2016-17 OUA Women's Basketball Structure


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFF & CHAMPIONSHIP
# OF TEAMS 17 teams, 4 divisions (North, Central, East, West)
12
PARTICIPATING TEAMS

North (4): Carleton, Laurentian, Nipissing, Ottawa

Central (4): Brock, Guelph, Lakehead, McMaster

East (4): Queen's, Ryerson, Toronto, York

West (5): Algoma, Laurier, Waterloo, Western, Windsor

Top 12 regardless of division, seeded 1-12 based on RPI
# OF GAMES
West - 20 games, East/North/Central - 19 games
4 Rounds
FORMAT Each team plays a home-and-home with the teams in its own division, and one game against each team in the other division.

Round 1
OUA Preliminary Round
9 @ 8
10 @ 7
11 @ 6
12 @ 5
1-4 recieve bye

Round 2
OUA Quarter-finals
Winner 9 vs. 8 @ 1 (QFA)
Winner 7 vs. 10 @ 2 (QFB)
Winner 6 vs. 11 @ 3 (QFC)
Winner 5 vs. 12 @ 4 (QFD)

Round 3 & 4
OUA Final Four @ Highest Remaining Seed

Round 3
Winner QFA vs. Winner QFD
Winner QFB vs. Winner QFC

Round 4
OUA Championships

2015-16 CHAMPION
Ryerson Rams

OUA CHAMPIONSHIP
March 3-4, 2017 @ Highest Remaining (Final Four)

CIS CHAMPIONSHIP
March 9-12, 2017 (Final Eight)
REFEREE-IN-CHIEF Brigg Harvey