By Nikos Varlas/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Euroleague is preparing for the 2015-16 draw in Barcelona and for the upcoming days all the european basketball word will be in Spanish city. The organization announced on Tuesday evening the criteria of the draw wich will be held according to these seeds.
- The 24 qualified teams will be divided into six seeds with four teams in each, in accordance with the Club Ranking described in the Euroleague Basketball Club Licensing Rules.
- The performance of teams in European competitions during a three year period will be used. Each club will get 2 points for a win and 1 point for a tie or loss from the Regular Season onwards. 2 bonus points are allocated for reaching the last 16, 2 bonus points are allocated for reaching the last 8, 1 bonus point is allocated for reaching the last 4, 1 bonus point is allocated for reaching the Final. The Club Ranking consists of the sum of the club coefficients from the last three years. The results of the worst performing team from each country/League will be added together every year to create a position for that country/League in the Club Ranking. This is the lowest possible position that any club from that country/League can occupy in the draw.
- If two or more teams have the same Club Ranking, the tie will be resolved by the total number of wins during the three year period. Should a tie persist, the final standings in the Euroleague and if necessary Eurocup from the previous season will be used to break the tie. Should a tie still persist, the final standings in the Domestic Championship from the previous season (after the playoffs) will be used to break the tie. Should a tie still persist, a draw will be used to break the tie, with the Company determining the method for the draw.
- The first four teams from the Club Ranking participating in the Regular Season will be 1 Seeds, the next four 2 Seeds, the next four 3 Seeds, the next four 4 Seeds, the next four 5 Seeds, and the remaining four teams will be 6 Seeds.
The 6 seeds accordance to the Clubs Ranking
|FC Barcelona Lassa|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul|
|Anadolu Efes Istanbul|
|Khimki Moscow Region|
|Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz|
|Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar|
|EA7 Emporio Armani Milan|
|Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade|
|Brose Baskets Bamberg|
|Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir|
|Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul|
|FC Bayern Munich|
|Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari|
|Stelmet Zielona Gora|