« on: April 27, 2012, 04:57:54 pm »
Since there seems to be a big possibility of ties in the final standings this year, I was wondering how people thought the tiebreaker is interpreted. If 3 or more teams are tied, it seems to be cumulative head-to-head record of the 3 or more teams. Here is what the website says:
The following are tiebreaker procedures for conference tournament seeding.
Note: "Head to Head should be interpreted as the cumulative record of head to head records between all the tied teams. In the case of a tie involving more than two teams, the tiebreaker criteria should be used to remove one team before going back to the original criteria (at the start) and attempting to break the teams that remain tied. For example, when separating Teams A, B and C, which finished tied, the cumulative head to head records should be used. In this case, the tiebreaker criteria may remove one team (Team C for example) from contention. At that point, the process starts over with the applicable tiebreaker criteria when attempting to break the tie between Teams A and B.”
So, if we are just to remove one team and then go back to head-to-head, what would happen in the following situation:
Team A vs. Team B 1 win to 2 wins
Team A vs. Team C 3 wins to 0 wins
Team B vs. Team C 1 win to 2 wins
Team A 4-2
Team B 3-3
Team C 2-4
If we just take the result that the order should be A,B,C then we get a different outcome than if we first take Team A as first place but then compare B and C again. If we do that, C beat B 2 games to 1 thus meaning the order should be A,C,B. Does anyone have a definitve answer on that?