Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 5/2/13
As it stands now, each NBA playoff team has an idea of who it will play in the next round. Some teams are still battling in the first round, but the second round matchups are set up in a firm tournament format. The top seed plays the winner of the matchup between the fourth and fifth seeded teams, while the second seed plays either the third or sixth seed. The NFL makes it so the wild-card round winners determine which teams play in the next round. The lower seed always ends up playing the highest seeded team. Therefore, if the six seed upsets the three seed, then it is automatic that they play the one seed. But, what often happens in the NFL playoffs, is that the divisional round (second round) does not always play out according to seeds. The NHL also re-seeds teams after each round of the postseason, ensuring that the top team always faces the easiest road to a title. Upsets happen and the matchups do not always work out as they appear they will. Sometimes, the last game of the w...
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