Head to Head Method

League Ranking – (from Competition Regulations 2020)

2.23.1.1      Head to Head

(1)  Greatest number of points obtained in all Competition League Matches;
(2)  If two or more teams are equal, based on (1) above, then their ranking will be determined as follows (in order):

(a) Greatest number of points obtained in Competition League Matches between the teams concerned;
(b) Greatest number of goals scored in Competition League Matches between the teams concerned;
(c) Greatest Goal Difference from all Competition League Matches;
(d) Greatest number of goals scored in all Competition League Matches.

Note: Where there are “unequal” competition games played then the last result will be excluded.

Examples Using Head to Head Method
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Example 1

13 Division 1 Pld Bye Win Draw Loss Pts
University 13-1 18 0 8 2 8 26
Thirroul 13-1 18 0 8 2 8 26

University and Thirroul played each other three times:  4 – 5, 5 – 0, 0 – 2.
2.23.1.1  2 (a)  Thirroul would be higher ranked (Thi 2 wins = 6 points, Uni 1 win = 3 points)

Example 2

Lakeside 13-2 19 1 9 3 6 30
Highlands 13-2 19 1 9 3 6 30
Balgownie 13-2 19 1 9 3 6 30

Lakeside v Highlands 0 – 2, 2 – 0, 2 – 2,

Lakeside v Balgownie 2 – 0, 4 – 0, 1 – 1, 0 – 1

Highlands v Balgownie 1 – 2, 0 – 0, 2 – 3, 1 – 4

HTH points: Lakeside 11 points, Balgownie 8 points, Balgownie 5 points.   Fourth games removed as Lakeside did not play Highlands a fourth time (the “unequal” case)

2.23.1.1  2 (a).  Lakeside, Balgownie, Highlands would be the ranking order.

Example 3

18 Division 1 Pld Bye Win Draw Loss Pts
Woonona 18-1 18 2 13 1 2 40
Kiama 18-1 18 2 13 1 2 40

Woonona v Kiama:  3 – 1, 1 – 2

2.23.1.1 2 (b) Woonona ranked higher (Woonona & Kiama 1 win each. Goal Difference 4 – 3)

Example 4

Port Kembla 14-2 19 1 9 3 6 30
Lake Heights 14-2 19 1 9 3 6 30
Albion Park 14-2 19 1 9 3 6 30

Port Kembla v Lake Heights: 0 – 2, 4 – 2

Port Kembla v Albion Park: 2 – 0, 0 – 2

Lake Heights v Albion Park: 2 – 1, 3 – 4

HTH points: Port Kembla 6 points, Lake Heights 6 Points, Albion Park 6 points

HTH Goal Difference   Port Kembla 6 For, 6 Against

Lake Heights 9 For, 9 Against

Albion Park 7 For, 7 Against

2.23.1.1 (c) Ranking … Lake Heights, Albion Park, Port Kembla (Highest Goals For HTH)

Example 5

Under 16 2nd Division Pld Bye Win Draw Loss Pts
Unanderra 16-2 18 0 7 3 8 24
University 16-2 18 0 6 6 6 24

Unanderra v University: 3 – 2, 0 – 1, 1 – 1 (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss each. Goals For 4, 4 Against)
2.23.1.1  2(d)  Unanderra highest ranked (Total Goal difference 33-24 compared with 38-32)