American Simulation Football Conference
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|Current season, competition or edition:|
ISFL Season 31
|Founded||May 1, 2016 (30 years ago)|
|No. of teams||7|
|Most titles||Orange County Otters|
The American Simulation Football Conference (ASFC) is one of the is one of the two conferences of the International Simulation Football League (ISFL) in a professional American football league. This conference and its counterpart, the National Simulation Football Conference (NSFC), currently contain 7 teams each, making up the 14 teams of the ISFL. Both conferences were created in inagurual season of 2016 with 3 teams in each conference. Conferences expanded four times: in 2017, which added Las Vegas Legion (now New Orleans Second Line), 2031 with the Austin Copperheads, in 2037 brining in the Honolulu Hahalua, and most recently in 2040 brining in the New York Silverbacks.
Since 2040 the ASFC has 7 teams.
|Club||City||Stadium||Capacity||First season||General Manager|
|Arizona Outlaws†||Phoenix, AZ||Outlaw Stadium||63,400||2016||Crunk|
|New Orleans Second Line*||New Orleans, LA||House of the Rising Sun||117,363||2017 (rel. 2021)||GuitarMaster116|
|Orange County Otters†||Anaheim, CA||The Dam||77,957||2016||Gragg9|
|San Jose Sabercats†||San Jose, CA||HP Pavilion||16,657||2016||ckroyal92|
|Austin Copperheads||Austin, TX||HP Austin Stadium||60,000||2031||Amidships|
|Honolulu Hahalua||Honolulu, HI||Kū Dome||69,069||2037||MMFLEX|
|New York Silverbacks||New York, NY||Concrete Jungle||TBA||2040||TheRocheLimit|
|* denotes that the club has relocated at some point in its existence|
† denotes that the club was a founding member of the ASFC
The ASFC season format consists of a four-week preseason, a seventeen-week regular season (each team plays 16 games), and a three-team single-elimination playoff culminating in the Ultimus Bowl, the league's championship game.
Both the ASFC and NSFC were created during the inaugural year of 2016. During NSFL season 2 expansion draft one more team joined the ASFC - Las Vegas Legion. In the Season 16 Expansion Draft the Austin Copperheads were added into the ASFC. In Season 22 a third expansion took place which added the Honolulu Hahalua. In Season 25 a fourth expansion took place which added the New York Silverbacks.
The first three titles were won by the Arizona Outlaws (from 2016 to 2018), next four by Orange County Otters (2019 to 2022). The New Orleans Second Line had a winning streak spanning (2023 to 2026). The Orange County Otters went to the ASFC Championship game in each of the first 19 seasons and have the most ASFC conference championship game appearances with 24. The Arizona Outlaws have the second most ASFC conference championship game appearances with 11. The Arizona Outlaws are the current conference champions.
In Season 26 there was an unprecedented five-way tie for first place in the conference with each team going 9-7. The tie breaker for playoff seeding was decided by a cascading head-to-head manner.
|Year||Reg. Season champions (Record)||Conference championship winners|
|2016||Arizona Outlaws (9-5)||Arizona Outlaws|
|2017||Arizona Outlaws (12-2)||Arizona Outlaws (2)|
|2018||Arizona Outlaws (13-1)||Arizona Outlaws (3)|
|2019||Arizona Outlaws (12-2)||Orange County Otters|
|2020||Orange County Otters (11-3)||Orange County Otters (2)|
|2021||Orange County Otters (11-3)||Orange County Otters (3)|
|2022||Orange County Otters (12-2)||Orange County Otters (4)|
|2023||Orange County Otters (10-4)||New Orleans Second Line|
|2024||New Orleans Second Line (12-2)||New Orleans Second Line (2)|
|2025||New Orleans Second Line (11-3)||New Orleans Second Line (3)|
|2026||New Orleans Second Line (11-3)||New Orleans Second Line (4)|
|2027||Orange County Otters (11-3)||Orange County Otters (5)|
|2028||San Jose Sabercats (12-2)||Orange County Otters (6)|
|2029||Orange County Otters (11-3)||San Jose Sabercats|
|2030||San Jose Sabercats (11-3)||San Jose Sabercats (2)|
|2031||Orange County Otters (10-3)||Arizona Outlaws (4)|
|2032||Arizona Outlaws (9-4)||Orange County Otters (7)|
|2033||Orange County Otters (10-3)||Orange County Otters (8)|
|2034||Orange County Otters (9-4)||Orange County Otters (9)|
|2035||Austin Copperheads (8-5)||Austin Copperheads|
|2036||Orange County Otters (10-3)||New Orleans Second Line (5)|
|2037||Orange County Otters (10-3)||Orange County Otters (10)|
|2038||Orange County Otters (11-5)||Austin Copperheads (2)|
|2039||San Jose Sabercats (9-7)||San Jose Sabercats (3)|
|2040||Orange County Otters (11-5)||San Jose Sabercats (4)|
|2041||New York Silverbacks (9-7)||New Orleans Second Line (6)|
|2042||Honolulu Hahalua (11-4-1)||New Orleans Second Line (7)|
|2043||Arizona Outlaws (12-4)||Austin Copperheads (3)|
|2044||Arizona Outlaws (11-5)||New York Silverbacks|
|2045||Arizona Outlaws (14-2)||Arizona Outlaws (5)|
All-time win-loss records
Figures below count games between ASFC teams only.