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Field of 64 teams for the 2019 DIII Championship revealed

Published on February 25, 2019

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The NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Committee announced the field of 64 teams for the 2019 championship today. The field includes 43 teams that earned automatic qualifications as the winners of their conference tournament. Thomas More College is the lone team in Pool B as the team does not have a conference affiliation and will move to the NAIA at the beginning of the 2019-2020 season. Twenty teams that are not conference champions round out the field in Pool C.

Date and venue details:

  • Sixteen first/second-round sites will be conducted March 1-2.
  • Second-round winners will advance to one of four sectional sites March 8-9.
  • Winners of the four sectional sites will advance to the national semifinals and final March 15-16.
  • All games, except the semifinals/final, will be played on the campuses of competing institutions.
  • The semifinals/final will be conducted at Cregger Center on the campus of Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.

Interactive Bracket || Printable Bracket || NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches’ Poll for Feb. 25, 2019

Automatic Qualifiers

Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Hilbert College (22-5)
American Rivers Conference Wartburg College (24-3)
American Southwest Conference University of Texas at Dallas (24-4)
Capital Athletic Conference Christopher Newport University (23-5)
Centennial Conference Haverford College (21-6)
City University of New York Athletic Conference Hunter College (18-9)
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Illinois Wesleyan University (24-3)
Colonial States Athletic Conference Rosemont College (24-3)
Commonwealth Coast Conference Western New England University (20-8)
Empire 8 Conference Hartwick College (22-4)
Great Northeast Conference Emmanuel College (Massachusetts) (23-5)
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Transylvania University (25-2)
Landmark Conference Scranton (25-2)
Liberty League Ithaca College (22-5)
Little East Conference Eastern Connecticut State University (19-8)
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Westfield State University (18-9)
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Trine University (25-2)
Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Messiah College (26-1)
Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom DeSales University (25-2)
Midwest Conference Ripon College (19-8)
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) (26-1)
New England Collegiate Conference New England College (19-9)
New England Small College Athletic Conference Tufts University (25-2)
New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Massachusetts Institute of Technology (21-7)
New Jersey Athletic Conference Rutgers-Newark (16-12)
North Atlantic Conference Husson University (19-8)
North Coast Athletic Conference DePauw University (24-4)
North Eastern Athletic Conference SUNY-Poly (23-5)
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Wisconsin Lutheran College (26-1)
Northwest Conference George Fox University (24-3)
Ohio Athletic Conference John Carroll University (22-6)
Old Dominion Athletic Conference Shenandoah University (22-6)
Presidents’ Athletic Conference Saint Vincent College (23-4)
Skyline Conference U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (22-3)
Southern Athletic Association Rhodes College (17-11)
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (22-5)
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Texas Lutheran University (19-9)
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Greenville University (23-4)
State University of New York Athletic Conference SUNY-New Paltz (23-4)
University Athletic Association Washington University-St. Louis (23-4)
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Bethany Lutheran College (22-6)
USA South Athletic Conference Piedmont College (23-5)
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Wisconsin-Oshkosh (24-3)

Pool B Berth (1): 
Thomas More University (27-0)

Pool C Berths (20): 
Amherst College (23-3)
Baldwin Wallace University (19-7)
Bowdoin College (26-1)
University of Chicago (19-6)
Emory University (19-6)
Gettysburg College (22-5)
Hope College (23-4)
Johns Hopkins University (22-4)
Loras College (22-5)
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (25-3)
Middlebury College (19-7)
Mount Saint Mary College (New York) (22-5)
Oglethorpe University (22-6)
Rochester Institute of Technology (20-7)
Saint Joseph’s College (Maine) (27-1)
Smith College (21-6)
State University of New York at Geneseo (23-4)
Vassar College (21-6)
Wheaton College (Illinois) (22-5)
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (18-9)

NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches’ Poll for Feb. 25, 2019

Rank School Record Total Points Previous Rank
1 Thomas More (7) 27-0 199 2
2 Bowdoin (1) 26-1 190 1
3 St. Thomas (MN) 26-1 182 3
4 Tufts 25-2 177 5
5 Amherst 23-3 163 4
6 Messiah 26-1 160 6
7 Trine 25-2 156 7
8 Scranton 25-2 143 9
9 Hope 22-3 137 8
10 DeSales 25-2 119 12
11 George Fox 24-3 116 13
12 St. Joseph’s (ME) 27-1 105 10
13 (tie) Mary Hardin-Baylor 25-3 97 11
13 (tie) Wisconsin-Oshkosh 24-3 97 14
15 Wartburg 24-3 89 15
16 Texas-Dallas 24-4 88 16
17 Illinois Wesleyan 23-4 65 18
18 DePauw 24-4 61 22
19 (tie) Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 24-3 38 17
19 (tie) Washington-St. Louis 19-6 38 25
21 Emory and Henry 22-4 32 19
22 (tie) Chicago 19-6 31 20
22 (tie) SUNY New Paltz 23-4 31 24
24 Transylvania 25-2 25 NR
25 East Texas Baptist 23-4 23 21

Others receiving votes: Wheaton (IL) (22-5) 21; Johns Hopkins (22-4) 6; Marymount (VA) (22-5) 4; Augsburg (22-5) 2; Elizabethtown (19-7) 2; Emory (19-6) 1; Haverford (21-6) 1; Pomona-Pitzer (22-5) 1.

Dropped Out: Wheaton (IL) (22-5).

The WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches Poll Committee is made up of nine head coaches at Division III institutions. All are members of the WBCA. The 2018-19 committee members are Brian Morehouse, non-voting chair (Hope), Renee DeVarney (Swarthmore), Kristen Dowling (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps), Alex Lang (Brooklyn), Jennifer Reimer (Case Western Reserve), Alex Richey (Oglethorpe), Mia Smith (Illinois Wesleyan), Daphne Thompson (SUNY Oneonta) and Kelly Thompson (Roger Williams).


 

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