Purdue Alumni Association of Central Florida
 
BIG TEN TIE BREAK RULES

2 Teams Tied
1. Head to head winner goes
2. Still a tie, then team with better overall winning % goes
3. Still a tie, then whoever went to the Rose Bowl last is eliminated
3 Teams Tied
1. If one team has beat the other two, then that winning team goes
2. If two of the teams have beat the third, then the third losing team is eliminated and the remaining two teams revert to the two-team tie-break
3. If (2) does not apply, then team with best overall winning % goes
4. If two are tied because of overall winning %, then the third team is eliminated and the remaining two teams go to the two-team tie-break
5. If all three teams have the same overall winning %, then whoever went to the Rose Bowl last (e.g. Michigan in 1997) is eliminated and the remaining two teams (e.g. Wisconsin and Ohio State) revert to the two-team tie break, which basically brings you back to eliminating whoever went second to last (e.g. Ohio State, leaving Wisconsin as the bullshit Rose Bowl representative in 1997). This is an example of basically rewarding the program with the weaker football program, or also referred to as the "Northwestern/Wisconsin pity rule".
4 Teams Tied
1. If one team has beat the other three, then that winning team goes
2. If two of the four teams beat the other two, then those two losing teams are eliminated and the remaining two winning teams go to the two-team tie-break
3. If three of the four teams have all beat the fourth, then the fourth losing team is eliminated and the three remaining winning teams go to the three-team tie-break
4. If (2) and (3) do not apply, then eliminate a team by "worser" winning % and revert to the three-team tie-break
5. Still a tie, then eliminate whoever went to the Rose Bowl last and revert to the three-team tie-break
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