Automatic Qualifiers and At-Large Teams|
The Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship is a 16-team, single-elimination tournament. Six conferences will receive automatic qualification. The remaining teams are selected at large. Conferences with Automatic Qualifiers (AQs) are:
American East ConferenceSee conferences for members and current standings.
A team must play a minimum of 10 games against Division I opponents during the regular season to be considered for selection. To be considered as an at-large selection, a team must have a .500 or better record against Division I opponents.
Primary Criteria for Selecting At-Large Teams
The Division I Men's Lacrosse Committee employs criteria specified in NCAA Bylaws. When selecting teams for possible at-large berths, primary factors considered when reviewing teams' won-loss records and strength of schedule are (not in priority order) as follows:
Input is also provided by regional advisory committees. However, coaches' or other polls or rankings are not used by the selection committee.
The top eight teams will be seeded and separated in the bracket. The remaining eight teams will be placed geographically.