Here are three potential pool setups and a possible bracket (if everything goes chalk on Saturday) if we end up with 18 teams at Nationals:
POOL TYPE A: Three pools of six
POOL A: Kent, GVSU, OSU, BGSU, UWP, Penn State
POOL B: UK, MSU, CMU, Miami, Moody, Louisville
POOL C: JMU, SVSU, Towson, WKU, DePaul, NSULA
Each team would play play 3 of the other five teams in its pool.
POOL TYPE B: Two pools of five and two pools of four
POOL A: Kent, CMU, Towson, DePaul, Louisville
POOL B: UK, GVSU, Miami, Moody, Penn State
POOL C: JMU, MSU, WKU, BGSU
POOL D: SVSU, OSU, UWP, NSULA
Pool C and D would be a round robin, Pool A and B would play 3 of the 4 other teams in their pool.
POOL TYPE C: Six pools of three with a “cross over” game.
POOL A: Kent, UWP, NSULA
POOL B: UK, Miami, Moody
POOL C: JMU, CMU, BGSU
POOL D: SVSU, WKU, DePaul
POOL E: MSU, Towson, Louisville
POOL F: GVSU, OSU, Penn State
Then each team would get a “cross over” game, whether its pre selected or a randomly drawn game, from another pool, giving each school 3 games.
Possible Sunday Bracket if there are no upsets:
2 thoughts on “Nationals 2013 Possible Saturday Pools and Sunday Bracket”
Your “Type A” would require a total of 6 cross-pool games.
Your “Type B” would require a total of 1 cross-pool game.
Your “Type C” would also require a total of 9 cross-pool games.
I think Pool B would be better bc there are less crossovers. But any kind is alright.