11-Team bracket (single-elimination tournament)

Does your sports tournament have 11 teams? One of the next steps is to find a single-elimination 11-team bracket template that you can print out. We’re glad you’re here too!  These blank, seeded, single-elimination brackets are required so anyone following along, from coaches to players to fans. All of our brackets are printable and come in a handful of formats and layouts including our 11-team bracket.

What to Know About 11-Team Brackets

Normally, the 11-team bracket has four rounds of games and they play out those rounds until there’s a single champion. Nothing nuts there, but to make the tournament move smoothly, the top six seeds will have first round byes. While the six lowest seeds (#6-11) would have to play into the second round round. Here’s some other tournament bracket you can look at to get a better sense of how the number of teams impacts how the bracket functions:

Tournament brackets with an odd number of teams ends up with teams playing additional rounds until the teams get to one of the following number of teams: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64. For example, with eleven teams your tournament bracket will have three play-in games to get it to eight teams.

That’s due to the fact that there not only needs to be an even number of teams, but an equal number of brackets into the following rounds. If you have eleven teams in your bracket, you might want to put extra effort to get five more teams in order to keep the tournament management simple and straightforward. That’s because…

You have to Seed your 11 Team Bracket

Brackets containing eleven teams in the tournament complicates the seeding process, but doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take it seriously. Teams worked hard and paid money to participate, so seeding is critical and ensures the tournament is being as objective as possible.

As we mentioned above, most ten team brackets have the top four seeds not having to play in the first round.  That means the first round’s top seed is the #6 seed and the lowest seed is #11. We created this table to help you visualize the seedings and first round matchups:

That’s why we recommend an eight team bracket or a 16-team bracket, so you don’t have the possibility of six teams questioning why they have to play an extra game. Sometimes teams like that extra warm up game, but often times they don’t. If you stay with 11 teams, scroll further down to see how those seeds look like when placed into the 11-team blank bracket.

11 Team Bracket Template: Seeded and Printable

Our 11-team, single-elimination brackets allows you to download the bracket in whatever document format (in landscape) to print out and fill in everything you need with a pen or pencil. To download the printable PDF version of our 11-team bracket, click. To download the bracket already-seeded in PDF is in that same link:

If it’s PDF you want then please download the most-updated version of Adobe Reader to view, print and edit our PDF. If you’re like to further edit and customize the bracket, like adding in seeds, teams or logos,  dates, times, and locations then go ahead and print out our Microsoft Word version so you can easily populate your tournament’s information.

Our printable sports brackets are good every type tournament. As long as the tournament is for a team sport, we have you covered. Some of those team sports that these brackets can be utilized for are:

  • American football
  • baseball
  • basketball
  • cricket
  • football
  • hockey
  • lacrosse
  • rugby
  • soccer

In some unique cases, our brackets can be also used for individual sports such as tennis or wrestling. Take a look at our brackets homepage and get started there.

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