Tiebreaker Rules For ACC Tournament Seedings
There shall be a single elimination basketball tournament held under the direction of the Committee on Men's Basketball and the winner shall be the Conference Champion. Seeding for the Basketball Championship will be determined by the regular season Conference standings. In case of a tie, the following formula will be used:
I. When two teams are tied in the standings, regular season head-to-head results are used as the tiebreaker.
II. If the two tied teams split their regular season games, the tie is broken by comparing each team's records against the team occupying the highest position in the standings, and then continuing down until one team gains an advantage.
III. If three or more teams are tied, the combined record of each team against the other two teams involved is used to break the tie. After this procedure, if two teams remain tied, procedure (2) is followed.
IV. If procedures (2) and/or (3) fail to establish an advantage, a coin flip to break the tie will be conducted by the commissioner after the final regular season game before the Conference Championship.
V. If there is more than one tie in the standings, and when utilizing the tie breaking procedures there are a pair of teams tied, a team's record against the combined tied team is used, rather than performance against the individual tied teams.
VI. If a coin flip is required, the procedure takes place immediately following the conclusion of the last regular season game prior to the Conference Championship. The procedure is administered by the commissioner or a designated assistant. This session is open to the media and to athletics department representatives from the tied teams.