Things got a lot clearer in the Top League following Round 14 action.
At the top, Suntory remained unbeaten and need two points from their final game to secure their 4th league title.
Yamaha still have a chance of bagging their first title if Suntory slip up, while Panasonic booked their spot in the All-Japan Championship.
At the bottom, Honda were relegated, while Coca-Cola, Toyota Shokki and Kintetsu Liners will play in the promotion/relegation playoffs.
Round 14 Results
Coca-Cola 33 Toyota Shokki 12
Suntory 48 Toshiba 0
Panasonic 36 Toyota Verblitz 14
NEC 41 Honda 21
Kubota 23 Kobe Steel 16
Canon 26 NTT Comms 15
Yamaha 26 Kintetsu 12
Ricoh 36 Sanix 3
Here are the standings
Kyodo News was at Ajinomoto Stadium to see Suntory win.
They were also on hand to see Honda go down.
NTT Docomo look set to win the automatic promotion spot following their 2nd win in Top Challenge 1.
Meanwhile, Teikyo won an unprecedented 8th university title.
John Gunning from Inside Sport Japan was also at Chichibunomiya to take some great photos for RNJ.