2018 EGU Mens D3 Playoffs

There are five (5) conferences in D3- New Jersey (NJ), New York City (NYC), New York/Connecticut (NY/CT), New York South (NYSouth), and Upstate.  After league play, eight (8) teams will advance to the Empire GU play-offs.  The winner of each conference will be seeded 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.  Seeding will be based on competition points (match points + bonus points).  The remaining three (3) play-off teams (wild card teams) will come from the three best 2nd place teams across all conferences based on competition points.   These teams will be seeded 6, 7, and 8 based on competition points.  If teams have the same competition points value, then the team with the greater positive difference between points for and points against will be the higher seed.

2018 Playoff Schedule:

April 14, 2018: D3 Quarterfinals
Game 1:  #8 Gotham @ #1 Long Island
Game 2:  #5 Union @ #4 Lansdowne
Game 3:  #7 North Jersey @ #2 Danbury
Game 4:  #6 Buffalo D3 @ #3 Rochester Colonials

April 21, 2018: D3 Semifinals (Higher Seed is Home Team)
Game 5: Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2
Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 4

April 28, 2018: D3 Final (Higher Seed is Home Team)
Winner Game 5 vs Winner Game 6

 May 5, 2018: Crossover with NERFU D2 Champion (location TBD)

Competition points are determined as follows.

Match Points
* 4 match points for a win 
* 2 match points for a tie
* 0 match points for a loss

Bonus Points
* 1 bonus point for scoring 4 tries or more in a match
* 1 bonus point for losing by 7 points or less in a match

Note: Forfeits are recorded to the team not responsible for the forfeit as a 20-0 win with a bonus point (5 competition points total).  Forfeiting team shall receive negative five (-5) points.