HS Basketball Sectionals set to sorted, seeded and settled on Saturday February 18

from the NCHSAA:

On Saturday, February 18th, the NCHSAA, along with representatives of the NC
Basketball Coaches Association will be in the office to seed the 2012 basketball
playoffs. Remember: the seeding of the basketball brackets will be done for a
1-year trial basis for the 2012 season. The NCHSAA will report to the Board of
Directors regarding the results and the viability of continuing the seeding process
in future years.

Seeding Procedures:

The 2012 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship brackets will consist of 64 teams
competing in each classification (1A/2A/3A/4A).
The 64 qualifiers will consist automatic qualifiers from each conference (half of
the # of teams in each conference + 1).
If there are not enough automatic qualifiers to fill the 64 teams, the remaining
spots will be filled by wildcards (1A – 6 wildcards, 2A – None, 3A – None, 4A – 2
wildcards).
All 64 qualifiers will then be divided into 4 sections of 16 teams (East, Mideast,
Midwest, West) by longitude.
Once the 4 sections are determined, each of the 16 teams will be seeded based upon
the following:

Seed all #1’s by overall records – ties will be broken by head-to-head record or draw.
If a school finishes first in its part of a classification in a split conference, it
is seeded as a #1 and not actually where it finished overall in the conference.
Seed all #2’s by overall records – ties will be broken by head-to-head record or draw.
Seed all #3’s by overall records – ties will be broken by head-to-head record or draw.
Seed all #4’s by overall records – ties will be broken by head-to-head record or draw.
Seed all #5’s by overall records – ties will be broken by head-to-head record or draw.
Seed all Wildcards by overall records – ties will be broken by head-to-head record
or draw.
Once all 16 teams in each section are sorted by conference finish and overall
record, they will be given their requisite seed #1 – #16.
Once seeding is complete, #1 plays #16, #2 plays #15, #3 plays #14, etc., with the
higher seed always hosting.

At the regionals, teams will not be re-seeded as in the past. The sectional finals
and regional finals will be conducted the week of February 28th – March 3rd in
Greensboro and Fayetteville.

1 comment

  1. when will the women’s sectionals be played on march the third for 3A? or example N Iredell if they make it? looking for a time!!

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