General Information

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:

North Region
Adelphi
American International
Assumption
Bentley
Franklin Pierce
Le Moyne
Merrimack
Pace
Southern New Hampshire
Saint Anselm
Saint Michael's
Saint Rose
Central Region
Adams State

C.W. Post
Chestnut Hill
Colorado Mesa
Dominican College
Dominican Univ.
Dowling
Lake Erie
Lindenwood
Mercy
Mercyhurst
Molloy
NYIT
Notre Dame de Namur
Ohio Valley
Seton Hill
Wheeling Jesuit
South Region
Belmont Abbey
Catawba
Coker
Florida Southern
Florida Tech
Lees-McRae
Lenoir-Rhyne
Limestone
Mars Hill
Pfeiffer
Queens
Rollins
Saint Leo
Shorter
Tampa
Wingate

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):
  • Results against Division II out-of-region competition
  • Results against teams already selected

Input is also provided by regional advisory committees.  However, coaches' or other polls or rankings are not used by the selection committee.

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