The AAC's Tiebreaker Procedure Explained

Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

So I thought I had the AAC tiebreaker scenarios down, but it turns out I was completely wrong...about everything.

My suggestions for last second alterations to the policy have also been largely (completely) ignored by the league brass.

People would pay to watch that.

Anyway, Jeff Greer has a full explanation of the actual procedure up on his blog, and to be honest, I still don't understand it. What I do understand, however, are the final scenarios that Greer places neatly in all of our laps.

Here they are:

Louisville gets the top seed in the AAC tournament if ...
1. Louisville wins and Cincinnati loses.
2. Louisville wins, Cincinnati wins and SMU wins.
3. Louisville loses, Cincinnati loses and SMU wins.

Cincinnati gets the top seed in the AAC tournament if ...
1. Cincinnati wins and Louisville loses.
2. Cincinnati loses, Louisville loses and Memphis wins.

The top seed is decided by coin toss if ...
1. Louisville wins, Cincinnati wins and Memphis wins.

If Louisville gets the No. 1 seed in the AAC tournament
The Cards would play at 7 p.m. Thursday on ESPNU against the winner of the 8-9 game. Temple, UCF and USF are tied for eighth place. Each is 3-15 in the AAC.

If Louisville gets the No. 2 seed in the AAC tournament
They'd play at 3 p.m. Thursday on ESPNU against the winner of the 7-10 game. Rutgers is the seventh seed, and like I said above, Temple, UCF and USF will duke it out for the 10th seed.

I know we all want an outright conference championship, but let's not be liars and act like there isn't at least a small part of us that wants to see this coin flip go down.

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