16 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 30 games each, over 30 game weeks.

Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:

1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored.

Qualification for UEFA competitions:

1 place: 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League qualifiers

2-3 place: 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League qualifiers

4 place: possible 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on Svenska Cupen outcome)

Relegation from the league:

14 place: enters Play-offs 1/2 with one Superettan team for 1 place in 2017 Allsvenskan

15-16 place: relegated to 2017 Superettan

Promotion to the league:

2 teams from 2016 Superettan

1 more team from 2016 Superettan possible to promote through Play-offs 1/2

Changes from last season:

Halmstad and Åtvidaberg relegated to Superettan

Jönköpings Södra and Östersunds FK promoted from Superettan