Thursday, October 20, 2022

ILC Recommends Special Voting Procedures For 2023 Convention


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. ILC Recommends Special Voting Procedures For 2023 Convention
DIII Convention preview: Members to look at 9 proposals -

The Interpretations and Legislation Committee (ILC) is recommending alternative voting methods to be implemented at the 2023 NCAA Convention in San Antonio.

The ILC is requesting that the Management Council sponsor a resolution to permit a special rule of order that would establish a two-step voting process on Proposals 2-4 and 2-5 that provide an alternative to the existing Bylaw 17 playings seasons structure.

The committee is concerned that "Without this alternative voting method, the membership would focus on procedural motions to determine which of the proposals would be voted on first which would not include a debate on the merits of the proposals."

The ILC also is recommending that the Management Council (MC) sponsor an amendment to Proposal 2-9 that students on both the Management and Presidents Councils not satisfy the conference representation requirement. The rationale is that the councils will be stronger if they maintain both the conference and the student voice.

  • Recommends that the MC approve in concept noncontroversial legislation establishing roll call voting as the default voting option for convention proposals.
  • Recommends that the MC support the proposal on Playing Season - Acclimatization.

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2. Regional Rankings

The first NCAA Division III regional rankings are out for field hockey, soccer and volleyball.

The first release lists the teams in alphabetical order. The Championships Committee just approved listing 15 percent of the teams in each of the regions.


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3.  Top 10 Remain In Place

There is once again a unanimous No. 1 in the National Coaches’ Poll, but it’s not who you think it is. 

Chicago earned all 10 first-place votes in Week 6, swapping spots with Geneseo, which was No. 1 for each of the first five weeks. The Maroons topped the strongest field this year at the Augustana Interregional Invitational this past weekend. Chicago’s mid-range depth was able to trump the low stick that Aubrie Fisher gave still-No. 2 Wartburg. The Maroons finished 5-7-10-14-18 for 54 points, while the Knights came through at 2-9-13-16-17 for 57 points.

  1. Chicago
  2. Wartburg
  3. Geneseo
  4. Claremont-M-S
  5. Johns Hopkins
  6. MIT
  7. Washington (Mo.)
  8. UW-La Crosse
  9. St. Olaf
  10. Carleton

>> Mark Your Calendars: For November 19, because that’s when the 2022 NCAA DIII Cross Country Championships will be held at the Forest Akers East Golf Course in Lansing, Michigan. This will be just the second time in meet history that the Mitten State will play host (Hope College welcomed the nation to Holland back in 1987).

>> Complete Poll


4.  Pomona-Pitzer, MIT Are 1-2

Let’s start at the top where Pomona-Pitzer and MIT remain entrenched at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. If you thought the Sagehens and/or the Engineers would budge, you had another thing coming based on their efforts this past weekend.

Facing off against the strongest fields they faced this year, Pomona-Pitzer and MIT rolled to victories. The Sagehens topped three other top-10 squads at the Augustana Interregional Invitational, while the Engineers stomped most – if not, all – of the East and Mideast at the Connecticut College Invitational.


  1. Pomona-Pitzer
  2. MIT
  3. North Central, Ill.
  4. UW-La Crosse
  5. Wartburg
  6. RPI
  7. Williams
  8. Johns Hopkins
  9. Carnegie Mellon
  10. Emory
>> Complete Poll

5.  Lightning Round 



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