With the Volleyball season now in full swing, the draws for the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s and Women’s Volleyball National Championships are set. The CCAA uses a two-group bracket system to identify quarter-final matchups for the tournaments.
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 ACAC have earned wildcard berths to the 2020 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship, which will be hosted by St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, from March 11-14.
Meanwhile, the PACWEST and ACAC will send wildcard teams to the 2020 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship, to be hosted by Cégep Garneau in Québec, QC, from March 11-14.
Here is a look at the 2020 draws:
2020 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship
QF MATCHES 1 & 2: ACAA Champion, OCAA Wildcard, ACAC Champion, PACWEST Champion
QF MATCHES 3 & 4: ACAA Host, OCAA Champion, ACAC Wildcard, RSEQ Champion
2020 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship
QF MATCHES 1 & 2: RSEQ Champion, PACWEST Wildcard, ACAC Champion, ACAA Champion
QF MATCHES 3 & 4: RSEQ Host, PACWEST Champion, ACAC Wildcard, OCAA Champion