(Tiebreaking rules below)
8 TEAMS QUALIFY. BEST RECORD IN EACH DIVISION, PLUS 6 WILD CARDS.
DIVISION WINNERS GET TOP 2 SEEDS REGARDLESS, WILDCARDS GET SEEDED 3-8 BY POINT TOTAL.
#8 PLAYS AT #1 ETC…
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME MOST LIKELY SUNDAY MARCH 12. LOCATION AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED. THIS INFO WILL BE UPDATED AS SOON AS PLANS ARE FINALIZED.
(2 TEAMS TIED)
1. Total Wins
2. Head to Head
(If head to head record is tied, then best margin of victory in head to head games to a maximum margin of 3 goals per game wins this tiebreaker.)
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)
(If head to head record is tied, then the best margin of victory in all head to head games between all of the teams involved in the tie is calculated to a maximum margin of 10 points per game. For this tiebreaker, total combined number of games played vs the other teams involved in the tie by each team in the tie must be the same. Not the # of games against any individual team in the tie but the combined number of games against all of the teams in the tie)
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.)