A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Can anyone explain to me the rationale behind how the bracket is set up? Why would (theoretically) #1 play against #3 in the semis, while #2 plays against #4?
The seeds are put into "pods" that are separated and then randomly drawn from there. So #1 seed's at the top, 2's at the bottom. 3 and 4 are separated as far as possible, but it's a random draw as to which one plays #1 and which plays #2. Seeds 5-8 are then a "pod" as well (each gets their own 8th of the draw, but which 8th it is random)