ICBA PLAYOFFS & TIE-BREAKER SYSTEM

THE 2021-22 ICBA REGULAR SEASON IS SCHEDULED TO END ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2022. ALL REGULAR SEASON SCORES MUST BE ENTERED INTO THE SYSTEM BY 11 PM ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2022.
 
POSTSEASON MAY BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2022. CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES MUST BE PLAYED BY SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022.

PLAYOFF SEEDINGS AND MATCHUPS WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE BY THE END OF THE EVENING ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2022.

PLAYOFF DATES:

FIRST ROUND: MARCH 2 TO MARCH 9

SECOND ROUND: MARCH 10 TO MARCH 17

CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT THE HIGHER SEED TEAM'S GYM/FACILITY AND CAN START BEING PLAYED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022. GAMES MUST BE PLAYED BY SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022. GAMES CAN BE PLAYED ON THE 27TH. 

THE HIGHER SEED IS ALWAYS THE HOME TEAM (FOR EXAMPLE: ONE SEED IS HOME TEAM IN A GAME VERSUS FOUR SEED). EACH TEAM WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT FOR ONE OFFICIAL @ PLAYOFF AND CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. COST IS $50 PER OFFICIAL, PAID TO THE OFFICIALS PRIOR TO THE GAME BY THE HEAD COACH OF EACH TEAM.
 
EACH ORGANIZATION WHO HAS A HOME GAME FOR THE PLAYOFFS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CALLING THEIR REFEREE ASSIGNOR USED DURING THE REGULAR SEASON TO ENSURE THERE WILL BE TWO PIAA OFFICIALS PRESENT FOR THE PLAYOFF OR CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. 
 

HOME TEAM SHOULD PROVIDE AT LEAST TWO DATES (NOT ONE DATE WITH TWO TIMES) FOR THE VISITING TEAM TO WORK WITH. COORDINATOR FOR HOME TEAM MUST REPORT GAME TIME AND LOCATION TO LEAGUE, AND THEN CALL THEIR REFEREE ASSIGNOR ONCE A GAME TIME HAS BEEN AGREED TO. THERE MUST BE AT LEAST A 36-HOUR WINDOW BETWEEN PLAYOFF GAMES. FOR EXAMPLE: IF A TEAM WINS THEIR FIRST-ROUND PLAYOFF GAME ON MARCH 1, THEY CAN BUT DO NOT HAVE TO PLAY THEIR SECOND ROUND PLAYOFF GAME UNTIL MARCH 3 AT THE EARLIEST.
 
THE LEAGUE WILL NOT STEP IN IF A GAME TIME AND/OR DATE CANNOT BE AGREED UPON. THE VISITING TEAM OR LOWER SEED MUST ACCEPT WHAT IS OFFERED BY THE HOME TEAM OR HIGHER SEED.  PLEASE PREPARE YOUR TEAMS TO BE READY TO PLAY DURING THE PLAYOFFS. 
 

THE TEAM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO BE THE VISITOR IS NOT TO OFFER A TIME ON THEIR HOME GYM AS AN OPTION FOR A GAME TIME. THE HIGHER SEED IS THE HOME TEAM AND WILL PROVIDE TWO DATES WITHIN THE TIME FRAME THE GAME IS TO BE PLAYED. THE VISITING TEAM MUST SELECT ONE OF THOSE DATES.
 
LISTED BELOW ARE THE DIFFERENT PLAYOFF FORMATS AND HOW THEY WILL BE APPLIED TO EACH LEAGUE:

*SIX-TEAM PLAYOFFS: 1 & 2 RECEIVE FIRST-ROUND BYE

FIRST ROUND: 3 VS 6, 4 VS 5

SECOND ROUND: 1 VS 4/5 WINNER, 2 VS 3/6 WINNER

**EIGHT-TEAM PLAYOFFS:

FIRST ROUND: 1 VS 8, 2 VS 7, 3 VS 6, 4 VS 5

SECOND ROUND: 1/8 WINNER VS 4/5 WINNER

                            2/7 WINNER VS 3/6 WINNER

HERE ARE THE PLAYOFF FORMATS FOR EACH LEAGUE/BRACKET:

GIRLS LEAGUES:

8 GIRLS: 

EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

9 GIRLS:

BLACK - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

ORANGE -SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

WHITE - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

GREY - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

10 GIRLS:

D1 - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

D2 - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

D3 - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

11 GIRLS:

D1 - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

D2 - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

D3 - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

12 GIRLS:

D1 - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

D2 - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

D3 - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

13 GIRLS:

D1 - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

D2 - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

D3 - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

BOYS:

8 BOYS:

WHITE - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

GREY - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

BLACK - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

9 BOYS:

BLACK - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

ORANGE - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

WHITE - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

GREY - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

10 BOYS:

D1 - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

D2 BLUE - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

D2 RED - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

D3 BLUE - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

D3 RED - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

11 BOYS:

D1 - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

D2 BLUE - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

D2 RED - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

D3 - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

12 BOYS:

D1 - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

D2 BLUE- EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

D2 RED -EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

D3 BLUE - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

D3 RED - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

13 BOYS:

D1 - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

D2 BLUE -SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

D2 RED -SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

D3 - EIGHT TEAMS ADVANCE

D4 - SIX TEAMS ADVANCE

TIEBREAKERS SYSTEM FOR PLAYOFF SEEDINGS:
 
TWO TEAMS:
1. HEAD-TO-HEAD, WHEN APPLICABLE(TEAMS MUST HAVE PLAYED EACH OTHER)

2.POINTS ALLOWED (LEAST AMOUNT PREVAILS)

3.POINT DIFFERENTIAL: POINTS SCORED - POINTS ALLOWED (HIGHER AMOUNT PREVAILS)

4.STRENGTH OF VICTORIES (ADD THE VICTORIES OF THE OPPONENT OF EACH GAME THE TEAM WINS, HIGHER NUMBER PREVAILS)
5. POINTS ALLOWED IN VICTORIES DURING REGULAR SEASON (LEAST AMOUNT PREVAILS)

6. POINTS ALLOWED IN LOSSES DURING REGULAR SEASON (LEAST AMOUNT PREVAILS)

THREE OR MORE TEAMS:
1.HEAD-TO-HEAD, WHEN APPLICABLE (EACH TEAM MUST HAVE PLAYED ALL TEAMS INVOLVED AT LEAST ONCE IN THE SCENARIO - WINNING PERCENTAGE PREVAILS AS LONG AS EVERYONE HAS PLAYED EACH OTHER AT LEAST ONCE).

2.POINTS ALLOWED (LEAST AMOUNT PREVAILS)

3.POINT DIFFERENTIAL: POINTS SCORED - POINTS ALLOWED (HIGHER AMOUNT PREVAILS)

4.STRENGTH OF VICTORIES (ADD THE VICTORIES OF THE OPPONENT OF EACH GAME THE TEAM WINS, HIGHER NUMBER PREVAILS)
5.POINTS ALLOWED IN VICTORIES DURING REGULAR SEASON (LEAST AMOUNT PREVAILS)

6.POINTS ALLOWED IN LOSSES DURING REGULAR SEASON (LEAST AMOUNT PREVAILS)

*IN TIEBREAKER SCENARIOS WHERE THERE ARE THREE OR MORE TEAMS: AFTER THE FIRST TEAM IS ELEVATED INTO THE HIGHER SEEDING, THE TIEBREAKER SYSTEM CONTINUES FROM THAT STEP IN THE THREE OR MORE TEAM SCENARIO (EVEN IF THERE ARE TWO TEAMS REMAINING), AND WILL BE CALCULATED UNTIL ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FIGURED OUT. YOU DO NOT GO BACK TO STEP ONE OR GO TO A DIFFERENT TIEBREAKER SCENARIO.