Post by hoopsforever on Feb 24, 2021 23:15:06 GMT -5
There is a cluster of teams with just 6 wins (Iona, Canisius, Fairfield, and Quinnipiac) and one with 5 wins - the Jaspers (below them all is 4 win Rider)
So, looking at the mini-conference concept of the four teams with 6 wins:
Canisius - has a record of 3-1 vs. the mini conference ( 2 wins vs. Quinny and a split with FF) Fairfield - has a record of 3-3 vs. the mini conference ( split with Iona, Quinny, and Canisius) Quinny - has a record of 2-3 vs. the mini conference (split with FF, lost twice to Canisius, and defeated Iona) Iona - has a record of 1-2 vs. the mini conference (split with FF and a loss to Quinny)
Manhattan has 5 wins and they split with Quinny and with Iona ( should they join the mini conference by picking up one win over these next two weekends.)
Who Do They Play?
Canisius - plays Niagara and Siena twice each Fairfield - plays the Jaspers 2 times Quinny - plays the Red Foxes twice and St. Peters twice Iona - is done Manhattan - plays Siena and Fairfield twice each
So, IF Manhattan can pick up a 6th win over the next two weekends and join the mini conference, it would be likely that Iona would fall to be a 10 seed (which is what someone said the Gael fans are predicting), but lots could change (including who they play if another team goes on pause!)
MTS - please check my data, as I know you are on top of all of this!!!!
Post by hoopsforever on Feb 28, 2021 21:46:08 GMT -5
This is complex. I just reviewed the MAAC's tie-breaking system, and if I am reading it correctly, they use the "mini conference" concept with the number of wins determining a winner and ties in that mini-conference being broken by records vs. highest seeded teams.
So, IF - the four teams with 6 wins finish the season with 6 wins (meaning Siena beats Canisius twice, the Jaspers beat Fairfield twice and leapfrog the six win teams, and Quinny loses at Marist and twice to St. Peters) - so if that happens,
Within the mini conference, Canisius would have 3 wins, Fairfield would have 3 wins, Quinny would have 2 wins, and Iona would have 1 win.
So, that would mean Canisius and Fairfield would be the 7 and 8 seeds (depending on that tie-breaker), Quinny would be the 9 seed, and Iona would be the 10 seed (with Rider the 11 seed if the Hawks beat them twice next weekend.)
Post by hoopsforever on Feb 28, 2021 21:48:56 GMT -5
The best case scenario for Iona is if Rider can pull off an upset of the Hawks and move into the 6 win mini-conference, as Iona beat the Broncs twice, raising their win total in the mini-conference to 3.