2016 EGU Mens D2 Playoffs

2016 Men's D2 
EGU / USA Rugby Playoffs 

Highest Seed is Home Team

EGU Quarterfinals (April 16)
QF 1: #1 Buffalo 39, #8 Syracuse 15
QF 2: #4 Village Lions 104, #5 Rochester Aardvarks 12
QF 3: #3 New Haven 48, #6 Princeton 31
QF 4: #2 Union 31, #7 NYRC 22 

EGU Semifinals (April 23) 
SF 1: #4 Village Lions 28, #1 Buffalo 12
SF 2: #3 New Haven 45, #2 Union 21

D2 Empire GU Cup (April 30)
#4 Village Lions 52, #3 New Haven 19

CR3 Crossover (May 7) - Dick Green Field, Albany, NY
Village Lions 37, Mystic 19

USA Rugby Elite 8 / Semifinals (May 21-22) - Founders Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Village Lions v Mid-Atlantic #1


Playoff Format & Seeding Policy
The top two teams, after league play, from Upstate, NYC, and NJ plus the number 3 team from NYC get “automatic” play-off spots. The 8th team (wild card) will be the next best team chosen from 3rd place team from either NJ or Upstate or the 4th place team of NYC. 

Determination of seeding and the wild card team will use the weighted value of points.  Total points determined as the sum of match points (wins and ties) plus bonus points divided by the total number of league games played provides the weighted value.  If teams have the same weighted value, then the team with the greater positive difference between points for and points against will be the higher seed.

Teams will be seeded as follows:
1)    The winners of each conference will be seeded 1, 2, 3
2)    The second place teams of each conference will be seeded 4, 5, 6
3)    The number 3 team from NYC will be the 7
th seed
4)    The wild card will be the 8
th seed.