At the conclusion of a pool, the pool finish position of the teams is determined by their pool match records.
If there is a tie in match record among 2 or more teams in the pool, tie(s) are resolved using the Tie Break Rules, even in 3 team pools where all 3 sets are required to be played.
Ties in Matches are broken by the following steps:
TWO TEAMS TIE IN MATCHES
Always broken head to head. No exceptions.
Three-or-More TEAMS Tie in matches:
a) A team that beats all the other teams with which it is tied in Match Record will finish ahead of the other teams in the pool.
b) A team that has lost to all of the other teams with which it is tied in Match Record is placed behind the other teams in pool finish.
c) If there are only two teams tied in matches after steps 1(a) and 1(b) have been applied, the head to head winner of those 2 teams earns the higher pool finish.
d) If after applying steps 1(a), 1(b) & 1(c), teams remain tied, then the ranking of those remaining teams follows the procedure in step 2.
a) Teams with a higher set percentage finish ahead of teams with a lower set percentage.
b) If only two teams are tied in both match percentage and set percentage, the team that won head to head receives the higher finish in the pool.
c) If three teams (or more) are tied in match percentage and set percentage after applying steps 2(a) & 2(b), the tie breaking procedure is as followed in step 2[d].
d) Pool finish among the teams tied in Match percentage and Set percentage is determined by Point percentage. If two teams are still tied in point percentage, the head to head winner finishes higher.