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NAIA Volleyball Tie-Break Procedures

December 01, 2016

The following procedure is to be used only to determine place in pool play and cannot eliminate a team from competition:

1.) Overall match record
2.) Head-to-head competition
3.) Percentage of sets won of those played among tied teams (total sets won/total sets played).
4.) Percentage of points won in matches played among tied teams (total points won/total points played).
5.) Percentage of total sets won
6.) Percentage of total points won
7.) Coin flip

Second Place Tie

In the situation where there are three teams tied for second place in the pool, the team judged to be superior by the procedure listed above shall be the bye team. The other two teams shalls play one set to 25 points and the winner will play the bye team one set to 25 points. (Two 25 point sets total).

First Place Tie

In the situation where there are three teams tied for first place in the pool, the team judged to be superior by the procedure listed above shall be awarded first place and the first playoff berth. The other teams shall play one 25 point set for the remaining playoff position. An exception to this shall be if a flip of the coin must be used to determine the bye team. In that case, all teams must compete for the playoff positions as follows.:

1.) Team A wins over team B and gains one playoff berth (one set to 25 points)
2.) Team C plays the losing team (B) for the second playoff berth (one set to 25 points)