4th Seed

enonram

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With W&M's loss tonight, the best scenario for VCU to get the 4 seed is for both of us to lose Saturday. That way we end up tied and we split head-to-head. The tie breaker would then go to the #1 seed which would be ODU if we lose to them Saturday. We would be 1-1 against ODU versus W&M being 0-2. Thus we get the 4 seed.

If we both win Saturday, NU goes to the #1 seed. We were 0-2 against NU and I know W&M beat them at least once, so we would get the 5 seed.

Do we play to lose Saturday to and hope W&M loses to UNCW???
 
Of course if we when and W&M loses, we get the 4th seed. I forgot that one.
 
That would create a 3-way tie with VCU, W&M and Drexel if VCU and W&M lose their games and Drexel wins at JMU, does that complicate things at all?
 
I believe we would still get the 4th seed because ODU would win the league and we've beat them at least once whereas Drexel and W&M haven't.
 
Under no circumstances should we ever play to lose, period. If anyone involved with the program endorsed such an idea it should be grounds for immediate dismissal. This would be true no matter who the game was against, but against ODU? Unforgivable.

It doesn't matter what the other teams do or if it means having to play on Friday.
 
If we beat ODU and NU wins, they end up tied. NU holds the tie-breaker over ODU so NU would get the #1 seed. NU in the #1 seed screws VCU, because we are 0-2 against them and all the teams we could end up tied with we have split with and they have at least one win against NU.
 
enonram said:
If we beat ODU and NU wins, they end up tied. NU holds the tie-breaker over ODU so NU would get the #1 seed. NU in the #1 seed screws VCU, because we are 0-2 against them and all the teams we could end up tied with we have split with and they have at least one win against NU.

Tim Perrell from the Times Dispatch told me us winning can't hurt us. ODU and NU would obviously then have tied records...but I was told OUR tie-breaker would be against the teams who have those tied records at the top...not whoever wins their tie-breaker. So we'd be 2-2 v. William & Mary at 1-2.
 
Natty -

I think Tim got it wrong according to the CAA site unless I'm reading it wrong. The league breaks ties at the top first. So they would break the ODU-NU tie for 1st before any others. That goes to their head-to-head and NU won their only game. They would no longer be tied. NU would be #1 and ODU would be #2.

Then when they would get to whoever we might be tied with, they look at head-to-head with all teams involved in the tie for the combined record. We split with both W&M and DU. I'm not sure how the series between W&M and DU went to break a three-way tie. But if it's uneven and they can break the 3-way, then they look at the head-to-head of the remaining two. Again we split, so it goes to how you did vs. #1. NU swept us and we at least earned a split with ODU. So is NU ends up #1, we lose the tie-breaker.
 
enonram said:
If we beat ODU and NU wins, they end up tied. NU holds the tie-breaker over ODU so NU would get the #1 seed. NU in the #1 seed screws VCU, because we are 0-2 against them and all the teams we could end up tied with we have split with and they have at least one win against NU.

you are assuming both will get to the semi-final game which is not a given
anyway if we cannot beat them one out of three games then we don't deserve to be the champion
 
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