2018-19 South Loudoun House League Tournament Brackets

4th Grade Girls               4th Grade Boys

5th Grade Girls               5th Grade Boys

6th Grade Girls               6th Grade Boys

7th Grade Girls               7th Grade Boys

8th Grade Girls               8th Grade Boys

                                        9th Grade Boys

                                       10th Grade Boys

                                       11th Grade Boys

                                       12th Grade Boys

 

Tournament Seeding and Procedures for breaking ties

Tournament brackets are developed based on the regular season standings.  The team with the best record received the highest "seed" for tournament play.  The SoLo Madness Tournament Bracket is based on a standard format where the highest seed is matched up with the lowest seed.  For quarterfinal matches, the matchups are as follows:  1st Seed vs 8th Seed, 4th Seed vs 5th Seed, 2nd Seed vs 7th Seed and 3rd Seed vs 6th Seed.  The semifinal round would feature the winner of the 1-8 vs winner of 4-5; and the winner of 2-7 playing the winner of 3-6.  The semifinal winners advance to the finals.   If there are more than eight teams in a division, the brackets are expanded to include play-in games, where the 8th Seed plays the 9th Seed, 7th Seed would play the 10th Seed, 6th Seed would play the 11th Seed, and the 5th Seed would play the 12th Seed.  The winner of the play-in games advance to the quarterfinals.  Divisions with less than eight teams follow the same format, with the higher seeds receiving a quarterfinals bye. 

To break ties for tournament seeding purposes, SoLo uses the following procedures:

1. Head to Head record among the teams tied

  • Two teams
    • Team A and Team B are tied with 8-2 records.
      • Team A and Team B played once -  The winner of that game gets the higher seed
      • Team A and Team B played twice – if they split during the regular season, then go to Tiebreaker #2
    • Team A and Team B played three times – The team who won two of the three games in the regular season gets the higher seed
  • Three or more teams
    • Team A, Team B and Team C are tied with 6-4 record
      • Teams played each other twice:
        • All teams finished 2-2 against each other – go to tiebreaker #2
          • Team A is 4-0 vs B/C, Team B is 1-3 vs A/C, Team C is 1-3 vs A/B
            • Team A is highest, Team B/C go to 2-team tiebreaker
          • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Team A is 4-0 vs B/C, Team B is 2-2 vs A/C, Team C is 0-4 vs A/B
            • Team A is highest, Team B is next highest, Team C is last
          • Team A is 3-1 vs B/C, Team B is 2-2 vs A/C, Team C is 1-3 vs A/B
            • Team A is highest, Team B is next highest, Team C is last
      • Teams played each other once:
        • Team A defeated Teams B and C, then Team A received highest seed and Teams B&C would go to the two-team tiebreaker
        • Team A defeated Team B, Team B defeated Team C and Team C defeated Team A, then go to Tiebreaker #2

There will be cases where head to head won’t break the tie.  We then move to Tiebreaker #2

2.  Strength of victory against non-common opponents  (a.k.a. “Power Points”)

  • Power Points are calculated based on the number of teams in the division.  You receive an inverse number of power points based on the standings at the regular season.   You receive one power point for defeating the last place team, two power points for defeating the second to last place team, and so on, up to the first place team.   For example, in a Six Team division, here is the power point system works:
  • 6 points for defeating team in first place
  • 5 points for defeating team in second place
  • 4 points for defeating team in third place
  • 3 points for defeating team in fourth place
  • 2 points for defeating team in fifth place
  • 1 point for defeating team in sixth place
  • Example 1:  Team A 8-2, Team B 6-4, Team C 6-4,  Team D 5-5, Team E 4-6, Team F 1-9
    • Team B:  Defeated: A, C, D, E, F, F
      • Power Points:  6+3+2+1+1 = 13  (exclude the common game vs Team C)
    • Team C:  Defeated: B, D, D, E, E, F​​​​​
      • Power Points:  3+3+2+2+1 = 11  (exclude the common game vs Team D)
  • Example 2:  Team A  9-1, Team B 5-5, Team C 5-5, Team D 5-5, Team E 4-6, Team F 2-8
    • Team B:  Defeated: A, C, D, E, F
      • Power Points:  6+2+1 = 9  (exclude the common games vs Team C and D)
    • Team C:  Defeated :  B, D, E, E, F\
      • Power Points:  2+2+1 = 5 (exclude the common games vs Team B and D)
    • Team D:  Defeated:  B, C, E, F, F
      • Power Points:  2+1+1 = 4 (exclude the common games vs Team B and C)

               There will be cases where the power point calculations won’t break the tie.  We then move to Tiebreaker #3

3.  Coin flip (2 teams) or random draw (3+ teams)

  • In the case of two teams, flip a coin – one team heads, other tails, winner gets higher seed
  • In the case of three or more teams, all team names go into a hat – first team pulled gets highest seed, next team gets the next seed, and the last team out of the hat gets the last seed among the tied teams: