National Championship Tournament Division Draw
After all teams qualify for the National Championship Tournament, AMTA will draw the qualifying teams into two divisions. These divisions will compete at the National Championship Tournament, with the winners of each division facing off in the National Championship Final Round. The divisions for the National Championship Tournament are drawn by the National Tabulation Director. Under AMTA Rule 5.28(2), divisions for the 33rd National Championship Tournament may not be drawn prior to April 4, 2017. The division draw is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Central time in Grafton, Wisconsin.
Divisions will be drawn using the following criteria, under AMTA Rule 5.28:
(1) If two teams from a single school compete, they shall not be assigned to the same division.
(2) Prior to the division draw, the 48 teams will be divided into twelve groups of four teams each. The first group will comprise the teams with the best, second best, third best, and fourth best Bonus Bid Rankings among all qualifying teams. The second group will comprise the teams with the fifth best through eighth best Bonus Bid Rankings, and so on. Two teams from each group will be placed into one division, and the other two teams will be placed into the other division.
Questions regarding the National Championship Tournament division draw or procedures should be directed to Johnathan Woodward, AMTA Tabulation Director.
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