And now the matchups are set in the Mexican Apertura 2007 liguilla:
The most appealing series at first glance is Toluca-Pumas because of tradition mostly. Pumas hasn't been one of the best teams in the league but watching them go up against Toluca is still enticing. Atlante-Cruz Azul could produce some good games and might be the most even matchup.
You would expect Santos to take care of Morelia simply because of the nature of their seasons but typically things don't go well for the number one seed in the playoffs, last season notwithstanding.
The topic of my SI.com column for this week will be the playoffs so keep an eye out for that.