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Notre Dame claims top seed
November 12th, 2012 6:56PM

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[DRAW: NCAA Division I Men] Notre Dame is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament. The Big East was awarded eight berths. In addition, four other teams were awarded top 10 seeds: No. 3 Georgetown, No. 4 Connecticut, No. 7 Marquette and No. 10 Louisville. The ACC placed five teams in the NCAA Tournament, including No. 2 seed Maryland, while the Atlantic-10, Big Ten and Conference USA each placed four teams.

(Click here for the bracket.)

-- The only team making its tournament debut is MAAC champion Niagara.

-- The NCAA Men’s College Cup will be played for the second consecutive year at Regions Field in Hoover, Ala., Dec. 7 and 9.



4 comments
  1. Garrett Isacco
    commented on: November 12, 2012 at 8:42 p.m.
    GO IRISH!

  1. Allan Lindh
    commented on: November 12, 2012 at 9:54 p.m.
    And because there are so many teams east of Rockies, and they don't ever travel to West, West Coast gets the shaft. But year after year, West Coast teams miraculously sneak through into semi's, and often win title. I'm sorry, but some of those dinky poo eastern teams would be lucky to win a single match in the Pac12. But it's the same in many sports -- if West Coast got fair allocation in (soccer and baseball for sure) they would completely dominate the tournaments.

  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: November 12, 2012 at 11:02 p.m.
    Allan: For the past umpteenth years I've been saying what you've posted, that as a West Coaster I have now seen teams west of the Rockies get screwed over... and I've just over four decades of complaining, bitching, and speaking out about just how our side of the country gets the royal shaft. As a former head coach (4-year and community colleges) as well as an AD, it is utterly pathetic to see us get looked over, and I am so very sad to say that SA and the so-called sponsored corporations pay nothing but lip service to all of the excellent teams in our neck of the woods, in both MW NACC D1,2,& 3, as well as NCJAA D1, 2, & 3, as well as NAIA teams. As to when will SA, writers, or others will give us break, who knows, meantime all we can do is continue to "sneak through!" Good luck to ALL of the MW teams west of the Rockies!!!

  1. Paul Herold
    commented on: November 13, 2012 at 10:03 a.m.
    I agree on the West Coast teams being disrespected, as are teams who are not in the "big" conferences. How does Akron, ranked #1 in all four polls and #2 in RPI (behind #1-seed Notre Dame) get seeded at #5?


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