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

The Women's Basketball Playing Regulations document was found at Playing Regulations 2019-20 Season on the U SPORTS website.

The applicable section (retrieved on 09-Feb-2020) says:

The Selection/Seeding Committee will use the following criteria to determine the at-large berth for the W-Final 8. The criteria will also be used for seeding the teams for the W-Final 8 while respecting the guidelines listed below.

All teams will be considered for the at-large berth and ranked in each category. If any team is the only team to lead two, three or four of these categories following the conclusion of conference playoffs, it will be awarded the at-large berth. If no team leads more categories than all other teams, the berth will be awarded to the tied team who has the highest winning percentage vs. the Top 12 teams in the final RPI.

  1. Win-Loss record: Winning percentage in all games against U SPORTS opponents, including playoffs and non-conference games.
  2. RPI: RPI rank based on non-conference and regular-season games (i.e., all games except playoffs.)
  3. Playoff advancement: The number of wins the team fell short of qualifying for the Final 8 automatically. For example, the AUS runner-up would be one win short, both semi-finalists would be two wins short, and so on. A lower number of "wins away from Final 8" is better here, of course. If two teams from the same conference play a 3rd place game, the winner of that game would win this category.
  4. SRS (Simple Ranking System)
NOTE: If still tied: Use the winning percentage versus Top 12 teams in final RPI.

Teams Already Qualified for Women's U Sports Final 8
TeamLeagueHow qualified
AlbertaCanada WestCanada West Representative
SaskatchewanCanada WestCanada West Representative
CarletonOUA EastHost Team

1) Winning percentage in all games against U SPORTS opponents. For playoff games this is adjusted to only count the last game of a best of 3 series.
1Western OUA West2030.870
2Ottawa OUA East2640.867
3Calgary Canada West2540.862
4Ryerson OUA Central2550.833
5Brock OUA Central2170.750
6Laval RSEQ1860.750
7UPEI AUS2070.741
8UBC Canada West2280.733
9Fraser Valley Canada West2280.733
10Queens OUA East2190.700

2) RPI for non-conference and league games (not playoffs)
1Calgary Canada West0.8760.5720.5090.63234
2Western OUA West0.8820.4980.5130.59787
3Ryerson OUA Central0.8110.5270.5200.59631
4Windsor OUA West0.7300.5600.5090.58949
5Ottawa OUA East0.8690.4790.5150.58547
6UBC Canada West0.7570.5250.5130.58029
7Laval RSEQ0.7460.5060.5380.57422
8Fraser Valley Canada West0.7860.5010.5050.57330
9Brock OUA Central0.7600.4930.5190.56598
10Queens OUA East0.7300.5040.5120.56235
11McMaster OUA Central0.6120.5410.5160.55270
12Guelph OUA West0.6480.5040.5120.54200

3) Playoff advancement, how many wins away from automatic qualifier
PosTeamLeagueWins Away
1Calgary Canada West1
2Western OUA West1
3Ryerson OUA Central1
4Ottawa OUA East1
5UBC Canada West1
6Brock OUA Central1
7Windsor OUA West2
8Laval RSEQ2
9Fraser Valley Canada West2

4) SRS rating for non-conference and league games (not playoffs)
PosTeamLeagueU Sports RecordAvg PMSoS factorSRS Rating
1RyersonOUA Central24-5  15.79  1.94  17.74
2CalgaryCanada West24-3  16.11  1.57  17.68
3OttawaOUA East25-4  17.00  -1.36  15.64
4WindsorOUA West20-9  10.28  2.10  12.38
5QueensOUA East20-8  11.75  -0.36  11.39
6GuelphOUA West15-8  11.52  -0.65  10.87
7WesternOUA West19-3  10.86  -0.56  10.30
8UBCCanada West21-7  9.57  -0.11  9.46
9LavalRSEQ18-6  5.38  3.86  9.24
10BrockOUA Central20-7  9.74  -0.64  9.10

5) Winning percentage against teams in Top 12 of RPI. Those 12 teams are: Calgary, Saskatchewan, Western, Ryerson, Windsor, Ottawa, UBC, Alberta, Laval, Fraser Valley, Carleton, Brock,
1Ottawa OUA East710.875
2Calgary Canada West830.727
3Ryerson OUA Central630.667
4Brock OUA Central430.571
5Western OUA West330.500
6Laval RSEQ110.500
7Queens OUA East470.364
8McMaster OUA Central480.333
9Winnipeg Canada West370.300
10Fraser Valley Canada West250.286

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