Seeding/Tiebreaker for GNAC Women's Soccer Championships

Conference standings will be computed on a basis of three points for a win and one point for a tie. The top four teams (based on total points) will advance to the conference postseason tournament.

The following tiebreakers will be used to determine seeding in the conference tournament in the event of a two-way tie:

  • Head to head conference match results between tied teams
  • Aggregate scoring in head to head matches
  • Away goals scored in head to head matches (only if the teams played each other twice)
  • Points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie) against common conference opponents at common sites
    • If Team A and Team B both host Team C, that is considered both a common opponent and a common site even though the host site for Team A and Team B is different. Likewise, if Team C hosts both Team A and Team B at different sites, since Team C is still the host team, it will be considered a common site.
  • Goal differential in all conference games
  • Goals against in all conference games
  • Coin toss

The following tiebreakers will be used to determine seeding in the conference tournament in the event of a tie involving three or more teams:

  • Points gained against teams involved in the tie (note: only applicable if all teams have played each other an identical amount of times)
  • Combined conference winning percentage of the four opponents that each individual team involved in the tie played twice. (Tie counts as half a win. Ex. 28-16-4 record is 30/48 = .625)
    • If Team A played against Teams B, C, D and E twice each, then the combined winning percentage of those four teams in conference games only is the number used for this tiebreaker. Each of the teams involved in the tie are placed in order from highest winning percentage to lowest.
  • Goal differential in all conference games
  • Goals against in all conference games
  • Coin toss

NOTE: If there is separation of one or more teams, but two or more teams remain tied, then restart the tiebreaker process with the teams that remain tied to complete the rank order of all tied teams in the group.