Road to the Championship
There are 333 NCAA member institutions that sponsor Division I Women’s Soccer teams and are eligible to compete in the National Championship. All 333 programs support approximately 8,300 Women’s Soccer student-athletes across the country.
The championship provides for a field of 64 teams. Thirty-one conference champions qualify automatically; the balance of the field is selected at-large by the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Committee.
Selection Show | Monday, November 11, 2019
The 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship bracket will be announced the Monday prior to the first-round of competition.
First Round | November 15 - 17. 2019
Thirty-two, two-team First Round games will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites. The winning team from each game will advance to the second round.
Second and Third Rounds | November 22 - 24, 2019
Second- and Third-Rounds will be conducted at eight non-predetermined campus sites. At each campus site, four teams will compete in single-elimination Second Round competition. The two winning teams then compete against each other in single-elimination Third Round competition at the same campus site. The winning team from each of the eight Third Rounds advances to the Quarterfinals.
Quarterfinals | November 29 - 30, 2019
Four, two-team single elimination Quarterfinals games will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites. The winning team from each of the four Quarterfinals will advance to the championship final site.
Women's College Cup | December 6 - 8. 2019
The 2019 Women’s College Cup will be held at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California. Two, two-team single elimination Semifinals games will be held November 30 with times to be announced. The two teams winning in the semifinals will advance and compete in the single elimination National Championship game which will take place December 8, 2019, 5:30pm (PST).
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