I AM INSERTING THIS AT 10am of Thursday morning.
I found out that after last year's problem regarding the UAAP Juniors Finals, the UAAP Board decided that should a team be tied in points it is automatic that it is a Best-of-Three Finals. Now if that is the case, then the ruling is correct. Except that prior to the start of the season, the football committee was asked to come up with rules and it included tie-breakers. Now this was reportedly approved as well. Will dig up the info later. But that rule does not make sense at all. It does not help the sport and it is certainly not fair play. Why will you reward a second place team by giving them a better chance to win? When I think of the way the UAAP Board changes and interprets rules to suit their needs, I see the need to place them in (the immortal words of Animal House's Dean Wormer) "double secret probation".
I posted this late Wednesday evening: After two rounds of football, the UAAP Women's Competition ended like this (see the table above). The elimination round ended with FEU and UST on top as they had the same number of points. Based on that, UST should have the twice-to-beat advantage heading into the finals. But there was once more a protest by FEU and surprisingly -- one year after I presented proof that debunked their board room decision to make the Season 72 Juniors Football Finals a Best-of-Three -- they are at it again.
In the picture below, taken from the UAAP Rules & Regulations, it is clear that the league indicates that the tie-breaking system must be used.
However, in the picture below (Championship Series), it is said that the top two teams that are tied in points shall play a best-of-three series.
But also in the UAAP Rules on Tiebreakers, the formula to break the tie is: 1) goal difference, 2) the highest number of goals scored. On that alone, it is clear that UST should be awarded the twice-to-beat advantage.
You might want to revisit an argument on last year's UAAP Juniors Finals between me and FEU that ultimately saw the board decision reversed. It went from Bleachers' Brew to even Facebook and ultimately the Board Room. Incredibly!!!! Please revisit Season 70 when both Ateneo and FEU's men's teams finished with the same number of points after two rounds. But because FEU had one more goal, they were given the twice-to-beat advantage.