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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 19, 2018 from the U Sports Men's Basketball website at the URL Playing Regulations 2017-2018 Season.

The applicable section has not changed from prior years and 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. U SPORTS 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 U SPORTS 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 (U SPORTS 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 (U SPORTS 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 (U SPORTS teams only) with a winning percentage of greater than .500 (Conference play only.)
  9. Games vs. teams (U SPORTS 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 applicantsí 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
CalgaryCanada WestCanada West Champion
CarletonOUAOUA Champion
McGillRSEQRSEQ Champion
UNBAUSAUS Champion
AlbertaCanada WestCanada West Representative
RyersonOUAOUA Representative
AcadiaAUSAUS Host Team

1) Regular season conference record
PosTeamLeagueWinLossPct
1Brock OUA2130.875
2UBC Canada West1730.850
3Dalhousie AUS1640.800
4UNB AUS1640.800
5Ottawa OUA1760.739

2) Strength of schedule (from RPI)
PosTeamRPI value
1UBC 0.592
2Brock 0.585
3Ottawa 0.582
4Dalhousie 0.578
5UNB 0.000

3) Games versus other teams under berth consideration or already qualified
PosTeamWinLossPctGames
1Brock 540.556 W-Calgary W-Ryerson W-Ryerson L-Ottawa L-Carleton L-Ryerson L-Calgary W-UNB W-Acadia
2Dalhousie 330.500 L-Acadia L-Acadia W-UNB W-Acadia L-Acadia W-UNB
3Ottawa 250.286 L-McGill L-Carleton W-Brock W-Ryerson L-Ryerson L-Carleton L-Ryerson
4UNB 150.167 W-Acadia L-Acadia L-Dalhousie L-Dalhousie L-McGill L-Brock
5UBC 040.000 L-Calgary L-Calgary L-Calgary L-Calgary

4) Record in CIS non-conference games
PosTeamWinLossPctGames
1UBC 501.000 W-Bishops W-Waterloo W-Western W-Saskatchewan W-Mount Royal
2Brock 301.000 W-Memorial W-Calgary W-Ryerson
3Dalhousie 1010.909 W-York W-Concordia W-Regina L-Queens W-Concordia W-Lethbridge W-Nipissing W-Cape Breton W-StFX W-UNBC W-StFX
4Ottawa 710.875 W-Bishops W-Regina W-MacEwan W-UQAM W-Concordia W-Wilfrid Laurier L-McGill W-Laval
5UNB 820.800 W-Saint Marys W-UQAM W-Cape Breton W-Guelph L-Toronto L-York W-Queens W-Laval W-Bishops W-Bishops

5) Average Top 10 ranking after Nov 15, 2017 (assigned number is 15)
PosTeamAverage
1Brock 2.27
2UBC 4.82
3Dalhousie 8.18
4Ottawa 8.73
5UNB 14.09

6) Conference game record versus teams with greater than .800 winning percentage
Teams: Alberta (23-4/0.852), Calgary (24-4/0.857), Carleton (28-1/0.966), Brock (24-5/0.828), McGill (17-4/0.810),
PosTeamWinLossPctGames
1Ottawa 120.333 L-Carleton W-Brock L-Carleton
2Dalhousie 000.000
3UNB 020.000 L-McGill L-Brock
4Brock 020.000 L-Carleton L-Calgary
5UBC 040.000 L-Calgary L-Calgary L-Calgary L-Calgary

7) Conference game record versus teams with greater than .650 winning percentage
Teams: Acadia (16-8/0.667), Dalhousie (16-5/0.762), Saint Marys (14-7/0.667), UNB (18-6/0.750), Alberta (23-4/0.852), Calgary (24-4/0.857), UBC (19-5/0.792), Carleton (28-1/0.966), Laurentian (17-8/0.680), Ottawa (17-7/0.708), Ryerson (22-8/0.733), Brock (24-5/0.828), Concordia (12-6/0.667), McGill (17-4/0.810),
PosTeamWinLossPctGames
1Dalhousie 530.625 L-Acadia L-Acadia W-Saint Marys W-Saint Marys W-UNB W-Acadia L-Acadia W-UNB
2UNB 550.500 W-Saint Marys W-Saint Marys W-Acadia L-Acadia L-Dalhousie W-Saint Marys W-Saint Marys L-Dalhousie L-McGill L-Brock
3Brock 440.500 W-Ryerson W-Laurentian L-Ottawa L-Carleton L-Ryerson L-Calgary W-UNB W-Acadia
4Ottawa 350.375 L-Carleton W-Brock W-Ryerson L-Laurentian L-Ryerson L-Carleton W-Laurentian L-Ryerson
5UBC 040.000 L-Calgary L-Calgary L-Calgary L-Calgary

8) Conference game record versus teams with greater than .500 winning percentage
Teams: Acadia (16-8/0.667), Dalhousie (16-5/0.762), Saint Marys (14-7/0.667), UNB (18-6/0.750), Alberta (23-4/0.852), Calgary (24-4/0.857), Lethbridge (14-10/0.583), Manitoba (13-10/0.565), Regina (12-11/0.522), Thompson Rivers (11-10/0.524), UBC (19-5/0.792), Carleton (28-1/0.966), Laurentian (17-8/0.680), Ottawa (17-7/0.708), Ryerson (22-8/0.733), Toronto (13-11/0.542), Brock (24-5/0.828), Western (15-10/0.600), Wilfrid Laurier (13-13/0.500), Windsor (15-12/0.556), Concordia (12-6/0.667), McGill (17-4/0.810),
PosTeamWinLossPctGames
1Brock 1150.688 W-Western W-Wilfrid Laurier W-Ryerson W-Toronto W-Laurentian L-Ottawa L-Carleton W-Windsor W-Wilfrid Laurier W-Western L-Windsor W-Wilfrid Laurier L-Ryerson L-Calgary W-UNB W-Acadia
2Dalhousie 530.625 L-Acadia L-Acadia W-Saint Marys W-Saint Marys W-UNB W-Acadia L-Acadia W-UNB
3Ottawa 760.538 L-Wilfrid Laurier L-Carleton W-Western W-Windsor W-Brock W-Toronto W-Ryerson L-Laurentian L-Ryerson W-Toronto L-Carleton W-Laurentian L-Ryerson
4UNB 550.500 W-Saint Marys W-Saint Marys W-Acadia L-Acadia L-Dalhousie W-Saint Marys W-Saint Marys L-Dalhousie L-McGill L-Brock
5UBC 550.500 L-Calgary L-Calgary W-Regina W-Regina W-Lethbridge L-Lethbridge W-Manitoba W-Manitoba L-Calgary L-Calgary

9) Conference game record versus teams with less than .500 winning percentage
Teams: Cape Breton (2-18/0.100), Memorial (6-16/0.273), StFX (11-12/0.478), UPEI (3-17/0.150), Brandon (9-12/0.429), Fraser Valley (5-15/0.250), MacEwan (5-15/0.250), Mount Royal (8-12/0.400), Saskatchewan (11-12/0.478), Trinity Western (3-17/0.150), UBC Okanagan (2-18/0.100), UNBC (11-12/0.478), Victoria (10-11/0.476), Winnipeg (10-11/0.476), Nipissing (8-15/0.348), Queens (11-13/0.458), York (2-21/0.087), Algoma (6-18/0.250), Guelph (6-18/0.250), Lakehead (2-22/0.083), McMaster (10-15/0.400), Waterloo (8-17/0.320), Bishops (5-12/0.294), Laval (8-9/0.471), UQAM (2-14/0.125),
PosTeamWinLossPctGames
1UBC 1401.000 W-Fraser Valley W-Fraser Valley W-UNBC W-UNBC W-Trinity Western W-Trinity Western W-Winnipeg W-Winnipeg W-MacEwan W-MacEwan W-UBC Okanagan W-UBC Okanagan W-Victoria W-Victoria
2Brock 1301.000 W-York W-Queens W-Nipissing W-McMaster W-McMaster W-Algoma W-Algoma W-Guelph W-Guelph W-Waterloo W-Waterloo W-Lakehead W-Lakehead
3UNB 1310.929 W-Cape Breton W-Cape Breton W-UPEI W-UPEI W-Memorial L-Memorial W-Cape Breton W-Cape Breton W-StFX W-UPEI W-UPEI W-StFX W-Memorial W-StFX
4Ottawa 1010.909 W-Algoma W-Guelph W-Waterloo W-Lakehead W-McMaster W-York L-Queens W-Nipissing W-Nipissing W-Queens W-York
5Dalhousie 1120.846 W-StFX W-StFX W-Memorial W-Memorial W-Memorial W-Memorial W-UPEI W-StFX L-StFX W-Cape Breton W-Cape Breton W-UPEI L-StFX


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