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Tie-Breakers Overview
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Below are the available tie-breakers to choose from:

  • Goals/Points/Runs/Sets Allowed - The total of a team's score. The higher total wins.

  • Goals/Points/Runs/Sets Differential - Determines the difference between a team's score vs. their opponents. The largest differential wins.

  • Goals/Points/Runs/Sets Scored. The total of a team's score. The higher total wins.

  • Head-to-head - When three teams are tied, head-to-head is based on the record or points against the teams they are tied with. The next tiebreaker method will be used if all teams have an identical record. This tiebreaker is ignored if the teams do not play each other an equal number of times.

  • Head-to-head Two Teams Only - When two teams are tied instead of three. This tie-breaker is ignored when three teams are tied.

  • Points - A specific value is allocated for Win, Loss, and Tie. Typically, 3 points are assigned for a win, 0 points for a loss, and 1 point for a tie.

  • Record - Computed as (Wins + 0.5 * Ties) / (Wins + Ties + Losses).

How do Tie-Breakers Work?

If the first tie-breaker method is ineffective in breaking the tie, the first tie-breaker method is disregarded, and the next tie-breaker method will be applied.

For example:

  • If a head-to-head is the first tie-breaker method, and the teams tie, the tie has not been broken.

  • The teams will move on to the next tie-breaker method. The previous tie-breaker method results will not be considered in any outcomes going forward.

  • If a score differential is the second tie-breaker method, whoever has the largest score differential will be the winner.

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