NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship


NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship
Men's Division I Soccer Championship
Founded 1959
Number of teams 48
Current champions Akron (1 title)
Most successful club Saint Louis (10 titles)
Website NCAA.com

The NCAA began conducting a Men's Division I Soccer Championship tournament in 1959 with an eight-team tournament. Currently, the tournament field consists of 48 teams. Saint Louis (10 titles), Indiana (7 titles), and Virginia (6 titles) have historically been the most successful Division I schools.

The semifinals and finals of the Division I championship, for both men and women, are also known as the College Cup.

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Championship format

The NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship is a 48-team, single-elimination tournament. 22 spots are reserved for the winners of automatic bids. Conferences granted automatic qualification are:

Each conference determines the format for their conference championship, which determines the school who receives the automatic bid. Many use conference tournaments, although some conferences award the championship and automatic bid to the regular season champion. The remaining 26 teams have received at-large bids. The at-large teams are selected by a committee consisting of representatives from each of the eight regions the NCAA has divided the country into. The committee uses a number of criteria, the most influential being the Ratings Percentage Index, a mathematical formula designed to objectively compare the results and strength of schedule of all Division I teams.[1]

The top 16 teams are seeded into the bracket and receive first round byes. The other 32 are grouped by geographical proximity. The first four rounds are played on campus sites, with matches being hosted by the higher seed. The College Cup, comprising the semifinal and final matches, is played at a predetermined site. The 2010, and 52nd College Cup was held at Harder Stadium in Santa Barbara, California. Akron won the 2010 College Cup, beating Louisville 1-0 in the final.

Championship games

2010 Tournament

Regional winners after first two rounds (November 18 and 21):

  • Louisville, Ohio St., Dartmouth, UCLA
  • SMU, William & Mary, Michigan St., North Carolina
  • Akron, Indiana, Brown, California
  • South Carolina, Michigan, Penn St., Maryland

Third Round Winners (November 28 at campus sites):

  • Louisville def. Ohio St. 2-1; UCLA def. Dartmouth 2-1
  • SMU def. William & Mary 1-0; North Carolina def. Michigan St. 1-1 (5-4 PKs)
  • Akron def. Indiana 2-1; California def. Brown 2-0
  • Michigan def. South Carolina 3-1; Maryland def. Penn St. 1-0

Quarter Finals (December 3–5 at campus sites):

  • Louisville def. UCLA 5-4
  • North Carolina def. SMU 1-1 (4-2 PK)
  • Akron def. California 3-3 (3-2 PK)
  • Michigan def. Maryland 3-2

Semifinals (December 10, TV:ESPN2/ESPN3.com, Santa Barbara, Calif.):

  • Louisville def. North Carolina 2-1
  • Akron def. Michigan 2-1

National Championship (December 12, TV:ESPN2/ESPN3.com, Santa Barbara, Calif.):

  • Akron def. Louisville 1-0

Champions

Year Winner Score Opponent City Venue
1959 Saint Louis 5-2 Bridgeport Storrs, Connecticut Memorial Stadium
1960 Saint Louis 3-2 Maryland Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn College Field
1961 West Chester 2-0 Saint Louis St. Louis, Missouri Public Schools Stadium
1962 Saint Louis 4-3 Maryland St. Louis, Missouri Francis Field
1963 Saint Louis 3-0 Navy Piscataway, New Jersey Rutgers Stadium
1964 Navy 1-0 Michigan State Providence, Rhode Island Brown Stadium
1965 Saint Louis 1-0 Michigan State St. Louis, Missouri Francis Field
1966 San Francisco 5-2 Long Island Berkeley, California California Memorial Stadium
1967 Michigan State*
Saint Louis*
0-0 St. Louis, Missouri Francis Field
1968 Maryland**
Michigan State**
2-2 (2OT) Atlanta, Georgia Grant Field
1969 Saint Louis 4-0 San Francisco San Jose, California Spartan Stadium
1970 Saint Louis 1-0 UCLA Edwardsville, Illinois Ralph Korte Stadium
1971 Howard*** 3-2 Saint Louis Miami, Florida Miami Orange Bowl
1972 Saint Louis 4-2 UCLA Miami, Florida Miami Orange Bowl
1973 Saint Louis 3-2 (OT) UCLA Miami, Florida Miami Orange Bowl
1974 Howard 2-1 (4OT) Saint Louis St. Louis, Missouri Busch Memorial Stadium
1975 San Francisco 4-0 SIU-Edwardsville Edwardsville, Illinois Ralph Korte Stadium
1976 San Francisco 1-0 Indiana Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Franklin Field
1977 Hartwick 2-1 San Francisco Berkeley, California California Memorial Stadium
1978 San Francisco*** 2-0 Indiana Tampa, Florida Tampa Stadium
1979 SIU-Edwardsville 3-2 Clemson Tampa, Florida Tampa Stadium
1980 San Francisco 4-3 (OT) Indiana Tampa, Florida Tampa Stadium
1981 Connecticut 2-1 (OT) Alabama A&M Palo Alto, California Stanford Stadium
1982 Indiana 2-1 (8OT) Duke Fort Lauderdale, Florida Lockhart Stadium
1983 Indiana 1-0 (2OT) Columbia Fort Lauderdale, Florida Lockhart Stadium
1984 Clemson 2-1 Indiana Seattle, Washington Kingdome
1985 UCLA 1-0 (8OT) American Seattle, Washington Kingdome
1986 Duke 1-0 Akron Tacoma, Washington Tacoma Dome
1987 Clemson 2-0 San Diego State Clemson, South Carolina Riggs Field
1988 Indiana 1-0 Howard Bloomington, Indiana Bill Armstrong Stadium
1989 Santa Clara*
Virginia*
1-1 (2OT) Piscataway, New Jersey Rutgers Stadium
1990 UCLA 0-0 (4OT, PK) Rutgers Tampa, Florida USF Soccer Stadium
1991 Virginia 0-0 (4OT, PK) Santa Clara Tampa, Florida USF Soccer Stadium
1992 Virginia 2-0 San Diego Davidson, North Carolina Richardson Stadium
1993 Virginia 2-0 South Carolina Davidson, North Carolina Richardson Stadium
1994 Virginia 1-0 Indiana Davidson, North Carolina Richardson Stadium
1995 Wisconsin 2-0 Duke Richmond, Virginia Richmond Stadium
1996 St. John's 4-1 FIU Richmond, Virginia Richmond Stadium
1997 UCLA 2-0 Virginia Richmond, Virginia Richmond Stadium
1998 Indiana 3-1 Stanford Richmond, Virginia Richmond Stadium
1999 Indiana 1-0 Santa Clara Charlotte, North Carolina Ericsson Stadium
2000 Connecticut 2-0 Creighton Charlotte, North Carolina Ericsson Stadium
2001 North Carolina 2-0 Indiana Columbus, Ohio Columbus Crew Stadium
2002 UCLA 1-0 Stanford University Park, Texas Gerald J. Ford Stadium
2003 Indiana 2-1 St. John's Columbus, Ohio Columbus Crew Stadium
2004 Indiana 1-1 (2OT, PK) UC Santa Barbara Carson, California Home Depot Center
2005 Maryland 1-0 New Mexico Cary, North Carolina SAS Soccer Park
2006 UC Santa Barbara 2-1 UCLA St. Louis, Missouri Hermann Stadium
2007 Wake Forest 2-1 Ohio State Cary, North Carolina SAS Soccer Park
2008 Maryland 1-0 North Carolina Frisco, Texas Pizza Hut Park
2009 Virginia 0-0 (2OT, PK) Akron Cary, North Carolina WakeMed Soccer Park
2010 Akron 1-0 Louisville Santa Barbara, California Harder Stadium
2011 Hoover, Alabama Regions Park

Side Notes:

  • *Co-champions—Game called due to weather
  • **Co-champions—Game was declared a draw
  • ***Disqualified (DQ) at a later time

Schools ranked by titles

Rank School #
1 Saint Louis 10
2 Indiana 7
3 Virginia 6
4 San Francisco 4
UCLA 4
6 Maryland 3

See also

  • NCAA Men's Division II Soccer Championship
  • NCAA Men's Division III Soccer Championship
  • NCAA Women's Soccer Championship
  • NAIA national men's soccer championship
  • Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association (ISFA) – declared the annual national champion (1927–1958)
  • Intercollegiate Association Football League (IAFL) – declared the annual national champion (1911–1926)
  • Pre-NCAA Soccer Champions

References

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