TIE BREAKER CRITERIA

Note:  The Commissioner, in consultation with the Sport Chair,
is responsible for applying and interpreting all tiebreaker criteria.
 


Basketball *
(in descending order)

                                    i.  Head to Head Competition

                                    ii. Record vs. AMCC teams in descending order

iii. Overall conference road record

iv.  Coin toss to be conducted by the Commissioner.
 


Soccer *
(in descending order)

                                    i.  Head to Head Competition

                                    ii. Record vs. AMCC teams in descending order

iii. Overall conference goal differential

(maximum of four per game)

iv. Fewest conference goals allowed 

v. Coin toss to be conducted by the Commissioner.             
 


Volleyball *
(in descending order)

                                    i. Head to Head Competition

                                    ii. Record vs. AMCC teams in descending order

iii. Point differential between tied teams in head-to-head competition

iv. Coin toss to be conducted by the Commissioner.
 


Baseball *
(in descending order)

                                    i. Head to head competition

                                    ii. Record vs. AMCC teams in descending order

iii. Total run differential between tied teams in head to head competition, limited to 10 runs per contest.

iv.  Coin toss to be conducted by the Commissioner.
 


Softball *
(in descending order)

                                    i. Head to head competition

                                    ii. Record vs. AMCC teams in descending order

iii. Total run differential between tied teams in head to head competition, limited to 8 runs per contest.

iv.  Coin toss to be conducted by the Commissioner.
 


* In the event that 3 or more teams are tied for any place in the standings, the following tiebreaker procedure shall apply to all sports: 

a.   Begin by evaluating the 3 or more teams among each other in each category of criteria.

b.    When a given criteria results in a clear ranking of a first, second and third place team among the tied teams, the teams shall be seeded in the tournament bracket in that rank order.  For example, three teams are tied for first place in the standings.  Using the criteria of head-to-head competition, Team A is 3-1, Team B is 2-2 and Team C is 1-3.  Team A will get the #1 seed, Team B the #2 seed, and Team C the #3 seed.

c.    When a given criteria results in a clear ranking of one (or more) teams above or below two (or more) tied teams, the teams clearly above or below shall be slotted accordingly, and evaluation of the remaining tied teams shall revert to the criteria for a tie for that particular place.  For example, four teams are tied for first in the standings.  Using the criteria of goal differential, Team A is +10, Team B and Team C are both +8, and Team D is +7.  Team A will get the #1 seed and Team D will get the #4 seed.  Team B and Team C will then be evaluated as if they were in a two-way tie for second place.

               When there are ties for multiple places in the standings, ties shall be
               broken from the top place down.