ConfCarolinas Tournament: Possible seeding scenarios, postseason berths

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The final week of the ConfCarolinas regular season is here and plenty remains on the line with teams battling for a chance to get a postseason home match.

The format for the eight-team ConfCarolinas Tournament features the top-four teams earning home court for the quarterfinals and then the highest remaining seed hosting the both semifinal matches and the finals.

Check out the current standings and the possible seeding scenarios for the ConfCarolinas teams remaining in postseason contention.

ConfCarolinas standings

Team ConfCarolinas Overall MB
y-1. Barton 13-1 20-3
y-2. King 12-2 16-9 -1
x-T-3. Belmont Abbey 8-6 13-10 -5
x-T-3. Mount Olive 8-6 10-14 -5
x-5. North Greenville 8-7 15-11 -5.5
x-6. Limestone 7-8 12-11 -6.5
x-7. Emmanuel 5-10 10-17 -8
x-8. Erskine 4-11 7-19 -9
e-9. Lees-McRae 0-14 2-19 -13

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
e – Eliminated from postseason contention

Barton

Remaining matches: at King, at Lees-McRae vs. Coker (non-conference)
Already clinched: At least the No. 2 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament

— Can clinch the ConfCarolinas regular season championship, the No. 1 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament and home court advantage throughout the tournament if it beats King on Friday or beats Lees-McRae on Saturday and win the tiebreaker against King.

King

Remaining matches: vs. Barton, vs. Mount Olive
Already clinched: At least the No. 2 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament

— Can clinch the ConfCarolinas regular season championship, the No. 1 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament and home court advantage throughout the tournament if it wins its final two matches — including beating Barton on Friday — and wins the tiebreaker against Barton or Barton loses its two remaining matches.

Belmont Abbey

Remaining matches: vs. Erskine, vs. Emmanuel
Already clinched: At least the No. 5 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament

— Can clinch the No. 3 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament and home court for the ConfCarolinas Tournament quarterfinals if it wins its remaining two matches or by winning one match, a Mount Olive loss and a North Greenville loss
— Can clinch the No. 4 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament and home court of the ConfCarolinas Tournament quarterfinals if it wins one match along with a North Greenville loss or Mount Olive loss.

Mount Olive

Remaining matches: at Lees-McRae, at King
Already clinched: At least the No. 5 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament

— Can clinch the No. 3 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament and home court for the ConfCarolinas Tournament quarterfinals by winning its remaining two matches and a Belmont Abbey loss; or a win, two Belmont Abbey losses and a North Greenville loss.
— Can clinch the No. 4 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament and home court for the ConfCarolinas Tournament quarterfinals by winning one match and Belmont Abbey wins both its matches; or by winning one match and a North Greenville loss.

North Greenville

Remaining matches: at Limestone
Already clinched: At least the No. 6 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament

— Can clinch the No. 3 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament and home court for the ConfCarolinas Tournament quarterfinals if it wins its one remaining match, a Belmont Abbey loss and a Mount Olive loss.
— Can clinch the No. 4 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament and home court for the ConfCarolinas Tournament quarterfinals if it wins its one remaining match and Mount Olive loses both its matches; or by winning its final match and a Belmont Abbey loss.
— Can clinch at least the No. 5 seed with a win against Limestone in its regular season finale.

Limestone

Remaining matches: vs. North Greenville, at Queens (non-conference)
Already clinched: At least the No. 6 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament

— Can clinch the No. 5 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament if it beats North Greenville in its final match.

Emmanuel

Remaining matches: at Belmont Abbey
Already clinched: Clinched the No. 7 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament

Erskine

Remaining matches: at Belmont Abbey
Already clinched: Clinched the No. 8 seed for the ConfCarolinas Tournament