NIFL Playoffs 2003

06/03/03 NIFL Press Relase

NIFL Playoffs: Four teams will enter the playoffs.  Division winners, determined by overall record, will be seed 1 and 2.  The next two best overall records from the conference will enter as seeds 3 and 4.

Conference Playoffs                                                                                                 7/12/03

                Seed 4 at Seed 1

                Seed 3 at Seed 2

Conference Championship                                                                                      7/19/03

                Two remaining seeds at Highest Seed

NIFL Championship Game                                                                      8/2/03

                Atlantic Conference Winner vs.

Pacific Conference Winner at Highest Seed

The four post-season participants from each conference will now be seeded as follows:

1.        The division champion with the best record.

2.        The division champion with the second-best record.

3.        The Wild Card club with the best record.

4.        The Wild Card club with the second-best record.

The following procedures will be used to break standing ties for post-season playoffs and to determine regular-season division champions.

TO BREAK A TIE WITHIN A DIVISION

If, at the end of the season, two or more clubs in the same division finish with identical won-loss-tied percentages, the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined.

Two Clubs

1.        Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).

2.        Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.

3.        Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.

4.        Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.

5.        Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.

6.        Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.

7.        Best net points in common games.

8.        Best net points in all games.

9.        A coin toss.

Three or More Clubs (Note: If two clubs remain tied after third or other clubs are eliminated during any step, tie-breaker reverts to step 1 of two-club format).

1.        Head-to head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games among the clubs).

2.        Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.

3.        Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.

4.        Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.

5.        Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.

6.        Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.

7.        Best net points in common games.

8.        Best net points in all games.

9.        A coin toss.


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