Monday, February 28, 2022

Selection Shows

 

written by STEVE ULRICH
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TOP STORY

1. Selection Shows


Below is the full schedule for 2022 NCAA winter championship selection shows and press releases.

all times EDT

BASKETBALL

2. Kings, Queens of the Court


PAC_Champs_MBB_2022

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Here are the teams that either won their conference tournament or secured their league's AQ to the NCAA basketball tournament.


>> Conference Tourney Trackers  | Men  |  Women

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TRACK AND FIELD

3.  Faster, Higher, Longer


It is the second of two big weekends of indoor track and field championship action at the conference level.

  • American Rivers, Dubuque, Iowa
    • M/W-Loras
  • CCIW, Kenosha, Wis.
    • M/W-North Central
  • Centennial, Collegeville, Pa.
    • M/W-Johns Hopkins
  • CUNYAC, New York, N.Y.
    • M/W-Lehman
  • Empire 8, Utica, N.Y.
    • M/W-St. John Fisher
  • Landmark, Selinsgrove, Pa.
    • M/W-Susquehanna
  • Liberty, Ithaca, N.Y.
    • M-Rochester, W-Ithaca
  • Middle Atlantic, Reading, Pa.
    • M-Widener, W-Misericordia
  • Michigan, Angola, Ind.
    • M/W-Trine
  • Midwest, Galesburg, Ill.
    • M/W-Ripon
  • Minnesota, Northfield, Minn.
    • M-Saint John's, W-Bethel
  • NACC, Ripon, Wis.
    • M/W-St. Norbert
  • NCAC, Springfield, Ohio
    • M-Wabash, W-Oberlin
  • OAC, Bexley, Ohio
    • M/W-Mount Union
  • ODAC, Salem, Va.
    • M-Washington and Lee, W-Lynchburg
  • SLIAC, Elsah, Ill.
    • M/W-Greenville
  • SUNYAC, Brockport, N.Y.
    • M/W-Geneseo
  • UAA, Cleveland, Ohio
    • M/W-Washington, Mo.
  • UMAC, Superior, Wis.
    • M-UW-Superior, W-Minnesota Morris
  • WIAC, Platteville, Wis.
    • M-Oshkosh, W-La Crosse
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WRESTLING

4.  Next Stop, Cedar Rapids


2022 NCAA DIII Central Region Wrestling Champions
Wabash wrestling
 
The Division III regional wrestling championships were held at six different locations last weekend and the top three wrestlers in each weight class have advanced to the national championship meet.

CentralWabash won the team championship in convincing style over Baldwin Wallace and John Carroll. Jack Heldt (197) and Max Bishop (285) won individual titles.

Southeast: Stevens won the team title, edging Averett by 8.5 points. Kyle Slendorn (141), Brett Kaliner (149) and Stefan Major (174) won individual titles.

Upper MidwestAugsburg captured the regional team trophy behind individual championships from Derek Steele (125), Solomon Nielsen (174) and Tyler Kim (285).

Lower MidwestWartburg held off Loras and Coe for the regional crownZayren Terukina (141), Kristian Rumph (149) and David Hollingsworth (157) brought home individual titles.

NortheastCoast Guard held off Johnson and Wales by three points for the team title. Tony Ulaszek (149), Philip Rogers (165), Paul Detwiler (184) and Coy Spooner (197) captured individual crowns.

MideastThe College of New Jersey rolled to the regional team championship. Dominic Difrancescantonio (141), Quinn Haddad (197) and Thomas Marretta (285) brought home individual titles.

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        Friday, February 25, 2022

        Championship Weekend

         

        written by STEVE ULRICH
        your must-read briefing on what's driving the day in NCAA Division III
         

        >> Happy Friday!  It's February Frenzy as conference basketball champions are crowned this weekend. Good luck!

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        TOP STORY

        1. Championship Weekend


        Men's Basketball to Host First Two Rounds of NCAA Championship - News -  Hamilton College
        photo by Josh McKee

        It is one of the best weekends of the winter season, as men's and women's basketball teams play for their conference championship and automatic berths to the NCAA Division III tournament. 

        Combine that with numerous track and field championship meets and the wrestling regionals and you have the combination for an exciting weekend of action.

        On Monday, the NCAA will announce its selections for the championship tournaments.

        • 12:30 ET - Men's Basketball Selection Show
        • 2:30 ET - Women's Basketball Selection Show
        • After 5:00 ET - Wrestling Selection Announcement
        • By 8:00 ET - Swimming and Diving Selection Announcement
        FINANCES

        2.  Endowments N-Z
         


        We continue with the final part of our series on college endowments.

        Today, D3Playbook looks at some of the disparities among conference members. Does s/he who has the gold make the rules in leagues?

        Figures are listed in the thousands (000s). Conferences N-Z are listed today.

        If your school is not included, it did not participate in the NACUBO survey.

        NCAC

        1. Oberlin, $1,296,962
        2. Denison, $1,162,459
        3. DePauw, $801,653
        4. Kenyon, $545,722
        5. Wooster, $431,210
        6. Wabash, $419,907
        7. Ohio Northern, $307,932
        8. Allegheny, $289,067
        NECC
        1. New England College, $31,175

        NESCAC

        1. Williams, $4,170,895
        2. Amherst, $3,775,153
        3. Bowdoin, $,719,628
        4. Tufts, $2,646,506
        5. Wesleyan, $1,572,651
        6. Middlebury, $1,511,001
        7. Hamilton, $1,399,289
        8. Colby, $1,257,738
        9. Trinity, $783,123
        10. Bates, $466,016
        11. Connecticut College, $434,553
        New Jersey
        1. Rowan, $342,467
        2. Montclair State, $81,123
        3. Ramapo, $26,897

        NEWMAC

        1. MIT, $27,527,204
        2. Wellesley, $3,236,785
        3. Smith, $2,559,083
        4. Mount Holyoke, $1,068,050
        5. Babson, $699,620
        6. WPI, $634,544
        7. Clark, $506,185
        8. Wheaton, $266,878
        9. Emerson, $259,626
        10. Springfield, $103,457
        North Atlantic
        1. Husson, $30,374
        2. Thomas, $29,113
        Northern Athletics
        1. St. Norbert, $186,375
        2. Concordia (Wis.), $119,836
        3. Dominican, $51,369
        4. Wisconsin Lutheran, $46,350
        5. Lakeland, $21,444
        Northwest
        1. Whitman, $839,734
        2. Puget Sound, $474,232
        3. Willamette, $351,610
        4. Lewis & Clark, $318,094
        5. Whitworth, $203,207
        6. Linfield, $129,095
        ODAC
        1. Washington and Lee, $2,092,420
        2. Randolph-Macon, $219,943
        3. Hollins, $219,547
        4. Roanoke, $169,305
        5. Lynchburg, $145,625
        6. Bridgewater, $122,095
        7. Shenandoah, $83,781
        8. Ferrum. $65,888
        9. Virginia Wesleyan, $65,529
        Ohio
        1. John Carroll, $289,409
        2. Baldwin Wallace, $215,022
        3. Mount Union, $168,833
        4. Capital, $137,143
        5. Marietta, $105,582
        6. Muskingum, $93,324
        7. Heidelberg, $62,677
        Presidents
        1. Washington & Jefferson, $152,318
        2. Westminster, $138,103
        3. Chatham, $114,221
        SAA
        1. Berry, $1,212,853
        2. Sewanee, $519,143
        3. Rhodes, $431,793
        4. Centre, $420,214
        SCAC
        1. Trinity, $1,716,188
        2. Colorado College, $908,637
        3. Southwestern, $364,861
        4. Austin, $182,841
        5. Texas Lutheran, $112,053
        SCIAC
        1. Caltech, $3,805,000
        2. Pomona, $3,035,208
        3. Claremont McKenna, $1,222,151
        4. Occidental, $575,810
        5. Chapman, $567,832
        6. Scripps, $540,009
        7. Harvey Mudd, $433,744
        8. Redlands, $259,219
        9. Pitzer, $179,312
        10. La Verne, $150,019
        11. Cal Lutheran, $144,941
        Skyline
        1. Yeshiva, $760,239
        2. Sarah Lawrence, $140,577
        St. Louis
        1. Principia, $888,811
        2. Webster, $157,526
        SUNYAC
        1. Oneonta, $75,889
        2. Cortland, $61,239
        3. Oswego, $56,680
        4. Potsdam, $49,162
        5. Fredonia, $48,697
        6. Plattsburgh, $28,743

        UAA

        1. Washington U., $13,536,003
        2. Emory, $11,031,029
        3. New York U., $5,574,000
        4. Carnegie Mellon, $3,967,324
        5. Rochester, $3,192,798
        6. Case Western Reserve, $2,354,190
        7. Brandeis, $1,286,002
        United East
        1. St. Mary's (Md.), $40,247
        Upper Midwest
        1. Bethany Lutheran, $52,654
        USA South
        1. Berea, $1,612,887
        2. Agnes Scott, $247,192
        3. Meredith, $144,216
        4. Covenant, $58,567
        5. William Peace, $55,963
        6. Southern Virginia, $1,962
        Wisconsin
        1. Eau Claire, $106,734
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        TRACK AND FIELD

        3.  Conference Championship Weekend II


        Titans Start Season In Impressive Fashion

        It is the second of two big weekends of indoor track and field championship action at the conference level.

        WRESTLING

        4.  Regional Championship Weekend


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        The road to Cedar Rapids begins this weekend at the DIII regional wrestling championships.

        To be eligible to participate in the 2022 Championships, all participants must qualify through their respective NCAA regional competition.

        The top three wrestlers (first, second, third) from each weight class at the respective regional will advance to the national championships. There will be NO at-large qualifiers.

        However, all regional tournaments should use true wrestle-backs to determine third place and fifth place in the case alternates from the regional tournament are needed.

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        5.  Weekend Watchlist  
         

        Here's a list of the games/matches/events that we are keeping an eye on this weekend.

        Basketball (M)

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        • No. 1 Springfield vs. No. 2 Vassar
        • No. 2 Vassar vs. No. 9 New York U.
        • No. 13 St. John Fisher vs. No. 14 New Paltz
        • Complete Schedule
        Baseball
        • No. 2 Cortland vs. No. 4 Johns Hopkins
        • No. 8 Aurora vs. No. 14 Webster
        • Complete Schedule
        Lacrosse (W)
        • No. 1 Salisbury vs. No. 5 Washington and Lee
        • No. 9 Gettysburg vs. No. 12 Denison
        • Complete Schedule
        Lacrosse (M)
        • No. 2 Salisbury vs. No. 15 Gettysburg
        • No. 6 Christopher Newport vs. No. 20 Hampden-Sydney
        • Complete Schedule
        Tennis (M)
        • Emory vs. Washington, Mo.
        Tennis (W)
        • Mary Washington vs. Claremont-M-S
        NEWS

        6.  Lightning Round

         

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         The Grove City women won the final event (4x400) to edge Geneva by a half-point to capture the Presidents Athletic Conference indoor track and field championship. Westminster brought home the men's title.
         
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        Wednesday, February 23, 2022

        The Pool C Selection Process

        written by STEVE ULRICH
        your must-read briefing on what's driving the day in NCAA Division III

         

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        1. The Pool C Selection Process

         



        On Sunday night, the task of selecting the remaining teams to the NCAA Division III men's and women's basketball tournaments fall to the respective committees. And on Monday, when the 64-team fields are announced, fans of teams that were omitted from the tourney will cry foul.

        We're here to explain the process.

        For the 2022 tournaments, there will be 44 teams that receive their conference's automatic qualifier (AQ) and 20 teams selected at-large.

        The primary criteria for selection is as follows:

        • Won-lost percentage against Division III opponents
        • Division III head-to-head competition
        • Results versus common Division III opponents
        • Results versus ranked Division III teams as established by the final ranking and the ranking preceding the final ranking. Conference postseason contests are included.
        • Division III strength of schedule; - Opponents’ Average Winning Percentage (OWP). - Opponents’ Opponents’ Average Winning Percentage (OOWP).
        The strength of schedule is made up of two factors: the opponents’ winning percentage (OWP) and the opponents’ opponents’ winning percentage (OOWP). Click on this link for more on how to calculate the SOS.

        Secondary Criteria
        If the evaluation of the primary criteria does not result in a decision, the secondary criteria will be reviewed. All the criteria listed will be evaluated (not listed in priority order). The secondary criteria introduce results against all other opponents from other classifications (i.e., provisionals, NAIA, NCAA Divisions I and II).
        • Non-Division III won-lost percentage
        • Results versus common non-Division III opponents
        • Division III non-conference strength-of-schedule.
        • Additionally, input is provided by regional advisory committees for consideration by the Men’s Basketball Committee.
        Regional Rankings
        Why are the final regional rankings so important? Simple. Team #2 in the region cannot be selected for the field until Team #1 in that region is in.

        So, the conference AQs are removed from the rankings for at-large selection purposes. The top team from each region is moved onto "the board" for consideration - 10 teams in all. When a team is selected as an at-large, the next team on the regional list replaces them on the board.

        >> The Key Number: Simply put, the SOS is one of the most important numbers to watch on Selection Sunday/Monday. Rarely has a team with an SOS under .500 been selected as an at-large. Historically, the committees have looked askew at gaudy W-L records with a low SOS. So teams in this category probably need to win their conference's AQ to be dancing on Monday.
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        FINANCE

        2.  Endowments by Conference


        We continue with part 3 of our series on college endowments.

        Today, D3Playbook looks at some of the disparities among conference members. Does s/he who has the gold make the rules in leagues?

        Figures are listed in the thousands (000s). Conferences A-M are listed today.

        If your school is not included, it did not participate in the NACUBO survey.


        American Rivers

        1. Dubuque, $240,416
        2. Luther, $207,387
        3. Buena Vista, $162,181
        4. Central, $99,746
        American Southwest
        1. Hardin-Simmons, $214,792
        2. Ozarks, $135,709
        3. McMurry, $114,282
        4. LeTourneau, $28,533
        Atlantic East
        1. Marywood, $60,916
        2. Marymount, $58,475
        3. Centenary, $16,352

        CCIW

        1. Wheaton, $647,434
        2. Illinois Wesleyan, $260,532
        3. Augustana, $215,417
        4. Carthage, $164,311
        5. Elmhurst, $157,337
        6. North Central, $144,476
        7. Millikin, $111,504
        8. North Park, $94,935
        9. Carroll, $94,723

        Centennial

        1. Johns Hopkins, $9,315,279
        2. Swarthmore, $2,899,311
        3. Bryn Mawr, $1,179,050
        4. Haverford, $646,346
        5. Dickinson, $600,039
        6. Franklin & Marshall, $466,974
        7. Gettysburg, $405,315
        8. Muhlenberg, $341,602
        9. Washington College, $287,627
        10. McDaniel, $162,225
        11. Ursinus, $150,915
        Coast-to-Coast
        1. Pratt Institute, $288,513
        2. Salisbury, $77,647
        3. Mary Washington, $70,660
        Colonial States
        1. Wilson, $71,426
        2. Notre Dame, $51,709
        3. Cedar Crest, $48,097
        Commonwealth Coast
        1. Wentworth, $149,800
        2. Endicott, $129,025
        3. Curry, $103,310
        4. Roger Williams, $100,522
        5. Salve Regina, $81,633
        6. Western New England, $71,333
        7. U. of New England, $52,598
        8. Nichols, $32,101
        Empire 8
        1. Alfred, $181,702
        2. St. John Fisher, $133,175
        3. Nazareth, $86,017
        4. Houghton, $79,711
        5. Utica, $35,658
        Great Northeast
        1. Suffolk, $305,695
        2. Simmons, $244,268
        3. Emmanuel, $187,653
        4. Colby-Sawyer, $62,446
        5. Lasell, $48,951
        6. Regis, $48,382
        Heartland
        1. Earlham, $474,821
        2. Rose-Hulman, $252,483
        3. Hanover, $182,593
        4. Franklin, $103,629
        5. Mount St. Joseph, $74,153
        6. Defiance, $23,107
        Landmark
        1. Catholic, $352,450
        2. Scranton, $287,204
        3. Goucher, $259,341
        4. Susquehanna, $204,153
        5. Juniata, $132,267
        6. Elizabethtown, $106,360
        Liberty
        1. Vassar, $1,378,988
        2. RIT, $1,295,400
        3. RPI, $1,069,740
        4. Union, $593,248
        5. Skidmore, $506,191
        6. Ithaca, $425,199
        7. St. Lawrence, $390,612
        8. Hobart and William Smith, $304,959
        9. Clarkson, $240,741
        MASCAC
        1. Worcester State, $44,625
        2. MCLA, $18,115
        Michigan
        1. Kalamazoo, $311,232
        2. Hope, $296,008
        3. Albion, $199,246
        Middle Atlantic
        1. Stevens, $272,887
        2. Lycoming, $234,724
        3. Messiah, $141,656
        4. Hood, $134,229
        5. DeSales, $118,827
        6. Widener, $110,469
        7. Arcadia, $98,684
        8. Lebanon Valley, $89,332
        9. Misericordia, $69,118
        10. Albright, $67,562
        Midwest
        1. Grinnell, $2,931,550
        2. Lawrence, $487,035
        3. Illinois College, $155,487
        4. Lake Forest, $109,432
        5. Ripon, $108,051
        6. Cornell College, $93,804
        Minnesota
        1. Carleton, $1,157,982
        2. Macalester, $894,073
        3. St. Olaf, $714,017
        4. Gustavus Adolphus, $281,649
        5. Saint John's, $277,869
        6. Concordia, $193,553
        7. Hamline, $138,089
        8. St. Scholastica, $118,752
        9. Saint Benedict, $111,096
        10. Saint Mary's, $80,560
        11. Augsburg, $68,323


        Friday: Conferences N-W


        >> Editor's Note: Yesterday, we mistakenly listed the top 10 endowments in terms of decline. In fact, only one institution saw a decrease while the other nine had a smaller increase than others. We regret the error.

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        RANKINGS

        3.  Second Regional Listing 


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        The second basketball regional rankings were released on Wednesday.

        Women (top 3)

        1. Amherst, Tufts, Emmanuel
        2. Smith, Springfield, Roger Williams
        3. Ithaca, St. John Fisher, Cortland
        4. New York U., DeSales, Stevens
        5. Scranton, Gettysburg, Messiah
        6. Christopher Newport, Rhodes, Washington and Lee
        7. DePauw, Trine, Hope
        8. Transylvania, Wisconsin Lutheran, Millikin
        9. Simpson, UW-Whitewater, UW-Eau Claire
        10. Mary Hardin-Baylor, Whitman, East Texas Baptist

        >> Notable: Just one change from last week's initial rankings. DePauw and Trine traded places in Region VII.

        >> Complete Rankings

        Men (top 3)

        1. Wesleyan, St. Joseph's (Conn.), Williams
        2. WPI, Mass-Dartmouth, Nichols
        3. Oswego, Rochester, RPI
        4. Stockton, DeSales, Rowan
        5. Swarthmore, Eastern, Johns Hopkins
        6. Randolph-Macon, Christopher Newport, Emory
        7. Marietta, Mount Union, Wabash
        8. Illinois Wesleyan, Wheaton (Ill.), Washington (Mo.)
        9. UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, UW-La Crosse
        10. Whitworth, Pomona-Pitzer, Chapman

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          The competitors for the NCAA Division III swimming and diving championship meet on March 16-19 in Indianapolis, Ind. have been selected.

          Happy birthday to Dickinson women's lacrosse coach Kim Masimore.
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        Sami Martin, Loras

          MBB: No. 6 UW-Platteville vs. No. 9 UW-La Crosse, 8 p.m.

        • A WIAC semifinal that feels like a championship fight. The Pioneers (20-4) defeated the Eagles (20-5) twice this season by a combined total of 10 points. 
          WBB: No. 18 Wartburg vs. Loras, 8 p.m.
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