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Season


Regular Season:

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Format:

16 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 30 games each, over 30 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. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if two teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking.



Qualification for Championship Round:

1-8 place: enter Round



Qualification for Relegation Round:

9-16 place: enter Relegation Round



Changes from last season:

Zawisza Bydgoszcz and Bełchatów relegated to I Liga

Zagłębie Lubin and Nieciecza promoted from I Liga





Championship Round:

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Format:

8 teams from the Regular Season contest the 2015/2016 Ekstraklasa champion and places in the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League and 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League in a league format.

Each team plays the others once - for a total of 7 games each, over 7 game weeks.

Teams start the Championship Round with their points from the Regular Season halved, rounded upwards, and no other records carried over from the Regular Season.

The Championship Round winner is the 2014/2015 Ekstraklasa champion.



Scoring points:

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



Table order:

1. points won; 2. Regular Season points won; 3. points in head-to-head matches from the Regular Season; 4. goal difference in hth matches from the Regular Season; 5. goals scored in hth matches from the Regular Season; 6. away goals in hth matches from the Regular Season (only if two teams are tied); 7. total goal difference; 8. total goals scored; 9. fairplay ranking.



Qualification for UEFA competitions:

1 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League qualifiers

2-3 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers

4 place: possible 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on Cup outcome)





Relegation Round:

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Format:

8 teams from the Regular Season contest against relegation in a league format.

Each team plays the others once - for a total of 7 games each, over 7 game weeks.

Teams start the Relegation Round with their points from the Regular Season halved, rounded upwards, and no other records carried over from the Regular Season.

The winner of the Relegation Round finishes 9th in the Overall season standings, the second placed team - 10th, and so on, with the last placed team in the Relegation Round being 16th.



Scoring points:

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



Table order:

1. points won; 2. Regular Season points won; 3. points in head-to-head matches from the Regular Season; 4. goal difference in hth matches from the Regular Season; 5. goals scored in hth matches from the Regular Season; 6. away goals in hth matches from the Regular Season (only if two teams are tied); 7. total goal difference; 8. total goals scored; 9. fairplay ranking.



Relegation from the league:

15-16 place: relegated to 2016/2017 I Liga



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from 2015/2016 I Liga