GNAC Tiebreaker for Postseason Tournament Seeding

The following tiebreaker procedure will be used if necessary in determining any seeding positions for the GNAC postseason tournament.

IF TWO TEAMS ARE TIED
a. The best won/loss record in all GNAC games played between the tied teams over the past regular season;

b. If the two teams split their regular season conference series, then compare the won/loss records of the tied teams in GNAC games against all teams with a .750 or better conference-game winning percentage;

c. If the two teams are still tied, then compare the won/loss records of the tied teams in GNAC games against all teams with a .500 or better conference-game winning percentage;

d. If the two teams are still tied, then compare the won/loss records of the tied teams against each conference team, beginning at the top of the standings and proceeding downward until one team gains an advantage (note: during this process, whenever you arrive at another group of teams which are also tied, compare each of the initial tied teams’ cumulative record against the group of secondary tied teams (example: Teams A & B tie for first place, and there are three teams directly behind Teams A & B in the standings with the same records.) Compare the cumulative W-L records for Teams A & B against this group of tied teams.

e. NCAA Performance Indicator* for entire regular season (conference and non-conference games).

IF THREE OR MORE TEAMS ARE TIED

a. Combined head-to-head record among the tied teams.
      1. If there is separation of one or more teams but two or teams remain tied, then procedure (a) will be re-applied among the remaining
          tied teams in order to complete the rank order of all tied teams in the grouping.

b. If the teams are still tied, then compare the won/loss records of the tied teams in GNAC games against all teams with a .750 or better conference-game winning percentage;

c. If the teams are still tied, then compare the won/loss records of the tied teams in GNAC games against all teams with a .500 or better conference-game winning percentage;

d. If the teams are still tied, then compare the won/loss records of the tied teams against each conference team, beginning at the top of the standings and proceeding downward (note: during this process, whenever you arrive at another group of teams which are also tied, compare each of the initial tied teams’ cumulative record against the group of secondary tied teams (example: Teams A & B tie for first place, and there are three teams directly behind Teams A & B in the standings with the same records). Compare the cumulative W-L records for Teams A & B against this group of tied teams.

e. If the teams are still tied, the teams will be ordered highest to lowest based on the NCAA Performance Indicator* for entire regular season (conference and non-conference games).

 

*replicate same formula used by NCAA Regional Advisory Committees.