NOTE: Top four teams in each division qualify for playoffs. When the Championship host team does not finish in the top four, the host will take the place of the fourth place team in their respective division.
x - clinched playoff spot
h - Championship host
If two or more teams are tied, the following criteria will be applied, in order:
When you apply this rule to break a tie you should follow this sequence:
Note: This means that if there is a tie among teams X, Y and Z and criteria “b” is able to determine X as first, Y as second and Z as third, then no further criteria are to be used. The tie is broken.
However, if criteria ‘b’ determines the seeding/ranking of any of the tied teams, then the remaining teams which are still tied will use criteria ‘c’ and so on to determine their seeding/ranking. Do not start at ‘a’ again. Continue through the sequence of criteria using the results of teams x, y, and z for criteria‘d’.
All Championship games will be played at the Championship host facility. The Elite 8 tournament format will be an 8 team, Oregon draw. Bracket 1 (Games 1 & 2) and bracket 2 (Games 3 & 4) may be swapped pending the placement of the host team in the standings. The host has the choice to play Game #3 or Game #4 on day 1.