There's a storm brewing through the Southern States. From Colorado to Mississippi, the mood is about to change. But why would the mood change now?
One word: Playoffs.
After a seriously physical season, the 2009 Chase for the President's Cup begins. Actually, it's already started as of last night with Rocky Mountain Rage and Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees picking up victories in the opening games of the postseason.
But that's just the start of this intriguing playoff format. Simply put, four teams (the four lower seeded teams to be exact) will battle in a Best of Three series to find out who faces the top seeds in the conference in a Best of Seven series.
In other words, like the 64th and 65th team in the NCAA Tournament, those four lower seeds have to play their way into the dance...even though they're already there.
With that said, here now are this year's playoff brackets.