INDIANAPOLIS — The field of 64 teams, which will compete for the 36th NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, was announced Monday afternoon by the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Committee.

The four No. 1 seeds include Stanford, the automatic qualifier out of the Pac-12 Conference, and North Carolina, the automatic qualifier from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Duke and South Carolina also earned No. 1 seeds. 

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Utah Valley, the automatic qualifier from the Western Athletic Conference, will face Stanford in the opening round.  North Carolina will host High Point from the Big South Conference. Duke will host The University of North Carolina at Greensboro from the Southern Conference and South Carolina will host Alabama State, the automatic qualifier from the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

The No. 2 seeds include UCF, Texas A&M, UCLA and West Virginia. Capturing the No. 3 seeds are Penn State, Virginia, Florida and Southern California. Ohio State, Texas, Princeton and Florida State each earned a No. 4 seed to complete the top 16-seeded teams.

The Southeastern Conference led all conferences with nine teams in the tournament. The ACC followed with eight teams, the Pac-12 with six teams and the Big Ten Conference and Big 12 Conference will each have five representatives in this year’s tournament.

Thirty-one conferences were granted automatic bids for the 2017 championship, while the remaining 33 teams were selected at-large. The top 16 teams are seeded and conference teams cannot play each other in the first or second rounds. When pairing teams, the committee follows geographic proximity parameters. The top 16 teams will host and all other sites were selected for the first round to create the least number of flights.

First-round games will be played Nov. 10, 11 and 12 at campus sites. Second-round games will be played Friday, Nov. 17 at campus sites and third-round games will be played Sunday, Nov. 19 at the same campus sites. Quarterfinal games will be played Nov. 24 or 25 also on campus sites.

The 36th annual NCAA Women’s College Cup will be played Dec. 1 and 3 at Orlando City Soccer Stadium in Orlando, Florida with UCF and Central Florida Sports Commission serving as co-hosts. The first national semifinal will be played and broadcast live on ESPNU at 5 p.m. Eastern time Friday, Dec. 1. The second semifinal will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. Eastern time live on ESPNU. The national championship match will take place at noon Eastern time Sunday, Dec. 3 and will also broadcast live on ESPNU.


America East Conference

Stony Brook

American Athletic Conference

South Florida

Atlantic 10 Conference

La Salle

Atlantic Coast Conference

North Carolina

ASUN Conference

Florida Gulf Coast

Big 12 Conference


Big East Conference


Big Sky Conference

Eastern Washington University

Big South Conference

High Point

Big Ten Conference

Penn State

Big West Conference

Cal State, Fullerton

Colonial Athletic Association


Conference USA

North Texas

Horizon League

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

The Ivy League


Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference


Mid-American Conference


Missouri Valley Conference

Missouri State

Mountain West Conference

San Diego State

Northeast Conference

Saint Francis (Pennsylvania)

Ohio Valley Conference

Murray State

Pac-12 Conference


Patriot League


Southeastern Conference

Texas A&M

Southern Conference

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Southland Conference

Lamar University

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Alabama State

The Summit League


Sun Belt Conference

South Alabama

West Coast Conference


Western Athletic Conference

Utah Valley



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