40 teams, divided into 4 groups of 10 teams each (Groups 1-4) on regional basis.
Each team plays against all the teams from its own group three times - of which at least once home and once away - for a total of 27 games each, over 27 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; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. goals scored in hth matches; 7. away goals in hth matches; 8. play-off (only for deciding promotion and relegation); 9. draw.
Relegation to the league:
4 teams from 2nd Division
Promotion from the league:
1 place of each group: promoted to 2nd Division
Relegation from the league:
8-9 place of each group: possible relegation to Lokale serier *
10 place of each group: relegated to Lokale serier
* - depends on the difference between the number of 2nd Division teams within the group's regional span relegated to each group (0-4) and the number of teams promoted from each group to 2nd Division (1).
Promotion to the league:
8 teams from Lokale serier
Promotion and relegation of II teams:
II teams cannot be promoted.
If any of them finishes on a promotion spot, the next best team in the respective group's final table promotes instead.
II teams are to be relegated regardless of their league position if their first team gets relegated to Denmark Series.
In such case and if the II team is above the relegation zone, the best placed team in the respective group's relegation zone keeps its place in Denmark Series instead.