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NCAA.com | November 17, 2014

Field of 48 contenders announced for 2014 DI Soccer Championship

DI Men's Soccer: 2014 Selection Show

INDIANAPOLIS -- The field and bracket for the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship was announced Monday by the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee, which awarded the tournament’s No. 1 seed to the Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are trying to defend their national title from a season ago, and enter the tournament with an 11-4-4 record.

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The 48-team field is made up of the champions of 24 conferences, who qualified automatically in addition to 24 teams that were selected at-large. The top 16 teams were all seeded and receive first-round byes. All first-round games will be played Nov. 20, while all second-round action will take place Nov. 23. The third round will be played Nov. 30, while the quarterfinals will be played Dec. 5 or 6. The Men’s College Cup will be held Dec. 12 and 14 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

The Atlantic Coast Conference led the way with seven teams in the field. In addition to Notre Dame, Clemson (11-6-3), Syracuse (15-3-1), Louisville (10-7-3), Virginia (10-6-2), North Carolina (12-5-1) and Wake Forest (10-7-1) all made the tournament. The Tigers are the seventh seed, while the Orange is ninth, the Cardinals are 13th and the Cavaliers are 16th.

The Big Ten Conference added six teams in the field, including No. 3 seed Michigan State (11-4-5), No. 4 seed Maryland (13-5-3), No. 5 seed Indiana (12-4-5), Penn State (12-5-1), Northwestern (9-3-6) and Ohio State (9-7-4). The Pac-12 was the only other league with at least five teams as UCLA (11-4-4) is the No. 2 seed, Stanford (13-2-3) the No. 6 seed, Washington (12-5-1) the No. 14 seed, California (10-6-1) the No. 15 seed and Oregon State (11-7-1) is unseeded.

Saint Louis (13-4-2), an at-large selection from the Atlantic 10 Conference, is making its record 48th tournament appearance. There are no teams making their first appearance in the tournament field.

DIVISION I MEN'S SOCCER TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES

SCHOOL APPEARANCES * LAST RECORD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Akron 25 2013 19-21-5 1 (2009)
UAB 8 2012 4-6-1 --
Bucknell 7 2010 3-6-0 --
California 18 2013 12-16-2 --
UC Irvine 5 2013 2-4-0 --
UCLA 42 2013 67-36-2 4 (1985, 1990, 1997, 2002)
Cal State Fullerton 8 2000 7-7-0 --
Charlotte 10 2013 7-7-4 --
Clemson 28 2013 47-25-1 2 (1984, 1987)
Coastal Carolina 12 2013 9-10-1 --
Creighton 22 2013 28-17-6 --
Dartmouth 15 2011 7-12-3 --
Denver 5 2013 1-3-1 --
Florida Gulf Coast 3 2012 0-1-1 --
Fordham 2 1996 0-1-0 --
Furman 9 2011 6-8-0 --
Georgetown 6 2013 5-4-2 --
Hartwick 24 2005 36-23-0 1 (1977)
Indiana 39 2013 83-28-4 8 (1982-83, 1988, 1998-99, 2003-04, 2012)
James Madison 12 2011 4-11-1 --
Kentucky 6 2012 1-5-2 --
Louisville 8 2013 9-7-1 --
Maryland 32 2013 51-27-5 3 (1968, 2005, 2008)
UMBC 5 2013 1-1-4 --
Michigan State 17 2013 22-12-4 2 (1967-68)
Monmouth 5 2011 0-4-2 --
North Carolina 22 2013 30-18-6 2 (2001, 2011)
UNC-Wilmington 2 2009 0-1-1 --
Northwestern 9 2013 9-8-1 --
Notre Dame 17 2013 16-14-1 1 (2013)
Oakland 6 2010 1-4-1 --
Ohio State 9 2010 7-8-1 --
Old Dominion 13 2013 7-11-3
Oregon State 3 2003 0-2-0 --
Penn State 32 2013 27-30-1 --
Providence 8 2013 3-7-1 --
St. Francis (Brooklyn) 7 2013 3-6-0 --
Saint Louis 48 2012 67-35-5 10 (1959-60, 1962-63, 1965, 1967, 1969-70, 1972-73)
San Diego 14 2012 11-11-2 --
SIU Edwardsville 14 1982 19-12-0 1 (1979)
Stanford 13 2013 16-11-2 --
Syracuse 3 2012 2-1-1 --
Tulsa 9 2012 8-8-1 --
UNLV 5 1988 2-4-0 --
Virginia 36 2013 56-29-4 6 (1989, 1991-94, 2009)
Wake Forest 18 2013 21-14-3 1 (2007)
Washington 21 2013 11-20-0 --
Xavier 4 2012 1-3-0 --
* -- Includes 2014.

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