* best second-place team** worst third-place team*** best sixth-place teamIn accordance with the Euroleague Regulations, the criteria to define the classification will be as follows:1.- REGULAR SEASON: the final classification in each group will be based first on the highest number of victories, then in accordance with the Euroleague tiebreak procedures for teams that have played each other twice.
Four draws will be held, one for each level, starting with the first level, and following with the procedure explained below. B.- RESTRICTIONSFrom the beginning of the draw, it will be avoided that teams coming from the same Regular Season group or teams from the same country coincide in the same Top 16 group. Since it is impossible to respect these restrictions 100% (there are three Regular Season groups but four Top 16 groups / there are countries with four teams), the following conditions will be enforced: · a) A maximum of two teams from the same Regular Season group may coincide in the same Top 16 group.· b) A maximum of two teams from the same country may coincide in the same Top 16 group.Priority between these two restrictions will be given to a), non-coincidence from Regular Season group. C.- PROCEDURE- Four draws will be held, one for each level, starting with the first level.- The levels will be drawn one at a time in order starting with Level 1, with each ball representing a team from the level being drawn. As the balls are drawn, the team that is picked will be placed in the next available spot in the groups following the order (D-E-F-G), taking into account the restrictions stipulated above.- From the beginning of the draw, if an incompatibility occurs with a team drawn, that team will go to the next available spot (i.e., next available group) until it is no longer possible to avoid incompatibilities.- If there is no compatible spot available following the above procedures, then the team in question will trade places with a team of the same level following the order of the groups (D-E-F-G).- The draw will continue with the second level in the manner explained above until all the levels have been drawn. 2.- CALENDAR DRAWA.-CRITERIAOnce the Draw of the Groups has concluded, the Calendar Draw will be held to determine the calendar of all the Top 16 games. TOP 16 games will be held according to the following chart:1st competition date 1-4 2-3 2nd competition date 4-3 1-2 3rd competition date 2-4 3-1 4th competition date 4-1 3-2 5th competition date 4-2 1-3 6th competition date 3-4 2-1 Non-coinciding numbers (when one team plays at home, the other plays away) : 1 with 3; 2 with 4. This is the same playing chart as used in the last two seasons. In this chart you can see that the return legs of the 2nd competition will be played on the 6th competition date, and the return legs of the 3rd competition date will be held on the 5th competition date. The reason behind changing the 5th and 6th competition dates is to avoid having teams playing three consecutive games either at home or away; a situation that would not be considered appropriate on either a sporting or marketing level. Given the above chart, the calendar for the teams is as follows: