2019 Midwest Alliance Cup Groupings
GROUP A GROUP B GROUP C GROUP D
PR #1-Cincinnati PR #2-Ohio St. PR #3-Purdue PR #4-Michigan
PR #8-Northwestern PR #7-Michigan St. PR #6-Illinois PR #5-UW-Madison
PR #9-Indiana PR #10- UW-La Crosse PR #11- Miami PR #12- CWRU
WC-NMU PR #15- GVSU PR #14- Iowa PR #13- Marquette
Saturday October 26th, 2019 (Group Play)
TIME FIELD #1 FIELD #2 FIELD #3
8:00 AM Cincinnati 5 v. NMU 1 Northwestern 2 v. Indiana 0 Ohio St. 5 v. GVSU 0
10:00 AM Mich. St. 2 v. UW-La Crosse 0 Purdue 4 v. Iowa 0 Illinois 1 v. Miami 1
12:00 PM Michigan 5 v. Marquette 1 UW- Mad. 4 v. CWRU 0
2:00 PM Cincinnati 2 v. Indiana 1 NW 1 v. NMU 0
4:00 PM Ohio St. 5 v. UW-La Crosse 1 Michigan St. 1 v. GVSU 0 Purdue 0 v. Miami 0
6:00 PM Illinois 2 v. Iowa 1 Michigan 3 v. CWRU 0 UW-Madison 5 v. Marquette 1
Sunday October 27th, 2019 (Championship Round)
TIME FIELD #2 FIELD #3
9:00 AM Cincinnati 1 v. Michigan St. 2 (PK 4-1) UW-Madison 1 v. Illinois 0
11:00 AM Purdue 0 v. Michigan 1 Ohio St. 2 v. Northwestern 0
1:00PM Michigan State 0 v. UW-Madison 1
3:00PM Ohio State 2 Michigan 0
Qualifications for the Midwest Alliance Cup
The Midwest Alliance Cup will consist of sixteen (16) teams. The top three (three) teams from each division will qualify for the Conference Tournament. The “Wild Card” or sixteenth club will be determined by taking the top Power Ranking team at the end of the Regular Season who did not qualify for the tournament. In the event of a tie in the Power Rankings, the tie breaking formula will be used. Groupings and Seeding for the tournament will be formulated by ordering the sixteen tournament teams based on the Power Ranking at the end of the regular season.
1.) Head to head competition
2.) High Point Differential (max +/- 5pts. per game from any one match)
3.) Most Goals For
4.) Fewest Goals Against
5.) Most total Wins
6.) Most shutouts
7.) Power Ranking Points at the time of the tie.
(for regular season tiebreaker, all 10 league games will be tabulated)
In the event that the groupings have more than two clubs from the same division, league administration can:
1.) Move the Wild Card Club from the 16th position to the club's true ranking.
2.) Re-position clubs in the 13th-16th seedings to avoid same division club opponents.
Midwest Alliance Cup Format:
Four groups of four teams will play on Saturday. Each game on Saturday will consist of two forty minute halves. No overtime will be played on Saturday. Points will be accumulated, based on the results of the group play in the following manner:
Each win: 6 points
Each tie: 3 points
Each loss: 0 points
Each goal scored (max. of three): 1 point
Opponent Shutout: 1 point
A team may accumulate up to 10 points per match.
The top two teams from each group with the most points will advance to the Championship (Knock-out) Round on Sunday. In the event of a tie in total points by two or more teams in the same group at the end of group play, the above tie-breaker will be used in determining which team advances. In a tie breaking scenario involving three or more teams, once a team is eliminated from the tie breaker, the sequence will reset and then go back to the top of the sequence.
Teams going forward into the Championship Round will play quarter-final games on Sunday morning. Games on Sunday will consist of two forty minute halves. The team with the highest Power Ranking at the time of the games being played will have the choice of field to play on. The winners of the quarter-final matches will play in the Tournament Championship matches (Semi-Finals) at 1:oo PM and 3:00PM on Sunday afternoon. If two teams are tied at the end of regulation play in the Championship Round only, up to two sudden death, 10 minute overtime periods will be played. If no winner has been determined by the end of overtime, the taking of kicks (shootout) format will be used to determine a winner. The winners of the Tournament Championship matches will each receive an automatic berth to the 2019 NIRSA National Tournament.