(Tiebreaking rules below)
8 TEAMS QUALIFY. BEST RECORD IN EACH DIVISION, PLUS 5 WILD CARDS.
ROUND 1: THE 3 DIVISION WINNERS GET SEEDS 1-3. OTHER 5 TEAMS GET SEEDED BY RECORD. #8 PLAYS AT #1 ETC. (MUST BE COMPLETED BY THURSDAY 5/26)
BRACKETS ARE FOLOWED FOR SEMIS--NO RESEEDING!
WINNER OF 1 VS 8 PLAYS WINNER OF 4 VS 5.
WINNER OF 2 VS 7 PLAYS WINNER OF 3 VS 6
ALL GAMES HOSTED BY HIGHER REMAINING SEED.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TO BE PLAYED AT A NEUTRAL SITE
In the event of a tie after regulation during a playoff match, there shall be a two (2) minute intermission followed by two seven (7) minute overtime periods with a one (1) minute intermission between the overtime periods. Teams will switch sides after the first overtime period. The winner shall be the team with the greater score after both initial overtime periods. If the score remains tied following the initial two overtime periods additional (5) minute GOLDEN GOAL overtime periods and one (1) minute intermissions will be added until a goal is scored.
During overtime, each team shall be allowed 1 timeout for every 2 overtime periods. (ex: 1 timeout for the first and second overtime. Should the game continue, the teams will be allowed 1 timeout for the third and fourth overtime periods, etc.)
(2 TEAMS TIED)
1. Total Wins
2. Head to Head
3. Ties beat Overtime Losses
4. STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE
(the team that achieved their record against the schedule with the highest combined points total of all of their opponents, then if still tied, the highest winning pct of all of their opponents, which ultimately means that the team that played the hardest schedule, wins this tie-breaker.)
5. STRENGTH OF VICTORY
(the team that achieved their win total against opponents with the highest combined winning pct.)
6. Points vs Playoff Teams
7. Points in Conference
8. Coin Toss for Seeding...Play in game for Final Playoff Spot.
(3 OR MORE TEAMS TIED)
1. Total Wins
2. Head to Head (Most points of all tied teams versus each other)
STEPS 3-8 EXACTLY AS ABOVE.
EACH TIE-BREAKING STEP SERVES TO SEPARATE AS MANY TEAMS AS POSSIBLE, WHO WILL THEN BE PLACED IN THE STANDINGS IN THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY FINISH IN THAT TIEBREAKER.
IF SOME TEAMS ARE SEPARATED BY A TIE-BREAKING STEP, BUT OTHERS INVOLVED IN A MULTI-TEAM TIEBREAKER ARE STILL TIED, WE REVERT BACK TO TIE-BREAKER #1 AND REDO ALL TIE BREAKERS IN THE SAME ORDER WITH ONLY THE STATS PERTAINING TO THE TEAMS STILL TIED REMAINING AS PART OF THE EQUATION. (FOR EXAMPLE THE HEAD TO HEAD RECORD IS NOW CALCULATED AMONG ONLY THE TEAMS REMAINING IN A TIE AND NOT AMONG ALL THE TEAMS THAT WERE ORIGINALLY TIED.)