16 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 30 games each, over 30 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
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