12 teams of the 16 team OUA will make the playoffs. In the eastern conference, which is made up of the near east and far east divisions (Concordia belonging to the latter) the two first place teams in each division get a bye into the second round. In the Far East, that’s McGill, and in the Mid East, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. The rest of the four teams that make the playoffs are seeded 3 through 6, with UQTR in third playing RMC, and Ottawa in fourth, playing fifth place Concordia. In the Far West, the University of Western Ontario gets the bye, in the Mid West, Laurier gets the bye. Waterloo plays Brock, and Lakehead plays York.
Each team which wins it’s quarter-final will advance to play the two teams receiving the bye, where they are seeded one through four. When it gets down to one team remaining in each conference, the east winner will play the west winner for the OUA final, though both teams will go on to the national championships in late March.