New Mexico State hoops

Loading...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

in case you're wondering

Here is the WAC's tiebreakers as you enter the last couple weeks of games. I'll write something on this for the paper next week after Nevada and NMSU have played the same amount of games. It's a bit long but check it out


14. Tie-Breaking Principles
a. General Procedures
The following procedures are to be used to determine seeding
for a Conference tournament or to establish the
automatic qualifier to an NCAA Championship subject to any
sport regulation tie-breakers.
[1] Ties for all places in the standings (between two teams
or three or more teams) which can be broken
based upon head-to-head competition are broken before the
implementation of further tie-breaking
procedures.
[2] If more than two teams are tied, the three or more tie-
breaking procedures shall be implemented. If
only two teams are tied, the two-team tie-breaking
procedures shall be implemented.
[3] In the case of ties for more than one place, the first
tie broken is that of the highest place (i.e., first
place, second place, etc.) and continue downward through the
standings.
[4] If the tie is for first place and cannot be broken by a
head-to-head results, compare the tied teams’
winning percentage against the next highest finishing team
and continue through the standings. The team
with the best winning percentage against the next highest-
finishing team or group of tied teams advances.
If the tie is for any position other than first place, the
comparison shall begin at the top of the standings.
[5] Once a tied team has been placed in a position/seed,
that team shall be included in all further comparisons
of other tied teams from the position/seed in which it has
been placed.
b. Tie-Breaking Procedures
[1] Two-Way Tie:
[i] The winner of the head-to-head competition is the higher
seed.
[ii] If the tie is for first place, compare the tied teams’
records against the next highest finishing team
and continue through the standings. The team with the best
record/winning percentage against the
next highest finishing team or group of tied teams advances.
If the tie is for any position other than
first place, the comparison shall begin at the top of the
standings.
General Sport Regulations
45
Sport
Regulations
[iii] If a tie still remains, the Conference office shall
conduct a draw. The drawn team shall receive the
higher seed.
[iv] Men and Women’s Basketball Only. If a tie still
remains, the institution with the highest RPI following
the conclusion of the WAC’s regular season shall receive the
higher seed (replaces iii above).
The official NCAA RPI shall be used, if available. If not,
CollegeRPI.com shall be used. [5/06]
[2] Three or More-Way Tie. Once a tie has been reduced to
two teams, the two-team tie-breaker is
implemented.
[i] Compare the records of the tied teams against each
other. The team(s) with the best record(s)
versus the other tied teams receives the higher seed or
advances to the next tie-breaker; the team
with the next best record versus the other tied teams
receives the next highest seed or advances to
the next tie breaker, etc.
[ii] If the tie is for first place, compare the tied teams’
records against the next highest finishing team
and continue through the standings. The team with the best
record against the next highest-finishing
team or group of tied teams advances. If the tie is for any
position other than first place the comparison
shall begin at the top of the standings.
[iii] If a tie still remains, the Conference office shall
conduct a draw. The first team drawn shall receive
the higher seed, the second team drawn shall receive the
next highest seed, etc.
[iv] Men and Women’s Basketball Only. If a tie still
remains, the institution with the highest RPI following
the conclusion of the WAC’s regular season shall receive the
higher seed (replaces iii above).
The official NCAA RPI shall be used, if available. If not,
CollegeRPI.com shall be used.

7 comments:

Tony Stubblefield said...

Why don't you post this when it's actually relevant; say if NMSU comes into a tie breaking scenario ... right now; who cares?

Anonymous said...

Some possible scenarios would help.

Anonymous said...

Can you decipher this code in plain English please?

Anonymous said...

JG, I was reading your blog about the UCLA game for next year. Last I remember is that they played UCLA on the road the last time. Does that mean that they will play UCLA at home next year?

Anonymous said...

So we basically lose tiebreaks to both Nevada and Boise State (even if we beat them on Monday) because they both beat Utah St and we did not.

That game on Monday night is HUGE!!! We have to win it to avoid Utah St until the finals.

Anonymous said...

I dont see us making it past the semis. Nevada beat Utah St. pretty good and although we beat Nevada I dont think the team can handle the atmosphere there during the tournament. Last year we had a great atmosphere and we beat them in a good game, dont think that will happen this year in Reno

Anonymous said...

At this point, it doesn't matter if we have to play Utah St. in the semis. They are down right now. What scares me is the first round game. I hope we dont draw La Tech who is very hot right now and is very capable of beating anyone in the conference. Idaho scares me as well.