Teams in a group will play against each other once and against teams in the other group twice; 11 games per team; Teams are then seeded by basis on win-loss records. Ties are broken among point differentials of the tied teams. Standings will be determined in one league table; teams do not qualify by basis of groupings.
The top two teams will automatically qualify to the semifinals, while the next four teams will have a crossover quarterfinal round.
QF1: #3 vs. #6, with #3 having the twice-to-beat advantage
QF2: #4 vs. #5, with #4 having the twice-to-beat advantage
SF1: QF1 vs. #4
SF2: QF2 vs. #3
One-game third-place playoff: losers of the semifinals