Posted by observer on February 12, 2017 at 05:01:49:
In Reply to: Re: Who gets home court priority when both schools had a first round bye? posted by Fan on February 11, 2017 at 23:34:30:
: : : : Would it be higher seed or higher league finish?
: : : : If there are 9 or more byes in a bracket, there will be multiple teams meeting in the second round who had a bye in the first round. There could actually be higher seeded schools that will have to go on the road in the second round to play a lower seed who also had a bye, because the lower seed finished higher in a weaker league. At least that's how I understand it.
: : : If u receive bye ur home automatic in 2nd
: : If there are more than 8 byes that is mathematically impossible. One team with a bye would have to be on the road in the second round. Though it seems that 5-AA will have 23 teams getting in at least, so this may be less of a problem than anticipated.
: I'm counting 25 teams for D5AA; however, doesn't position in league dictate home/away for first game, not higher seed.
I counted 24, but even 24 means that the scenario won't necessarily come up this year. Unless Fairmont Prep gets one of the byes as a #15 or #16 seed and plays Holy Martyrs in the next round, assuming HM had a bye. HM is a second place league rep but there appear to be 7-8 byes this year, so HM is in line for a bye.
Two of the teams ranked in last week's poll have already been eliminated(Verbum Dei and Ontario Christian). These two will be replaced by the unranked teams who finished highest in their leagues and have the best overall records(even if they don't have a numerical ranking next to them). Fairmont will be one of them, and if they are awarded a bye as a lower seed, whoever plays them in the "second" round would probably have had a bye themselves. Therein lies the conflict.
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