Pool standing procedures match won 3-0 or 3-1: winner gets 3 points, loser gets 0 points. The match was won 3-2, with the winner receiving two points and the loser receiving one. Match forfeited: 3 points for the winner, 0 points for the loser (0-25, 0-25, 0-25). If a team wins by an aggregate score of 25-27, then that team will receive 2 points.
In case of a tie at the end of regulation time, there is a 5 minute overtime period. During this time, each team will have one chance to score. If the score is still tied, another overtime period will be played until one team wins. If all games in the round are still tied after overtimes have been played, they will proceed to a penalty shoot-out. In the penalty shoot-out, each player from one team will take a shot at the goal. The player who scores a goal will get another opportunity to score. This process will continue until one team wins more matches than their opponent.
Points awarded in volleyball's world ranking system are based on the final results of the previous season. Teams are ranked by total points, which includes points obtained from winning matches as well as points lost when losing matches. A win counts as 1 point, while a loss counts as 0 points. At the end of each season, the top n countries/teams by point totals are given places where they can rank among themselves via comparison using the criteria below.
Two points: In the competition, points were awarded in the form of three points for a victory, two points for a draw, one point for a defeat, and no points for a no-show. After a draw, several leagues have employed shootout tiebreakers. Some use kicks from free kicks, others use onside kicks, and some have even used indoor soccer.
One point: In the American Soccer League and United States Interregional Soccer League, there was only one winner per season who was declared champion based on winning the most games during the regular season. The final game was not played and the season ended in a draw; each team won or lost based on how many points they earned throughout the season. This system was used from 1976 to 1984 by both the Philadelphia Atoms and Miami Americans of the ASL and from 1985 to 1989 by the San Francisco Heat of the USISL.
No points: In Europe, where the sport is known as football, the term "draw" does not exist. Instead, the match ends in a stalemate when time runs out, with neither team being credited with a win nor loss.
This method was used between 1877 and 1895 by the Allegheny FC (then called the Pittsburgh Association) of the AHA. If a match ended in a tie, an additional match would be played using the same rules as the original game until a winner was determined.
In a round-robin tournament bracket, normally when there is a 2-way tie, the winner of the game where the two tied competitors play against each other is awarded the higher final standing. When 3 or more are tied within the division, it goes to games won minus games lost. The champion is determined by who has the most wins over all the other remaining teams.
In the event that there are still multiple winners, a playoff match may be held to determine a final ranking. This is most common in divisions where prize money is at stake rather than simply bragging rights (such as the NCAA basketball tournament's "final four").
The term is also used in group stages of some sports, especially football and rugby, when there are several matches equal in result but different in outcome. For example, if Australia were to win all their matches in the group stage of the FIFA World Cup, they would qualify for the next stage with a perfect record. However, since only one country can be declared the winner per match, Australia would have to share the title with another nation. In this case, since both countries had an identical record, the title would be decided by a series of draw breaks until no further results could break the tie.
Round-robin scheduling is used in many sports when there are too many teams competing for a limited number of spots in a single event.