Playoff Procedures

Playoff Procedures

West Coast League Playoff Scenarios - 2017
 

FIRST HALF:

All positional rankings are based on winning percentage

In the event of a first-half tie:
1. Head-to-head record*
2. Winning percentage within the division
3. Head-to-head average run differential
4. Total run differential average based on half
5. Coin flip

* Head-to-head within a half does not apply unless at least 3 games have been played between the teams during the half (with the games in the same half for each team), except that head-to-head does apply if at least 2 games have been played and the same team won both games.

SECOND HALF:

All positional rankings are based on winning percentage.

In the event of a second-half tie:
1. Head-to-head record in second half*
2. Head-to-head for full season
3. Division record for second half
4. Head-to-head average run differential for the second half
5. Division record for full year
6. Won/loss full season
7. Total run differential average based on the full year

* Head-to-head within a half does not apply unless at least 3 games have been played between the teams during the half (with the games in the same half for each team), except that head-to-head does apply if at least 2 games have been played and the same team won both games.

First-half winners have seven days (from July 6, 2017) to decide if they would like to host game 1 or games 2 & 3 of the Divisional Series.

If one team wins both the first and second half of the season, then the team with the next best winning percentage for the entire season will earn its division's other playoff berth.  If there is a tie for the next best winning percentage then the second-half tie-breakers come into play.

Home field advantage for the West Coast League Championship Series will be determined by the best winning percentage. If there is a tie, the second-half tie-breakers will apply.

All playoff series are best 2 out of 3.

Divisional Series

Game 1: Tuesday, August 8th
Game 2: Wednesday, August 9th
Game 3: Thursday, August 10th

Championship Series

Game 1: Saturday, August 12th
Game 2: Monday, August 14th
Game 3: Tuesday, August 15th

 

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