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Big 10 Championship Tie Breaker Rules


Don't know if anyone saw this today and a site search produced no results so I figured I would post this.  Looks like you guys need both Wisconsin and OSU to lose one more game to keep your Rose Bowl hopes alive.  If you wind up tied with us (MSU) and Wisconsin, you get screwed by rule 5d, and then it reverts to rule 2 and we go because we win the head to head with Wisconsin.

I posted the following on SpartanTailgate.com earlier today.

Here are the tie breaker rules as posted on the Big 10 webiste today:
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/...l-20101101.pdf

See page 9 of document.

Here is the text on that page:
The BCS consists of five (5) bowl games: BCS National Championship Game, Rose
Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Sugar Bowl. Participation by a Big Ten Conference
member institution will be determined as follows:

a. BCS National Championship Game. In the event the conference has one or two
football teams ranked No. 1 and/or No. 2 in the final BCS poll, these
conference team(s) shall participate in the BCS National Championship Game.
b. Rose Bowl. Unless ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the final BCS poll, the conference
champion shall participate in the Rose Bowl. The championship shall be
determined on the percentage basis of conference games (Tie games counts
½ win and ½ loss). If there is a tie for the championship, the Rose Bowl
representative will be determined as follows:

1) An ineligible team shall not be considered in the standings for
determination of the conference representative.
2) If there is a Tie for the championship, the winner of the game between
these two teams shall represent the conference.
3) If there is still a tie, or if the tied teams did not play each other, the representative shall be determined on the percentage basis of all games played.
4) If there is still a tie, the highest-ranked team in the final BCS standings shall be
the representative.
5) If more than two teams tie for the championship, the same selection
procedures shall be followed with the following exceptions:
a) If three teams are tied, and if one team defeated both of the
other teams, then that team shall be the representative.
b) If three teams are still tied, and if two of the three teams
defeated the third team, the third team is eliminated, and the
remaining two teams shall revert to the two-team tie procedure.
c) If three teams are still tied, and there is a tie game between two
of the three teams, or if two or all three of the teams did not
play each other, the representative shall be determined on a
percentage basis of all games played.
d) If three teams are still tied, and one of the three teams is
eliminated through the percentage basis of all games played, the
remaining two teams shall revert to the two-team tie procedure.
e) If three teams are still tied, and all three teams have the same
winning percentage of all games played, the highest-ranked team in the
final BCS standings shall be the representative.

6 is not listed in the pdf on page 9. It skips from 5 to 7.
7) If four or more teams tie for the championship, the following selection
procedure shall be followed:
a) If one team defeated each of the other three teams, then that
team shall be the representative.
b) If two of the four teams defeated each of the other two teams,
the latter two teams shall be eliminated, and the two remaining
teams shall revert to the two-team tie procedure.
c) If three of the four teams defeated the fourth team, the fourth
team is eliminated, and the remaining three teams shall revert to
the three-team tie procedure.
d) If there is a tie game between two of the four teams, or if two of
the four teams did not play each other, the representative shall
be determined on a percentage basis of all games played.
e) If one of the four teams is eliminated through the percentage basis of
all games played, the remaining three teams shall revert to the
three-team tie procedure.
f) If all four teams are still tied and have the same winning
percentage of all games played, the highest-ranked team in the final
BCS standings shall be the representative.<!-- google_ad_section_end --> <!-- / message -->

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