The Bell Capital Cup selection and seeding committee uses seeding as a method to help form the divisions and groupings within the tournament. The Bell Capital Cup seeds teams in an attempt to have a competitive balance within each division and to avoid teams from the same league playing each other. Typically, teams are grouped into four team divisions and will play three round robin games against each of the other teams in their division. Not every team will receive a seed, only the top half of each bracket.
Tournament seedings are based upon information available to the tournament seeding and selection committee at that time. In order to assist in this process, teams are required to complete the on-line "records and results" component of their application. In this section, teams will input their opponents and scores for all of their games leading up to the tournament. Teams are asked to complete this section regularly. When seeding, the committee makes every effort to be as accurate as possible, but it is not our intent to have the teams perfectly seeded in each division. Other factors, besides competitive play, form part of the seeding process. The following factors are considered in determining seedings:
- Teams' Record
- Opponents played
- Competitive nature of their home league
- Seedings are adjusted to avoid teams from the same leagues playing against each other in the round robin or in early playoff rounds
- Previous year's Bell Capital Cup Champions