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Re: FB: USA South Athletic Conference
« Reply #11700 on: November 03, 2018, 07:28:03 pm »
Congrats to Maryville. Glad we could help.  ::)

Very convincing way to help!

Back to Berry again?
It's hard to say. There are other options that are within 500 miles of Maryville that would avoid the rematch but they are pretty limited as far as what they can do with Berry.

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Re: FB: USA South Athletic Conference
« Reply #11701 on: November 04, 2018, 09:30:40 am »
Sorry--jumped the gun a little. Yes, share. No, AQ on Saturday.


Jumping in the way back machine to 2012, MC was in a 3 way tie with CNU and Ferrum. Maryville beat Ferrum and Methodist beat CNU on the last week of the season. CNU beat Maryville a couple weeks before.  The tie was at 5-2 in USAC play. CNU got the tie breaker and the AQ. 

Ferrum ended up 7-3 and both Maryville and CNU were 6-4, but CNU finished 6-5 after a 1st Round at Mt. Union.

This tells me 2 things: 1) overall record doesn't mean anything and 2) longest absenteeism from the playoff wouldn't matter (Maryville would have been AQ that year I believe in that situation).
Well, you are describing a 5-2 three-way tie.  I was describing a 6-1 three-way tie.   When there is a second conference loss there is a tie-breaker for results against other teams.  In a one-loss scenario, this can't happen.  There was a 4-way tie among two-loss teams in the ODAC in 2014 so I know how the other teams fared applied in that situation.  Once two were eliminated, then it was head-to-head among the remaining two.

I see your point, hasa.

I looked at the archives on CNU's website. They beat both MC and Ferrum that year so had the h2h on both schools. They lost to LaGrange and Methodist that year.
Yeah, the really tough one is a three-way tie among one-loss teams where A beat B, B beat C and C beat A.

Congratulations to the Scots!  I will be watching with interest to see where they're paired in the playoffs.

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Re: FB: USA South Athletic Conference
« Reply #11702 on: November 11, 2018, 09:41:39 am »
is there any chance Averett makes the 32 team playoffs as an at large?  I realize itís slim but itís a fairly impressive season with their only losses coming to two conference champions

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Re: FB: USA South Athletic Conference
« Reply #11703 on: November 11, 2018, 12:34:25 pm »
is there any chance Averett makes the 32 team playoffs as an at large?  I realize itís slim but itís a fairly impressive season with their only losses coming to two conference champions

No, no chance. Averett's strength of schedule is below .500 and no two-loss team has ever gotten an at-large with an SOS of lower than about .550.
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Re: FB: USA South Athletic Conference
« Reply #11704 on: November 11, 2018, 01:14:21 pm »
is there any chance Averett makes the 32 team playoffs as an at large?  I realize itís slim but itís a fairly impressive season with their only losses coming to two conference champions

No, no chance. Averett's strength of schedule is below .500 and no two-loss team has ever gotten an at-large with an SOS of lower than about .550.

Thank you.  I appreciate you taking time to answer my question.  There are several deserving teams, and a difficult task determining who gets in and/or left out.