R Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Lincoln City 21 13 5 3 20 44
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 12 7 2 19 43
3 Colchester United 22 11 5 6 11 38
4 Bury 22 10 6 6 17 36
5 Mansfield Town 20 8 11 1 15 35
5 Newport County 21 10 5 6 -2 35
7 Exeter City 22 9 7 6 7 34
7 Tranmere Rovers 22 9 7 6 5 34
9 Forest Green Rovers 21 8 9 4 9 33
10 Oldham Athletic 22 8 8 6 9 32
10 Stevenage Borough 22 9 5 8 0 32
12 Carlisle United 22 9 3 10 2 30
12 Swindon Town 22 8 6 8 -5 30
14 Northampton Town 22 6 9 7 -2 27
14 Port Vale 22 7 6 9 -3 27
16 Crawley Town 21 8 2 11 -6 26
17 Crewe Alexandra 22 7 4 11 -6 25
17 Grimsby Town 22 7 4 11 -8 25
19 Yeovil Town 20 5 7 8 0 22
19 Morecambe 22 6 4 12 -15 22
21 Cheltenham Town 21 5 6 10 -11 21
22 Cambridge United 22 5 5 12 -16 20
23 Notts County 22 4 7 11 -20 19
24 Macclesfield Town 22 4 4 14 -20 16
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England League 2

There are 24 clubs in League Two. Each club plays each of the other clubs twice (once at home, once away) and is awarded three points for a win, one for a draw and no points for a loss. From these points a league table is constructed. At the end of each season the top three teams, together with the winner of the play-offs between the teams which finished in fourth–seventh position, are promoted to Football League One and are replaced by the four teams that finished bottom of that division. Similarly the two teams that finished at the bottom of League Two are relegated to the National League and are replaced by the team that finished first and the team that won the second–fifth place play-off in that division. Technically a team can be reprieved from relegation if the team replacing them does not have a ground suitable for League football, but in practice this is a non-factor because every team currently in the National League has a ground that meets the League criteria (and even if they did not, a ground-sharing arrangement with another team could be made until their stadium was upgraded). The other way that a team can be spared relegation is if another team either resigns or is expelled from the EFL. Final league position is determined, in this order, by points obtained, goal difference, goals scored, a mini-league of the results between two or more teams ranked using the previous three criteria and finally a series of one or more play-off matches.
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