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Playoff Procedures

Gulf Coast League playoff procedures


Playoff Format

The division winner with the best record plays the division winner with the lowest record and the other two division winners meet in a one game semi-final. The winners meet in a best-of-three final for the Gulf Coast League championship.


Playoff Tiebreakers

Note that winning percentage determines the overall winner and division winners.

To determine the best overall winning percentage between separate division winners, (no game would be played):

Tie involving two or more teams from different divisions:

1. Average runs allowed per game
2. Average runs scored per game
3. Best run differential

To determine a division winner:

Tie involving two teams:

1. The two teams will meet in a one game sudden death playoff to determine the division winner. A coin toss will decide the home team.

Tie involving more than two teams (no game would be played):

1. Average runs allowed per game
2. Average runs scored per game
3. Best run differential