CAA Men's Basketball Tiebreaker Scenarios

CAA Men's Basketball Tiebreaker Scenarios

Below are the potential tiebreaker scenarios for seeding the 2016 CAA Men's Basketball Championship heading into Saturday's final regular-season games.

If Hofstra and UNCW are tied for first at 14-4:  Hofstra and UNCW split head-to-head.  If William & Mary finishes alone in third at 12-6, Hofstra is the #1 seed based on a better record (2-0) than UNCW (1-1) vs. W&M.

If there is a 3-way tie for third at 11-7 between James Madison, Towson and William & Mary and Northeastern finishes in sixth at 9-9, Hofstra is the #1 seed. Both teams have 4-2 records against the teams tied for third place, but Hofstra has a better record (2-0) than UNCW (1-1) vs. Northeastern.

If there is a 3-way tie for third at 11-7 between James Madison, Towson and William & Mary and a 2-way tie for sixth between Northeastern and College of Charleston at 8-10, then the tie for first place will be broken by the team with the highest RPI in the report issued by the NCAA on Sunday, Feb. 28. Both teams have 4-2 records against the teams tied for third place, 3-1 records against the two teams tied for sixth place, and are undefeated against the teams in eighth, ninth and 10th place.

If Hofstra and UNCW are tied for first at 13-5: Hofstra and UNCW split head-to-head. Hofstra is the #1 seed based on its 2-0 record against Towson and 2-0 record against William & Mary no matter whether Towson and William & Mary finish tied for third or if Towson is alone in third. UNCW would be 0-2 against Towson and 1-1 against W&M.

If Towson and William & Mary are tied for third at 12-6: Towson is the #3 seed based on their 2-0 head-to-head record against W&M.

If James Madison, Towson and William & Mary are tied for third at 11-7: Towson is the #3 seed based on its 3-1 record against the JMU and W&M. JMU is the #4 seed based on a 2-2 record vs. the tied teams and William & Mary is the #5 seed based on a 1-3 record.

If James Madison and William & Mary are tied for fourth at 11-7: James Madison and William & Mary split head-to-head.  JMU would be the #4 seed based on a better record (2-0) than W&M (0-2) vs. #1 seed Hofstra.

If College of Charleston and Northeastern are tied for sixth at 9-9 or 8-10: Charleston and Northeastern split head-to-head. If UNCW is the #1 seed, Northeastern is the #6 seed based on a better record (1-1) than CofC (0-2) vs. UNCW. If Hofstra is the #1 seed, College of Charleston is the #6 seed based on a better record (2-0 or 1-1) than Northeastern (0-2) vs. Hofstra.

Elon has clinched the #8 seed.

Drexel has clinched the #9 seed and Delaware has clinched the #10 seed. If Drexel and Delaware are tied at 3-15, the teams split head-to-head but Drexel gets the higher seed based on its win over William & Mary.