Shoreline Adult Soccer League, Inc.

STANDINGS TIE-BREAKERS RULES

SASL Rules & By-Laws Rule J.1
All positions in the standings for each division within the League shall be governed by the number of points accumulated during the course of regular calendar season competition. Teams with the greater number of points shall be placed higher in the standings for each division.
Three (3) points are awarded to a team for a win. One (1) point is awarded each team for a drawn (tied) match. One (1) point is deducted from a team for each score report not reported beyond a certain limit (see Rule C.17 for complete details).
Rules for tie-breakers (when teams are tied on points):
 
i DURING THE REGULAR SEASON
  In the event of a tie for position based upon total points, the following criteria shall be used to determine position for each division in the standings. Each item shall be applied in the order given in Rule J.1.i (a) through (d) until all positions are resolved.
 

(a)

Total Points: The team with the greater number of total points during the regular season shall take t he higher position.
 

(b)

Greatest Goal Difference: The team with the greater goal differential among the teams tied on points during the regular season will take the higher position. Goal differential is calculated as the number of goals scored minus the number of goals allowed.
 

(c)

Least Goals Allowed: The team tied on points and goal difference that allows fewer goals among the tied teams during the regular season, will take the higher position.
 

(d)

Head-to-Head Competition: The teams tied on points, goal difference and goals allowed during the regular season will be treated as a “MINI LEAGUE” with only home and away games played against each other. The mini league will be sorted in the order given in Rule J.1.i (a) through (d) until all positions are resolved.
 
ii AFTER THE REGULAR SEASON TO DETERMINE CHAMPIONSHIP / PROMOTION / RELEGATION
  In the event two or more teams tied on total points in contention for a championship or for promotion or to avoid relegation within each division in the standings, the following criteria shall be used to determine position in “MINI LEAGUES” with only home and away games played against each other.
  The following rules applies for two or more teams tied on total points (e.g. one mini league of two or more teams in contention for the divisional championship, or one mini league of two or more teams in contention for promotion or one mini league for two or more teams trying to avoid relegation (if not i n the lowest division where there’s no relegation).
  The sort order for each mini league shall be applied in the order given in Rule J.1.ii (a) through (d) until all positions are resolved.
 

(a)

Total Head-to-Head Points: (The same as Rule J.1.i.(a), but only calculated for the tied teams in the Mini League)
 

(b)

Greatest Head-to-Head Goal Difference: (The same a s Rule J.1.i.(b), but only calculated for the tied teams in the Mini League)
 

(c)

Least Head-to-Head Goals Allowed: (The same as Rule J.1.i.(c), but only calculated for the tied teams in the Mini League)
 

(d)

In the event that position is still not resolved af ter sorting with Rule J.1.ii (a) through (d), a play-off game (or games) must be played on a neutral field (or neutral fields) to determine position