Seeding for the Section Five Tournaments is based on a "power rating" which is based on thefinal win-loss records of the teams played.
Points earned are based on the win/loss percentage of each opponent at the end of the season. A team that has won 75% of its games gives its opponent 10 points for a win or 4 points for a loss. A team under 75% but at least 50% gives 8 points for a win and 3 points for a loss.A team under 50% but at least 25% gives 6 points for a win and 2 points for a loss. Finally, a team under 25% gives 4 points for a win and 1 point for a loss.
The number of points earned by a team are then added up and divided by the number of games played so as to find the average points per game. The teams with the highest averages are entered in the tournament.
League champions in the Monroe County League and the Finger Lakes League are automatically entered in the tournament.
The Point Schedule
Win/ Loss %
AWin is Worth
ALoss is Worth
A Tie is Worth
75% or more
50% to 75%
25% to 50%
Tie Breaking Procedure
At the end of the regular season it is possible to have two or more teams tied in their seeding average. When this occurs the following tie breaking procedure is used.
|First check:||Head-to Head competition (winner advances)|
|If still tied:||Check each team's win/loss record|
|If still tied:||Number of wins against .750 teams|
|If still tied:||Number of wins against .500 teams|
|If still tied:||Number of wins against .250 teams|
|If still tied:||Number of wins against .000 teams|
|If still tied:||Coin toss by Lacrosse Coordinator|
See the attached PDF file for an example - The 1999 Irondequoit High School team's seeding.