my thought is still why award the #4 seed (not #2)the opportunity to have to play against #7, #10, #13 without an elimination threat and get a bye to the semis.
I would have to think the top 2 teams as rated by all should receive the best treatment.
By placing #1 and #2 in Pool A, you could eliminate the good chance of #1 and #4 playing twice against each other (prior to the final).
For example, #1 runs the table and #2 wins their other three games in pool play.
Then #1 would play the winner of 2nd Quarter Final and #2 would play winner of 1st quarter final.
By setting the tournament schedule up cleaner, there wouldn't be a need to go back to pre-tournament seedings.....hence if an upset does occur in the quarter, the schedule doesn't magically change for the better for the highest ranked team and doesn't hammer down on a cinderella. More of a bracket format could follow all pool play.
Just some thoughts as we wait for the week-end.
Anyone know if there will be overtime in pool games??????
Posted on Aug 19, 2009, 9:02 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168