Selection Process
The Division I Men’s Soccer Committee will conduct selections for the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship Nov. 10-12. The 48-team field will be announced during a selection show on NCAA.com, Monday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. ET. The 48-team field will be selected from 202 NCAA Division I institutions sponsoring the sport of men’s soccer. Of the 48 teams, 22 teams will receive automatic qualification with the remaining best 26 teams selected on an at-large basis. The top 16 seeds in the championship will receive first-round byes.

Preliminary Rounds (non-predetermined)

First Round
First-round competition of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship will be held at 16 campus sites Nov. 15. Two teams will compete at each site with the winner advancing to play one of the top-16 seeds.

Second Round
Second-round competition of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship will be held at 16 campus sites Nov. 18.  Two teams will compete at each site with the winner advancing to the third-round.

Third Round
Third-round competition of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship will be held at eight campus sites Nov. 25. Two teams will compete at each site with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals
Quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship will be held at four campus sites Nov. 30, Dec. 1 or 2.  Each quarterfinal winner will advance to semifinal action of the 2012 NCAA Men’s College Cup in Hoover, Ala., on Dec. 7.

Championship
The 2012 NCAA Men’s College Cup will be held for the second consecutive year in Hoover, Ala. Quarterfinal winners will compete in semifinal matches held Dec. 7 at 5 or 7:30 p.m. ET.  The national championship match of the NCAA Men’s College Cup will be played 2 p.m. ET, Dec. 9.

Future Dates and Sites
2013

First Round: Nov. 21 – Campus Sites
Second Round: Nov. 24 – Campus Sites 
Third Rounds: Dec. 1 – Campus Sites
Quarterfinals: Dec. 6, 7 or 8 – Campus Sites 
Men's College Cup: Dec. 13 & 15 – PPL Park, Philadelphia, Pa.

2014
First Round: Nov. 20 – Campus Sites
Second Round: Nov. 23 – Campus Sites 
Third Rounds: Nov. 30 – Campus Sites
Quarterfinals: Dec. 5, 6 or 7 – Campus Sites
Men's College Cup: Dec. 12 & 14 – Site TBD

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