Tournament Tiebreaker System

 Regular-season standings are the determining factor in setting first-round pairings for the MVC Tournament. For 2016, the league voted to revise the men’s basketball tournament seeding tiebreaker policy to utilize the overall adjusted RPI, as published in The RPI Report on the morning after the final regular-season MVC game.

 Two-way Ties
 1. Records in head-to-head competition are compared, with the higher seed going to the team that has won the most games against the other.
 2. If head-to-head competition does not break the tie, the deadlock will be broken using the overall adjusted RPI, as published in The RPI Report on the morning after the final regular-season MVC game. The team with the better overall adjusted RPI will receive the higher seed.

 Multiple Ties
 1. If three or more teams are tied, regular-season competition among the tied schools shall be pooled into a “mini round-robin.” Teams shall be ranked according to their position in such a round- robin.
 2. If head-to-head competition does not break the tie, the deadlock will be broken using the overall adjusted RPI, as published in The RPI Report on the morning after the final regular-season MVC game. The teams will be seeded in order of their overall adjusted RPI.