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11-19-2010, 10:18 AM
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Don't forget, the University Cup format is supposed to change after Fredericton hosts. They are going to add an extra day for true semi-finals.

There will still be six teams, divided in two pools of three teams. Each team plays two games. So far, the same as now.

Next, the top team in pool A will play the second team in pool B in one semi-final and the top team in pool B will play the second team in pool A in the other semi-final. That will take up the extra day. The two winners will then meet in the championship game.

They may still need a tie-break formula to sort out team 1 and team 2 in each pool.

If you look back to March, in Pool A Alberta finished first and Lakehead finished second while in Pool B SMU finished first and Mantioba finished second. So Alberta would have met Manitoba in one semi and SMU met Lakehead in the other. All things being equal, Alberta and SMU would probably still have advanced to the final. This scenario is only tidy because UQTR in Pool A and McGill in Pool B lost both their games, making it easy to sort out 1, 2, 3.

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