(Tiebreaking rules below)
TOP 3 TEAMS QUALIFY
3rd Place team plays at 2nd place team in Round 1
Winner of 1st Round Game Plays at home of 1st Place Team In Championship Game
Please Note: No Neutral Court for Championship Game. 1st place team gets this game at home as a reward for winning the regular season.
CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH WILL TAKE PLACE ON EITHER THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2024 OR SUNDAY FEBRURY 25, 2024
FINAL DATE DETERMINATION WILL BE AT COMMISSIONER'S DISCRETION
BOTH DATES MUST BE HELD OPEN BY ALL TEAMS!!!!
(2 TEAMS TIED)
1. HEAD TO HEAD (MATCHES, THEN GAMES, THEN POINTS).
2. STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE
(the team that achieved their win/loss record against the schedule with the highest combined winning pct of all of their opponents, meaning the team that played the hardest schedule, wins this tie-breaker.)
3. STRENGTH OF VICTORY
(the team that achieved their win total against opponents with the highest combined winning pct.)
4. RECORD VS PLAYOFF TEAMS BY PCT (unless both undefeated, then most wins vs playoff teams, then best games record vs playoff teams).
5. PLAY-IN MATCH FOR LAST PLAYOFF SPOT, COIN TOSS FOR SEEDING.
(3 OR MORE TEAMS TIED)
1. HEAD TO HEAD (RECORD OF ALL TIED TEAMS IN HEAD TO HEAD--FIRST MATCHES, THEN GAMES, THEN POINTS. IF # OF MATCHES PLAYED IS NOT EQUAL FIRST MATCH WINNING PCT THEN GAME WINNING PCT ONLY IN THE MATCHES BETWEEN THE TIED TEAMS).
STEPS 2-5 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.)