Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

Tie-Breaking Procedures - NACC Volleyball

Updated 08/11/2016

I. Two-way tie
     1. Regular season conference head-to-head result

II. Multiple-team tie (tie involving three or more teams)

  1. Teams are views as a "mini-conference" when comparing head-to-head results
    a.  The team with the best conference record (as determined by winning percentage) versus the other teams in the mini-conference gains the advantage. If only two teams have the same best winning percentage in the mini-conference, the higher seed goes to the team winning the head-to-head result. To seed the remaining team(s) in this mini-conference, proceed to step 'b' below. If three or more (but not all) teams have the same best winning percentage in the original mini-conference, than those tied teams create a new mini-conference and follow the same procedures as at the beginning of this step (a). If all teams in the mini-conference have the same mini-conference record, proceed to criteria No. 2 below
    b. After the top team in a mini-conference is determined, the next team is ranked by its record in the original mini-conference. If there are any remaining teams tied by their record in the mini-conference, then head-to-head results will determine the higher seed. If the teams split, then proceed back to the two-way tie breaking procedure. If there are at least three teams remaining tied by their record in the mini-conference, they would then form a new mini-conference and follow the procedure again at the beginning of criteria 1 (Multiple-Team Tie)
  2. Each team's conference record versus the team or tied teams occupying the highest position in the standings; continue down through the standings until one team gains an advantage
  3. Winning percentage of sets in conference matches (sets won divided by sets played)
  4. Winning percentage of sets in conference matches among tied teams
  5. Winning percentage of sets in conference matches versus the team or tied teams occupying the highest position in the standings; continue down through the standings until one team gains an advantage
  6. Lottery conducted by the NACC office.

 

        I.            Two-way tie

1.       Regular season conference head-to-head result

      II.            Multiple-team tie (tie involving three or more teams)

1.       Teams are views as a "mini-conference" when comparing head-to-head results

a.  The team with the best conference record (as determined by winning percentage) versus the other teams in the mini-conference gains the advantage. If only two teams have the same best winning percentage in the mini-conference, the higher seed goes to the team winning the head-to-head result. To seed the remaining team(s) in this mini-conference, proceed to step 'b' below. If three or more (but not all) teams have the same best winning percentage in the original mini-conference, than those tied teams create a new mini-conference and follow the same procedures as at the beginning of this step (a). If all teams in the mini-conference have the same mini-conference record, proceed to criteria No. 2 below

b. After the top team in a mini-conference is determined, the next team is ranked by its record in the original mini-conference. If there are any remaining teams tied by their record in the mini-conference, then head-to-head results will determine the higher seed. If the teams split, then proceed back to the two-way tie breaking procedure. If there are at least three teams remaining tied by their record in the mini-conference, they would then form a new mini-conference and follow the procedure again at the beginning of criteria 1 (Multiple-Team Tie)

2.       Each team's conference record versus the team or tied teams occupying the highest position in the standings; continue down through the standings until one team gains an advantage

3.       Winning percentage of sets in conference matches (sets won divided by sets played)

4.       Winning percentage of sets in conference matches among tied teams

5.       Winning percentage of sets in conference matches versus the team or tied teams occupying the highest positon in the standings; continue down through the standings until one team gains an advantage

6.       Lottery conducted by the NACC office.