In the end, there were no surprise on the 4 teams qualified for the semi-finals. Chelsea, Man City and Notts County go through as group winners and Arsenal go through as best runner-up with 12 pts ahead of Bristol 11 pts and Liverpool 10 pts.
The main surprise is Chelsea finishing ahead of Arsenal in group 1. The Gunners were ahead by 5 goals prior to the final games and finish 3 goals behind.
If we look group by group, all the WSL 1 teams finished ahead of WSL 2 teams.
Average points scored for the WSL 2 teams : 3.4 pts or 3.8 with Reading’s points
Average points scored for the WSL 1 teams: 11.12
WSL 2 teams that took points of WSL 1 teams :
Doncaster beat Man City 2-1
Bristol and Yeovil drew 0-0
Reading beat Arsenal 2-0