Teams advance using the same advancement order at every official Tournament event. This advancement order is published in Game Manual Part 1, in section 7.4.

7.4 Order of Advancement
If the Team listed has already advanced or there is no Team fitting that description (as in 2nd Team selected at smaller Events), the advancement will continue in order.

1. Optional Qualifier Host Team (NOTE: The Affiliate Partner for each region decides if this advancement opportunity will be offered, and if so, when the host Team must be identified. The Team MUST compete at one other Tournament within the region and must meet the criteria set forth by the Affiliate Partner in the agreement. This advancement applies to Qualifying Tournament hosts only, and does NOT apply to host Teams of Meets, League Championships or Championship Tournaments).
2. Inspire Award Winner
3. Winning Alliance Captain
4. Inspire Award 2nd place
5. Winning Alliance, 1st Team selected
6. Inspire Award 3rd place
7. Winning Alliance, 2nd Team selected
8. Think Award Winner
9. Finalist Alliance Captain
10. Connect Award Winner
11. Finalist Alliance, 1st Team selected
12. Rockwell Collins Innovate Award Winner
13. Finalist Alliance, 2nd Team selected
14. PTC Design Award Winner
15. Motivate Award Winner
16. Control Award Winner
17. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Winning Division.
18. Think Award 2nd Place
19. Highest Ranked Team*not previously advanced, from the Finalist Division.
20. Connect Award 2nd Place
21. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Winning Division.
22. Rockwell Collins Innovate Award 2nd Place
23. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Finalist Division.
24. PTC Design Award 2nd Place
25. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Winning Division.
26. Motivate Award Winner 2nd Place
27. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Finalist Division.
28. Control Award Winner 2nd Place
29. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Winning Division.
30. Think Award 3rd Place
31. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Finalist Division.
32. Connect Award 3rd Place
33. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Winning Division.
34. Rockwell Collins Innovate Award 3rd Place
35. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Finalist Division.
36. PTC Design Award 3rd Place
37. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Winning Division.
38. Motivate Award 3rd Place
39. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Finalist Division.
40. Control Award 3rd Place
41. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Winning Division.
42. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Finalist Division.
43. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Winning Division.
44. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Finalist Division.
45. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Winning Division.
46. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Finalist Division.
47. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Winning Division.
48. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Finalist Division.
49. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Winning Division.
50. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Finalist Division.
51. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Winning Division.
52. Highest Ranked Team* not previously advanced, from the Finalist Division.

*Refers to Qualification Match Ranking. These advancements are in order. There is no normalizing of rank between divisions.