For 1984, the Oklahoma Outlaws were aligned in the USFL's Central Division along with the Chicago Blitz, Houston Gamblers, Michigan Panthers and San Antonio Gunslingers.
The only thing preventing the 6-12-0 Outlaws from a last place finished were the Blitz, a franchise that was abandoned by its owner prior to the start of the 1984 season.  Operated by the league, the team finished 5-13-0.
For 1985, the relocated Arizona Outlaws were placed along with the other six teams west of the Mississippi River in the USFL's seven-team Western Conference.
The Outlaws 8-10-0 record was good for fourth place in the standings in 1985, but a change in the USFL's playoff format for 1985 resulted in the team failing to qualify for the playoffs.
In 1984, the league's playoff format admitted each conference's division champion along with one wild card qualifier.
For 1985 however, the format admitted the top two teams from each conference, together with the next four best teams, regardless of their conference alignment.
As a result, the playoff berth that in 1984 would have gone to the Outlaws instead went to the 5th place team from the Eastern Conference, the Tampa Bay Bandits.

Oklahoma Outlaws
primary logo, 1984.

Outlaws helmet logo.  During the
team's 1984 season the logo was outlined
in white and red as depicted in the
helmet here on USFL.INFO.  In 1985
when the team became the Arizona
Outlaws, copper was substituted for
the red in the outline.

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