BUCScore has been updated with the next round of postseason fixtures, and while most are as expected, there continues to be some confusion around the inconsistencies displayed by the sports organisation this offseason.
It’s apparent that the Premiership offseason has been bracketed this year, though notably teams are at least not ‘inheriting’ seeding as they did during one BUCS postseason.
Despite finishing the regular season with a higher seeding than Derby, Leeds Beckett will travel to the #1 seed, Durham this weekend.
Durham Saints (N1) v Leeds Beckett Carnegie (N3)
Stirling Clansmen (N2) v Derby Braves (N4)
We’re not sure whether the bracketing has/hasn’t held through into the middle tier, because the weather issues during the final 16 round led to all eight higher seeds proceeding, and following this weekend’s fixtures we still have both #1 seeds standing.
Either way, these fixtures at least were fairly easy to divine, with the last two teams standing on each side of the divide going head to head to play for promotion:
University of Nottingham (1) v Edinburgh Napier Knights (2)
Kent Falcons (1) v UWE Bullets (4)
Finally, it certainly appears there’s no bracketing going on in Div 2, as in the South we saw the KCL Regents upset the stakes and best the #3 seed, and yet find themselves scheduled up against familiar faces, the #1 seeded Brighton, in the semi-finals.
Coventry Jets (1) v Bangor MudDogs (4)
Manchester Tyrants (2) v Newcastle Raiders (3)
Brighton Panthers (1) v KCL Regents (6)
Southampton Stags (2) v OBU Panthers (4)