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Top League 2008/09

Teams variations

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTBLB
1Toshiba Brave Lupus59131201563211352110Qualified to semifinals
2Sanyo Wild Knights58131201584197387100
3Suntory Sungoliath51131003482298184101
4Kobelco Steelers43139043583005852
5NEC Green Rockets3713805298309-1141
6Kubota Spears3713805309334-2541
7Yamaha Jubilo35137063443044061
8Toyota Verblitz31136073102862443
9Kintetsu Liners2813508319348-2962
10Coca-Cola West Red Sparks2613607273353-8011
11Fukuoka Sanix Blues21133010266442-17654Qualified for playout
12Kyuden Voltex18133010345451-10642
13IBM Big Blue8131012222496-27413Relegated
14Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars8131012230574-34440

Coca-Cola
West
Red
Sparks
Fukuoka
Sanix
Blues
IBM
Big
Blue
Kintetsu
Liners
Kobelco
Steelers
Kubota
Spears
Kyuden
Voltex
NEC
Green
Rockets
Sanyo
Wild
Knights
Suntory
Sungoliath
Toshiba
Brave
Lupus
Toyota
Verblitz
Yamaha
Jubilo
Yokogawa
Musashino
Atlastars
Coca-Cola
West
Red
Sparks
-25-1067-021-1610-3919-313-4121-13
Fukuoka
Sanix
Blues
-33-1721-2229-4925-637-1426-19
IBM
Big
Blue
-9-1210-1456-2424-4319-6820-47
Kintetsu
Liners
18-1441-7-27-3714-2818-247-2037-4343-14
Kobelco
Steelers
22-25-27-1720-1035-5227-1223-1058-12
Kubota
Spears
34-1733-32-0-4625-3610-4020-17
Kyuden
Voltex
10-1636-318-2922-3636-45-27-3126-2478-21
NEC
Green
Rockets
18-2232-3026-1721-14-34-2047-19
Sanyo
Wild
Knights
75-1761-746-744-865-855-9-29-10
Suntory
Sungoliath
34-2067-365-2623-159-19-5-61
Toshiba
Brave
Lupus
44-3516-4229-1526-962-13-64-0
Toyota
Verblitz
48-2149-1818-2217-276-383-34-16-8
Yamaha
Jubilo
46-1021-2231-198-5231-2716-25-
Yokogawa
Musashino
Atlastars
29-2617-4729-4718-3329-55-

Final phase


Matches schedule
14/02/2009 - Playout
Fukuoka Sanix Blues - Toyota Shokki Shuttles38-22
Kyuden Voltex - Mazda Blue Zoomers31-10
08/02/2009 - Final
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Sanyo Wild Knights17-6
01/02/2009 - Semifinals
Suntory Sungoliath - Sanyo Wild Knights22-32
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Kobelco Steelers26-7
18/01/2009 - Regular season
Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - IBM Big Blue67-0
Kintetsu Liners - Kubota Spears14-28
Kobelco Steelers - Yamaha Jubilo23-10
Kyuden Voltex - Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars78-21
NEC Green Rockets - Fukuoka Sanix Blues32-30
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Sanyo Wild Knights62-13
Toyota Verblitz - Suntory Sungoliath6-38
12/01/2009 - Regular season
Kintetsu Liners - IBM Big Blue41-7
Kubota Spears - Fukuoka Sanix Blues33-32
Suntory Sungoliath - Toshiba Brave Lupus5-61
11/01/2009 - Regular season
Kobelco Steelers - Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars58-12
NEC Green Rockets - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks18-22
Toyota Verblitz - Sanyo Wild Knights17-27
Yamaha Jubilo - Kyuden Voltex31-19
04/01/2009 - Regular season
Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Toshiba Brave Lupus19-31
Fukuoka Sanix Blues - Yamaha Jubilo7-14
Kyuden Voltex - Kintetsu Liners18-29
Sanyo Wild Knights - NEC Green Rockets55-9
Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars - Kubota Spears17-47
03/01/2009 - Regular season
IBM Big Blue - Toyota Verblitz20-47
Suntory Sungoliath - Kobelco Steelers67-3
21/12/2008 - Regular season
Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars21-13
Kobelco Steelers - Sanyo Wild Knights35-52
Kubota Spears - Toshiba Brave Lupus10-40
Kyuden Voltex - Fukuoka Sanix Blues36-3
Suntory Sungoliath - NEC Green Rockets23-15
20/12/2008 - Regular season
Kintetsu Liners - Toyota Verblitz7-20
Yamaha Jubilo - IBM Big Blue46-10
14/12/2008 - Regular season
Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Yamaha Jubilo3-41
IBM Big Blue - Kubota Spears10-14
Kyuden Voltex - NEC Green Rockets27-31
Suntory Sungoliath - Kintetsu Liners34-20
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Kobelco Steelers16-42
Toyota Verblitz - Fukuoka Sanix Blues49-18
13/12/2008 - Regular season
Sanyo Wild Knights - Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars29-10
07/12/2008 - Regular season
Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Kobelco Steelers21-16
Fukuoka Sanix Blues - Suntory Sungoliath29-49
Kyuden Voltex - Kubota Spears36-45
Sanyo Wild Knights - IBM Big Blue46-7
06/12/2008 - Regular season
Kintetsu Liners - NEC Green Rockets18-24
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars64-0
Toyota Verblitz - Yamaha Jubilo16-8
30/11/2008 - Regular season
Fukuoka Sanix Blues - Kintetsu Liners21-22
Kubota Spears - Sanyo Wild Knights0-46
Kyuden Voltex - Kobelco Steelers22-36
Toyota Verblitz - NEC Green Rockets18-22
29/11/2008 - Regular season
Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Suntory Sungoliath10-39
Yamaha Jubilo - Toshiba Brave Lupus16-25
Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars - IBM Big Blue29-26
26/10/2008 - Regular season
Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Fukuoka Sanix Blues25-10
Kyuden Voltex - Toyota Verblitz26-24
NEC Green Rockets - Yamaha Jubilo34-20
Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars - Suntory Sungoliath29-47
25/10/2008 - Regular season
IBM Big Blue - Toshiba Brave Lupus19-68
Kobelco Steelers - Kubota Spears27-17
Sanyo Wild Knights - Kintetsu Liners44-8
19/10/2008 - Regular season
IBM Big Blue - Kyuden Voltex56-24
Kintetsu Liners - Kobelco Steelers27-37
Yamaha Jubilo - Suntory Sungoliath31-27
Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars - Toyota Verblitz18-33
18/10/2008 - Regular season
Kubota Spears - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks34-17
Sanyo Wild Knights - Fukuoka Sanix Blues61-7
Toshiba Brave Lupus - NEC Green Rockets26-9
13/10/2008 - Regular season
IBM Big Blue - Suntory Sungoliath24-43
Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars - Yamaha Jubilo29-55
11/10/2008 - Regular season
Kobelco Steelers - Fukuoka Sanix Blues22-25
Sanyo Wild Knights - Kyuden Voltex65-8
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Kintetsu Liners44-35
Toyota Verblitz - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks48-21
10/10/2008 - Regular season
NEC Green Rockets - Kubota Spears21-14
23/09/2008 - Regular season
Kintetsu Liners - Yamaha Jubilo37-43
21/09/2008 - Regular season
Sanyo Wild Knights - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks75-17
20/09/2008 - Regular season
Fukuoka Sanix Blues - Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars26-19
Kobelco Steelers - Toyota Verblitz27-12
Kubota Spears - Suntory Sungoliath25-36
NEC Green Rockets - IBM Big Blue26-17
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Kyuden Voltex29-15
14/09/2008 - Regular season
Fukuoka Sanix Blues - Toshiba Brave Lupus25-63
Kintetsu Liners - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks18-14
Kubota Spears - Toyota Verblitz20-17
Suntory Sungoliath - Kyuden Voltex65-26
13/09/2008 - Regular season
IBM Big Blue - Kobelco Steelers9-12
Yamaha Jubilo - Sanyo Wild Knights8-52
12/09/2008 - Regular season
NEC Green Rockets - Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars47-19
07/09/2008 - Regular season
Yamaha Jubilo - Kubota Spears21-22
06/09/2008 - Regular season
Fukuoka Sanix Blues - IBM Big Blue33-17
Kintetsu Liners - Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars43-14
Kobelco Steelers - NEC Green Rockets20-10
Kyuden Voltex - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks10-16
Toyota Verblitz - Toshiba Brave Lupus3-34
05/09/2008 - Regular season
Suntory Sungoliath - Sanyo Wild Knights9-19