Teams relegated from J. League Division 1
Teams promoted to J. League Division 1
Teams relegated from J. League Division 2
Teams promoted to J. League Division 2
Sanfrecce Hiroshima won another J. League title, raising its total league titles to seven. Yokohama F. Marinos led the campaign in the latter half of the seasons, only to lose the last two matches to Albirex Niigata and Kawasaki Frontale respectively, thus settling for second place. Frontale won third place as a result of their victory, qualifying for the AFC Champions League for the first time since 2009.