According to a document released by the Colonial Athletic Association on Thursday morning, there are 20 different scenarios going into the final weekend of play that have an impact on the conference tournament seedings. Grab a Snickers bar. We may be here a while sorting this out.
Here’s what we do know: Georgia State is No. 8 and UNC Wilmington is No. 12 regardless of what happens on Saturday. The rest is a mess.
- Virginia Commonwealth is No. 1 if it beats Georgia State. But if it loses and winds up tied with Northeastern for first place, the Huskies are No. 1 and the Rams are No. 2 based on Northeastern’s win over VCU.
- If George Mason and VCU tie for first, the Patriots are No. 2 and the Rams are No. 1 because VCU won the head-to-head meeting.
- If Northeastern and George Mason end up tied for second, the Huskies get the No. 2 seed and the Patriots are the No. 3 seed. While they split their series, Northeastern beat the top seed (VCU) and George Mason lost to the Rams.
- If there is a three-way tie for second among Northeastern, George Mason and Old Dominion, the Patriots are the No. 4 seed based on the previous scenario and the Monarchs 1-1 record against VCU.
There’s more, but those are the scenarios involving George Mason. The Patriots play their final home game of the season on Saturday at 8 p.m. against Towson.
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