Men’s Basketball Tie-Breaker & Tournament Seeding Procedures
A. Head-to-head competition
B. Division Record (10 games) (For the purpose of determining the Divisional Champion ONLY)
C. Winning percentage* vs. ranked conference teams
(top to bottom, regardless of division, vs. common opponents regardless of the number of times played)
D. Coin flip
*Winning percentage is used instead of record because of situations where teams do not play each other the same number of times. Therefore, a team that is 1-0 (1.000) would win the tiebreaker over a team that is 1-1 (.500).
For multiple team ties:
1. Total won-lost record of games played among the tied teams
2. Two-team tie-breaker procedure goes into effect (refer to A).
Once a three-team tie has been reduced to two teams, the two-team tiebreaker will go into effect.
TOURNAMENT SEEDING – MEN
Seeding for the men’s tournament will be based on overall conference record. Teams will be seeding 1 through 12. Teams seeded 1 and 2, shall earn preliminary (first and second round) and quarterfinal round byes and advance to the semi-final round; teams seeded 3 and 4, shall earn first and second round byes and advance to the quarterfinal round. Teams seeded 5-12 will participate in the first round games on their respective campuses. [revised and adopted 8/2011]