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03-01-2013, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by northvanman View Post
The problem with that is you end up with an odd number of teams in each division for the second round which means you need a cross over. That brings the potential for long distance travel into play, which is what the teams don't want.

With Laurentian coming back next year, it will move to 16 out of 20 (75%), assuming they keep the same format.
There would be no cross-over. Take the OUA west for example....Western gets a first round bye and then 2-7, 3-6, 4-5 all play. After the first round it turns into a final four....with Western playing the lowest remaining seed and the other two series winners playing, then the winners of the 2nd round play in the OUA West final.

Basically all that is happening is you are dropping the 8th seed and giving the top seed a bye, instead of having a series between the two. After that everything is the same as now.

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