Like the bracket for the NCAA Tournament, the Olympics have their own version. They are called groups. Teams are placed there and asked to claw out of them in round-robin format.
It’s been announced that the United States, China and Angola will be in Group A of the 2012 Summer Games with three teams emerging from qualifying tournaments.
Australia, Great Britain, Brazil and Russia are in Group B. Each team plays five preliminary games and the top four teams in each group move on to medal play.
Argentina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Japan, Mali. Mozambique, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and Turkey will vie for the five remaining Olympic spots beginning on June 25.