The Final 6 Hunt: Where does your team stand?

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With five teams virtually tied for 6th place in the Sal’s NBL, it's a great time to clarify exactly the rules on a jigsaw puzzle that is sure to get clearer in the coming weeks. 

The Basics

  • Teams get 2 points for a win. The more points you have, the higher up the ladder you are. 
  • If two teams are tied on points at the end of the season, the head-to-head record between those teams is the first tie-breakers. Who won the two-game regular-season series?  
  • If it was a tie, who’s points differential was better across those two games?  
  • If the points differential is exactly the same, then who has the best overall league points differential?  

Mini Ladder’s  

  • If three teams or more are tied on points, a mini-ladder is created encompassing games involving only the tied teams.  
  • Most wins goes top of the mini-ladder.  
  • If two teams are tied in the mini-ladder, we look at the head-to-head (like above).  
  • If three or more teams are still tied in the mini-ladder we make another mini-ladder, this time ranking the teams on points differential from the games involving only the tied teams. 

Teams locked in for the Sal’s NBL Final 6

  • Auckland Tuatara 
  • Night n’ Day Otago Nuggets 
  • Franklin Bulls 

Teams Still Alive: 

  • Canterbury Rams (10 wins guarantees Final 6) 
  • Wellington Saints (10 wins guarantees Final 6) 
  • NBS Nelson Giants (Final 6 depends on results to come) 
  • Southland Sharks  (Final 6 depends on results to come) 
  • Hawke’s Bay Hawks  (Final 6 depends on results to come) 
  • Manawatū Jets (Final 6 depends on results to come) 
  • Steelformers Taranaki Airs  (Final 6 depends on results to come) 

Teams Eliminated: 

  • None 

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