All sports shall follow the application of tiebreaking procedures below:
In a tie of more than two teams,
tie-breakers shall be applied in descending order until a team or a
group of teams have gained an advantage and the initial tie has
been broken. Teams shall be seeded accordingly based upon where
they rank within the group of tied teams. If a sub-group (or
groups) of tied teams are created by applying tie-breaking criteria
to the original group, the tie-breaking process begins anew for the
sub-group (or groups) until all teams can be seeded.
In a tie of more than two teams, when a random action is used to break the tie, the tie-breaking process shall begin anew starting with the first criteria (head-to-head) once one team has gained the advantage.
In the event of multiple ties in the standings, the ties will be broken in descending order, unless a lower seeded tie can be broken by using the first criteria (head-to-head). When comparing tied teams against positions lower in the standings which are also tied, those “lower tied positions” shall be considered as a “single position” for purposes of comparison, unless those “lower tied positions” were broken through head-to-head comparison.
If two or more groups of teams are tied, the seeding for one group of tied teams, even if determined by a random action, shall be considered for tie-breaking purposes for any remaining groups.
Sport specific guidelines include: