22.214.171.124 Selection Criteria
. The governing sports committee responsible for the selection of the balance of the championships field shall select teams in Pools B and C based on the criteria below. The criteria of two or more teams shall be compared to determine the higher-ranked team. An attempt shall be made to determine the
ranking of two or more teams after consideration of the primary criteria (see Bylaw 126.96.36.199.1). If the evaluation of the primary criteria does not result in a decision, the secondary criteria will be used (see Bylaw 188.8.131.52.2). All the criteria listed will be evaluated (not listed in preferential order). (Adopted: 1/12/04)
184.108.40.206.1 Primary Criteria
—Ranking and Selection (All Contests Leading up to NCAA Championships).
(a) Won-lost percentage against Division III opponents; (Adopted: 4/15/03, Revised: 7/24/12 effective 8/1/13)
(b) Division III head-to-head competition; (Revised: 7/24/12 effective 8/1/13)
(c) Results versus common Division III opponents; (Revised: 7/24/12 effective 8/1/13)
(d) Results versus ranked Division III teams as established by the rankings at the time of selection. Conference postseason contests are included; (Revised: 7/24/12 effective 8/1/13,
1/16/13 effective 8/1/13)
(e) Division III strength of schedule (see Bylaw 220.127.116.11.3); and (Adopted: 1/13/10, Revised: 7/24/12 effective8/1/13)
(f) Should a committee find that evaluation of a team’s won-lost percentage during the last 25 percent of the season is applicable (i.e., end-of-season performance), it may adopt such
criteria with approval from the Championships Committee. (Adopted: 7/24/12 effective 8/1/13)
18.104.22.168.2 Secondary Criteria
—Ranking and Selection.
(a) Non-Division III won-lost percentage; (Revised: 7/24/12 effective 8/1/13)
(b) Results versus common non-Division III opponents; and (Revised: 7/24/12 effective 8/1/13)
(c) Non-Division III strength of schedule. (Revised: 7/24/12 effective 8/1/13)
22.214.171.124.2.1 Performance in Previous Championship Season—Football. In football, if all primary criteria are equal among teams with undefeated records, performance in the previous championship season may be considered in the secondary criteria. (Adopted: 10/17/11)
126.96.36.199.3 Definition of Strength of Schedule.
188.8.131.52.3.1 Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball
. In baseball, basketball, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball, the strength of schedule shall be calculated by combining the opponents’ average winning percentage (OWP) with the opponents’ opponents’ average winning percentage (OOWP) on the weighted scale of two-thirds weight for OWP and one-third weight for OOWP. Further, on a sport-by-sport basis, the Championships Committee may assign different weight to home contests and away contests for purposes of calculating the OWP and OOWP. (Adopted: 1/13/10)