OVC Tie Breaker system


In the event of a tie for the OVC Championship, the following procedures will be used to break all ties and to determine the league’s NCAA playoff representative.TWO-WAY TIES
1.) A two-way tie shall exist only if the tied teams have the same number of losses.
2.) Should two teams have the same number of losses, and the two teams played each other during the regular season, the winner of the head-to-head contest shall be the league’s postseason representative.
3.) If the two tied teams have the same number of losses, but did not play each other during the regular season, the following procedure shall be utilized to break the tie:
a.) A comparison of each team’s headto-head record against the team occupying the highest position in the regular-season standings that each team has played. If one team won its game against that team, the winning team shall be declared the representative.
b.) Should the procedure outlined in Item a. fail to break the tie, the process will continue to the next-place team and beyond until the tie is broken.
c.) When arriving at another group of tied teams, composite records between the tying teams shall be utilized to determine if one of the tied teams has won more games against the group of tied teams.
4.) If the procedures described previously fail to break the tie, the representative shall be determined by a coin flip.

MULTIPLE TIES
1.) A multiple tie (three or more teams) shall exist only if the tied teams have the same number of losses.
2.) If all of the teams involved in the multiple tie played each other during the regular season, then the composite records among the tied teams shall be compared to break the tie.
3.) If the process outlined in Step 2 reduces the tie to a tie among two teams, the two-team tiebreaker formula shall then be utilized.
4.) If not all of the tied teams played each other during the regular season, or if step 2 does not break or reduce the tie, the following procedure shall be utilized:
a.) A comparison of each of the tied teams’ head-to-head record against the team occupying the highest position in the regularseason standings that each team has played. If one team won its game against that team, the winning team shall be declared the representative.
b.) Should the procedure outlined in Item a. fail to break the tie, the process will continue to the next-place team and beyond until the tie is broken.
c.) When arriving at another group of tied teams, composite records between the tying teams shall be utilized to determine if one of the tied teams has won more games against the group of tied teams.
5.) If the procedures described previously fail to break the tie, the representative shall be determined by a blind drawing.

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