For the second consecutive season, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) will use a two-group bracket system to identify quarter-final matchups for the Men’s and Women’s Soccer National Championships.
The draw divides qualifying teams into two brackets using standardized designation and the current wildcard ranking chart, which is based on placings at the previous three CCAA National Championships.
Following conference championships, the CCAA Convenor and Seeding Committee, which comprises of provincial convenors from the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST), Alberta Colleges Athletic Association (ACAC), Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA), Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) and Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) will seed teams in each bracket.
The first seed will face the fourth seed, while the second seed will take on the third seed in each group. As per CCAA policy, the host team can choose the timeslot for its first game.
As previously announced, the OCAA and PACWEST have earned wildcard berths to the 2018 CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship, which will be hosted by Holland College in Charlottetown, PE, from Nov. 7-10.
Meanwhile, the RSEQ and ACAC will send wildcard teams to the 2018 CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championships, to be hosted by the Douglas Royals in Coquitlam, BC, from Nov. 7-10.
Here is a look at the 2018 draws:
2018 CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship
QF MATCHES 1 & 2: ACAA Champion, OCAA Wildcard, PACWEST Champion and RSEQ Champion
QF MATCHES 3 & 4: ACAA Host, OCAA Champion, PACWEST Wildcard and ACAC Champion
2018 CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship
QF MATCHES 1 & 2: PACWEST Champion, RSEQ Wildcard, ACAC Champion and ACAA Champion
QF MATCHES 3 & 4: PACWEST Host, RSEQ Champion, ACAC Wildcard and OCAA Champion