Olympic men’s volleyball tournament seeding scenarios to know

It’s complete bedlam in the Olympic men’s volleyball standings entering the final day of pool-play matches.

Off the Block crunched all the numbers to come up with all the possible seeding scenarios as teams battle for their spot in the quarterfinals — and we’re still not sure we covered every scenarios because there are just so many possibilities.


Check out out this breakdown of the possible scenarios for teams entering their final pool-play matches on Monday.

POOL A

ITALY
— Clinched Pool A title and a No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals.

UNITED STATES
— Can clinch quarterfinals berth with a victory against Mexico.
— Can clinch quarterfinals berth with a five-game loss to Mexico along with France, Canada or Brazil losing its pool-play finale in three or four games.
— Can clinch quarterfinals berth with a four-game loss to Mexico and a Brazilian three-game loss to France. The United States in this scenario would also need to hold an advantage against Brazil in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a three or four-game win against Mexico, a Canadian loss or a five-game victory against Italy and the match between Brazil and France going to a decisive fifth game.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a sweep against Mexico, a Canadian loss or five-game victory against Italy and Brazil beating France in four or five games. If Brazil wins four games, the United States in this scenario would also need to hold an advantage against Brazil in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a sweep against Mexico along with a Canadian loss or five-game victory against Italy or Brazil defeating France in four or five games. If Brazil wins four games, the United States in this scenario would also need to hold an advantage against Brazil in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a three or four-game victory against Mexico along with a Canadian loss or five-game victory against Italy or the match between France and Brazil going to a decisive fifth game.
— Can clinch the No. 3 seed with a five-game victory against Mexico, a Canadian loss to Italy and the match between Brazil and France going to a decisive fifth game.
— Can clinch the No. 3 seed with a five-game loss to Mexico, a Canadian three or four-game loss to Italy and the Brazil and France match being decided in three or four games.

FRANCE
— Can clinch quarterfinals berth with a victory against Brazil.
— Can clinch quarterfinals berth with a five-game loss to Brazil along with a United States loss to Mexico or a Canadian three or four-game loss to Italy. If Canada loses to Italy in five-games, France would have to hold the advantage in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch quarterfinals berth a three or four-game loss to Brazil along with the United States losing to Mexico in three or four games or Canada losing Italy in a fewer amount of games to Italy than France lost to Brazil. If France and Canada in this scenario lose in the same amount of games, France can clinch quarterfinals berth if it holds the advantage in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a three or four-game victory against Brazil and a Canadian loss or five-game victory against Italy.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a three or four-game victory against Brazil, Canada winning in the same amount of games against Italy and if it holds the advantage in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a three or four-game victory against Brazil.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a five-game victory against France along with a United States five-game victory or loss to Mexico or a Canadian loss to Italy. France in this scenario can also clinch the No. 3 seed if Canada beats Italy in five games but France holds the advantage in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a five-game loss to Brazil, a United States loss and a Canadian loss in three or four games. France in this scenario can also clinch the No. 3 seed if Canada loses to Italy in five games and France holds the advantage in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a three or four-game loss to Brazil, a U.S. loss to Mexico in three or four games and a Canadian loss to Italy by the same or fewer amount of games as France lost to Brazil. If France and Canada loss by the same amount of games, France would need to hold the advantage in the point differential tiebreaker.

CANADA
— Can clinch quarterfinals berth with a victory against Italy.
— Can clinch quarterfinals berth with a five-game loss to loss along with a U.S. loss to Mexico or a French three or four-game loss to Brazil. If France loses to Brazil in five-games, Canada in this scenario would have to hold the advantage in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch quarterfinals berth a three or four-game loss to Italy along with the United States losing to Mexico in three or four games or France losing Brazil in a fewer amount of games than it lost to Italy. If Canada and France in this scenario lose in the same amount of games, Canada can clinch quarterfinals berth if it holds the advantage in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a three or four-game victory against Italy and the match between Brazil and France going to a decisive fifth game.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a three or four-game victory against Italy and Brazilian victory against France.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a three or four-game victory against Italy, France winning in the same amount of games against Brazil and if it holds the advantage in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a five-game victory against Italy, a U.S. five-game victory or loss to Mexico and Brazil beating France in five games. Canada in this scenario can also clinch the No. 2 seed if France beats Brazil in five games and Canada holds the advantage against France in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a three or four-game victory against Italy.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a five-game victory against Italy along with a U.S. five-game victory or loss to Mexico, Brazil beating France in five games or France beating Brazil in five games and Canadian holding the advantage in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a five-game loss to Italy, a U.S. loss and the match between Brazil and France being decided in less than five games. Canada in this scenario can also clinch the No. 3 seed if France beats Brazil in five games.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a three or four-game loss to Italy, a U.S. loss to Mexico in three or four games and a Brazil loss in three or four games.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a three or four-game loss to Italy, a U.S. loss to Mexico in three or four games and a French loss to Brazil by the same or fewer amount of games as Canada lost to Italy.
— If Canada and France lose by the same amount of games, Canada would need to hold the advantage in the point differential tiebreaker.

BRAZIL
— Can clinch quarterfinals berth with a victory against France.
— Can clinch quarterfinals berth with a five-game loss to France, a Canadian three or four-game loss to Italy or a U.S. loss to Mexico.
— Can clinch quarterfinals berth with a three or four-game loss to France and a U.S. three or four-game loss to Mexico.
— Can clinch quarterfinals berth with a four-game loss to France and a Canadian three-game loss to Italy
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a three or four-game win versus France, a Canadian loss or five-game victory against Italy and a U.S. loss or beating Mexico in the same amount of games Brazil defeated France.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a five-game victory against France, a Canadian loss or five-game victory against Italy and a U.S. loss or five-game victory against Mexico.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a three or four-game victory against France along with a Canadian loss or five-game victory against Italy or a U.S. loss to Mexico. Brazil in this scenario can also clinch the No. 3 seed if the United States beats Mexico but by one more game than it took Brazil to defeat France.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a five-game victory against France, a Canadian loss to Italy or a U.S. five-game victory or loss to Mexico.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a five-game loss to France, a Canadian loss to Italy in three or four games and U.S. loss to Mexico
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a four-game loss to France, Canada losing to Italy in three games and the United States losing to Mexico in three or four games.

MEXICO
— Eliminated from Olympic tournament.

POOL B

ARGENTINA
— Clinched quarterfinals berth
— Can clinch Pool B title and a No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals with a sweep against Egypt.
— Can clinch Pool B title and a No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals with a four-game victory against Egypt and a Polish four-game victory, five-game victory or loss to Cuba.
— Can clinch Pool B title and a No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals with a five-game victory against Egypt, a Polish five-game victory or loss to Cuba and a Russian four-game victory or worse against Iran.
— Can clinch Pool B title and a No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals with a five-game loss to Egypt, a Polish loss to Cuba and a Russian loss to Iran in four or five games. If Iran beats Russia in four games in this scenario, Argentina would need to hold the point differential tiebreaker against Iran.
— Can clinch Pool B title and a No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals with a four-game loss to Egypt, a Polish loss to Cuba in three or four games and Iran defeating Russia in five games.
— Can clinch Pool B title and a No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals with a three-game loss to Egypt, a Polish loss to Cuba in three games and Iran defeating Russia in five games.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a four-game victory against Egypt.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a five-game victory against Egypt along with a Polish five-game victory or loss to Cuba or Russia losing a game against Iran.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a five-game loss against Egypt, a Polish loss to Cuba or a Russian five-game loss to Iran. Argentina in this scenario can also clinch the No. 2 seed if Iran defeats Russia in four games but Argentina holds the advantage against Iran in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a four-game loss to Egypt along with a Polish loss to Cuba in three or four games or Iran defeating Russia in five games.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a three-game loss to Egypt along with a Polish loss to Cuba in three games or Iran defeating Russia in five games.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed if it wins one game against Egypt, Cuba sweeps Poland, if the match between Russia and Iran is decided in less than five games or a Russian five-game victory.

POLAND
— Clinched quarterfinals berth.
— Can clinch Pool B title and a No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals with a sweep against Cuba and Argentina losing one game against Egypt.
— Can clinch Pool B title and a No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals with a four-game victory against Cuba and an Argentinian five-game victory or loss to Egypt.
— Can clinch Pool B title and a No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals with a five-game victory against Cuba, an Argentina loss to Egypt and a Russian four-game victory, five-game victory or loss to Iran.
— Can clinch Pool B title and a No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals with a five-game loss to Cuba, an Argentinian three or four-game loss to Egypt and Iran defeats Russia in four or five games
— Can clinch Pool B title and a No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals with a four-game loss to Cuba, an Argentinian three-game loss to Egypt and Iran defeats Russia in five games.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a three or four-game victory against Cuba.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a five-game victory against Cuba along with an Argentina loss to Egypt or Russian four-game victory, five-game victory or loss to Iran.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a five-game loss to Cuba along with an Argentinian three or four-game loss to Egypt or Iran defeats Russia in four or five games.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a four-game loss to Cuba along with an Argentinian three-game loss to Egypt and Iran defeats Russia in five games.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a three-game loss to Cuba, an Iran five-game victory against Russia and Poland holding the advantage against Iran in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed if it wins one game against Cuba, a Russian five-game victory or a loss to Iran. Poland in this scenario would also have to hold the advantage against Russia in the point differential tiebreaker.

RUSSIA
— Clinched quarterfinals berth
— Can clinch Pool B title and a No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals with a sweep against Iran, an Argentinian five-game victory or loss to Egypt and a Polish five-game victory or loss to Cuba.
— Can clinch Pool B title and No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals, with a four-game victory against Iran, an Argentinian loss to Egypt and a Polish five-game victory or loss to Cuba.
— Can clinch Pool B title and No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals with a five-game victory against Iran, an Argentinian loss to Egypt and a Polish loss to Cuba.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a sweep against Iran along with an Argentinian five-game victory or loss to Egypt or a Polish five-game victory or loss to Cuba.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a four-game victory against Iran along with an Argentinian three or four-game loss to Egypt or a Polish five-game victory or loss to Cuba
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a five-game victory against Iran along with an Argentinian loss to Egypt or a Polish loss to Cuba.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a five-game loss against iran and Argentina losing in three games against Egypt.

IRAN
— Clinched quarterfinals berth
— Can clinch Pool B title and a No. 1 seed for the quarterfinals with a sweep against Russia, an Argentinian loss to Egypt and a Polish loss to Cuba.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a sweep against Russia along with an Argentinian loss to Egypt or a Polish loss to Cuba.
— Can clinch No. 2 seed with a four-game victory against Russia along with a Poland loss to Cuba or an Argentinian five-game loss or worse to Egypt. Iran in this scenario that Argentina losses in five games would also need to hold an advantage against Argentina in the point differential tiebreaker.
— Can clinch No. 3 seed with a five-game victory against Russia.

EGYPT
— Eliminated from Olympic tournament

CUBA
— Eliminated from Olympic tournament