[COLLEGE MEN] The NCAA men's soccer committee will deliberate to select the 26 at-large teams that will accompany the 22 conference champions to the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament. Here are the 48 teams Soccer America projects will earn bids.
With nine automatic qualifiers ranked higher than No. 60 and four over 100 in last week's RPI, the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament will have its share of longshots. The weekend results of conference tournament play also left several teams on the bubble, sweating out the deliberations of the NCAA men's soccer committee.
Two teams of note are ineligible for the NCAA Tournament.
Wake Forest's 1-0 loss to Virginia left the Demon Deacons with an 8-9-1 record and therefore ineligible for selection. They had made the Men's College Cup the last four years.
Florida Gulf Coast, winner of the Atlantic Sun regular-season title and ranked by Soccer America for much of the season, is in its NCAA reclassifying period.
On the bubble are South Florida, Loyola Marymount and High Point, among others.
Big East (6)
Big Ten (5)
Conference USA (4)
William & Mary
Missouri Valley (2)
America East (2)
Col. of Charleston
Atlantic 10 (1)
Atlantic Sun (1)
East Tennessee State
UC Santa Barbara