[quote quote=25805]Wouldn’t it depend on the results of the other tournaments?
What I don’t fully understand though is how they pick the PIG participants under the expanded format. There were #1 and #12 seeds playing in those games in the past.
There are two categories of play-in games: (a) the four worst automatic qualifiers, and (b) the four worst at-large teams. The winners of category (a) become 16 seeds. The winners of category (b) slot in as approximately 12 seeds.
The PL needs at least one tournament upset to stay out of the PIG. Needs a few upsets to get to #15. In some ways, I wouldn’t mind a PIG spot. Would give the PL champ a good chance for a win, which counts as a real tournament win.