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TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES

| Baseball & Softball | Soccer | Volleyball | Men's Basketball | Women's Basketball | Scenarios |

 

Baseball & Softball

1. Head to Head
2. Each team's record vs. the team occupying the highest position in the final regular season standings (or in the case of a tie for the championship, the next highest position in the regular season standings) continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.
    -When arriving at another pair of tied teams while comparing records, use each team's record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to their own tie-breaking procedures), rather than the performance against the individual tied teams.
3. Head to head runs scored to run allowed, with the largest differential per game being 8 runs
4. Run differential against the rest of the LMC
5. Coin flip

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Soccer

1. Head to head
2. Each team's record vs. the team occupying the highest position in the final regular season standings (or in the case of a tie for the championship, the next highest position in the regular season standings) continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.
    -When arriving at another pair of tied teams while comparing records, use each team's record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to their own tie-breaking procedures), rather than the performance against the individual tied teams.
3. Total conference season goal differential
4. Coin flip

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Volleyball

1. Head to head match play
2. Each team's record vs. the team occupying the highest position in the final regular season standings (or in the case of a tie for the championship, the next highest position in the regular season standings) continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.
    -When arriving at another pair of tied teams while comparing records, use each team's record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to their own tie-breaking procedures), rather than the performance against the individual tied teams.
3. Total percentage of games won to games played
4. Head to head game results
5. Coin flip

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Men's Basketball

1. Head to head
2. Each team's record vs. the team occupying the highest position in the final regular season standings (or in the case of a tie for the championship, the next highest position in the regular season standings) continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.
    -When arriving at another pair of tied teams while comparing records, use each team's record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to their own tie-breaking procedures), rather than the performance against the individual tied teams.
3. Road record in all LMC contests
4. Road record vs. first place team, second place team, etc.
5. Coin flip

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Women's Basketball

1. Head to head
2. Each team's record vs. the team occupying the highest position in the final regular season standings (or in the case of a tie for the championship, the next highest position in the regular season standings) continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.
    -When arriving at another pair of tied teams while comparing records, use each team's record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to their own tie-breaking procedures), rather than the performance against the individual tied teams.
3. Differential between LMC offensive and defensive average (scoring margin)
4. Coin flip

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Tie-Breaking Scenarios

Records among each other

Example 1 Two teams tied for first A: 1-1
  Split head to head B: 1-1
  Each team only has one loss  
     
Example 2 Three teams tied for first A: 1-1
  Split head to head B: 1-1
  Only losses are to each other C: 1-1
     
Example 3 Two teams are tied J: 2-0
  Each team has the same number of defeats K: 0-2
  Team J defeated Team K twice  
  Team J gets higher seed  
     
Example 4 Three teams are tied G: 3-1
  Records among each other as shown H: 2-2
  G seeded 1, H seeded 2, I seeded 3 I: 1-3
     
Example 5 Two teams tied for first A: 1-1
  Split head to head B: 1-1
  Both beat Team C (third place twice)  
  Team A lost of Team D (fourth place) once  
  Team B defeated Team D twice  
  Team B is seeded 1  
     
Example 6 Two teams tied in middle of standings S: 1-1
  Split head to head T: 1-1
  Both lost twice to first place team  
  S split with second* place team  
  T lost twice with second* place team  
  S gets higher seed  
  *Second place is only an example. If teams S & T show the same outcome against the second place team, continue with third place, and so on until a different outcome occurs.
     
Example 7 Two teams tied in middle of standings A: 1-1
  Split head to head B: 1-1
  After comparing against all places, no differences occur (as shown),  
     
Example 8 Three teams tied for first A: 4-0
  Records against each other separate A B: 1-3
  Team A gets seed 1 C: 1-3
  B & C split head to head  
  Both beat Team D (fourth place)  
  B split with E (fifth place), C defeated E twice
  C is seeded 2, B is seeded 3  
     
Example 9 Three teams tied P: 4-0
  Records against each other separates P Q: 1-3
  Team P gets higher seed R: 1-3
  Q & R split head to head  
  Beginning with the highest place, compare outcomes of how Q and R did
       (for instance, Q beat G twice, R split: Q gets higher seed)
  Assigned seed accordingly (if no difference is found, flip coin)  
     
Example 10 Three teams tied U: 2-2
  Records among each other are same V: 2-2
  Beginning with highest place, compare outcomes W: 2-2
  As soon as difference is found, seed for one of schools is determined;
    continue at same point in standings using only two schools
     
  *If U lost twice to H, V, & W split with H, U gets lowest seed, continue with V & W
  *If W beat I twice, U & V split, W gets highest seed, continue with U & V
  *If V beat B once, U split, W lost twice, V gets high, U middle, W lowest
     
Example 11 Two groups of ties exist within standings.  
  Each groups is broken independently using each team's (or group of teams) standing (not seed). In other words, after one groups is broken, you do not use their newly acquired seed when breaking the second group.

B & C split head to head
B defeated A twice, C lost to A twice
Team B gets second seed

E & F split head to head
E & F lost to A twice
E defeated B once and C twice (3-1)
F defeated B twice and lost to C twice (2-2)
E gets higher seed

Conference
Standings
 A: 16-2
 B: 14-4
 C: 14-4
 D: 10-8
 E: 8-10
 F: 8-10
 G: 7-11
 H: 3-15
 I: 1-17

     

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