I. Who decides who is assigned to which Division A, B, C?
Are they based on finishes in the qualifying rounds ? In other words are they “seeded” [in U.S. College Basketball’s Championship tournament the universe of teams are ranked into 1,2, 3,4 seeds based on expected performance and then a “division” has a 1 seed 2, 3, 4 and the next division has a 1, 2, 3 ,4 Is that happening here?] **Or is it entirely a crap shoot ** [like horse racing assigning pole positions Jockeys in front of racing stewards pulling the numbers from a hat]?
II. What should the U.S. expectation be?
What is realistic ? 2 wins or Quarterfinals or …. What is disappointing 0 wins and all ties or is it a moral victory being there and losing 0-1 games?
III. Who are the favorites & how solid is that?
In other words are the listed favorites usually the winners (in the US NBA at the beginning of the playoffs there will a few upsets but in most years usually you know the 4ish teams that are going to produce the eventual championship. While in the College ranks the consensus number 1 rarely makes the championship round)