UAAP Season 81: Men’s Final Four seeding scenarios
Mark Escarlote on Apr 21, 2019 05:59 PM
Here’s a look at the possible UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball semis seeding scenarios.
The semifinals cast of the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament has been set but the pairings for the Final Four are yet to be determined.
With just three playdates left in the elimination round, teams in the Final Four still have control of their final seeding depending on the outcome of their respective assignments.
Here’s a look at the possible semis seeding scenarios:
Already assured of a twice-to-beat advantage and running on an 11-game win streak, repeat-seeking National University is just out to sustain its momentum and lock up the top seed heading into the Final Four.
The Bulldogs, who hold an 11-1 record, must win their last two games against University of the Philippines on Wednesday and Far Eastern University on April 28 to secure the no. 1 seed and face the fourth ranked team in the semis.
In case NU and FEU end up in a two-way tie at 12-2 or 11-3, the ranking will be determined via winner over the other.
The Bulldogs can drop to no. 2 spot if they lose all their remaining games and the Tamaraws win their last two matches.
FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY
Holding a 10-2 slate, Tamaraws only need one more win to pocket the remaining Final Four twice-to-beat advantage.
FEU’s last assignments are against De La Salle University on Wednesday and NU on Sunday.
If the Tamaraws drop all of their remaining matches for a two-way-tie at 10-4, FEU will face off with either Ateneo de Manila University or Adamson University in a playoff for the no. 2 seed and a twice-to-beat advantage.
ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY and ADAMSON UNIVERSITY
Both the Blue Eagles and Falcons, who sport identical 9-4 cards, can still vie for a twice-to-beat advantage if fate permits it.
Ateneo and Adamson will clash on April 28 to determine their semis ranking.
The winner of the match can shoot for a semis bonus in a playoff if FEU drops all of its remaining games. But if FEU wins one of its last two outings, the winner of the Ateneo-Adamson match will be the no. 3 seed.
The loser will drop to fourth seed and will collide with the no. 1 seed.