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SCAC announces football tiebreaker

October 4, 2005

October 4, 2005, Suwanee, Ga. - The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Football and Athletics Directors Councils approved amended football tiebreakers to address the issues associated with the cancellation of the Sept. 24 DePauw at Trinity football game.

The team with the best winning percentage against conference teams will be declared the conference champion. The conference champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. For the 2005 season, with an unequal number of conference games being played, 5-1 shall be considered better than 4-1.

In the case of two or more teams tying for the conference championship, each team will be declared a co-champion and receive a trophy. To determine the representative to NCAA postseason competition and the recipient of the conference's automatic bid, the following criteria will be used as a tie-breaker.

A. Two Teams: Head-to-head result from conference game played.

-If there is no head-to-head result, the team with the fewest overall losses will be declared as the recipient of the conference's automatic bid to the NCAAs.

-If there is no head-to-head result and if the tied teams have the same number of overall losses, then the percentage of each team's opponents' total overall record will be used. The team whose opponents have the higher win/loss percentage will receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAAs.

-Coin toss.

B. Three Teams: Tiebreakers concerning three or more teams did not change.

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