All MSS league standings utilize the following tie-breaking procedure whenever teams are tied for league points (PTS). If a tie still exists after applying a tie-breaking rule, the next rule in the list is used.
Starting spring 2016 forfeits for each particular sport will have an assigned forfeit score that will be used for tie-breaking procedures. An initial place holding score of 1-0 may be used to denote a forfeit situation, and that score will be revised upon completion of the season, and used to break any ties that may have occurred for playoff seeding.
Note: If three or more teams finish with identical records, the aforementioned tiebreakers will be used, in that order, to eliminate teams from the tiebreaker until a champion is determined. However, if three or more teams are tied, and the games played against the group is unequal, head to head records among the three teams will not be used. In that case, the next tiebreaker be used to eliminate teams, one by one, until two teams remain in the tiebreaker. Once two teams remain in the tiebreaker, head to head will be used, if applicable.