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MVC Tournament tie-breakers

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  • Published Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 5:05 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 5:33 p.m.

From the MVC office, here are the procedures for breaking ties:

Two-way Ties 1. Records in head-to-head competition are compared, with the higher seed going to the team that has won the most games against the other. 2. If head-to-head competition does not break the tie, the deadlock will be broken by non-conference schedule strength as calculated by The RPI Report on the day before the final day of conference games.  The team with the better non-conference schedule strength will receive the higher seed.

Multiple Ties 1. If three or more teams are tied, regular-season competition among the tied schools shall be pooled into a "mini round-robin."  Teams shall be ranked according to their position in such a round- robin. 2. If head-to-head competition does not break the tie, the deadlock will be broken by non-conference schedule strength as calculated by The RPI Report on the day before the final day of conference games.  The teams will be seeded in order of their non-conference schedule strength.

RPI                   NCSS

32 Wichita St.         66

45 Creighton          109

63 Indiana St.         26

70 Northern Iowa       29

116 Illinois St.       248

149 Evansville         121

166 Drake              111

173 Bradley            342

192 Southern Ill.      289

227 Missouri St.        67

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