March 4, 2010
PITT’S BIG EAST SEEDING SCENARIOS
(as of March 4, 2010)
PITT IS A…
No. 2 seed if…
It defeats both Providence and Rutgers and WVU defeats Villanova on Saturday creating a 3-way tie at 13-5. Pitt owns the tiebreaker in a three-way tie scenario (mini-conference: Pitt 2-1, WVU 2-2, Villanova 1-2) and the seedings would end up like this: 2. Pitt, 3-WVU, 4-Villanova.
No. 3 seed if…
It defeats both Providence and Rutgers and Villanova defeats WVU on Saturday. 3-Pitt 13-5, 4-WVU 12-6.
It goes 1-1 in last two games; Villanova defeats WVU on Saturday and Marquette defeats Notre Dame on Saturday creating a three-way tie at 12-6. The teams would be seeded this way: 3-Pitt, 4-WVU, 5-Marquette since the tiebreaker goes into a mini-conference: Pitt-2-1, WVU-2-1, MU-0-2. Since Pitt and WVU have identical records, step 2 would be used which is record vs. No. 1 Syracuse: Pitt 1-0, WVU 0-1.
No. 4 seed if…
It goes 1-1 in last two games and WVU defeats Villanova on Saturday; 3-WVU 13-5, 4-Pitt 12-6. Pitt owns the tiebreaker over Marquette should Marquette defeat Notre Dame.
It goes 0-2 in its last two games and Marquette loses to Notre Dame. Both teams would be tied at 11-7 (Pitt owns head-to-head tiebreaker with Marquette).
No. 5 seed if…
It goes 0-2 in last two games, finishing at 11-7 and Marquette defeats Notre Dame and is 12-6. 4-Marquette, 5-Pitt.