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Football Bracket; Volleyball Selection Show; Cross Country Qualifiers; Field Hockey Final Four

NOVEMBER 13, 2023 | written by STEVE ULRICH

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1. Football Field Set

The 32-team field for the 2023 NCAA Division III football championship is set with the announcement of the bracket and the four at-large teams. UW-Whitewater, Wheaton (Ill.), Union and Coe earned the coveted spots for a tournament that begins Saturday.

Conference Champions. ARC (Wartburg), ASC (Hardin-Simmons), CC (Johns Hopkins), CCC (Endicott), CCIW (North Central), E8 (Cortland), ECFC (Alfred State), HCAC (Mount St. Joseph), LAND (Susquehanna), LL (Ithaca), MAC (Delaware Valley), MASCAC (Western Connecticut), MIAA (Alma), MIAC (Bethel), MWC (Illinois College), NACC (Aurora), NCAC (DePauw), NEWMAC (Springfield), NJAC (Christopher Newport), NWC (Whitworth), OAC (Mount Union), ODAC (Randolph-Macon), PAC (Grove City), SAA (Trinity), SCIAC (Chapman), UMAC (Minnesota-Morris), USAC (Belhaven), WIAC (UW-La Crosse).

First-Round Games. Minnesota-Morris at #4 UW-La Crosse; Coe at #12 Aurora; #15 Hardin-Simmons at #6 Trinity; Belhaven at #1 North Central (Ill.); Illinois College at #3 Wartburg; Chapman at #20 Whitworth; Mount St. Joseph at #10 Wheaton (Ill.); Bethel at #5 UW-Whitewater; Alfred State at #2 Mount Union; DePauw at #13 Alma; #11 Cortland at #14 Endicott; #18 Grove City at #9 Susquehanna; Western Connecticut at #7 Johns Hopkins; Union at #25 Delaware Valley; #19 Ithaca at Springfield; Christopher Newport at #8 Randolph-Macon.

2. Running For Glory

The 32 teams plus individuals have been selected for the 2023 NCAA Division III Cross Country championship on Saturday in Newville, Pa.

Twenty teams - 10 men and 10 women - qualified automatically for the field by winning their respective regional championships last weekend.

Men. MIT (East), John Carroll (Great Lakes), Haverford (Metro), Carnegie Mellon (Mid-Atlantic), Williams (Mideast), North Central, Ill. (Midwest), Geneseo (Niagara), UW-La Crosse (North), Lynchburg (South), Pomona-Pitzer (West).

Women. MIT (East), Calvin (Great Lakes), TCNJ (Metro), Johns Hopkins (Mid-Atlantic), Williams (Mideast), Wartburg (Midwest), Geneseo (Niagara), Carleton (North), Lynchburg (South), Claremont-M-S (West).

» Complete List of Qualifiers

3. Conference Champions

There are 42 Division III women’s volleyball teams that are enjoying the fruits of their labor this morning, secure in the knowledge that they are in the 64-team field for the 2023 national tournament.

Twenty-two other teams - 1 Pool B and 21 Pool C - will join them during this afternoon’s Selection Show at 1 p.m. ET that can be viewed on

Champions. AEC (Marymount), AMCC (Penn State Altoona), ARC (Coe), ASC (East Texas Baptist), C2C (Salisbury), CC (Johns Hopkins), CCC (Wentworth), CCIW (North Park), CCS (Covenant), CUNYAC (Hunter), E8 (Alfred), GNAC (Lasell), HCAC (Transylvania), LAND (Juniata), LEC (UMass Dartmouth), LL (Ithaca), MACC (Eastern), MACF (Stevens), MASCAC (Framingham State), MIAA (Hope), MIAC (Gustavus Adolphus), MWC (Cornell College), NAC (Eastern Nazarene), NACC (Edgewood), NCAC (Wittenberg), NESCAC (Wesleyan), NEWMAC (MIT), NJAC (Ramapo), NWC (Pacific Lutheran), OAC (Otterbein), ODAC (Washington and Lee), PAC (Bethany), SAA (Berry), SCAC (Trinity), SCIAC (Claremont-M-S), SKY (Manhattanville), SLIAC (Greenville), SUNYAC (Cortland), UAA (NYU), UEC (Gallaudet), UMAC (Northwestern), USA South (Meredith), WIAC (Whitewater).

4. Beach Bound

Four teams punched their ticket for Newport News, Va. this weekend, winning their quarterfinal matches in the 2023 NCAA Division III field hockey championship.

5. The Sweet 16

Greta Farkas, Bowdoin (photo by Brian Beard)

The third round of the NCAA Division III soccer championships are set after the completion of the first and second rounds yesterday.

Women. Christopher Newport vs. Virginia Wesleyan; Hardin-Simmons vs. Cal Lutheran; Rochester vs. NYU; Tufts vs. Bowdoin; Amherst vs. Messiah; MIT vs. John Carroll; Washington U. vs. Sewanee; Loras vs. UW-La Crosse.

Men. Mary Washington vs. Washington College; Montclair State vs. Connecticut College; Calvin vs. Chicago; St. Olaf vs. UW-Eau Claire; Amherst vs. Occidental; Cortland vs. Middlebury; Ohio Northern vs. Colorado College; Tufts vs. Washington and Lee.

» Complete Brackets: Women | Men

6. Lightning Round

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7. Comings and Goings

8. Plays of the Weekend

Kalamazoo’s Madison Barch caught a two-point conversion pass from Josh Nichols in what is believed to be the first non-kicking points scored by a female in NCAA football history.

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