SEC Tournament Breakdown

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Straight from the SEC office, what follows is a breakdown of possible SEC Tournament scenarios, and other pertinent info. Have fun with it.

Below is a breakdown of the 2009 SEC Tournament seeds and matchups if the season ended on March 6.

SEC Champions: LSU (13-2)

SEC Eastern Division Champions: Tennessee (10-5)

SEC Western Division Champions: LSU (13-2)

TOURNAMENT SEEDS (as of 3/6)

Eastern Division                Games Remaining

1. Tennessee (10-5)        UA (1)

2. South Carolina (9-6)   @UG (1)

3. Kentucky (8-7)#           @UF (1)

4. Florida (8-7)#                UK (1)

5. Vanderbilt (7-8)           AR (1)

6. Georgia (3-12)              SC (1)

Note: #–Kentucky won only head-to-head meeting prior to Sunday’s game.

Western Division              Games Remaining

1. LSU (13-2)       @AU (1)

2. Auburn (9-6) LS (1)

3. Mississippi State (8-7)               @UM (1)

4. Ole Miss (7-8)               MS (1)

5. Alabama (6-9)               @UT (1)

6. Arkansas (2-13)            VU (1)

First Round Matchups (if season ended 3/6):

[E4] Florida vs. [W5] Alabama     1:00 ET

[W3] Mississippi State vs. [E6] Georgia   3:15 ET

[W4] Ole Miss vs. [E5] Vanderbilt              7:30 ET

[E3] Kentucky vs. [W6] Arkansas               9:45 ET

Byes: [W1] LSU, [E1] Tennessee, [W2] Auburn, [E2] South Carolina

Possible Seedings for the Tournament

(Based on tie-breaker scenarios)

1. East–Tennessee

2. East–South Carolina

3. East–Florida/Kentucky

4. East–Florida/Kentucky

5. East–Vanderbilt

6. East–Georgia

1. West–LSU

2. West–Auburn

3. West–Mississippi State/Ole Miss

4. West–Alabama/Mississippi State/Ole Miss

5. West–Alabama/Ole Miss

6. West–Arkansas

SEC Tournament Tie-Breaker Procedures

1. Two-Team Tie: The following procedure will be used in the following order until the tie is broken: A) Won-lost results of head-to-head competition between the two teams. B) Division won-lost record of the two teams (10 games). C) Won-lost record of the two teams versus the No. 1 seed in their division (and proceeding through the No. 6 seed, if necessary). D) Non-division won-lost record of the two teams (six games). E) Won-lost record of the two teams versus the No. 1 seed in the opposite division (and proceeding through the No. 6 seed, if necessary). F) Coin flip by the Commissioner.

2. Three-Team Tie (or more): When three of more teams are tied for a division finish, the following procedure will be used in the following order until the tie is broken. If two teams remain tied after a tiebreaker provision, the two-team tiebreaker formula will be used. A) Total won-lost record of games played among the tied teams (Example: Team A is 3-1, Team B is 2-2 and Team C is 1-3 – – Team A would be seeded highest, Team B second-highest and Team C lowest of the three). B) Division won-lost record of the tied teams (10 games). C) Won-lost record of the tied teams versus the No. 1 seed in their division (and proceeding through the No. 6 seed, if necessary). D) Non-division won-lost record of the tied teams (six games). E) Won-lost record of the tied teams versus the No. 1 seed in the opposite division (and proceeding through the No. 6 seed, if necessary). F) Draw by the Commissioner.

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3 Responses to “SEC Tournament Breakdown”

  1. darkcooger Says:

    What’s sad is that I just wrote out a long reply to this detailing all the possible outcomes and then realized that the thing from the SEC already included all possible outcomes.

    I blame my lack of concentration on Friday.

    Cool post, though, Brad. How often does it work out that two final games feature opposing teams fighting for their final spot? I mean, the outcomes of the UK/UF and MSU/UM games are both big.

    Anyway, go Dawgs!

  2. Brad Locke Says:

    Ha! Yeah, I’m a little out of sorts today, too.

  3. warbirdz44 Says:

    I REALLY want to get Georgia in the first round after what happened last year.

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