The league was named Nationalliga B until when it was restructured and changed to the "Challenge League. During the Nationalliga B era, the top clubs were "promoted" into a round robin playoff with the lowest teams in the Nationalliga A to determine promotion and relegation.
From to , the second placed team entered a two-legged playoff against the 9th placed team in the Super League, with the winner playing in the higher division next season.
In , with the creation of the 1. FC Sion were not awarded a license for the season resulted in an extra team being promoted.
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All remaining teams were placed in one of three regional leagues, as follows:. The Top League Challenge Series was introduced as a post-season competition for the leading teams from these three regional leagues to win promotion to the Top League for the following season.
Between —04 and —17, the Top League Challenge Series consisted of two divisions — the Challenge 1 and the Challenge 2 series.
The three teams that won the regional leagues progressed to the Challenge 1 series, while the runners-up progressed to the Challenge 2 series.
In both divisions, teams played in a round-robin format to determine the final standings. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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