Seeding shall be by individual teams and AAU District. The first criteria for seeding shall be order of finish in the previous years’ National Championship. For example, the 5th Grade Division I National Champion shall be the #1 seed in the next years’ 6th Grade Division I National Championship; 2nd Place shall be the 2nd seed and so forth for all places awarded.
The host team shall be placed in all tournaments immediately following the teams placed based on the order of finish in the previous years’ National Championship.
The next criteria for seeding shall be order of finish in the respective grade division for three (3) years when possible. Only teams advancing out of pool play to the championship round will receive points for seeding if they placed in the top sixteen (16) places. *Note* National Classic Championships does not count towards seeding
The placement of teams shall be according to the instructions above. Districts will be placed in order, with the highest total of points first and so on.
All Districts were drawn blind by the voting delegates at the National Convention in order to establish the order of placement in pools after the seeded teams are placed
The order of the placement is as follows:
Teams placed based on the results of last years' National Championship
District seeded teams in order
Removal of seeded teams from placement list
Removal of teams not participating from list
Teams are advanced upward to fill vacated spots, including the host team.
District gold medal team will be placed according to point total
The order of the draw list shall apply to gold medal teams. Silver teams are then placed, then bronze, then 4th, then 5th, etc. according to the draw.