The 1998 Arena Football League season was the 12th season of the Arena Football League. It was succeeded by 1999. The league champions were the Orlando Predators, who defeated the Tampa Bay Storm in ArenaBowl XII.

1998 Arena Football League season
LeagueArena Football League
SportArena football
DurationMay 1, 1998 – August 23, 1998
ArenaBowl XII
ChampionsOrlando Predators
  Runners-upTampa Bay Storm
Finals MVPRick Hamilton, ORL
AFL seasons

StandingsEdit

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
National Conference
Eastern Division
Albany Firebirds 10 4 0.714 2 2 0.500
New Jersey Red Dogs 8 6 0.571 3 1 0.750
New York CityHawks 3 11 0.214 1 3 0.250
Southern Division
Tampa Bay Storm 12 2 0.857 4 2 0.667
Orlando Predators 9 5 0.643 3 3 0.500
Nashville Kats 9 5 0.643 5 1 0.833
Florida Bobcats 3 11 0.214 0 6 0.000
American Conference
Central Division
Houston Thunderbears 8 6 0.571 6 0 1.000
Milwaukee Mustangs 7 7 0.500 4 2 0.667
Iowa Barnstormers 5 9 0.357 1 5 0.167
Grand Rapids Rampage 3 11 0.214 1 5 0.167
Western Division
Arizona Rattlers 10 4 0.714 4 0 1.000
San Jose SaberCats 7 7 0.500 2 2 0.500
Portland Forest Dragons 4 10 0.286 0 4 0.000
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates best regular season record

PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals ArenaBowl XII
         
1 Tampa Bay 65
8 San Jose 46
1 Tampa Bay 49
7 New Jersey 23
2 Albany 59
7 New Jersey 66
1 Tampa Bay 31
4 Orlando 62
3 Arizona 50
6 Houston 36
3 Arizona 33
4 Orlando 38
4 Orlando 58
5 Nashville 43

All-Arena teamEdit