2019 NESCAC Volleyball Championship Information

2019 NESCAC Volleyball Championship Dates

Friday-Sunday, November 8-10
hosted by No. 1 Seed

Quarterfinals - Friday, November 8
No. 1 seed vs. No. 8 seed
No. 2 seed vs. No. 7 seed
No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed
No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed

Semifinals - Saturday, November 9
No. 1/8 seed winner vs. No. 4/5 seed winner
No. 2/7 seed winner vs. No. 3/6 seed winner

Championship - Sunday, November 10
Semifinal winners

Format

The top eight teams in the conference will qualify for the NESCAC Volleyball Championship beginning Friday, November 8 through Sunday, November 10. The tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship.  

Seeding

Seeding will be based on final conference standings of round-robin play. The highest seeded team will host the Championship.

Pairings

Pairings will be announced at the conclusion of the regular season.

Tie-Breaking Procedures

Ties will be broken as follows:

Head-to-head result (if teams play each other more than once during the regular season, the game that appears on the league schedule will be the game that is counted).

If teams tied during the regular season, or there is a 3-way or more tie, the following tie-breaking procedure will be used:

  • Best match record among tying teams, against one another (head-to-head).
  • Best set record among tying teams, against one another (head-to-head).
  • Point differential of matches between tied teams (points scored-points scored against).
  • Comparison of results of conference games played against top 4 teams (including all teams at the 4th spot).
  • Comparison of results of conference games played against top 8 teams (including all teams at the 8th spot).
  • Comparison of results of conference games played against conference teams in rank order.  Comparisons shall be made one team at a time starting with the highest ranked team.
  • If the tie remains after comparing results against the highest ranked team, the results against the next team in rank order shall be used. This process is continued until a winner is determined.
  • Coin flip (or similar random action involving all tied teams).

Note: In case of ties among three or more schools, the criteria above will be applied in order until a team is (or teams are) separated. At that point, the process begins anew (returning to the first criteria) with the remaining teams. The process is continued until the tie is eventually broken. In cases where only a random action will break the tie of three or more teams, the random action will be applied to all teams involved in the tie. For example, if three teams are tied and only a random action (pulling names out of a hat) will break the tie, each name will be pulled and seeded in order of being pulled. Also, in the event that there are two (or more) groups of teams tied at different spots in the standings and the only criteria left that can be used to break those ties is a coin flip/random action, the coin flip/random action used to break the tie of one group (to put teams in rank order) will not affect the tie-breaking procedures of the other group(s) of tied teams.