Quick hits: What to know about the MPSF mayhem and postseason implications

To put it in the simplest terms possible, the MPSF standings is complete chaos.

There is a 2,048 possible outcomes to the 11 remaining MPSF matches in the final week of the regular season and each one of those outcomes could drastically affect seeding for the eight-team conference tournament.

To help guide through the complete MPSF mayhem that could ensue during the next 72 hours, check out the Off the Block breakdown of the current standings, head-to-head tiebreaker advantages and possible scenarios to follow during the upcoming days

MPSF STANDINGS
Team MPSF Overall MB
z-1. BYU 18-4 18-6
x-2. Pepperdine 16-6 17-6 -2
X-3. Stanford 15-7 18-7 -3
x-4. UC Santa Barbara 15-8 16-8 -3.5
5. UC Irvine 14-8 17-9 -4
T-6. Hawai’i 13-9 15-10 -5
T-6. Long Beach State 13-9 16-9 -5
T-6. UCLA 13-9 16-10 -5
9. USC 14-10 16-10 -5
10. Cal State Northridge 9-13 10-15 -9
T-11. Cal Baptist 2-20 4-21 -16
T-11. Pacific 2-20 3-22 -16
T-12. UC San Diego 1-21 3-22 -17

Legend
x – Clinched postseason berth
y – Clinched home court for first round of postseason
z – Clinched conference regular season title and home court for conference tournament


HEAD-TO-HEAD TIEBREAKERS
Pepperdine
Holds tiebreaker: UC Santa Barbara
Loses tiebreaker: Stanford, UC Irvine

Stanford
Holds tiebreaker: Pepperdine, UC Santa Barbara, Hawai’i
Loses tiebreaker: Long Beach State, UCLA

UC Santa Barbara
Holds tiebreaker: UC Irvine, Long Beach State, Hawai’i
Loses tiebreaker: UCLA, Stanford

UC Irvine
Holds tiebreaker: UC Santa Barbara, USC, Long Beach State, Hawai’i
Loses tiebreaker: UCLA

UCLA
Holds tiebreaker: UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, USC, Stanford
Loses tiebreaker: Long Beach State, Hawai’i

Long Beach State
Holds tiebreaker: UCLA, Hawai’i, Stanford
Loses tiebreaker: UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, USC

Hawai’i
Holds tiebreaker: UCLA
Loses tiebreaker: UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, USC, Long Beach State, Stanford

USC
Holds tiebreaker: Long Beach State, Hawai’i
Loses tiebreaker: UC Irvine, UCLA

FIVE SCENARIOS TO KNOW
1. If UC Irvine, Stanford and UC Santa Barbara finish in a three-way tie, UC Santa Barbara would be the No. 5 seed. UC Irvine would be the No. 3 seed and Stanford would be the No. 4 seed.

2. Long Beach State, Hawai’i and UCLA can allow assured postseason berths if they win their remaining two conference matches.

3. If Hawai’i, Long Beach State, UCLA and USC finish in a four-way tie, USC would be the No. 6 seed, Hawai’i would be the No. 7 seed, Long Beach State would be the No. 8 seed and UCLA would be eliminated from the playoffs.

4. If Hawai’i, UCLA and USC finish in a three-way tie, USC holds the overall advantage. Hawai’i in that scenario despite losing the tiebreaker to USC, would hold the tiebreaker over UCLA.

5. If USC, UCLA and Long Beach State finish in a three-way tie, USC holds the overall advantage. Long Beach State in that scenario despite losing the tiebreaker to USC, would hold the tiebreaker of UCLA.