By Cindy Luis
Thank you to MPSFvbfan for posting this on an earlier thread.
What I had posted last night was based on something I had been told prior to Saturday's match. It was not completely true.
UH only holds the tiebreaker over UCLA of the teams that could be in the mix (and BYU of course, but that won't come into play), neither would Pepperdine, even if UH wins both).
the best Hawaii could finish is 15-9. USC is done playing for the regular season at 14-10.
outside of BYU 18-4 and Pepperdine 16-6, the next 6 teams have the potential also to finish 14-10 as they have two matches remaining. UCSB & UCI at 14-8, LBS, UH and UCLA at 13-9
of the teams at 13-9/14-10: UCLA holds the tiebreaker over USC on set differential. SC holds the tiebreaker on UH head-to-head.
Long Beach holds the tiebreak on UCLA in set differential, over Hawaii head to head, over SC set differential.
Someone also asked if a coin toss had ever been used. I believe it was 1990, don't remember who UH was tied with but coin toss done over the phone. UH lost it. really good team, went 12-4 in the WIVA as it was called. if you remember, the league has gone through many changes, from its name WCVC, CIVA, WIVA, MPSF. two divisions, to playoff format where at one point the top team got a first round bye.
Anyway, From MPSF regulations, courtesy mpsfvbfan:
Ties affecting the selection or seeding for the MPSF Championship Tournament shall be broken by applying the following procedures in the order presented:
The tie shall be considered broken as soon as one procedure produces a difference between or among the
If a multiple tie has been broken and two or more teams remain tied the tiebreaker will revert back to #A:
head-to-head record comparison, then down the tiebreaker procedure until the remaining tie is broken.
If two or more teams remain tied, the process shall begin again with head-to-head and on down the list until
all ties are broken. (5/01).
A. Head-to-head record in MPSF match play between tied teams.
B. Highest percentage of MPSF sets won in the matches played between tied teams.
C. Points scored divided by points allowed in MPSF matches between tied teams.
D. Percentage of sets won in all MPSF matches.
E. Total points scored in all MPSF matches divided by total points allowed in all MPSF matches.
F. Coin toss.