R Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Metz 17 12 2 3 18 38
2 Stade Brestois 17 10 4 3 14 34
3 Lens 17 9 4 4 12 31
3 Grenoble 17 9 4 4 9 31
5 Lorient 17 8 6 3 9 30
5 Chamois Niortais 17 9 3 5 5 30
7 Troyes 17 9 1 7 8 28
7 Paris FC 17 7 7 3 6 28
9 Le Havre 17 7 5 5 3 26
10 Clermont 17 6 7 4 6 25
11 Orleans US 45 17 7 2 8 -3 23
12 Chateauroux 17 5 6 6 -6 21
13 AJ Auxerre 17 5 4 8 -2 19
14 Avenir Sportif Beziers 17 5 3 9 -7 18
14 Ajaccio Gfco 17 5 3 9 -12 18
16 Valenciennes 17 4 5 8 -8 17
16 Sochaux 17 5 2 10 -8 17
18 Ajaccio 17 3 6 8 -9 15
19 Nancy 17 3 3 11 -14 12
20 Red Star FC 93 17 2 3 12 -21 9
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France Ligue 2

Ligue 2 ,contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with both Ligue 1 and the third division Championnat National. Seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 38 games each totaling 380 games in the season. Most games are played on Fridays and Mondays, with a few games played during weekday and weekend evenings. Play is regularly suspended the last weekend before Christmas for two weeks before returning in the second week of January. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then goal difference, and then goals scored. At the end of each season, the club with the most points is crowned champion and promoted to Ligue 1. If points are equal, the goal difference and then goals scored determine the winner. If still equal, teams are deemed to occupy the same position. If there is a tie for the championship or for relegation, a play-off match at a neutral venue decides rank. The second and third-place finisher are also promoted to the first division, while the three lowest placed teams are relegated to the Championnat National and the top three teams from National are promoted in their place. While a decision was originally made that during the season 2015-2016 only the best two teams would be promoted to Ligue 1 and the last two teams would be relegated to the National.
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