Playoff Permutations…

2014/15 Season Tickets

This weekend sees the final two BBL Play-off places decided, with Durham Wildcats, Glasgow Rocks, Manchester Giants and Plymouth University Raiders all seeking the final two spots. All four teams have two games left to play and all four finish their seasons with home games on Sunday.

Giants and Raiders both currently have 13 wins from 31 games, while Rocks and Wildcats sit just behind with 12 wins.

In the BBL, head-to-head record is used as the first tie-breaker. The final head-to-head records for the teams involved in the play-off chase were:

  • Durham Wildcats 2-1 Glasgow Rocks
  • Durham Wildcats 0-3 Manchester Giants
  • Durham Wildcats 2-1 Plymouth University Raiders
  • Glasgow Rocks 2-1 Manchester Giants
  • Plymouth University Raiders 3-0 Glasgow Rocks
  • Manchester Giants 2-1 Plymouth University Raiders

As a result, Durham Wildcats will qualify if:

  • They win a game, Plymouth don’t and:
    • Glasgow win no games
    • Manchester win at least one game and Glasgow win exactly one game
  • They win twice and:
    • Manchester don’t win a game
    • Manchester win twice while Plymouth win no more than once
    • Manchester win once, Plymouth lose at least once and Glasgow lose at least once

Glasgow Rocks will qualify if:

  • They win a game, Manchester and Durham don’t win a game and Plymouth win at least one game
  • They win twice and:
    • Manchester and Plymouth win no games
    • Manchester win no games and Durham don’t win two games
    • Manchester win once, Plymouth win no games
    • Durham lose at least one game, Manchester win once, Plymouth win twice
    • Manchester win twice, Plymouth don’t win at all, Durham win no more than once

Manchester Giants will qualify if:

  • They win both games
  • They win one game and:
    • Plymouth or Glasgow lose a game
    • Plymouth, Glasgow and Durham win all three of their remaining games
  • They lose both games and:
    • Plymouth don’t win a game and Durham lose a game
    • Plymouth don’t win a game, Durham win both games, and Glasgow lose both games
    • Plymouth win a game but Glasgow and Durham lose both games
    • Durham win one game and Glasgow win no more than one game

Plymouth University Raiders will qualify if:

  • They win both games
  • They win one game and one of:
    • Manchester lose both games
    • Durham don’t win two games
    • Durham win two games, Manchester win one game and Glasgow win two games
  • They lose both games and:
    • Durham lose both games and Glasgow don’t win twice
    • Manchester lose both games and Glasgow win once
 
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