|THE Home Team Rules for the NCAA Tournament|
Posted by: TAMatrix ® |
For first-round games during championship competition, the highest-seeded team shall be designated as the home team. In subsequent games, the home team shall be determined according to a formula applied by the games committee.
In determining which of two teams in any game will be the home team, the games committee or the NCAA game representative shall designate the home team using the following guidelines:
1. The institution that has been the home team the fewer number of times in that particular tournament.
2. If the two teams are equal in this respect but unequal in the number of times they were the visitor, then the team that has been the visitor more often will be designated the home team.
3. If the two teams are equal in the number of times that they have been home and visitor, the games committee or the NCAA game representative shall observe the following procedures in the order stated:
During the pre-championship meeting for the regional and super regional, the host institution must designate whether the first or third base dugout will be the home team dugout for the entire tournament.
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