How are tiebreakers determined in playoff seeding?

Playoff seeding ties are broken in the following order:

  1. Head to head. Did the teams play each other? Whoever won head to head would become the higher seeded team. Teams can occasionally play each other more than once a season.

  2. Wins above the tie. Whichever team has the best wins, i.e. wins above the tie against higher seeded teams would win the tie.

  3. Wins below the tie. Whoever has the most wins below the tie would win the tie. This happens most often with a mid to low seeded tie.

  4. Coin toss/Names out of a hat, when all other situations have been exhausted and the tie cannot be broken.

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