Sizing up the SEC Standings
Since we are heading into the last three weeks of SEC regular season play, and most everyone is scoreboard watching and sizing up the SEC standings and seedings to see who is inline for a trip to Hoover and the SEC Tournament, I thought I would share the official SEC seeding information. This was found on the SEC Official site. And unless the rules have changed from last year, you can use this to prognosticate things. Or you could Tweet Joe Dier and he can most likely walk you through it.
The two division champions shall be automatically seeded number one and number two based on winning percentage in conference competition. The rest shall be seeded numbers 3 through 12 based on winning percentage without regard to division. Ties will be broken in the following manner:
Two Team Tie
A. Win-loss results of head-to-head competition between the two tied teams.
B. If two-teams are divisional opponents: (1) Win-loss percentage within their division (over the 15-game SEC division schedule). (2) Win-loss percentage of the two teams versus the No. 1 team in their division (and proceeding through the No. 6 team, if necessary).
C. If two teams are not divisional opponents: (1) Win-loss record of the two teams versus the No. 1 seed using common opponents only (and proceeding through the No. 10 seed, if necessary). (2) Coin flip by the Commissioner.
Three Team Tie or More
The following procedure will be used in the following order until the tie is broken: (Note: If the three tied teams have three different records against each other, they shall be seeded in best-percentage order.) Otherwise, once the tie has been reduced to two teams, the two-team tiebreaker procedure will be used.
A. If all three teams are common opponents: Total win-loss percentage of games played among the tied teams.
B. Win-loss percentage of the tied teams versus the No. 1 seed and proceeding through the No. 8 seed, if necessary, using common opponents only.
C. If three or more teams still are tied, the Commissioner will conduct a draw.