The Region 19 brackets are still very unsettled. Some teams have seen their seedings changed considerably in recent days. Atlantic Cape drops a few slots with the loss to Brookdale last night. And Union has climbed up the charts, and now appears to be a #3 seed.
Here’s what we do know:
-Brookdale will be the #1 seed. They are ranked first in the NJCAA National poll.
-Delaware County would appear to be the 2nd seed. They are undefeated in EPAC and have a 24-4 overall record.
-Union should be the 3rd seed. They are the Region’s hottest team, going 10-1 over their last 11 games. Camden appears to be the #4 seed. They have dropped with recent losses.
The next 4 teams, in predicted order, are Montgomery, Middlesex, Atlantic Cape, and Northampton. These seeding could change with the games remaining. Middlesex has 3 games remaining. Northampton plays Ocean in a cross-conference matchup which could make things clearer for the seeding committee. Or not.
Bucks and Lehigh-Carbon will be the 9 and 10 seeds.
Thaddeus Stevens can still qualify by winning 2 of their last 3 games, which would be a difficult proposition.
Who and where the Bucs play is now difficult to predict. It will depend upon how many teams receive 1st round byes. We will likely play on Saturday 2/22.
1st Round 2/22 Lehigh-Carbon (10) at Atlantic Cape (7) and Bucks (9) at Northampton (8)
2nd Round 2/25 Winner game 1 at Del. County(2). Winner game 2 at Brookdale (1), Middlesex(6) at Union(3), Montgomery(5) at Camden (4).