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Season


1st Phase:

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Format:

11 teams, each plays the others once - for a total of 10 games each, over 11 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. games won; 3. total goal difference; 4. total goals scored; 5. points in head-to-head matches; 6. goal difference in hth matches; 7. lesser number of red cards received; 8. lesser number of yellow cards received; 9. draw.



Qualification for the Final Stages:

1-4 place: qualify for the Final Stages



Relegation from the league:

10-11 place: relegated to Baiano 2



Promotion to the league:

1 team from Baiano 2





Final Stages:

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Format:

4 teams contest the Baiano 1 champion in a knockout format.



Semi-finals:

Teams are paired according to their 1st Phase Summary table standings:

1st vs 4th;

2nd vs 3rd

Winners are decided over two legs.

The teams with the better 1st Phase records host the second legs.



Final:

The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming Baiano 1 champion.

Winner is decided over two legs.

The team with the better 1st Phase and Semi-finals records combined hosts the second leg.



Tie-breakers for the knockout matches over two legs:

1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. hosting the second leg.



Qualification for Serie D:

best three eligible teams: qualify for Serie D

* - a team is eligible to qualify for the Serie D only if it isn't already participating in Serie A, Serie B, Serie C or Serie D.



Qualification for Copa do Nordeste:

1-3 place: qualify for Copa do Nordeste



Qualification for Copa do Brasil:

1-2 place: qualify for Copa do Brasil

4 place: qualifies for Copa do Brasil