7-A Play-in Games Shaping Up

October 24, 2016

This Friday's games will determine the match-ups for next week's 7-A play-in games. Lincoln County and other "B" teams will be at home.

Here's our take on the top of each subregion, based on the rules below that Coach Kevin Banks provided us.

For 7-A subregion B

- If LC wins, LC hosts subregion A #1 seed for region title. LC and W-W would be tied if W-W beats Warren, with LC getting nod due to head-to-head.
- If Aquinas wins and W-W wins, W-W hosts A #1 for region title. W-W gets title game since it beat Aquinas. LC third and host A #3.
- If Aquinas wins and W-W loses, Aquinas hosts A #1 for region title. LC hosts A #2 since it beat W-W.


For 7-A subregion A

- If Tattnall beats Stratford, Tattnall is A #1, Twiggs is A #2 and Stratford A #3.
- If Stratford beats Tattnall and Twiggs loses, Stratford is A #1 due to its win over Tattnall.
- If Stratford beats Tattnall and Twiggs wins, there's a 3-way tie between Tattnall, Stratford, and Twiggs. Power rankings may be used to decide the seedings, and Twiggs may have the advantage there.

These are the rules for breaking ties within a subregion:

1. Head to head

2. In the case of a three –way tie: follow this sequence to break the tie:

A. If one of the 3 teams that is tied defeated the other 2 teams in the tie, then that team is the higher seed and the other 2 teams revert back to head – to – head.

B. If the 3 teams defeated each other (A defeated B, B defeated C, and C defeated A) --- then check their record against the next highest seed in the sub-region. For example, if the tie is for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, then check the record of each of the 3 teams against the 4th place team. IF one of the teams lost to the 4th place team, then they are eliminated from the tie, and the other 2 spots are determined by head to head. IF 2 teams lost to the 4th place team, then the team that defeated the 4th place team is the higher seed, and the other 2 are determined by head to head. IF all 3 teams in the tie defeated the 4th place team, then move to the same procedure against the 5th place team, and then again to the 6th place team if necessary.

C. If B above does not resolve the tie, the power ranking points, not the rank, will be used to determine the seeding. Steve Simpson (GMC) will be paid $100 to determine the power ranking points after the October 28th game so that schools will know their power ranking points that weekend so that the tie can be broken and so that they can start preparing for the November 3 game rather than wait until the GHSA power ranking numbers are posted on Tuesday.

D. If C above does not resolve the tie, then move to overall winning % vs. Class A opponents. The team with the highest win % vs. Class A is considered the higher seed. The other 2 teams revert back to head to head.

E. If D above doesn’t resolve the tie, then move to a coin flip. The odd man out is considered the lower seed, and the other 2 seeds are determined by head to head once one of the teams has been eliminated by the coin flip.