The format for the NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse Championship is a six-team, single-elimination tournament. Teams must play a minimum of 10 games in-region and have at least a .500 record, and regular-season games tied after regulation must be decided in overtime. Each region will seed three teams (1-3), and teams will be paired by region.
See conferences for members and current standings. The distribution of institutions by geographic region is as follows:
Primary Factors for Selecting Teams.
The selection committee considers the following factors, not in priority order, in making the tournament selections: