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North Coast Athletic Conference tiebreakers

kenyonThese come directly from the North Coast Athletic Conference office and break down the confusion that is the final week of the season in the NCAC. Since the conference doesn’t play a full round-robin, this messiness has always been possible, but now, in the last week of the last year without a full schedule, it’s come to this, with Ohio Wesleyan, Wittenberg and Kenyon all tied for first at 5-1 entering the weekend.

Assuming OWU, WIT and KEN all finish in a three-way tie at 6-1:
Kenyon wins tiebreaker

If one of the three loses and two win to finish in a two-way tie at 6-1:
OWU and KEN tie at 6-1 – OWU wins tiebreaker
KEN and WIT tie AT 6-1 – WIT wins tiebreaker
OWU AND WIT tie AT 6-1 – WIT wins tiebreaker

All three lose Saturday to tie at 5-2:
OWU, WIT, KEN all tie at 5-2 + Wabash win = four-way tie at 5-2 (And Allegheny beats Hiram) – OWU wins tiebreaker
OWU, WIT, KEN all tie at 5-2 (all three lose on Saturday) + Wabash win = four-way tie at 5-2 (And Allegheny loses to Hiram) – OWU wins tiebreaker
OWU, WIT, KEN all tie at 5-2 (all three lose on Saturday) + Wabash loss (4-3) (And Allegheny beats Hiram) – OWU wins tiebreaker
OWU, WIT, KEN all tie at 5-2 (all three lose on Saturday) + Wabash loss (4-3) (And Allegheny loss to Hiram) – OWU wins tiebreaker

On with the games!

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  • Author comment by bishopsfan1 · November 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    This is absolutely absurd. How can Kenyon lose the tiebreaker in 1 on 1 mathups with OWU and Wittenberg but win it outright if all three tie? Just the loss to OWU should eliminate them without any other discussion. But then add to it they’ve lost 2 other games to make it even more azzinine.

    Someone is somking some of that college weed on this one.

  • Author comment by Pat Coleman · November 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Because your conference presidents agreed to protect their weaker football teams by not forcing everyone to play everyone else. If you don’t play all the other teams in your conference, tiebreakers become really difficult to implement.

  • Author comment by wittfann · November 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I don’t follow, Pat. If the teams played a full round-robin and there was a three-way tie, how would the tiebreak be any easier?

  • Author comment by Pat Coleman · November 9, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Because if they all play each other, there’s a chance someone might win and break the tie before it forms.

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