Does the Heps have a published tie breaking procedure? What is it?
They compare the head-to-head finishes of your top five. #1 vs. #1, #2 vs. #2, etc. Whoever has more head-to-head wins wins the tiebreaker. Yale and Cornell both finished with 75 points, but Yale took the tiebreaker with three wins (#1, #2, and #5).
I lean toward breaking the tie for the Championship title only and leaving lesser places scored as tied unless the tie impacts qualifying for or seeding at some other meet.
There was a thread up about a conference HS XC meet that did not have a tie breaker and used the sixth man approach. I just wondered how many tie breaking variations are in use.
this thread reminds me of the Tarmoh v. Felix tie and the USATF and the pitfalls of making up a rule (coinflip/run-off) after the fact.