Up the scale promotion was the primery concern, but there was no real fight. River Plate finished confidently first, 6 points ahead of the closest pursuer La Luz. La Luz is amuzing club, thanks to its name: of course, it is undestood to mean 'light', but the club is named after the electric light bulb hanging over the table of the founders. The name did not help, though. As a whole, River Plate had no competition – their combined 2-season record left the next best 22 points behind! The totals mattered only for relegation, yet, the second division hardly had consistently strong candidates for top flight: Rampla Juniors, having the second best 2-year record, finished 6th in 1978. Mid-table, but in 10-team league 6th place is also the bottom half. But the troubles of others were not River Plate's concern.
River Plate up, so who went down? Liverpool finished last in First Division. 4 points behind the lucky 11th – Bella Vista. Obvious outsiders from the start, they won only 3 matches, tied 7, and lost 12. No combined 2-season record in First Division.