What does a single-elimination, tournament bracket look like with just seven teams?
You’ll need a 7-team tournament template that you can print out for all the tournament participants and fans so they call can follow along and see a higher view of the tournament field. Our brackets are printer-friendly and come in a couple of formats and layouts.
What to Know About 7-Team Brackets
The way a 7-team bracket looks is very much similar to what a bracket looks like with seven teams and because this tournament bracket doesn’t have 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64 teams, it won’t work out as smooth as ones that start out with .
That’s because with 7 teams, you could have three games with two teams each in the first round, but then there would be an odd number of winning teams advancing into the second round. That means one team wouldn’t have a match-up going into second round. That would be confusing and a source of problems.
So the typical 7-team brackets has three rounds of games that end with a single champion. Nothing mind-bending there, but to make the tournament move smoothly, the top seed will have a first round bye. While the remaining seeds (#2-7) would have to play into the second 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:
- 6-team bracket
- 8-team bracket
- 10-team bracket
- 12 team bracket
- 14 team bracket
- 16-team bracket
- 32 team bracket
- printable bracket
- March Madness fillable brackets
7 Team Bracket Seeding
With twelve teams in your tournament, seeding is a lot more important. As we mentioned above, most 7-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 #2 seed and the lowest seed is #7. We created this table to help you visualize the seeds and first round games (and byes):
Bracket Template: Blank, Printable with 7 Teams
Our single-elimination seven team tournament bracket allows you to download the bracket in a document format (in landscape) that’s simple to print out and fill in everything you need. To download the printable PDF version of our 7-team bracket, click here. To download the bracket already-seeded in PDF is the same link:
If it’s PDF you’re looking for, then first ensure your Adobe Reader is up to date so you can easily view, print and edit our bracket. If you’re like to further edit and customize the bracket, like adding in seeds, teams or logos, dates and times, and locations then please download the Microsoft Word bracket to properly edit and fill in your tournament’s information.