Monday, September 20, 2021

Champs Committee Recap

 

written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Champs Committee Recap


Division III | NCAA.org - The Official Site of the NCAA
by Jeremy Villanueva, NCAA


"The Division III Championships Committee is recommending the Management Council approve funding to broadcast the 2022 Division III Women's Basketball Championship game.

This one-time agreement will be similar to the contract agreement for Division II women's basketball to broadcast its semifinals and championship games.

The committee had previously approved funding for production costs for the 2023 championship game during the joint women's basketball championship with Divisions I and II in Dallas. At the request of the Championships Committee, the NCAA broadcast services staff continues to explore a long-term solution for the Division III Women's Basketball Championship game to be televised annually."

Elsewhere ... 

  • Approved a pilot program this academic year that each sport committee, where applicable, will post the first published regional rankings alphabetically. 
     
  • Approved that the softball championship date formula be moved one week later to match the dates of the baseball championship, effective with the 2023 championship.
     
  • Endorsing being more lenient on what is considered viable commercial space, including 6 a.m. departures, multiple splits and driving farther to the airport. 

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3.  Rankings
 

The latest DIII men's and women's golf rankings were released on Friday and the Methodist men and Carnegie Mellon women hold down the top spots.

Men

  1. Methodist
  2. Illinois Wesleyan
  3. Huntingdon
  4. Carnegie Mellon
  5. Emory
  6. Guilford
  7. Piedmont
  8. Washington and Lee
  9. Denison
  10. Wittenberg
>> Movers: Sewanee (+7), Claremont-M-S (+6)
>> Newbies: Berry, Saint John's, NYU, Babson

>> Complete Men's Poll

Women
  1. Carnegie Mellon
  2. Methodist
  3. George Fox
  4. Emory
  5. Williams
  6. Redlands
  7. Centre
  8. St. Catherine
  9. Washington and Lee
  10. NYU
>> Going Up: NYU (+11), Amherst (+8), Pomona-Pitzer (+8)

>> Complete Poll 
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