Alliance Selection FIRST Robotics Competition, Gaylord Michigan, March 2017

After the Gaylord, Michigan qualifying matches on March 17 and 18, 2017, the 8 highest ranked teams take turns offering spots on their three member team alliances from the 40 teams that have competed.

The top 8 have the status of “team captain” and can choose what other teams from that day’s competition they would like to partner up with for the finals.

If a top 8 team offers an alliance to another top 8 team, and that team accepts the offer, then the accepting team forfeits its captain status, and the number 9 ranked team moves up and acquires captain status.