10 teams, each plays the others four times - twice at home and twice away - for a total of 36 games each, over 36 game weeks.

Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:

1. points won; 2. lesser number of games awarded against; 3. total goal difference; 4. total goals scored; 5. games won; 6. away games won; 7. points in head-to-head matches; 8. goal difference in hth matches; 9. goals scored in hth matches.

Relegation to the league:

1 team from Bundesliga possible to relegate through Play-offs 1/2

Promotion from the league:

1-2 place: promoted to Bundesliga

3 place: enters Play-offs 1/2 with one Bundesliga team for 1 place in Bundesliga

Relegation from the league:

10 place: enters Play-offs 2/3 with one Regionalliga team for 1 place in 1. Liga

Promotion to the league:

8 teams from Regionalliga

1 more team from Regionalliga possible to promote through Play-offs 2/3

Promotion and relegation of II teams:

II teams cannot be promoted.

If any of them finishes on a promotion spot, then the next best team in the final table promotes instead.

II teams are to be relegated regardless of their league position if their first team gets relegated to 1. Liga.

In such case and if the II team is above the relegation zone, the best placed team in the relegation zone keeps its place in 1. Liga instead.