Regional Playoffs

2018 NCBBA Post-Season Format

The current format of the NCBBA Post-Season was decided upon by the member teams of the NCBBA via the NCBBA Annual League Meeting.

New for 2018:  The regional playoffs have been modified from the previous format (2 teams best of 3 tournament) to the new 4 team single elimination tournament format as per NCBBA Rule 2.01.0.  The 3 Regions which have been split into 3 directional conferences (New England, Mid-Atlantic,  and Southern Pacific) will feature each directional conference champion plus an at large bid selection chosen by the NCBBA from the 2nd place finishers.  The 4 Regions which have been split into 2 directional conferences (North Atlantic, South Atlantic, Great Lakes, and Mid America) will feature each directional conference champion plus each directional conference runner up.

The 7 Regional Championships will take place during week 21 of the NCBBA Season and will be hosted by the directional conference winner that is ranked higher in the Rawlings NCBBA Top 20 Poll at that time.  The winners of the Regional Championships will automatically earn a spot in the 2018 NCBBA National Championship Tournament.

New England Regional Championship

Fairfield, NER North/South Champs + 1 At-Large Bid

Location: TBD

Dates: March 24-25

Time: TBD

North Atlantic Regional Championship

NAR North/South Champs + NAR North/South Runner Ups

Location: TBD

Dates: March 24-25

Time: TBD

Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship

MAC North/South/Central Champs + 1 At-Large Bid

Location: TBD

Dates: March 24-25

Time: TBD

 South Atlantic Regional Championship

SAR North/South Champs + SAR North/South Runner Ups

Location: TBD

Dates: March 24-25

Time: TBD

Great Lakes Regional Championship

Michigan, South Champs + GLR North/South Runner Ups

Location: TBD

Dates: March 24-25

Time: TBD

Mid America Regional Championship

SIUe, MIDAM East Champs + MIDAM East/West Runner Ups

Location: TBD

Dates: March 24-25

Time: TBD

Southern Pacific Regional Championship

Grand Canyon –  Purple, SOPAC North/West Champs + 1 At-Large Bid

Location: TBD

Dates: March 24-25

Time: TBD

NCBBA National Championship Tournament At-Large Bid

With 7 teams automatically qualifying for the 2018 NCBBA National Championship Tournament, the final team of the field of 8 will be selected as an At-Large Bid by the NCBBA.  Any team selected to receive an At-Large Bid is chosen at the NCBBA’s discretion.  Factors taken into account by the NCBBA when selecting an At-Large Bid consist of but are not limited to:

-Did the team finish in at least 2nd place in their conference?

-How did the team perform against their conference or regional champion?

-Is the team on probation?

-Has the team forfeited any games?

Any questions on the format of the NCBBA post-season should be directed to the President of Basketball Operations Sandy Sanderson @ 412-321-8440 ext. 100 or Sandy.Sanderson@CollClubSports.com