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U Sports Final 8 Selection Criteria for the At-large Berth

The section below that details the criteria for the at-large berth was retrieved Feb 23, 2017 from the U Sports Men's Basketball Final 8 website at the URL Playing Regulations 2016-2017 Season.

The applicable section says:
4.2.3 SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE AT-LARGE BERTH

A Selection Committee will use the following 10 criteria to determine the at-large berth. The committee will consider the performance of each team in each criterion and rank them accordingly. The committee has a degree of discretion in its rankings within each criterion. For example the committee may consider a regular season record of 19-1 to be equal to a 21-1 record even though 21-1 is mathematically superior.

  1. Final regular season conference record.
  2. Strength of schedule (using RPI).
  3. Games vs. other teams under berth consideration and teams that have already qualified for the national championship.
  4. Games results against non-conference opponents (overall record vs. CIS teams in non-conference play. All teams - including games against conference opponents in non-conference games.) Include record and date/location Home / Away / neutral court and game score should be considered within this category. **** Non-conference refers to CIS teams only.
  5. Top 10 rankings: Take the average ranking of the teams placing in the Top 10s for the season. For teams not being ranked in a given week, a number will be assigned. Top 10 rankings from November 15 to end of regular season for that team.(Conference play only.)
  6. Games vs. teams (CIS teams only) with a winning percentage of greater than .800 (this category includes games with a winning percentage greater than .650 and .500 as well.) (Conference play only.)
  7. Games vs. teams (CIS teams only) with a winning percentage of greater than .650 (this category includes games with a winning percentage greater than .500 as well.) (Conference play only.)
  8. Games vs. teams (CIS teams only) with a winning percentage of greater than .500 (Conference play only.)
  9. Games vs. teams (CIS teams only) with a winning percentage of less than .500 (Conference play only.)
  10. Play-off Performance.
    Note: There are inherent challenges in simply comparing at face value how deep a team advanced into the play-offs in one conference to another conference without looking at the nuances and making some distinctions and judgments. Out of consideration to the number of teams in each conference, the at-large berth applicants’ play-off performance will be reviewed and sorted into clusters.

    The top cluster will consist of:

    1. The RSEQ and AUS applicants that advanced to the play-off final and lost in the final. (The 2nd placed team in the play-offs out of 5 teams in the RSEQ) (The 2nd placed team in the play-offs out of 8 teams in the AUS)
    2. The OUA and Canada West applicants that advanced to the semi-finals. (The 3rd or 4th ranked team from the Final 4 out of 15 teams in Canada West) (The 3rd or 4th ranked team in the OUA play-offs out of 16 teams in OUA)

    The second cluster will consist of:

    1. The RSEQ and AUS applicant who won the bronze medal or who lost in the semi-finals if no bronze medal exists. (3rd or 4th team out of 5 in RSEQ)
    2. The Canada West applicant who lost in the divisional final.
    3. The OUA applicant who just missed out of the semi-finals (5th out of 16)

Teams Already Qualified for CIS Final 8
TeamLeagueHow qualified
AlbertaCanada WestCanada West Champion
RyersonOUA EastOUA Champion
McGillRSEQRSEQ Champion
DalhousieAUSAUS Champion
ManitobaCanada WestCanada West Representative
CarletonOUA NorthOUA Representative
Saint MarysAUSAUS Host Team

1) Regular season conference record
PosTeamLeagueWinLossPct
1UBC Canada West1910.950
2Ottawa OUA North1630.842
3Calgary Canada West1640.800
4Brock OUA Central1540.789
5Saskatchewan Canada West1460.700

2) Strength of schedule (from RPI)
PosTeamRPI value
1Brock 0.603
2Ottawa 0.598
3Calgary 0.597
4UBC 0.587
5Saskatchewan 0.581

3) Games versus other teams under berth consideration or already qualified
PosTeamWinLossPctGames
1UBC 530.625 W-Manitoba W-Manitoba L-Saskatchewan W-Saskatchewan W-Alberta W-Alberta L-Manitoba L-Manitoba
2Calgary 750.583 W-Saskatchewan L-Manitoba W-Manitoba W-Alberta L-Alberta W-Saskatchewan L-Saskatchewan L-Manitoba W-Saskatchewan L-Carleton W-Manitoba W-Saint Marys
3Ottawa 450.444 W-Alberta W-McGill W-Brock W-Saint Marys L-Carleton L-Carleton L-Ryerson L-Ryerson L-Brock
4Brock 340.429 W-Ryerson L-Dalhousie L-Carleton L-Ottawa W-Ryerson L-Carleton W-Ottawa
5Saskatchewan 360.333 L-Calgary W-UBC L-UBC L-Calgary W-Calgary L-Alberta W-Alberta L-Alberta L-Calgary

4) Record in CIS non-conference games
PosTeamWinLossPctGames
1UBC 601.000 W-Lethbridge W-Lethbridge W-Western W-Nipissing W-Wilfrid Laurier W-Lakehead
2Calgary 501.000 W-Windsor W-Regina W-Mount Royal W-Algoma W-Saskatchewan
3Ottawa 910.900 L-UQAM W-Alberta W-Memorial W-Queens W-Bishops W-Concordia W-McGill W-UPEI W-StFX W-Saint Marys
4Brock 510.833 W-StFX W-Cape Breton W-Nipissing W-Concordia W-Ryerson L-Dalhousie
5Saskatchewan 410.800 W-UBC Okanagan W-Thompson Rivers W-MacEwan W-Algoma L-Calgary

5) Average Top 10 ranking after Nov 15, 2016 (assigned number is 15)
PosTeamAverage
1UBC 2.58
2Ottawa 3.33
3Calgary 4.75
4Brock 5.33
5Saskatchewan 10.83

6) Conference game record versus teams with greater than .800 winning percentage
Teams: Carleton (24-1/0.960), Dalhousie (20-5/0.800), Ryerson (22-3/0.880), UBC (19-3/0.864),
PosTeamWinLossPctGames
1Saskatchewan 110.500 W-UBC L-UBC
2Brock 120.333 L-Carleton W-Ryerson L-Carleton
3UBC 000.000
4Calgary 010.000 L-Carleton
5Ottawa 040.000 L-Carleton L-Carleton L-Ryerson L-Ryerson

7) Conference game record versus teams with greater than .650 winning percentage
Teams: Alberta (18-9/0.667), Brock (17-5/0.773), Calgary (21-6/0.778), Carleton (24-1/0.960), Dalhousie (20-5/0.800), McGill (16-5/0.762), Ottawa (17-5/0.773), Ryerson (22-3/0.880), Saskatchewan (16-8/0.667), UBC (19-3/0.864), UNB (14-7/0.667),
PosTeamWinLossPctGames
1UBC 310.750 L-Saskatchewan W-Saskatchewan W-Alberta W-Alberta
2Calgary 330.500 W-Alberta L-Alberta W-Saskatchewan L-Saskatchewan W-Saskatchewan L-Carleton
3Brock 230.400 L-Carleton L-Ottawa W-Ryerson L-Carleton W-Ottawa
4Saskatchewan 350.375 W-UBC L-UBC L-Calgary W-Calgary L-Alberta W-Alberta L-Alberta L-Calgary
5Ottawa 150.167 W-Brock L-Carleton L-Carleton L-Ryerson L-Ryerson L-Brock

8) Conference game record versus teams with greater than .500 winning percentage
Teams: Acadia (11-11/0.500), Alberta (18-9/0.667), Brock (17-5/0.773), Calgary (21-6/0.778), Carleton (24-1/0.960), Concordia (11-6/0.647), Dalhousie (20-5/0.800), Fraser Valley (12-11/0.522), Lethbridge (16-9/0.640), Manitoba (17-11/0.607), McGill (16-5/0.762), Memorial (12-9/0.571), Ottawa (17-5/0.773), Ryerson (22-3/0.880), Saint Marys (16-10/0.615), Saskatchewan (16-8/0.667), Toronto (12-9/0.571), UBC (19-3/0.864), UNB (14-7/0.667), UQAM (9-9/0.500), Winnipeg (14-11/0.560),
PosTeamWinLossPctGames
1Calgary 1050.667 L-Manitoba W-Manitoba W-Lethbridge W-Lethbridge W-Alberta L-Alberta W-Fraser Valley W-Fraser Valley W-Saskatchewan L-Saskatchewan L-Manitoba W-Saskatchewan L-Carleton W-Manitoba W-Saint Marys
2UBC 530.625 W-Manitoba W-Manitoba L-Saskatchewan W-Saskatchewan W-Alberta W-Alberta L-Manitoba L-Manitoba
3Brock 430.571 W-Toronto L-Carleton L-Ottawa W-Ryerson W-Toronto L-Carleton W-Ottawa
4Saskatchewan 970.562 L-Fraser Valley W-Fraser Valley W-Winnipeg L-Winnipeg W-UBC L-UBC W-Lethbridge W-Lethbridge L-Calgary W-Calgary L-Alberta W-Alberta W-Winnipeg W-Winnipeg L-Alberta L-Calgary
5Ottawa 250.286 W-Brock L-Carleton L-Carleton W-Toronto L-Ryerson L-Ryerson L-Brock

9) Conference game record versus teams with less than .500 winning percentage
Teams: Algoma (5-15/0.250), Bishops (2-14/0.125), Brandon (10-13/0.435), Cape Breton (0-20/0.000), Guelph (6-13/0.316), Lakehead (6-14/0.300), Laurentian (10-11/0.476), Laval (6-11/0.353), MacEwan (7-13/0.350), McMaster (9-12/0.429), Mount Royal (8-12/0.400), Nipissing (10-11/0.476), Queens (7-13/0.350), Regina (9-13/0.409), StFX (9-12/0.429), Thompson Rivers (10-15/0.400), Trinity Western (3-17/0.150), UBC Okanagan (2-18/0.100), UNBC (4-16/0.200), UPEI (6-14/0.300), Victoria (9-13/0.409), Waterloo (6-14/0.300), Western (7-13/0.350), Wilfrid Laurier (9-12/0.429), Windsor (10-11/0.476), York (4-15/0.211),
PosTeamWinLossPctGames
1Ottawa 1501.000 W-Algoma W-Laurentian W-Nipissing W-McMaster W-Waterloo W-Wilfrid Laurier W-Laurentian W-Nipissing W-Lakehead W-Guelph W-Western W-Windsor W-York W-Queens W-Laurentian
2UBC 1401.000 W-Thompson Rivers W-Thompson Rivers W-Victoria W-Victoria W-UBC Okanagan W-UBC Okanagan W-Mount Royal W-Mount Royal W-Brandon W-Brandon W-UNBC W-UNBC W-Trinity Western W-Trinity Western
3Calgary 1110.917 W-Victoria W-Victoria W-Mount Royal W-Mount Royal W-Regina L-Regina W-Thompson Rivers W-Thompson Rivers W-MacEwan W-MacEwan W-Thompson Rivers W-Thompson Rivers
4Saskatchewan 710.875 W-Brandon W-Brandon W-Regina L-Regina W-Mount Royal W-Mount Royal W-UNBC W-UNBC
5Brock 1320.867 W-McMaster W-Guelph W-McMaster W-Laurentian L-Nipissing L-Lakehead W-Lakehead W-Queens W-York W-Guelph W-Waterloo W-Wilfrid Laurier W-Algoma W-Western W-Windsor


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