NIET Tie-Breaking Procedures

Tie-Breaking Procedures

Breaking into the Quarter-Final Round
Cumulative of best five ranks
Cumulative of all six ranks
Cumulative of best five ratings

Once the aforementioned criteria are used, if a tie remains for the 24th place, all tied speakers advance to the quarter-final round.


Seeding of Quarter-finalists
Cumulative of best five ranks
Cumulative of all six ranks
Cumulative of best five ratings

Once the aforementioned criteria are used, if a tie remains for a given seed, those involved remain tied.� Among the tied students, shifts in quarterfinal sections may only be used to eliminate multiple entries from a given school from speaking/performing in the same section.


Quarter-Final, Semi-Final, and Final Round Tie-Breakers
Five-Judge Elimination Round Criteria:
Majority of first place rankings
Cumulative of best four ranks
Judges preference based on all five ballots
Cumulative rank of all five judges
Cumulative of best four ratings
Cumulative rating of all five judges


Individual Sweepstakes Criteria:
Comparative ranks in final rounds*
Number of final rounds
Comparative ranks in semi-final rounds*
Number of semi-final rounds
Comparative ranks in quarterfinal rounds*
Number of quarterfinal rounds

Comparative ranks examines number of 1st place finishes, if tied, then number of 2nd place finishes, etc.


Team Sweepstakes Criteria:
Number of final rounds by team
Comparative ranks in finals*
Number of semi-final rounds by team
Comparative ranks in semi-finals*
Number of quarter-final rounds by team
Comparative ranks in quarterfinals*

Comparative ranks examine number of 1st place finishes, if tied, then number of 2nd place finishes, etc.
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