Blue37-31
Sanyo Wild Knights - Kobelco Steelers50-17
World Fighting Bull - Yamaha Jubilo10-37
24/10/2004 - Regular season
NEC Green Rockets - Kubota Spears51-10
23/10/2004 - Regular season
IBM Big Blue - Toshiba Brave Lupus18-67
Suntory Sungoliath - Kintetsu Liners67-14
Toyota Verblitz - Kobelco Steelers34-24
World Fighting Bull - Sanyo Wild Knights28-23
Yamaha Jubilo - Ricoh Black Rams38-8
17/10/2004 - Regular season
Sanyo Wild Knights - Yamaha Jubilo24-42
16/10/2004 - Regular season
Kobelco Steelers - World Fighting Bull34-20
Kubota Spears - Suntory Sungoliath24-10
Toshiba Brave Lupus - NEC Green Rockets17-13
11/10/2004 - Regular season
Kubota Spears - IBM Big Blue30-17
10/10/2004 - Regular season
Toyota Verblitz - Yamaha Jubilo31-29
09/10/2004 - Regular season
NEC Green Rockets - Kintetsu Liners27-22
Ricoh Black Rams - World Fighting Bull10-13
02/10/2004 - Regular season
Kintetsu Liners - Toshiba Brave Lupus26-69
Ricoh Black Rams - Kobelco Steelers27-21
Suntory Sungoliath - IBM Big Blue52-41
Toyota Verblitz - Sanyo Wild Knights35-13
26/09/2004 - Regular season
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Toyota Verblitz48-19
25/09/2004 - Regular season
Kobelco Steelers - IBM Big Blue43-36
NEC Green Rockets - Sanyo Wild Knights30-24
Suntory Sungoliath - Ricoh Black Rams16-20
World Fighting Bull - Kubota Spears27-25
Yamaha Jubilo - Kintetsu Liners40-10
19/09/2004 - Regular season
Kintetsu Liners - Kubota Spears17-35
NEC Green Rockets - IBM Big Blue47-22
World Fighting Bull - Toyota Verblitz3-51
18/09/2004 - Regular season
Kobelco Steelers - Toshiba Brave Lupus15-12
Sanyo Wild Knights - Ricoh Black Rams20-25
Suntory Sungoliath - Yamaha Jubilo14-21