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If the regular season ends and two teams have the same record and are tied for the Wild Card, they go to a one game playoff, where the winner advances into the post season and the loser is eliminated from the playoffs.

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Q: What if three teams tie for the wild card?
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How many games are played for wild card teams if there is a tie?

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What if there's a tie with mlb wild card teams?

MLB conducts a coin toss prior to the conclusion of the season. All teams who have the possibility of being the wild card (or the possibility of a tie for division winner) are included and all possible scenarios are covered. The team winning the coin toss hosts a one-game playoff to see which team advances as the wild card, or which team wins the division, if that is the case. If two teams are tied for thhe division lead, and also tied with a team from another division for the wild card, the two teams tied for the division lead will have their tie-breaker game played first. The winner of that game is the division champ, and the loser of that game plays a one game tie-breaker against the team from the other division to determine the wild card.


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That is the 5th tie breaker used by the NFL in breaking ties to determine a division winner and the 4th or 5th tie breaker used in breaking ties to determine a wild card winner (4th if 2 teams are tied and 5th if 3 or more teams are tied). The total wins and losses of the teams the tied teams defeated are added up and whichever tied team defeated teams with the higher combined winning percentage wins the tie breaker.


For MLB what are the rules for breaking ties in standings?

It depends. If the tie is between two teams fighting for one playoff spot, then they play a one-game playoff (in the AL). In the NL, they used to do three-game playoff, but I think that has changed since the advent of the wild card - I believe it is now just one game but I'm not 100% on that. The playoff game counts as a regular-season game. However, if they're tied but both teams would advance to the postseason - say, they were tied for the lead in the NL west, but their record would also earn them the wild card slot - then head-to-head record is used as the tiebreaker to determine who is seeded as a division champ and who is seeded as a wild card.


Why do the New York Mets schedule up to three days to play one team?

Major League Baseball schedules are designed to minimize travel as much as possible. Teams will usually host other teams for three (sometimes four) games. A single-game series between two teams is usually quite rare, and only done in the cases of two teams needing to play a one-game playoff (in the case of a divisional or wild-card tie), or make up a game that was suspended/canceled due to weather or other cause.


What are common games in the NFL?

'Common Games' is a term used for games that two or more teams play against another team. In other words, if the Vikings and Eagles both played the 49ers in the regular season, that would be considered a 'common game'. When two or more teams tie for a playoff spot their records in common games are used as the third tie breaker after head-to-head competition and winning percentage within the conference (to break a tie for a wild card spot) or within the division (to break a tie to determine the division winner).


How do the playoffs work in the nfl?

Each of the 4 division winners in each conference make the playoffs. Then 2 wild card teams are given spots in each conference. Making 12 teams in total, 6 from the AFC and 6 from the NFC.The best record of the division winners is given the #1 seed in each conference. The second best division winner in each conference is given the #2 seed. These teams all get first round byes.The 3rd division winner plays the worst wild card team (#6) in the first round and the 4th division winner plays the best wild card team (#5).Home field is determined by the higher seed. After the first round of games the teams are matched up according to seeds. The #1 seed will play the lowest winning seed from the first round. The #2 seed will play the other winner.The winner of the AFC plays the winner of the NFC in the Super Bowl.For all tie breaking info visit NFL.com. There are a series of tie breakers that apply to different situations.


Has there ever been an 8-8 NFL wild card team?

There have been 8 wild-card teams that were 8-8, and three of them won their game:1990 New Orleans Saints: Lost 16-6 to Chicago in wild card game1991 New York Jets : Lost 17-10 to Houston in wild card game1999 Dallas Cowboys : Lost 27-10 to Minnesota in wild card game1999 Detroit Lions : Lost 27-13 to Washington in wild card game2004 Minnesota Vikings: Beat Green Bay 31-17 (lost 27-14 to Philadelphia in divisional round)2004 St. Louis Rams: Beat Seattle 27-20 (lost 47-17 to Atlanta in divisional round)2005 New York Giants : Lost to Carolina 23-0 in wild card game2008 San Diego Chargers : Beat Indianapolis 23-17 (lost 35-24 to Pittsburgh in divisional round)The 9th playoff team : the 2011 Denver Broncos went 8-8 and won the AFC West in a three-way tie. They beat Pittsburgh 29-23 OT (lost to New England 45-10 in divisional round).


What 8 8 NFL teams have made the playoffs?

There are several, including two cases where two 8-8 teams made the NFL playoffs, in one instance both won their wild card games. No 8-8 team has ever won a divisional round.Here is a list of 8-8 teams to make the playoffs:1990 New Orleans Saints: Lost 16-6 to Chicago in wild card game1991 New York Jets : Lost 17-10 to Houston in wild card game1999 Dallas Cowboys : Lost 27-10 to Minnesota in wild card game1999 Detroit Lions : Lost 27-13 to Washington in wild card game2004 Minnesota Vikings: Beat Green Bay 31-17 (lost 27-14 to Philadelphia in divisional round)2004 St. Louis: Beat Seattle 27-20 (lost 47-17 to Atlanta in divisional round)2005 New York Giants : Lost to Carolina 23-0 in wild card game2008 San Diego Chargers : Beat Indianapolis 23-17 (lost 35-24 to Pittsburgh in divisional round)2011 Denver Broncos : Won AFC West (three-way tie)Beat Pittsburgh 29-23 OT (lost to New England 45-10 in divisional round)


How many points does a team need to make it to the NHL playoffs?

Teams make the playoffs on the basis of the number of wins earned during the season. The number of points is immaterial (although they may be taken into account as a tie-breaker...after head to head games, division wins, etc.)


Who is the higher seed for a wild card NFL team if both teams have the same record?

There is a prioritized list of tie breaking rules set up to do this. We'll look at how the tie was broken between the Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets, the four AFC teams that finished the season with a won/loss record of 9-7 and were in contention for wildcard spots. The NFL tie breaking rules state if two or more of the tied teams come from the same division, the tie between these teams must be broken before breaking the tie between the remaining teams. So, while the Jets and Texans 'rested', tie breaker rules were used to break the tie between the Steelers and Ravens. 1) The first criteria is best won/loss record in head to head matchups. The Ravens and Steelers played twice in 2009 with each team winning once. The tie cannot be broken. 2) The second criteria is best won/loss record against teams in their division (AFC North). The Ravens had a 3-3 record against teams in the AFC North and the Steelers had a record of 2-4 against teams in the AFC North. The Ravens, having the best record, win the tie breaker and the Steelers are eliminated from further consideration. This leaves the Ravens, Jets, and Texans and the tie between these three teams must be broken. Since these three teams play in different divisions, the three will go head to head to head in a tie breaker process. 1) The first criteria is best won/loss records in games played against each other which is known as a 'head to head sweep'. If any of the three teams has played the other two teams and lost both games, they are eliminated from further consideration. Also, if any of the three teams has played the other two teams and won both games, they automatically win the tie breaker. The Jets defeated the Texans but did not play the Ravens. The Texans lost to the Jets but did not play the Ravens. This criteria cannot be used to break the tie. 2) The second criteria is best won/loss record against teams within the conference. The Ravens and Jets had a 7-5 record against AFC teams and the Texans had a 6-6 record against AFC teams. The Texans lose the tie breaker and the Jets and Ravens are 'crowned' wildcard playoff teams. Now, the tie between the Jets and Ravens must be broken to see who is the #5 seed and who is the #6 seed. 1) The first criteria is best won/loss record in head to head matchups. Since the Jets and Ravens did not play each other, this criteria cannot be used to break the tie. 2) The second criteria is best won/loss record in games they played against teams within the conference. Both the Jets and Ravens had a 7-5 record against AFC teams, therefore, this criteria cannot be used to break the tie. 3) The third criteria is best won/loss record against common opponents as long as each played at least four games against common opponents. Common opponents are defined as teams that both the Jets and Ravens played during the season. The common opponents were the Patriots, Bengals, Colts, and Raiders. In these games, the Jets won/loss record was 4-1 and the Ravens won/loss record was 1-4. The Jets win the tie breaker and are given the #5 seed while the Ravens are given the #6 seed.


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