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Japan - National championship Season: Competition overview
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Kansai League 1996/97

Overview
Team placed in 5th and 6th position played a tie break against the two best division b teams to qualify for Companies National Tournament.

Teams variations
Relegated to Lower Leagues 1996/97:Osaka Police
Promoted from Lower Leagues 1995/96:Unitika Phoenix

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Kobelco Steelers21770061984535Winner and qualified for Companies National Tournament
2Toyota Verblitz197601517145372Qualified for Companies National Tournament
3NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes157403215355-140
4World Fighting Bull15732230124358
5Kintetsu Liners127214222334-112Qualified to tie break
6Honda Heat127214224353-129
7Unitika Phoenix97106112415-303Qualified for playout
8Mitsubishi Red Evolutions97106187468-281

Honda
Heat
Kintetsu
Liners
Kobelco
Steelers
Mitsubishi
Red
Evolutions
NTT
Docomo
Red
Hurricanes
Toyota
Verblitz
Unitika
Phoenix
World
Fighting
Bull
Honda
Heat
-92-2049-31
Kintetsu
Liners
41-21-38-26
Kobelco
Steelers
109-372-19-115-1296-051-35102-574-10
Mitsubishi
Red
Evolutions
58-34-
NTT
Docomo
Red
Hurricanes
29-1250-3553-40-37-3
Toyota
Verblitz
91-1562-1086-15106-24-90-1047-20
Unitika
Phoenix
32-24-
World
Fighting
Bull
32-3245-4556-1863-2275-5-