Monaghan have secured division one status for at least another year following a 2-14 to 1-17 draw with Meath at Clones.
A draw was sufficient after Mayo suffered a 3-14 to 1-19 defeat against Tyrone leaving Monaghan a point clear of the relegation zone.
An improved second half from the Royal County saw them claim a share of the spoils having trailed by 1-7 to seven points at the break.
After 16 minutes Monaghan were six points clear leading by 1-4 to a point, Micheal Bannigan with the goal for the Farney men in the seventh minute.
The visitors responded well and fought back to reduce the margin to three points at the short whistle.
10 minutes into the second half Meath opened up a two-point lead when Bryan Menton scored a goal.
Conor McManus responded with two successive scores to restore parity once more.
11 minutes later McManus scored the hosts’ second goal of the day and Seamus McEnaney’s men appeared to be headed for victory having held a four-point cushion at this point.
Andy McEntee’s side made a late rally and reduced the margin to two points heading into injury time.
Conor McManus then added another score for Monaghan before Jordan Morris replied with three successive points to salvage a draw which was enough for Monaghan to stay up.