KAIAC boys D-I soccer scenarios; anybody got an aspirin?
Published: April 24, 2011
Gazing at the tiebreaker scenarios for Korea boys top-tier soccer is enough to give even those with the strongest of constitutions a severe migraine.
Five points separate the top five teams in Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Division I, with three matches remaining on Wednesday. Let me try to set the scene and make this wild scrum to the finish line and seeding for this weekend’s KAIAC Division I Tournament at Osan American as painless as possible:
Seoul Foreign (9-2-2, 29 points, first place) is at Gyeonggi Suwon International (7-3-3, 24 points, fifth place); Taejon Christian International (8-4-1, 25 points, fourth place) at Seoul American (5-5-3, 18 points, sixth place); and Korea International (1-10-2, 5 points, ninth place) at Yongsan International-Seoul (8-2-3, 27 points, third place).
Seoul International (9-3-2, 29 points, second place), Osan American (2-10-2, 8 points, seventh place) and Daegu American (2-12, 6 points, eighth place) are done for the regular season.
With a tip of the cap to league commissioner Linda Concepcion, whose head must be pounding just as awfully as mine, here are the tiebreaker scenarios :
Seoul Foreign – Wins top seed outright by beating GSIS, OR by losing to or tying GSIS AND a KIS win over YIS-S, OR by tying GSIS AND a YIS-S loss or tie vs. KIS. Gets No. 2 seed by losing to or tying GSIS and a YIS-S win over KIS.
Seoul International – Cannot earn top seed outright. Gets No. 2 if SFS wins or ties GSIS AND YIS-S loses to or ties KIS. Gets No. 3 if SFS loses to GSIS AND YIS-S beats KIS.
Yongsan International-Seoul – Gains top seed by beating KIS AND an SFS loss to or tie with GSIS. Gets No. 2 by beating KIS AND an SFS win over GSIS. Gets No. 3 by losing to or tying KIS AND a GSIS win or tie with SFS AND a TCIS loss to or tie with SAHS. Gets No. 4 by losing to KIS AND a TCIS win over SAHS.
Taejon Christian International – Cannot earn No. 1 or No. 2 seeds. Gets No. 3 by beating SAHS AND a YIS-S loss to KIS AND a GSIS win over SFS. Gets No. 4 with loss to or tie with SAHS AND an SFS-GSIS tie AND a YIS-S loss to or tie with KIS, OR a loss to SAHS AND a GSIS tie with SFS. Gets No. 5 by losing to SAHS AND a GSIS win over SFS and a YIS-S loss to KIS.
Gyeonggi Suwon International – Cannot earn any of top three seeds. Gets No. 4 by beating SFS AND a YIS-S loss to KIS and a TCIS loss to SAHS. Gets No. 5 by beating SFS AND a TCIS win over SAHS AND a YIS-S loss to KIS, OR by tying SFS.
Seoul American – Is No. 6 no matter Wednesday’s outcome.
Osan American – Is No. 7 no matter Wednesday’s outcomes.
Daegu American – is No. 8 if YIS-S beats or ties KIS. Is No. 9 if KIS beats YIS.
Korea International – Gets No. 8 by beating KIS. Is No. 9 with a tie or loss to YIS-S.
Got all that? There’ll be a pop quiz later … (wiping brow, reaching for the aspirin jar).