Softball Tiebreakers

first_img10.02.04.06.01      Two-Way Ties. In the case of a two-way tie in the final   standings, position in the tournament bracket shall be determined as follows: (a) If two teams tie for a position, and one (1) team holds a won-loss game advantage in the series against the other regardless of number of games or home/away, that team receives the higher seed.(b) If the two (2) tied teams split their games during the regular season, or if they did not play one another, then the tied teams’ won-loss record against all other teams each played an equal number of times shall be compared. If one team has an advantage in this comparison, it is awarded the higher seed.(c) If the teams are still tied, a comparison against the highest-positioned team(s) that played both tied teams an equal number of times shall be utilized.(d) If the teams are still tied, a drawing shall be held by the commissioner.10.02.04.05.02      Ties Between Three (3) or More Teams. In the case of a tie between three (3) or more teams in the final standings, position in the tournament bracket shall be determined as follows: (If at any time during this tie-breaking procedure, the number of tied teams is reduced to two, the two-way tiebreaker shall apply).(a) If three or more teams tie for a position, and all tied teams have played one another and equal number of times, the team that holds a won-loss advantage in the games played against the other tied teams shall receive the higher seed.(b) If the tied teams won-loss record was equal during the regular season, or if they did not all play one another and equal number of games, then the tied teams’ won-loss record against all other teams each played an equal number of times shall be compared. If one team has an advantage in this comparison, it is awarded the higher seed.(c) If the teams are still tied, a comparison against the highest-positioned team(s) that played both tied teams an equal number of times shall be utilized.(d) If the teams are still tied, a drawing shall be held by the commissioner. 10.02.04.06    Tournament Seeding.  Seeding, 1 through 8, shall be based upon regular-season winning percentage in Conference competition.  A standard head-to-head tiebreaker shall be used.  Ties shall be broken based upon the following tie-breaker system.  When comparing tied teams against positions higher or lower in the standings that are also tied, these higher or lower tied positions shall be considered a single position for the purpose of comparison. [5/19]last_img

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