It is surive and advance time once again. The “one and you are done” single elimination NCAA Tournament is about to get underway. The forty-eight team field Which consists of the champions (Automatic Berths) from 23 conferences and 25 teams selected at large.
It is All about the journey along the road with the desired destination the College Cup at WakeMed soccer park in Cary, North Carolina.
#1 Oregon State, #2 Washington, #3 Georgetown and #4 Notre Dame were awarded the top four seeds which means that they could play their way to cary and a spot on the Biggest Stage In College Soccer without ever leaving the friendly confines of their home stadium.
All sixteen first-round contests will take place on Thursday, November 18 at venues throughout the country.
the sixteen first round winners will advance to the second round which is slated for sunday, November 21 hosted by the sixteen seeds.
THe Third Round (Sweet Sixteen) will take place on saturday November 27 and Sunday November 28.
The quarterfinals (Elite Eight) will be played on Friday December 3 and Saturday December 4.
The College Cup (Final Four) will take place on Friday December 10 and Monday December 12.
#1 Oregon State Bracket
First Round: Princeton (12-5-0) at St. John’s (10-5-3)
Second Round: Winner at #1 Oregon State (12-2-3)
First Round: Loyola Maryland (10-6-3) at North Carolina (11-6-1)
Second Round: Winner at #16 New Hampshire (16-1-2)
First Round: Santa Clara (11-1-4) at Akron (9-5-3)
Second Round: Winner at #9 Kentucky (14-1-4)
First Round: Denver (9-3-5) at Grand Canyon (15-3-1)
Second Round: Winner at #8 Clemson (13-5-0)
#4 Notre Dame Bracket
First Round: Oakland (12-6-2) at Northern Illinois (14-2-2)
Second Round: Winner at #5 Pittsburgh (11-5-1)
First Round: Lipscomb (12-3-2) at Hofstra (16-1-2)
Second Round: Winner at #12 Penn State (13-6-1)
First Round: Mercer (10-7-1) at Wake Forest (11-6-1)
Second Round: Winner at #13 FIU (12-3-2)
First Round: Villanova (11-7-1) at Vermont (13-4-2)
Second Round: Winner at #4 Notre Dame (12-5-3)
#3 Georgetown Bracket
First Round: Georgia State (12-6-0) at Charlotte (10-5-1)
Second Round: Winner at #3 Georgetown (16-2-0)
First Round: Marist (12-6-3) at Providence (10-4-4)
Second Round: Winner at #14 Marshall (11-3-3)
First Round: Campbell (15-3-2) at Virginia Tech (10-5-3)
Second Round: Winner at #11 West Virginia (11-3-4)
First Round: Creighton (8-7-2) at Missouri State (17-1-0)
Second Round: Winner at #6 Tulsa (15-1-1)
# 2 Washington Bracket
First Round: UC Santa Barbara (12-4-4) at UCLA (10-6-1)
Second Round: Winner at #7 Duke (13-4-1)
First Round: LIU (11-4-4) at Maryland (12-3-2)
Second Round: Winner at #10 Saint Louis (14-0-4)
First Round: Bowling Green (10-5-3) at Louisville (10-6-1)
Second Round: Winner at #15 Indiana (14-5-1)
First Round: Seattle (13-7-1) at Portland (10-6-1)
Second Round: Winner at #2 Washington (14-1-2)