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March 19, 2019

Citius College Cup: Women’s Seeds and Pairings

Yesterday I introduced the Citius College Cup, a season-long tournament between all NCAA Division I college track teams. “Virtual” quadrangular meets will be held and scored using marks produced during various parts of the outdoor season.

By May there will be only 64 teams still standing, then a sweet 16 going into the NCAA East and West Preliminaries (aka “regionals”), then a final four at the NCAA Championships where men’s and women’s champions will be crowned. Today I’m announcing the women’s seeding and pairings.

Seeding was determined by results of the 2018-19 indoor season. The first round is scored using marks made outdoors through April 8, so the results of this round won’t be known for several weeks yet. Fans can keep up with their favorite team by going to the TFRRS.org outdoor qualifying page and using the “Compare 2+ Teams” tab to enter the appropriate teams.

Scoring is 6-4-3-2-1 for standard individual events (the ones held at the NCAA Outdoor Championships) and 6-3-1 for the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. Meets like the Texas, Florida, and Raleigh Relays are a big part of the early season so there will be an additional 3-1 scoring for the 4×200, 4×800, sprint medley, and distance medley relays.

Due to the way the semifinal round of the playoff is scored, teams are seeded into the same East and West regions used for the NCAA Preliminaries (aka “regionals”). There are 216 women’s teams in the East but only 122 in the West, so the advancement procedures is different in each region. 96 teams in each region will qualify to the next round (192 total).

EAST REGION

54 meets
Winners plus 42 highest-scoring second place teams advance

1 Ohio State vs 108 Purdue Fort Wayne vs 109 Tennessee St. vs 216 Evansville
2 Florida vs 107 Richmond vs 110 Oakland vs 215 Nicholls State
3 Alabama vs 106 Louisiana Tech vs 111 Rhode Island vs 214 UNC Greensboro
4 LSU vs 105 North Florida vs 112 Manhattan vs 213 Niagara
5 Miami vs 104 Boston College vs 113 Rutgers vs 212 St. Bonaventure
6 Florida State vs 103 Yale vs 114 Buffalo vs 211 Mercer
7 Virginia Tech vs 102 Rider vs 115 Ohio vs 210 UNC Wilmington
8 Kentucky vs 101 William and Mary vs 116 Duquesne vs 209 Elon
9 Georgia vs 100 Albany vs 117 VMI vs 208 Delaware
10 Indiana vs 99 Murray State vs 118 Maryland-Eastern Shore vs 207 Charleston
11 Tennessee vs 98 UMass Amherst vs 119 Quinnipiac vs 206 Colgate
12 Louisville vs 97 UL-Lafayette vs 120 Howard vs 205 American
13 Villanova vs 96 Appalachian State vs 121 SE Missouri vs 204 Lafayette
14 Auburn vs 95 Alabama State vs 122 SE Louisiana vs 203 St. Francis (N.Y.)
15 Duke vs 94 N.C. Central vs 123 Lipscomb vs 202 Loyola (Md.)
16 North Carolina St. vs 93 Florida Atlantic vs 124 Austin Peay vs 201 Bryant
17 Michigan State vs 92 George Mason vs 125 UMass Lowell vs 200 UNC-Asheville
18 Penn State vs 91 Towson vs 126 Xavier (Ohio) vs 199 Winthrop
19 Michigan vs 90 Wofford vs 127 Coppin State vs 198 George Washington
20 N. Carolina A&T vs 89 Georgia State vs 128 Dayton vs 197 Holy Cross
21 Penn vs 88 Miami (Ohio) vs 129 Belmont vs 196 Tennessee-Martin
22 Clemson vs 87 South Alabama vs 130 Binghamton vs 195 Gardner-Webb
23 Cincinnati vs 86 Morgan State vs 131 Davidson vs 194 New Jersey Institute
24 Central Michigan vs 85 Bowling Green vs 132 Milwaukee vs 193 USC Upstate
25 Notre Dame vs 84 Furman vs 133 South Carolina St. vs 192 St. Peter’s
26 Ole Miss vs 83 Providence vs 134 Stony Brook vs 191 Lehigh
27 Virginia vs 82 VCU vs 135 Chattanooga vs 190 Radford
28 North Carolina vs 81 UAB vs 136 Iona vs 189 Canisius
29 Syracuse vs 80 Troy vs 137 UL-Monroe vs 188 Mississippi Valley
30 Purdue vs 79 Georgetown vs 138 Eastern Kentucky vs 187 Wagner
31 Wake Forest vs 78 East Tenn. St. vs 139 Fordham vs 186 Saint Francis University
32 South Carolina vs 77 Butler vs 140 Northeastern vs 185 Bucknell
33 Connecticut vs 76 South Florida vs 141 La Salle vs 184 Boston University
34 Georgia Tech vs 75 Marshall vs 142 Georgia Southern vs 183 Hartford
35 Harvard vs 74 Maryland vs 143 Southern vs 182 Robert Morris
36 Eastern Michigan vs 73 Ball State vs 144 SIU Edwardsville vs 181 Central Connecticut
37 UCF vs 72 Kennesaw State vs 145 Wright State vs 180 Sacred Heart
38 Monmouth vs 71 Norfolk State vs 146 Northern Kentucky vs 179 Army West Point
39 Akron vs 70 Columbia vs 147 Vermont vs 178 Campbell
40 Indiana State vs 69 Western Carolina vs 148 UMBC vs 177 Morehead State
41 Charlotte vs 68 Youngstown St. vs 149 Eastern Illinois vs 176 Citadel
42 Liberty vs 67 Northwestern St. vs 150 Coastal Carolina vs 175 Charleston Southern
43 Dartmouth vs 66 Temple vs 151 New Hampshire vs 174 Navy
44 Mississippi St vs 65 FIU vs 152 Savannah State vs 173 Detroit Mercy
45 Florida A&M vs 64 West Virginia vs 153 Grambling vs 172 LIU Brooklyn
46 Cornell vs 63 Pittsburgh vs 154 Cleveland St. vs 171 Jackson State
47 East Carolina vs 62 Brown vs 155 Jacksonville St. vs 170 Fairleigh Dickinson
48 Mid. Tenn. State vs 61 Kent State vs 156 James Madison vs 169 St. Joseph’s (Pa.)
49 Princeton vs 60 St. John’s vs 157 Illinois-Chicago vs 168 Siena
50 Samford vs 59 Southern Miss. vs 158 New Orleans vs 167 IUPUI
51 Toledo vs 58 Tulane vs 159 Delaware State vs 166 Alcorn State
52 Vanderbilt vs 57 Tennessee Tech vs 160 Hampton vs 165 Mount St. Mary’s
53 Western Michigan vs 56 Memphis vs 161 Marist vs 164 High Point
54 Bethune-Cookman vs 55 Jacksonville vs 162 Alabama A&M vs 163 Maine

WEST REGION

31 meets
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams plus 3 highest-scoring 4th place teams advance

1 Arkansas vs 62 Northern Iowa vs 63 McNeese State
2 USC vs 61 Northern Illinois vs 64 UC Santa Barbara
3 Texas A&M vs 60 Incarnate Word vs 65 Air Force vs 122 Pepperdine
4 Texas vs 59 Sacramento St. vs 66 Montana State vs 121 Pacific
5 Texas Tech vs 58 UTSA vs 67 Tulsa vs 120 Loyola Marymount
6 Colorado St. vs 57 Southern Illinois vs 68 Arkansas State vs 119 St. Mary’s
7 Kansas State vs 56 Texas State vs 69 Abilene Christian vs 118 Santa Clara
8 Stanford vs 55 Illinois vs 70 Northern Arizona vs 117 Gonzaga
9 Iowa vs 54 North Dakota vs 71 Southern Utah vs 116 San Diego
10 Wisconsin vs 53 South Dakota St. vs 72 Loyola (Ill.) vs 115 Hawaii
11 Oregon vs 52 Oregon State vs 73 Missouri State vs 114 UC Irvine
12 Kansas vs 51 Oral Roberts vs 74 Weber State vs 113 Chicago State
13 Colorado vs 50 Rice vs 75 Montana vs 112 CSU Bakersfield
14 Nebraska vs 49 Marquette vs 76 Idaho State vs 111 Seattle U.
15 UNLV vs 48 DePaul vs 77 Cal St. Northridge vs 110 Portland State
16 Arizona vs 47 Nevada vs 78 Portland vs 109 Valparaiso
17 Washington vs 46 Stephen F. Austin vs 79 Western Kentucky vs 108 Saint Louis
18 Minnesota vs 45 Washington St. vs 80 North Texas vs 107 Drake
19 Arizona State vs 44 Illinois State vs 81 Lamar vs 106 Arkansas-Pine Bluff
20 BYU vs 43 UCLA vs 82 Idaho vs 105 Arkansas-Little Rock
21 Oklahoma State vs 42 Fresno State vs 83 Central Arkansas vs 104 Texas Southern
22 Baylor vs 41 South Dakota vs 84 Sam Houston St. vs 103 UMKC
23 North Dakota State vs 40 TCU vs 85 UT-Arlington vs 102 Houston Baptist
24 Iowa State vs 39 UC Davis vs 86 Cal St. Fullerton vs 101 San Jose St.
25 Houston vs 38 UTEP vs 87 Eastern Washington vs 100 UT-Rio Grande Valley
26 Oklahoma vs 37 Utah vs 88 Bradley vs 99 Cal Poly
27 Missouri vs 36 California vs 89 Texas A&M-CC vs 98 Utah Valley
28 San Diego St. vs 35 SMU vs 90 Grand Canyon vs 97 Nebraska-Omaha
29 Boise State vs 34 Wichita State vs 91 San Francisco vs 96 UC Riverside
30 New Mexico vs 33 Long Beach St. vs 92 Western Illinois vs 95 Northern Colorado
31 Utah State vs 32 Wyoming vs 93 New Mexico St. vs 94 Prairie View

Come back tomorrow to see the men’s seeds and pairings!

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