STI College Global City tops Luzon 1 with STI College Las Pinas, STI College Makati and STI College Bacoor, by virtue of a better quotient, march on to the second round.
Defending Champion STI College Santa Rosa is on top of Luzon 2 and will bring along STI College Tanauan, STI College Batangas and STI College Balayan to the second round.
The top team in Luzon 3 and the top team among the 36 Luzon entries is STI College Balagtas. Also making it to the second round is STI College Caloocan, STI College Novaliches and STI College Cubao which caught the last bus to the knock-out round.
A newly revamped STI College Ortigas-Cainta team rises up to the top of the rankings by going undefeated in Luzon 4. Joining them in the second round is STI College Fairview, STI College Munoz-Edsa and STI College Tanay.
STI College Sta. Maria made sure they will advance this year and they did it in grand fashion by being the Top team in Luzon 5. Teams advancing in this division are STI College Malolos which returned after a one year hiatus, STI College San Jose and STI College Dagupan.
STI College Legazpi is the new king of Luzon 6 as they topped the most balanced division in Luzon. Heading to the second round are STI College Calamba, STI College Sta. Cruz and STI College Lucena.
Advancing to the second round for the fourth straight year is STI College Ormoc.
Last year's losing finalist and 2016 NBT Champion STI West Negros University is still unbeaten in their Visayas run for four straight years advances to the second round.
STI College Cagayan de Oro emerged as the best team in Mindanao 1 and advances to the second round once again.
STI College Koronadal is still the Mindanao 2 top team as they stretch their unbeaten run and advance to the second round.