The Western division of the CWPA is not as clear cut as their Southern division counterpart, for one there are still more games upcoming that are huge in determining the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament. With Indiana's 8-7 upset win over Michigan this past week there is a possibility that there could be a three-way tie for the top seed.
Here are the current standing:
|Notre Dame College||1||5||2|
|Salem International University||0||5||0|
The easy way to decide the champion is for Maryland to defeat Michigan at 1 p.m. on April 7, but if Michigan beats Maryland then things get complicated. I will let the CWPA website decode the possibilities:
With Indiana standing at 5-1 in the Western Division, and Maryland (5-0) and Michigan (4-1) effectively tied for the division lead, the match-up will have significant bearing on who earns the No. 1 seed for the Western Division Championship. If Maryland wins against Michigan, and defeats Salem International University on Friday night, the Terps claim the outright Western Division regular season title and the No. 1 seed for the division tournament. However, a loss to Michigan combined with the Terrapins winning their other league game against Salem International would make the standings interesting and force tiebreakers as Maryland, Michigan and Indiana would all stand at 5-1.
If all three do tie then it would come down to total goals from the games between Michigan, Indiana and Maryland. For Michigan to win the outright title they would have to defeat Maryland by two goals, and that is the easiest solution outside of Maryland beating Michigan.
Here are the multiple scenarios of the top three could be determined: