2014–15 Ascenso MX season

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Ascenso MX
Season 2014–15
Champions Apertura: Necaxa (3rd Title)
Clausura: Dorados (3rd Title)
Promoted Dorados de Sinaloa
Relegated No Relegation this season
Matches played 178
Goals scored 443 (2.49 per match)
Top goalscorer Apertura: Diego Jimenez
Giancarlo Maldonado (10) Clausura: as of 4–10–15
Biggest home win Apertura:
Atlético San Luis 4–0 Dorados (July 26, 2014) Clausura:
Atlético San Luis 3–0 Atlante (February 21, 2015)
Biggest away win Apertura:
Mérida 2–4 Atlante (August 16, 2014)
Irapuato 2–4 Mineros de Zacatecas (August 29, 2014) Clausura:
Atlante 0–3 Zacatepec Siglo XXI (March 13, 2015)
Zacatepec Siglo XXI 0–3 Atlético San Luis (March 21, 2015)
Highest scoring Apertura:
Necaxa 4–3 Celaya (July 19, 2014)
Dorados 4–3 Zacatepec Siglo XXI (August 16, 2014) Clausura:
Mérida 4–4 Irapuato (January 23, 2015)
Longest winning run Coras FC (4 – Apertura)
Atlante (4 – Clausura)
Longest unbeaten run Coras FC (8 – Apertura)
Necaxa (5 – Clausura)
Longest winless run Celaya (9 – Apertura; 8 – Clausura)
Longest losing run Celaya (5 – Apertura; 4 – Clausura)
Highest attendance Clausura: 8,324
Mérida 3–1 Atlético San Luis
(February 13, 2015)
Lowest attendance Clausura: 1,256
Altamira 1–0 Zacatepec Siglo XXI
(February 15, 2015)
Average attendance 32,869

The 2014–15 Ascenso MX season began July 18, 2014 and is divided into two tournaments named Apertura 2014 and Clausura 2015. The Ascenso MX is the second-tier football league of Mexico.

Changes from the previous season

Stadia and locations

The following 14 clubs will compete in the Ascenso MX during the 2014-2015 season:[8]

Club City Statium Capacity
Altamira Altamira Estadio Altamira 13,500
Atl. San Luis San Luis Potosí Estadio Alfonso Lastras 30,000
Atlante Cancún Olímpico Andrés Quintana Roo 20,000
BUAP Puebla Estadio Olímpico de C.U. 21,750
Celaya Celaya Estadio Miguel Alemán 32,000
Irapuato Irapuato Estadio Sergio León Chávez 28,500
Mérida Mérida Estadio Carlos Iturralde 24,000
Necaxa Aguascalientes Estadio Victoria 25,494
Oaxaca Oaxaca City Estadio Benito Juárez 12,500
Sinaloa Culiacán Estadio Banorte 23,000
Tepic Tepic Arena Cora 13,000
UAT Ciudad Victoria Estadio Marte R. Gómez 17,000
Zacatecas Zacatecas Estadio Francisco Villa 18,000
Zacatepec Zacatepec de Hidalgo Estadio Coruco Díaz 24,443

Personnel and kits

Team Head Coach Kit manufacturer Sponsors
Altamira Mexico Fernando Palomeque Lotto
Atl. San Luis Mexico Raúl Arias Charly Boing!
Atlante Uruguay Wilson Graniolatti Kappa Cancún
Riviera Maya
BUAP Argentina Ricardo Valiño Keuka Coca-Cola
Zurich Seguros
Celaya Mexico Enrique López Zarza Keuka Bachoco
Irapuato Mexico Jorge Manrique Keuka Grupo Rotoplas
Mérida Mexico Juan Carlos Chávez Foursport ADO
Yucatán
Necaxa Mexico Miguel de Jesús Fuentes Umbro Bufalo
Oaxaca Mexico Ricardo Rayas Lotto
Sinaloa Argentina Carlos Bustos Silver Coppel
Caliente
Tepic Italy Mauro Camoranesi Romed Riviera Nayarit
UAT Mexico Ricardo Cadena Atletica UAT
Zacatecas Argentina Pablo Marini Pirma Telcel
Samsung
Zacatepec Mexico Joel Sánchez Silver Coca-Cola

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Apertura Changes
Correcaminos Mexico Omar Arellano Nuño Sacked August 30, 2014 Ecuador Álex Aguinaga September 1, 2014 8th
Celaya Mexico Jorge Humberto Torres Sacked August 31, 2014 Mexico Nicolás Trejo (Interim) August 31, 2014 14th
Dorados Mexico Diego Torres Ortíz Sacked August 31, 2014 Mexico Eduardo Fentanes 12th
Celaya Mexico Nicolás Trejo (Interim) Caretaker September 21, 2014 Brazil Zico September 25, 2014 14th
Pre-Clausura changes
Dorados Mexico Eduardo Fentanes Resigned November 11, 2014 Argentina Carlos Bustos November 11, 2014 Preseason
Atletico San Luis Mexico Flavio Davino Resigned November 26, 2014 Mexico Raúl Arias November 26, 2014 Preseason
Tepic Mexico Joel Sánchez Resigned December 9, 2014 Italy Mauro Camoranesi December 15, 2014 Preseason
Clausura changes
Altamira Mexico Sergio Orduña Sacked February 10, 2015 Mexico Claudio Vázquez (Interim) February 10. 2015 14th
Altamira Mexico Claudio Vázquez (Interim) Caretaker February 12, 2015 Mexico Fernando Palomeque February 12. 2015 14th
Irapuato Mexico Roberto Sandoval Sacked February 10, 2015 Mexico Jorge Manrique (Interim) February 12. 2015 13th
Correcaminos Ecuador Álex Aguinaga Sacked February 15, 2015 Mexico Ricardo Cadena (Interim) February 15. 2015 10th
Zacatepec Siglo XXI Mexico Ignacio Rodríguez Sacked February 22, 2015 Mexico Joel Sánchez February 23, 2015 13th
Atlante Argentina Gabriel Pereyra Sacked March 8, 2015 Uruguay Wilson Graniolatti March 9, 2015 7th
Mineros de Zacatecas Argentina Pablo Marini Sacked April 13, 2015 Mexico Joel Sánchez April 24, 2015 Preseason
Atlante Uruguay Wilson Graniolatti Sacked April 23, 2015 Mexico Eduardo Fentanes April 30, 2015 Preseason
Zacatepec Siglo XXI Mexico Joel Sánchez Signed to Mineros April 24, 2015 Preseason

Torneo Apertura

The 2014 Apertura will be the first championship of the season. It began on July 18, 2014.

Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Tepic (Q) 13 8 3 2 19 11 +8 27 Qualification to Liguilla semifinals
2 Zacatecas (Q) 13 7 4 2 17 11 +6 25 Qualification to Liguilla quarterfinals
3 UAT (Q) 13 7 3 3 15 11 +4 24
4 Necaxa (C) (Q) 13 6 3 4 17 13 +4 21
5 Atlante (Q) 13 5 6 2 20 17 +3 21
6 Altamira (Q) 13 7 0 6 15 13 +2 21
7 BUAP (Q) 13 6 2 5 19 13 +6 20
8 Zacatepec 13 5 3 5 16 14 +2 18
9 San Luis 13 5 2 6 17 13 +4 17
10 Oaxaca 13 3 6 4 19 21 −2 15
11 Sinaloa 13 3 5 5 15 22 −7 14
12 Irapuato 13 3 3 7 9 18 −9 12
13 Mérida 13 2 3 8 17 24 −7 9
14 Celaya (E) 13 1 3 9 12 25 −13 6 Eliminated from Copa MX Clausura 2015

Updated to games played on October 25, 2014.
Source: Medio Tiempo
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results

Liguilla (Playoffs)

The six best teams after the first place play two games against each other on a home-and-away basis. The winner of each match up is determined by aggregate score.If the teams are tied, the Away goals rule applies.

The teams were seeded one to seven in quarterfinals, and will be re-seeded one to four in semifinals, depending on their position in the general table. The higher seeded teams play on their home field during the second leg.

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Finals
                                       
  4  Necaxa 1 2 3    
  5  Atlante 2 0 2    
      1  Tepic 2 1 3  
    6  Altamira 1 1 2    
     
      1  Tepic 0 4 4(4)
  3  UAT 0 1 1         4  Necaxa 0 4 4(5)
  6  Altamira 0 2 2          
      2  Zacatecas 0 2 2    
      4  Necaxa (a) 1 1 2  
  2  Zacatecas 2 1 3    
  7  BUAP 1 1 2  
  • If the two teams are tied after both legs, the away goals rule applies. If both teams still tied, higher seeded team advances.[9]
  • Teams are re-seeded every round.
  • The winner will qualify to the playoff match vs (Clausura 2015 Champions) . However, if the winner is the same in both tournaments, they would be the team promoted to the 2015–16 Mexican Primera División season without playing the Promotional Final

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Zacatecas (2) 3 – 2 (7) BUAP 2 – 1 1 – 1
UAT (3) 1 – 2 (6) Altamira 0 – 0 1 – 2
Necaxa (4) 3 – 2 (5) Atlante 1 – 2 2 – 0

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tepic (1) 3 – 2 (6) Altamira 2 – 1 1 – 1
Zacatecas (2) 2 – 2 (a) (4) Necaxa 0 – 1 2 – 1

Final

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tepic (1) 4(4) – 4(5) (4) Necaxa 0 – 0 4 – 4
Apertura 2014 winner:
Necaxa
3rd title

Torneo Clausura

Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 San Luis (Q) 13 8 0 5 20 10 +10 24 Qualification to Liguilla semifinals
2 Sinaloa (Q) 13 7 2 4 23 15 +8 23 Qualification to Liguilla quarterfinals
3 BUAP (Q) 13 5 7 1 20 11 +9 22
4 Mérida (Q) 13 6 4 3 21 16 +5 22
5 Necaxa (Q) 13 6 3 4 15 14 +1 21
6 UAT (Q) 13 6 2 5 18 15 +3 20
7 Oaxaca (Q) 13 6 2 5 18 16 +2 20
8 Tepic 13 5 3 5 16 19 −3 18
9 Zacatecas 13 5 3 5 15 19 −4 18
10 Irapuato 13 4 4 5 12 16 −4 16
11 Altamira 13 4 2 7 11 18 −7 14
12 Atlante 13 4 1 8 12 19 −7 13
13 Zacatepec 13 3 3 7 10 13 −3 12
14 Celaya 13 2 4 7 14 25 −11 10

Updated to games played on April 11, 2015.
Source: Medio Tiempo
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Liguilla (Playoffs)

The six best teams after the first place play two games against each other on a home-and-away basis. The winner of each match up is determined by aggregate score.If the teams are tied, the Away goals rule applies.

The teams were seeded one to seven in quarterfinals, and will be re-seeded one to four in semifinals, depending on their position in the general table. The higher seeded teams play on their home field during the second leg.

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Finals
                                       
  4  Mérida 1 1 2    
  5  Necaxa 1 3 4    
      1  San Luis 0 2 2  
    6  UAT 2 0 2    
     
      1  San Luis 0 1 1
  3  BUAP 2 0 2         2  Sinaloa 3 0 3
  6  UAT 1 2 3          
      2  Sinaloa 2 2 4    
      5  Necaxa 1 1 2  
  2  Sinaloa 0 3 3    
  7  Oaxaca 0 1 1  
  • If the two teams are tied after both legs, the away goals rule applies. If both teams still tied, higher seeded team advances.[10]
  • Teams are re-seeded every round.
  • The winner will qualify to the playoff match vs (Necaxa). The winner will be promoted to the 2015–16 Mexican Primera División season

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sinaloa (2) 3 – 1 (7) Oaxaca 0 - 0 3 - 1
BUAP (3) 2 – 3 (6) UAT 2 - 1 0 - 2
Mérida (4) 2 – 4 (5) Necaxa 1 - 1 1 - 3

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
San Luis (1) 2 – 2 (6) UAT 0 - 2 2 - 0
Sinaloa (2) 4 – 2 (5) Necaxa 2 - 1 2 - 1

Final

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
San Luis (1) 1 – 3 (2) Sinaloa 0 - 3 1 - 0
Clausura 2015 winner:
Dorados de Sinaloa
3rd title

Promotional final

First Leg

May 16, 2015
20:00 (Central), 19:00 (Local)
Dorados de Sinaloa 1–1 Necaxa

Second leg

Aggregate table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Tepic 26 13 6 7 35 30 +5 45
2 UAT 26 13 5 8 33 26 +7 44
3 Zacatecas 26 12 7 7 32 30 +2 43
4 BUAP 26 11 9 6 39 24 +15 42
5 Necaxa (Q) 26 12 6 8 32 27 +5 42 Final de Ascenso
6 San Luis 26 13 2 11 36 22 +14 41
7 Sinaloa (P) (Q) 26 10 7 9 38 37 +1 37 Final de Ascenso
8 Oaxaca 26 9 8 9 37 37 0 35
9 Altamira 26 11 2 13 26 31 −5 35
10 Atlante 26 9 7 10 32 36 −4 34
11 Mérida 26 8 7 11 37 39 −2 31
12 Zacatepec 26 8 6 12 26 28 −2 30
13 Irapuato 26 7 7 12 21 34 −13 28
14 Celaya 26 3 7 16 26 50 −24 16

Updated to games played on April 11, 2015.
Source: Medio Tiempo
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Relegation Table

The relegated team would normally the team with the lowest ratio by summing the points scored in the following tournaments: Apertura 2012, Clausura 2013, Apertura 2013, Clausura 2014, Apertura 2014 and Clausura 2015. However, no team will be relegated to Second Division this season.

Pos
Team Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation
10 Atlante 34 26 1.3077
11 Altamira 97 82 1.183
12 Zacatepec 94 82 1.1434
13 Irapuato 56 54 1.037
14 Celaya 80 82 0.9756 No Relegation

References

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  2. http://laaficion.milenio.com/atlante/El_fin_de_un_historico_Atalnte_desceinde-Atlante_descenso-Atlante_pierde_con_Santos-Futbol_Mexicano-liga_MX-Clausura_2014-Ascenso_MX_0_280172335.html
  3. http://www.mediotiempo.com/futbol/mexico/noticias/2014/05/19/desaparecera-cruz-azul-hidalgo-jasso-el-nuevo-semillero
  4. http://nayaritenlinea.mx/2014/05/30/coras-del-deportivo-tepic-estara-en-la-liga-ascenso-mx/
  5. http://mexico.cnn.com/deportes/2014/05/28/zacatecas-estrena-equipo-los-estudiantes-tecos-vuelan-de-jalisco
  6. http://www.culebritamacheteada.com.sv/ballenas-galeana-se-convertira-en-irapuato/
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  8. http://www.ligamx.net/
  9. As appears in as Ascenso MX competition rules 2014-2015 "Reglamento de competencia Ascenso MX 2013-2014, Article 22.2" (PDF). Liga MX. 2012-08-01. Los Clubes vencedores en los partidos de Cuartos de Final y Semifinal serán aquellos que en los dos juegos anote el mayor número de goles, criterio conocido como MARCADOR GLOBAL. De existir empate en el número de goles anotados, la posición se definirá a favor del Club con mayor cantidad de goles a favor cuando actué como visitante.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. As appears in as Ascenso MX competition rules 2014-2015 "Reglamento de competencia Ascenso MX 2013-2014, Article 22.2" (PDF). Liga MX. 2012-08-01. Los Clubes vencedores en los partidos de Cuartos de Final y Semifinal serán aquellos que en los dos juegos anote el mayor número de goles, criterio conocido como MARCADOR GLOBAL. De existir empate en el número de goles anotados, la posición se definirá a favor del Club con mayor cantidad de goles a favor cuando actué como visitante.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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