R Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Metz 19 14 2 3 21 44
2 Stade Brestois 20 11 6 3 17 39
3 Paris FC 20 9 8 3 8 35
4 Lorient 20 9 7 4 9 34
5 Lens 20 9 5 6 10 32
5 Clermont 20 8 8 4 8 32
5 Chamois Niortais 20 9 5 6 4 32
5 Grenoble 20 9 5 6 4 32
9 Le Havre 20 8 7 5 4 31
10 Troyes 20 9 3 8 7 30
11 AJ Auxerre 20 7 5 8 6 26
11 Orleans US 45 20 8 2 10 -5 26
13 Ajaccio 20 6 6 8 -5 24
14 Chateauroux 20 5 7 8 -8 22
14 Ajaccio Gfco 20 6 4 10 -15 22
16 Valenciennes 20 5 5 10 -10 20
16 Sochaux 20 6 2 12 -11 20
18 Avenir Sportif Beziers 20 5 3 12 -12 18
19 Red Star FC 93 20 4 4 12 -17 16
20 Nancy 19 3 4 12 -15 13
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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 While a decision was originally made that during the season 2015-2016 only the best two teams would be promoted to Ligue 1 and the last two teams would be relegated to the National.
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