Men's Basketball: Seeding Scenarios For Ohio

By
Matt Archibald

Dateline
Updated Fri, Mar 2, 2012 12:30 pm
Photo Credit: 
Ryan Young
Ohio head coach John Groce hangs on every shot. In the Bobcats' 85-61 beatdown of Akron, most of those shots went in, including two threes from Walter Offutt.

MAC Seeding right now:
1. Akron 12-3
2. Buffalo 11-4
3. Ohio 10-5
3. Kent State 10-5
5. Eastern Michigan 9-6*
6. Bowling Green 9-6

*Eastern Michigan beat Bowling Green head-to-head.

Ohio gets #2 seed if:

Ohio wins (11-5) at Miami, Buffalo loses (11-5) to Bowling Green, doesn't matter if Kent State wins or loses.

If Ohio wins and Buffalo loses, both teams are tied at 11-5. Ohio owns the head-to-head advantage with a 2-0 mark against Buffalo. If Kent State wins and also finishes the season at 11-5, the tie-breaker is the best record among those teams against each other. Ohio beat Buffalo twice and split with Kent State, so the 'Cats are 3-1 against teams that are 11-5. Kent State is 2-2 against those teams and Buffalo is 1-3,

Ohio gets #3 seed if:

Ohio wins (11-5), and Buffalo wins (12-4) (doesn't matter what Kent State does)

OR

Buffalo wins (12-4), Ohio loses (10-6), Kent State loses (10-6), Eastern Michigan loses (9-7).
*Ohio owns head-to-head tie-breaker over Kent State because Ohio is 3-1 against Akron and Buffalo, the best Kent State can be is 2-2

Ohio gets #4 seed if:

-Buffalo wins (12-4), Ohio loses (10-6), Kent State wins (11-5), Eastern Michigan loses (9-7) 

Ohio gets #5 seed if:

-Ohio loses (10-6), Kent State wins (11-5), Eastern Michigan wins (10-6) and Bowling Green wins (10-6)

OR

-Ohio loses (10-6), Kent State loses (10-6), Eastern Michigan wins (10-6) and Bowling Green wins (10-6)

OR

-Buffalo wins (12-4), Ohio loses (10-6), Kent State loses (10-6), Eastern Michigan wins (10-6)

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