The seeding will go by win precentage. There will be one bracket so it will be 1 vs 16, 2 vs 15 etc. Before we begin each round we will make a topic pool. Everyone can suggest topics but will take the best 9 for each round. The higher seed has the intiative. For example, the one seed can decide if he wants to select a topic out of the topic pool or let his/her opponent pick and wait and decide which side he would like argue. Lets say he decides to pick a topic and he choose baseball is better than soccer. Then his lower seed opponent gets to decide which side he wants to defend, side A (soccer) or side B (baseball). Then the lower seed makes the first arguement, then higher, then lower etc. Then we each matchup the same way untill there is two topics left for the 7 vs 8 matchup. All this will be predetermined before each round. Once the round one is over we re-seed. For example remaining highest seed vs remaining lowest seed. Then 2nd highest remaining seed vs 2nd lowest remaining seed etc. Then we will decide 5 topics out of a new topic pool. Then for the next round will will determine 3. But for the finals the group will vote on one topic. The higher seed will determine which side but also has to argue first.
Thank you everyone for particpating and the best of luck to each and every one of you.
Each round the links to every matchup in the first round will be posted on the message board in a message called ___ round matchup links.