Standings

2015-2016 WCHA STANDINGS
 
WCHA Games
 
Overall
GP
W
L
T
SW
Pts
GF
GA
 
W
L
T
GF
GA
1
Wisconsin
28
24
3
1
1
74
100
22
 
35
4
1
154
29
2
Minnesota
28
24
3
1
0
73
139
39
 
35
4
1
187
51
3
Bemidji State
28
17
9
2
1
54
56
51
 
22
11
3
77
68
4
North Dakota
28
13
10
5
3
47
54
49
 
18
12
5
79
62
5
St. Cloud State
28
9
15
4
3
34
44
88
 
13
18
4
63
115
6
Minnesota Duluth
28
10
17
1
0
31
67
84
 
15
21
1
90
109
7
Ohio State
28
6
21
1
1
20
58
110
 
10
25
1
80
134
8
Minnesota State
28
0
25
3
0
3
41
116
 
3
29
4
55
137
Teams are awarded three points for each win in regulation or overtime, and one point for an overtime tie. Conference games tied after 65 minutes advance to a three-player shootout with the winning team receiving an extra point in the standings (denoted in the SW column).
WCHA HEAD-TO-HEAD
BSU
UM
UMD
MSU
UND
OSU
SCS
UW
W-L-T
BSU
---
0-4-0
4-0-0
4-0-0
2-1-1
4-0-0
3-0-1
0-4-0
17-9-2
UM
4-0-0
---
4-0-0
4-0-0
2-1-1
4-0-0
4-0-0
2-2-0
24-3-1
UMD
0-4-0
0-4-0
---
4-0-0
1-3-0
3-1-0
2-1-1
0-4-0
10-17-1
MSU
0-4-0
0-4-0
0-4-0
---
0-3-1
0-3-1
0-3-1
0-4-0
0-25-3
UND
1-2-1
1-2-1
3-1-0
3-0-1
---
2-2-0
2-1-1
1-2-1
13-10-5
OSU
0-4-0
0-4-0
1-3-0
3-0-1
2-2-0
---
0-4-0
0-4-0
6-21-1
SCS
0-3-1
0-4-0
1-2-1
3-0-1
1-2-1
4-0-0
---
0-4-0
9-15-4
UW
4-0-0
2-2-0
4-0-0
4-0-0
2-1-1
4-0-0
4-0-0
---
24-3-1
WCHA WOMEN'S TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES FOR PLAYOFF SEEDING ONLY

At the conclusion of the regular season, teams will be ranked by the number of points accumulated. If two teams are tied for first place, they will be declared co-WCHA champions.

The first round of the WCHA's post-season tournament will be a best-of-three games format at the home site of the teams ranked higher in the final regular season standings. All eight teams participate in the first round of the tournament. First round playoff pairings will be: #1 rank vs #8 rank, #2 rank vs #7 rank, #3 vs #6, and #4 vs #5.

Following the four first round series, the four winning teams will be re-seeded #1 thru #4 according to their standings in the final WCHA in-season competition and will advance to the WCHA FINAL FACE-OFF.

In the event that ties are encountered in the determination of WCHA ranking or designation of home teams for playoff purposes, the following procedures will be used in the order given to break the ties:

a) If two or more teams are tied, head-to-head competition during the regular (conference) season will be used to break the tie.

b) If two or more teams are still tied after (a), the highest seed will go to the team with the most WCHA (conference) wins during the regular season.

c) If two or more teams played a four-game series during the regular season and the teams have the same win-loss records for those series and the same number of WCHA wins, the team having the least number of goals scored against it in the four-game series shall have the higher rank. If two or more teams played a two-game series during the regular season, procede to tie-breaker d).

d) If two or more teams are still tied after applying the provisions of (a), (b) and (c), the team having the greatest "winning margin" during the regular season will have the higher rank. Winning margin = WCHA goals for during the regular season minus WCHA goals against.

e) Games played against WCHA opponents in holiday tournaments will not be counted in the determinations.

f ) Shootout wins used during the WCHA regular season will not be counted in the determinations. Shootout games will be recorded as a tie in the determinations.

In the case of ties among three or more schools, the criteria above will be used in order, beginning with A), until a team (or teams) is (or are) separated from the other tied team (or teams). At that point, the procedures are re-started to break the "new" tie and determine recipient of the higher seed. In other words, when a three-way tie becomes a two-way tie, the two-way tie is treated as a "new" tie and the process re-starts with the first criterion.