Seeding Guidelines


Seeding Guidelines

The seed meeting begins with a tutorial session to become familiar with figuring the "wins within a group" and "quality wins".  Coaches are to have a calculator available.  It is also recommended that each coach have a "buddy" to assist with calculating the percentages.

  1. An entrant in the State Tennis Tournament must play in the flight in which he or she has been playing the major part of the season.  A player may move up, but not down.  Exception may be granted following a consensus made at the seed meeting.
  2. Substitutions will be permitted for reasons of illness, injury, or school administration discipline after designating entries before the seed meeting, following the seed meeting before competition begins, and in doubles only, after competition has begun.  See Tennis Section of the Athletic Handbook for clarification.

The following guidelines will be used as a basis for seeding.

  1. Direct win (over an individual) - current season and win-loss record (at that flight)
  2. Indirect wins and losses (common opponents with teams involved in the impasse)
  3. If at impasse - incorporate the use of "wins within a group: and "quality wins"
    1. List the win-loss record of the player/doubles team using only the matches of the player(s)/doubles teams within the group of players at impasse.
    2. For each win in the group, receive 1 point.
    3. For a win against a player/team already seeded (quality win), receive 1.5 points.
    4. Points received will be divided by number of matches played against players/teams in the group (including the quality win match or matches).
    5. The player/team with the highest percentage score will receive the seed.
    6. If there is a tie in the percentage score, direct wins head-to-head will be the tiebreaker.
    7. If they have not played each other, a coin-flip will be used.  The winner of the flip will receive the contested seed and the other player will receive the next seed.
    8. If there is a tie for the 8th seed, the coin flip winner will get the 8th seed and the other individual will be placed in the next appropriate spot.
  4. Doubles team must have played competitive matches together at least five (5) times during the season.

Example for calculating wins within a group

SFR 2-1 (2/3) = .67
RCC 3-0 (3/3) = 1.00  RCC gets the seed
Wat 0-3 (0/3) = .00
Ab. Cent 1-2 (1/3) = .33

Example for calculating wins within a group, including a quality win (QW).  RCC is established as the #1 seed in this flight.  Four teams are going for the #2 seed.

SFR 2-1 (2/3) = .67
RCS 2-1 (2/3) with QW over RCC....**(3.5/4) = .875  RCS gets the seed
Hur 1-2 (1/3) with QW over RCC....**(2.5/4) = .625
Mad 3-2 (3/5) = .60

 ** If you add 1.5 for a quality win, you must include that match in the denominator when you divide.