In @Strat's defense, as the top guild, you face the ones who finished 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, and Bracket 2 runner up from the previous week.
In comparison, if they were second for the week, they get to face the teams that finished 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and Bracket 2 winner. As you can see, they have all of the top while 1st gets to dodge a few.
Now I don't know the Xbox depth but on ps4, there's a big drop from 1-3 and the rest (ok there's a gap from 1 and 2/3 but they've been working on closing it and 4th has been challenging lately as well.) So 1st ends up with 1 hard fight and 1 moderate fight with 4 easy ones. 2nd has 2 hard ones, 2 moderate ones and 2 easy ones although that bracket 2 team has been very strong this week.
Overall, 1st does have the 2nd easiest schedule for the week while 2nd has the hardest.