What happens if two teams tie for #1 in the WCHA regular season?
They are co-champs. However, a tie-breaker is still needed to seed the WCHA Final Five. That is:
a) If two or more teams are tied, head-to-head competition during the regular (conference) season will be used to break the tie.
b) If two or more teams are still tied after (a), the highest seed will go to the team with the most WCHA (conference) wins during the regular season.
c) If two or more teams played a four-game series during the regular season and the teams have the same win-loss records for those series and the same number of WCHA wins, the team having the least number of goals scored against it in the four-game series shall have the higher rank. If two or more teams played a two-game series during the regular season proceed to tiebreaker d).
d) If two or more teams are still tied after applying the provisions of (a), (b) and ©, the team having the greatest 'winning margin' during the regular season will have the higher rank. Winning margin = WCHA goals for during the regular season minus WCHA goals against.
e) Games played against WCHA opponents in holiday tournaments will not be counted in the determinations.