Under the new formula, teams are awarded five points for a win, 2.5 points for a tie, points for the winning percentage of all opponents on a team’s schedule times five and bonus points for the winning percentage of each your team defeats times 12. The system has been used to determine the football and basketball playoffs for years.

However, there is no provision for bonus points in regards to ties, which occurs in soccer.

“The tabulators said that’s the flaw in the formula,’ Ruoff said.

All of Tuesday’s games were postponed due to the revamped brackets. The District 1 Class AAA first round games will be played Thursday, while second round games are scheduled for Saturday.

In a bizzare turn of events, nearly all the teams were reseeded in the District 1 Class AAA tournament, which have major implications on the Ches-Mont league teams postseason chances.

On the girls side, the most radicial change happened to Downingtown East. The Cougars, seeded 11th in the old bracket, fell to the 15th seed where West Chester East awaits them in the first round Thursday night, 7 p.m., at DiSerafino Stadium.

“We can only worry about what we can control,’ said Downingtown East’s Maddy Schier. “That means training hard and coming out hard no matter what team we’re playing.’

The news was shocking to Hannah Specht and W.C. East as well. While the Vikings seed (18) was not affected, their opponent became Downingtown East, which they defeated 3-0 just two weeks ago.

A huge contrast from Neshaminy, who they were originally scheduled to play.

“We were all ready in the mindset to play a certain team and then in the middle of a school day everything was changed,’ Specht said. “It does give us more time to prepare for our opponent so we can perform well. In a way it does help because we already played (Downingtown) East and know how they play. They’re going to come out strong. It’s going to be a tough game.’

Prior to W.C. East-Downingtown East, No. 16 Downingtown West will host No. 17 Unionville in another All Ches-Mont matchup. West was previously the No. 17 seed while Unionville was No. 19.

West Chester Henderson moved up to No. 24 (previously No. 26) and play No. 9 Strath Haven. Great valley fell from No. 20 to No. 22 and face No. 11 Garnet Valley.

West Chester Rustin moved up from No. 4 to No. 3 and still receive a first-round bye. The Golden Knights will face the winner of No. 14 Council Rock South and No. 19 Neshaminy Saturday.

In the boys bracket, Unionville was bounced from the No. 1 seed to the No. 2 seed despite finishing the regular season with a unbeaten record. Neshaminy replaced the Indians as the top seed in the Class AAA bracket.

The changes had a major affect on Ches-Mont teams in one subregion. With Unionville as the No. 2 seed, the Indians could play No. 15 Great Valley in the second round. Unionville defeated Great Valley 3-2 in overtime on Sept. 23.

Oddly, Great Valley’s opponent remained unchanged. The Patriots will still play Oven J. Roberts in the first round, albeit as a 15-18 matchup instead of 14-19.

On the other half of the subregion, No. 10 West Chester Rustin (while seed remained unchanged) will play No. 22 Downingtown East Thursday night. The Cougars previously were the No. 22 seed.

Unionville’s subregion contains four Ches-Mont teams (including the Indians). Their previous subregion contained three, both which were on the other half of their draw.

West Chester East moved from No. 24 to the No. 25 seed, where the Vikings will play No. 8 Penncrest. West Chester Henderson, previously No. 8, moved up to No. 6 where the Warriors will host No. 27 Perkiomen Valley, which was left out of the previous bracket.

No. 28 Downingtown West will face a play-in game against Abington for entrance into the tournament. The Whippets were scheduled to play Henderson Tuesday as the No. 25 seed.

Kennett remained the No. 11 seed, but will play No. 22 Interboro instead of Downingtown East.

The team that took the biggest hit of all the teams was Conestoga, which will from the No. 3 seed (and a first-round bye) to the No. 9 seed. The Pioneers will play Marple Newtown in their first round game Thursday.

Delaware County Daily Times writer Terry Toohey contributed to this story.