In the event of a tie, this is what will happen.

7. Regional Qualifying Teams

The sixteen schools with the highest per game average of points in each region will qualify for the regional football

tournament. If a school chooses not to participate in the regional tournament, the school with the next higher per

game average will become a qualifier.

7.1 In case of a tie in any region, the point values of the tied teams shall be calculated using the third level of

competition to break the tie.

On the third level of competition:

Points are earned for each game that a defeated opponent’s defeated opponents may win (FULL VALUE)

Points are earned for each game that a defeated opponent’s defeated opponents may tie (ONE-HALF VALUE)

CASE #1: Team A and Team B after 10 games of the regular season are tied for fourth place in their region,

each with an average of 7.6500 points. By using the third level of competition for Team A and Team B, it is

determined that Team A earned, with third level points, an average of 12.3500 points and Team B earned, with

third level points, an average of 13.2785 points. Team B qualifies for the fourth place in the regional tournament,

Team A qualifies for fifth place.

CASE #2: After 10 games of the regular season Team C and Team D are tied for eighth place in their region;

each with an average of 12.4500 points. It is determined that Team C had played and defeated an out-of-state

school opponent. Third level competition points are unavailable when an out-of-state or non-member

opponent is involved, therefore the tie shall be resolved by following these steps, in the order listed:

1) The team that won in head-to-head competition.

2) If the teams did not play each other, the team with the most regular season victories will qualify.

3) If the teams have the same number of regular season victories, the team whose opponents earned the most

victories will qualify.

4) If the total victories of the opponents are equal, the team with the highest victory percentage will qualify.

5) If the teams have identical victory percentages, there will be a blind draw conducted by the Football

Administrator to determine the qualifying team