October 30, 2014
Eurocup Regular Season Draw seeds and procedure
by: Eurocupbasketball.com
October 5, 2011
The seeds

EUROCUP REGULAR SEASON DRAW SEEDS
1 SEEDS Valencia Basket Benetton Basket Alba Berlin BC Khimki Moscow Region
Lietuvos Rytas KK Cibona Aris BSA 2003 Gran Canaria 2014
2 SEEDS CEZ Basketball Nymburk Le Mans Sarthe Basket PAOK BC Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem
Dexia Mons-Hainaut BC Telenet Oostende BC Spartak St. Petersburg PBC Lokomotiv Kuban
3 SEEDS BC Azovmash Mariupol BC Donetsk Cedevita Zagreb Asvel Basket Lyon Villeurbanne
BC Rudupis Banvit BK Cholet Basket KK Buducnost Voli
4 SEEDS KRKA Novo Mesto PGE Turow Zgorzelec BCM Gravelines Dunkerque VEF Riga
Fraport Skyliners FC Bayern Munich GasTerra Flames PBC Lukoil Academic


Group Draw

The draw will be held according to seeds.

• The 32 teams qualified for the Eurocup Regular Season will be divided into four seeds with eight teams in each, in accordance with the performance of teams in European competitions during a three year period.

• Each club will get 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw or loss from the Regular Season onwards. 2 bonus points are allocated for reaching the last 16, 2 bonus points are allocated for reaching the last 8, 1 bonus point is allocated for reaching the last 4, 1 bonus point is allocated for reaching the Final. The club ranking consists of the sum of the club coefficients from the last three years.

• If two or more teams have the same Club Ranking, the tie will be resolved by the total number of wins during the three year period. Should a tie persist, the final standings in the Euroleague and if necessary Eurocup from the previous season will be used to break the tie. Should a tie still persist, the final standings in the National Championship from the previous season (after the playoffs) will be used to break the tie. Should a tie still persist, a draw will be used to break the tie, with the Company determining the method for the draw.

• The first eight teams from this club ranking participating in the Regular Season will be 1 Seeds, the next eight 2 Seeds, the next eight 3 Seeds, and the remaining eight teams will be 4 Seeds.

Group Draw Restrictions

The restriction when drawing the teams into groups is the following:

• Two teams from the same country cannot coincide in the same Regular Season group. For these purposes, teams coming from the Adriatic League will be considered as teams coming from the same country.

Group Draw Procedure

• Teams will be drawn one by one from an urn containing only those in the same Seed, from the 1 Seeds through to the 4 Seeds, until all 32 have been selected.

• For each spot drawn, the urn will be emptied and refilled with only those teams from the same Seed, taking into consideration any restrictions.

• When drawing teams from the 2 Seeds through to the 4 Seeds, only those teams from a country different than the ones already drawn into the Group will be placed in the urn.

• e.g.1. If a spot is to be drawn into a Group where there is already a team from a specific country, the teams from the country in question will not be placed in the urn.

• e.g.2. If a spot is to be drawn into a Group and a certain team(s) cannot be drawn in a later Group, this team(s) will be the only one(s) placed in the urn.

• A team may be placed directly into a Group in order to follow the restrictions mentioned above.

Drawing the teams as explained above, will allow all restrictions to be respected and will eliminate all possibilities of a blocked situation.

Calendar Draw

A random computer draw will determine the final position of teams within their group.

• The match-up calendar for the Regular Season will be drawn electronically by allocating letters from A to D to the teams of each group. This will establish the match-ups for the entire Regular Season.

• The Regular Season games will be held according to the following chart:

1st Game Day A-C B-D
2nd Game Day D-A C-B
3rd Game Day C-D A-B
4th Game Day D-C B-A
5th Game Day C-A D-B
6th Game Day A-D B-C

Non-Coincidence Letters: (when one team plays at home, the other plays away) A with D; B with C.

Calendar Draw Restrictions

• Specific letters will be allocated to the teams participating in the Eurocup Opening Game, if necessary.

Teams playing in the same city/arena: The non-coincidence letters will be allocated to teams that play in the same city/arena, so that when one team plays at home the other will play away.
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