After starting the season 0-3, the Rapids rallied to win their last 5 games and make into the playoffs as the bottom seed — 6 seasons ago (JAL 10) this exact same thing happened....... And yes, the Rapids went on to win the title.
In the NC Semifinals the Rapids will face the Storm and are favored to win. If they do, they'd play the Waves next in the NC Finals. Many people are predicting the Rapids to prevail out of the NC given the downward trending way the Waves are playing right now.
If the Rapids reach the championship game, their JAL 16 season would certainly be legendary enough (if it's not already) and at that point you would almost have to assume they'd win it all, right?