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Beth Maiman | NCAA.com | May 7, 2017

Automatic qualifiers for men's and women's lacrosse tourneys

  Both the men's and women's lacrosse selection shows will air on Sunday, May 7.

May always marks an exciting month for college lacrosse, and selection weekend is here. 

Below we keep track of the automatic qualifiers for the upcoming men's and women's lacrosse championships. The selection show for women's lacrosse will be aired on NCAA.com at 9 p.m. ET. The men's selection show will be broadcast on ESPNU at 9 p.m. ET. 

RANKINGS: Men's lacrosse | Women's lacrosse

In the men's NCAA tournament, there are nine conferences that are eligible for automatic qualification (AQ) consideration. However, only eight automatic qualifier spots will be awarded in the 16-team championship bracket. The two lowest-ranked automatic qualifying teams as determined by the committee, regardless of conference RPI, will compete in a preliminary round game to determine the final AQ spot. You can read more about how all 16 teams are selected for the men's tournament here.

RELATED: Men's bracket | Women's bracket

In the women's tournament, 13 conference champions qualify automatically for the 26-team tournament. 

Men's automatic qualifiers 

Conference Location Championship Date Champion
America East Albany, N.Y.

 

May 6

 

Albany
Big East Providence, R.I.

 

May 6

 

Marquette
Big Ten Columbus, Ohio May 6 Maryland
Colonial (CAA) Towson, Md.



May 6

Towson
Ivy League New Haven, Conn.

 

May 7

 

Yale


Metro Atlantic (MAAC)
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

 

May 7

 

Monmouth

Northeast (NEC)

Geneva, N.Y.

 

May 6

 

Bryant


Patriot League
Baltimore

 

April 30

 

Loyola (Md.)
Southern Richmond, Va.

 

May 6

 

Air Force

Women's automatic qualifiers

Conference Location Championship Date Champion


America East
Stony Brook, N.Y.

 

May 7

 

Stony Brook
ACC Richmond, Va. 

 

April 30

 

North Carolina
Atlantic 10 Philadelphia May 7 UMass


Atlantic Sun
Jacksonville, Fla.

 

May 7

Jacksonville


Big East
Villanova, Pa.

 

May 6

 

Florida


Big South
High Point, N.C.

 

May 7

 

High Point



Big Ten

College Park, Md.

 

May 7

 

Maryland


Colonial 
Towson, Md.

 

May 7

 

James Madison
Ivy League Ithaca, N,Y.

 

May 7

 

Princeton

 

MAAC

 

Buffalo, N.Y.

 

May 7

 

Canisius

 

MPSF

 

Los Angeles

 

April 30

USC

 

Northeast

 

Smithfield, R.I.

 

May 7

Bryant

 

Patriot League

 

Baltimore

 

May 7

Navy

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