Thursday, March 03, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Women's Basketball Tiebreaking Procedures
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TIEBREAKING PROCEDURES
To determine seedings for the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament, in the event of a tie for any position within the standings, ties shall be broken as follows:
1. Winner of head-to-head competition;
2. If three or more teams are tied, regular-season competition among the tied teams shall be pooled into a “mini round-robin.” Teams shall be ranked according to their position in such a round-robin.
For example, Teams A, B and C have identical conference marks. Team A is 2-0 vs. Team B and 1-1 vs. Team C for a 3-1 composite record in the round-robin. Team B is 0-2 vs. Team A and 1-1 vs. Team C for a 1-3 composite record. Team C is 1-1 vs. Team A and 1-1 vs. Team B for a 2-2 composite record. In this scenario, Team A is the highest seed amon the tied teams because of its 3-1 record in the round-robin among tied teams. Team C is the second-highest seed amon the tied teams because of its 2-2 composite round-robin record. Team B is the third seed because it finished 1-3 among the three tied teams.
3. Power rating using MVC games:
4. The most recently available NCAA RPI ranking.