We have one game remaining in our regular season. In our playoff format, we take 3 division winners and 1 wildcard team to our 4 team playoff format.
There is a pretty good chance that we will actually have 7 different teams tied for the Wildcard spot with an overall record of 7-7.
Our Wildcard Playoff Rule tiebreaker system is worded like this:
1) Overall Record, if still tied, then . . .
2) Head to Head Record, if still tied, then . . .
3) Division Record, if still tied, then . . .
4) Total Points Scored during Season
My question to you all is how to apply the #2 item in the list.
When 2 teams are tied, it is pretty simple, you just compare how they fared against each other during the season.
With the possibility of 7 teams tied, it seems reasonable that the #2 tiebreaker decision would be administered as follows:
Determine each candidate teams composite “head to head” record against the other 6 teams that are tied, and then the team with the best winning percentage from that analysis is declared to have the best head to head record. If a subset of the 7 teams has identical best H2H records, then only those teams would have tiebreaker #3 applied.
Are there other ways to apply the “head to head” tiebreaker ?