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State draw information

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on March 1, 2009 at 12:36 pm with No Comments »
March 1, 2009 12:36 pm

The Class 4A state draw begings at 3 p.m. and the 1A draw is at 1 p.m. I’ll be at the draw in Renton and will post the brackets as soon as they are determined.

In the meantime, I pulled the draw procedure from the WIAA Web site:


The total tournament first round bracket includes games 1-8. The top half bracket includes games 1-4, the bottom half bracket includes games 5-8. The quarter brackets are as

follows: games 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8.

A modified allocation formula will be followed to determine the #1 teams, with each WIAA District guaranteed a #1 team if that District is allocated at least one (1) team. If Districts elect to combine forqualification purposes, each District will still receive a #1 team. Districts that combine during the regular season would be considered a single District and would receive only one #1 team.

1. The "true" #1 teams from each WIAA District will be drawn first to determine in which half bracket they will be drawn, with an equal number of "true" #1 teams in each half bracket when possible.

1a. The first draw will be to determine into which half bracket, top or bottom half, the first "true" #1 team shall be drawn.

1b. The district with the most #1 teams shall be drawn first, followed in succession by the districts with fewer #1 teams.

1c. The "true" #1 teams shall be drawn into half brackets, alternating top then bottom, or bottom then top, until all "true" #1 teams have been drawn.

1d. As each "true" #1 team is drawn into the top or bottom half bracket, the #2 team from that district will be placed into the opposite half bracket.

1.d.1. With three (3) allocations, the #3 team may be drawn into either half bracket.

1.d.2. With four (4) or more allocations, #1 and #4 will be drawn into the same half bracket; #2 and #3 will be drawn into the same half bracket; any additional allocations may be drawn into either half bracket with an even number, if possible, into each half bracket.

1.d.3. When a District has three (3) or more allocations, they will be drawn into separate quarter brackets if possible.

2. The "true" #1 teams shall be drawn to determine the home team for Games 1-4 and then Games 5-8.

2a. If there are four (4) or fewer "true" #1 teams, they will be drawn into different quarter brackets.

3. Since there are fewer than eight (8) "true" #1 teams, a modified allocation formula will be applied to determine the additional #1 teams. The modified allocation formula will be based upon the number of schools participating in each District/combined District.

3a. The additional #1 teams will then be drawn to fill in as the home team for Games 1-4 and then Games 5-8.

4. The remaining teams will then be drawn as the visiting teams for Games 1-8.

5. No two (2) teams from the same District shall play against each other in the first round.

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