The Division II Men's Lacrosse Championship consists of a four-team, single-elimination tournament. One team from each of the geographic regions (North, Central, South) and one at-large team from any region will be selected. Teams must have a .500 or better record versus Division II opponents to be selected. There is no automatic qualification for the tournament. The two teams selected from the same region will be paired for the semifinals.
See conferences for members and current standings. The distribution of institutions by geographic region is as follows:
Primary Factors for Selecting Teams
The Division II Men's Lacrosse Committee considers (in no specified order) the following factors in making selections for the tournament:
Secondary Factors for Selecting Teams
If evaluation of the primary criteria does not result in a decision, the committee will consider the following secondary criteria in the selection process (again not in priority order):
Input is also provided by regional advisory committees. However, coaches' or other polls or rankings are not used by the selection committee.