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2014 Arkansas High School 7A Boys Soccer Season

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Sport  Soccer
Champions  Bentonville
2014 Arkansas High School 7A Boys Soccer Season
Association  Arkansas Activities Association
League  Arkansas High School 7A Boys
Duration  March 13 – May 24, 2014
Venue  Fayetteville Harmon Field

The 2014 Arkansas High School 7A Boys Soccer Season was the 17th season of the highest classification of high school boys soccer in Arkansas since being sanctioned by the Arkansas Activities Association. The first conference games were played on March 13, 2014. The season concluded on May 24, 2014 with the championship match.

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Conference Alignment

The 2014 season was the last under the 2012 - 2014 classification cycle. Conference alignment remained unchanged from the 2013 season.

* 7A Schools

Regular Season

Teams in the 7A/6A West and 7A/6A South conferences played a single round-robin of seven games, playing once against each opponent. Teams in the 7A/6A Central and 7A/6A East played each other home-and-away in a double round-robin of fourteen games. Matches finishing in a draw after 80 minutes went directly to a penalty shootout. The winner of the shootout was awarded a win, whereas the loser was awarded a loss.

If two or more teams were equal on wins and losses at the end of conference play, the following criteria was used to determine the final standings:

  1. Greater number of wins in matches between the tied teams.
  2. Greater goal difference (up to 3 goals per game) in matches between the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
  3. Greater number of goals scored in matches among the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
  4. Greater goal difference (up to 3 goals per game) in all conference matches.
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all conference matches.
  6. Coin flip.

State Playoffs

The state tournament was hosted by Fayetteville from May 15 through May 17. The final was played in Razorback Field. Power rankings determined interconference seeding, while conference standings determined seeding for teams in the same conference. 6A teams were dropped out of the rankings. Bryant was considered a west team for seeding purposes, whereas the four 7A teams from the 7A/6A East conference were considered central teams. Six teams from the west and six from the central qualified to the playoffs. Power ratings were calculated using the following procedures:

  1. 10 points per conference win (x2 for teams playing single round-robin)
  2. 1 point for each conference win of opponents you beat (x2 for teams playing single round-robin)
  3. 1 point for a win against a 7A conference school during conference play (x2 for teams playing single round-robin)
  4. 10 points for conference championship. In case of a tie for conference championship, the higher seed gets the 10-point bonus.

References

2014 Arkansas High School 7A Boys Soccer Season Wikipedia


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