Section 4 – CS360’s Exclusive NCAA Women’s Soccer History Notebook (2015) ... 

College Soccer 360 presents …
2015 Division I Women's Soccer
NCAA Tournament History Notebook 
(updated Nov. 23, 2015)  ** SECTION 4 **

By Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)
note: all research contained below is courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com 
(please credit accordingly when reprinting or referencing this data) ... 
this historical information will be updated several times throughout the NCAAs


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SECTION 1 – Top teams of the century and during the past four seasons 
(winningest senior classes) & more
SECTION 2 – Winningest teams in NCAA Tournament history, etc.
SECTION 3 – NCAA College Cup Final Weekend History & Notes
SECTION 4 – NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal History & Notes  (scroll down)
SECTION 5 – NCAA Tournament Seeding History & Misc. Notes
SECTION 6 – NCAA Tournament Round-of-16 History & Notes
SECTION 7 – NCAA Tournament Qualification & Early Rounds


SECTION 4 – NCAA TOURNAMENT
QUARTERFINAL HISTORY & NOTES

... note: all research contained below is courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com (please credit accordingly when reprinting or referencing this data) ...this historical information will be updated throughout the NCAAs

Longest active streaks of reaching the NCAA Quarterfinals (final-8)
11 – Florida State (2005–15)
Notes –
Notre Dame’s 7-year quarterfinal streak ended early in the 2011 NCAAs (1-0 loss at Illinois in first round, 11/13) … UCLA’s 7-year quarterfinal streak ended in 2010, as did Portland’s 5-year streak.

All-time streaks of reaching the NCAA Quarterfinals (final-8); 1982–2015
22 – North Carolina (1982-2003)
11 – Florida State (2005-15)
11 – Santa Clara (1995-2005)
8 – Connecticut (1993-2000) and UMass (1982-89)
7 – Notre Dame (1994-2000 & 2004-10), UCLA (2003-09) and N.C. State (1985-91) 
7 – Portland (2004-09) and Penn State (1998-2003)
5 – Stanford (2008-12)
4 – Portland (1993-96), Stanford (1991-94) and Colorado College (1988-91)

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Amber Brooks (left) was part of a North Carolina program that reached the quarterfinals during each of the first 22 seasons of Division I women’s soccer (1982-2003; UNC was eliminated in the round-of-16 four times in eight seasons, ’ 4/’07/’10/’11, back in QFs in 2012 and ’13, then lost to South Carolina in 2014 rd-of-16 and Texas A&M in the 2015 round-of-32, the first time UNC has failed to reach at least the round-of-16)

Most All-Time Trips to the NCAA Quarterfinals 
(final-8); 1982–2015 (34 years) 

28 – North Carolina  (all but 2004, ’07, ’10, ’11, ’13, ’15)  
18 – Connecticut  (1982–84, ’86–’87, ’90–’91, ’93–2000, ’02–’03, ’07)     
15 – Notre Dame  (’94–’00, ’04–’10, ’12) 
14 – Santa Clara  (’89–’90, ’92, ’95–’05)     
14 – Portland  (’93–’96, ’98, 2000–02, ’04–’09) 

13 – UCLA (’97, 200–01, ’03–’09, ’12–’14)      
12 –
 Florida State (’03, ’05–’15) and Stanford (1991–94, 2002, ’08–’12, ’14–’15)
11 – Penn State (’98–’03, ’05–’06, ’12, ’14–’15) 
10 – UMass  (’82–’89, '92–’93)

9 – Virginia (’90–’92, ’01, ’05, ’11, ’13–’15)  
8  – Duke (’92, ’94, ’07, ’08, '11, ’12, ’13, '15) and N.C. State (’85–’91, ’95) 
7 – Colorado College (’84–’86, '88–'91)

6 – Texas A&M (’01–’02, ’06, ’08, ’14–’15)
5 – 
Florida (’96, '98, '01, ’03, ‘14), Boston College ('83, '85, '09, ’10, ’13),
Hartford (’89, ’91–’92, ’94, ’99), George Mason ('83, '85, '86, '88, '93), 
William & Mary ('87, '89, '92, '94, '97) and California ('83, '84, '86-’88)
4 – UCF (’82, ’87–’88, '11), Clemson ('97, '99–'00, ’06) and Wisconsin ('88, '90–'91, '93)

… three trips each for Cortland State 82+83+85, & Harvard 82+84+97
… two each for
West Virginia (07+15), Oklahoma State 10–11, Wake Forest 09+11,
Princeton 82+04, Brown 83+84, Maryland 95+96, Nebraska 96+99, Ohio State 04+10,
Washington 04+10, BYU 03+12 and Michigan 02+13 
… one each Missouri-St. Louis ’82, FIU ’93, SMU '95, Dartmouth ’98, Illinois ’04, USC ’07, 
Georgetown ’10, Long Beach State ’11, Virginia Tech ’13, South Carolina ’14 and Rutgers ’15)

Notes: BC in 2009 advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time since 1985 ... WFU had failed to reach the quarters in each of its first 13 NCAA appearances (’96–'08).


CONFERENCE ENTRIES IN THE QUARTERFINALS
 – During the past 15 seasons (200115), dating back to the first year of the NCAA 64-team format, the Atlantic Coast Conference has led the way with 40 total entrants in the quarterfinals/final-8 (2.7 per year) … next on that list is the Pacific-10/12 with 22 quarterfinalists from 2001–15, followed by the Big Ten (14), West Coast Conference (14), BIG EAST (13), Big 12 (7) and Southeastern Conference (6) … the ACC, Pac-10/12, WCC and Big Ten have combined to produce 75% of the quarterfinalist teams (90 of 120) spanning the 2001–15 seasons … the top-six conferences on this list – ACC, Pac-10/12, BIG EAST, WCC, Big Ten and Big 12 – have combined to produce 92% of the teams in the quarterfinals (110 of 120) from 2001–15.


NCAA QUARTERFINAL TEAMS FROM 2001
14  (sorted by conferences)
40 – ACC  (FSU 12, UNC 8, Duke 6, UVa 6, BC 4, Wake Forest 2, Clemson 1, VT 1)
22 – Pac-10/12  (UCLA 11, Stanford 8, Washington 2, USC 1)
14 – Big Ten  (Penn State 8, Illinois 2, Michigan 2, Illinois 1, Rutgers 1)
14 – West Coast Conference  (Portland 8, Santa Clara 5, BYU 1)
13– BIG EAST  (ND 8, UConn 3, West Virginia 1, Georgetown 1)

7 – Big 12  (Texas A&M 4, Oklahoma State 2, West Virginia 1)
6 – Southeastern Conference  (Florida 3, Texas A&M 2, South Carolina 1)
1 – Ivy League  (Princeton)
1 – Mountain West  (BYU)
1 – Conference USA (UCF)
1 – Big West (Long Beach State)


ROUND-OF-16 TO QUARTERFINAL ADVANCING RATE (2001–15)
• WCC – 63.6%  (14 of 22 round-of-16 teams advanced to quarterfinals)
• ACC – 61.5%  (40 of 65)
• Pac-10/12 – 61.1%  (22 of 36)
• Big Ten – 51.9%  (14 of 27)
• BIG EAST – 50.0% (13 of 26)
• Big 12 – 35.0%  (7 of 20)
• SEC – 30.0%  (6 of 20)

note: in some cases, teams from the same conference have eliminated each other in round-of-16 (on the flip side, such matchups ensured that one team from a conference would advance)


OLD RELIABLES – There have been a total of 35 teams that have advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals since 2001, led by these 10 teams:

Teams with the most NCAA Quarterfinal appearances from 2001–15
12 – Florida State ... 2003, ’05–’15
11 – UCLA
 … 2001, ’03–’09, ’12–’14   
9 – North Carolina … 2001–03, ’05-’06, ’08–’09, ’12, ’13  
8 – Stanford ... 2002, ’08–’12, ’14–’15 
8 – 
Penn State ... 2001-03, ’05–’06, ’12, ’14–’15
8 – Portland … 2001–02, ’04–’09 
8 – Notre Dame … 2004–10, ’12 
6 – Duke … 2007, ’08, ’11-’13, ’15 
6 – Texas A&M … 2001–02, ’06, ’08, ’14–’15 
6 – 
Virginia ... 2001, ’05, ’11, ’13–’15
5 – Santa Clara … 200105
3 – Connecticut ... 2002, ’03, ’07 
3 – Boston College … 2009, ’10, ’13 
3 – Florida … 2001, ’03, ’14
2 – West Virginia
 … 2007, ’15

Notes: teams with two quarterfinal appearances spanning the 2001–15 seasons include: Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, Washington, BYU and Michigan … these teams made one quarterfinal appearance from 2001–15: Clemson, Georgetown, Illinois, Long Beach, Princeton, UCF, USC, Virginia Tech, South Carolina and Rutgers.

Conferences with the most different teams in the NCAA Quarterfinals (from 2001–15)
8 teams – Atlantic Coast Conference  (9 in round-of-16)
5 teams – Big Ten Conference  (8 in round-of-16)
4 teams – Pacific-10/12 Conference  (8 in round-of-16)
4 teams – BIG EAST Conference  (9 in round-of-16)

3 teams – West Coast Conference  (6 in round-of-16)
3 team – Southeastern Conference  (8 in round-of-16)
2 team – Big 12 Conference  (8 in round-of-16)

1 team – Ivy League  (3 in round-of-16)
1 team – Mountain West (1 in round-of-16)
1 team – Conference USA (2 in round-of-16
1 team – Big West (2 in round-of-16)


NCAA QUARTERFINAL TEAMS FROM 2001–15  
(sorted by conference) 

Atlantic Coast Conference  (40 appearances, by 8 teams)
Florida State (12) ... 2003, ’05–’15 
North Carolina (9) … 2001-03, ’ 5-’06, ’08-'09, ’12-‘13 
Duke (6) … 2007–08, ’11–’13, ’15 
Virginia (6) … 2001, ’05, ’11, ’13–’15 
Boston College (3) ... 2009-10, ’13  
Wake Forest (2) ... 2009, ’11 
Clemson (1) … 2006 
Virginia Tech (1) … 2013

Pacific-10/12 Conference  (22 appearances, by 4 teams)
UCLA (11) ... 2001, ’03–’09, ’12–’14 
Stanford (8) … 2002, ’08–’12, ’14–’15 
Washington (2) ... 2004, ’10 
USC (1) … 2007

Big Ten Conference  (14 appearances, by 5 teams)
Penn State (8) … 2001–03, ’05–’06, ’12, ’14–’15 
Ohio State (2) … 2004, ’10 
Michigan (2) … 2002, ’14 
Illinois (1) … 2004
Rutgers (1) … 2015

West Coast Conference
 (14 appearances, by 3 teams)
Portland (8) … 2001–02, ’04–’09  
Santa Clara (5) … 2001–05 
BYU (1) … 2012  (earlier one as member of Mt. West)

BIG EAST Conference  (13 appearances, by 3 teams)
Notre Dame (8) … 200410, ’12 
Connecticut (3) ... 2002, ’03, ’07 
West Virginia (1) … 2007 
Georgetown (1) …. 2010

Big 12 Conference  (7 appearances, by 3 teams)
Texas A&M (4) … 2001-02, ’06, ’08  (later two as member of SEC) 
Oklahoma State (2) ... 2010, ’11
West Virginia (1) … 2015  (earlier one as member of BIG EAST)

Southeastern Conference  (6 appearances, by 3 teams)
Florida (3) … 2001, ’03, ’14 
Texas A&M (2) … 2014–15  (earlier four as member of Big 12) 
South Carolina (1) … 2014

Mountain West Conference  (1 appearance)
BYU (1) … 2003  (later one as member of WCC)

Ivy League  (1 appearance)
Princeton (1) … 2004

Conference USA  (1 appearance)
Central Florida (1) … 2011

Big West  (1 appearance)
Long Beach State (1) ... 2011


Conferences w/ Most Quarterfinalists in One Season
(from 2001–15)
6 – ACC in 2013 (UVa, FSU, UNC, VT, BC, Duke)
4 – ACC in 2009 (UNC, FSU, BC, Wake) and 2011 (Duke, Wake, FSU, UVa)
3 – ACC in 2005, ’06, ’08, ’12 and
’15 ... BIG EAST in 2007 … SEC in 2014


Yearly Conference Qualifiers in NCAA Quarterfinals (from 2001–15)

Conf. ......... '01...'02..'03...'04..'05...'06...'07..'08...'09..'10…’11..’12…’13..’14..’15

ACC ............ 2 ... 1 ... 2 ... 0 ... 3 ... 3 .... 2 .... 3 ... 4 ... 2 … 4 … 3 … 6 … 2 … 3

BIG EAST ... 0 ... 1 ... 1 ... 1 ... 1 ... 1 .... 3 .... 1 ... 1 ... 2 ... 0 … 1 … 0 … 0 … 0

Big 12 ......... 1 ... 1 ... 0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 1 .... 0 .... 1 ... 0 ... 1 ... 1 … 0 … 0 … 0 … 1

Pac-10/12 ... 1 ... 1 ... 1 ... 2 ... 1 ... 1 .... 2 .... 2 ... 2 ... 2 ... 1 … 2 … 1 … 2 … 1

WCC .......... 2 ... 2 ... 1 ... 2 ... 2 ... 1 .... 1 .... 1 ... 1 ... 0 ... 0 … 1 … 0 … 0 … 0

SEC ........... 1 ... 0 ... 1 ... 0 ... 0 ... 0 .... 0 .... 0 ... 0 ... 0 … 0 … 0 … 0 … 3 … 1

Big Ten ....... 1 ... 2 ... 1 ... 2 ... 1 ... 1 .... 0 .... 0 ... 0 ... 1 … 0 … 1 … 1 … 1 … 2

Ivy League …………. 1 in 2004

Mountain West ….. 1 in 2003

Conference USA ……. 1 in 2011

Big West .... 1 in 2011


Number of Conferences Represented in NCAA Quarterfinals (from 2001–15)

2001 – 6 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

2002 – 6 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

2003 – 7 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

2004 – 5 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

2005 – 5 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

2006 – 6 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

2007 – 4 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

2008 – 5 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

2009 – 4 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

2010 – 5 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

2011 – 5 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

2012 – 5 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

2013 – 3 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

2014 – 4 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

2015 – 5 conferences with teams in quarterfinals

Note: avg. of 5.0 conferences represented in quarterfinals (from 2001–15) … most conferences represented in one quarterfinal round since 2001 is seven (in ’03), fewest is three ('13)


YEARLY NCAA QUARTERFINALISTS  (sorted by conference) 

2001
2 – ACC  (North Carolina, Virginia)
2 – WCC  (Portland, Santa Clara)
1 – Big 12  (Texas A&M)
1 – Pac-10  (UCLA)
1 – Big Ten  (Penn State)
1 – SEC  (Florida)

2002
2 – Big Ten  (Michigan, Penn State)
2 – WCC  (Portland, Santa Clara)
1 – ACC (North Carolina)
1 – Pac-10  (Stanford)
1 – BIG EAST  (Connecticut)
1 – Big 12  (Texas A&M)

2003
2 – ACC  (Florida State, North Carolina)
1 – Big Ten  (Penn State)
1 – BIG EAST  (Connecticut)
1 – SEC  (Florida)
1 – WCC (Santa Clara)
1 – Mt-West  (BYU)
1 – Pac-10  (UCLA)

2004
2 – Big Ten  (Illinois, Ohio State)
2 – Pac-10  (UCLA, Washington)
2 – WCC  (Portland, Santa Clara)
1 – BIG EAST  (Notre Dame)
1 – Ivy League  (Princeton)

2005
3 – ACC  (Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia)
2 – WCC  (Portland, Santa Clara)
1 – Pac-10  (UCLA)
1 – BIG EAST  (Notre Dame)
1 – Big Ten  (Penn State)

2006
3 – ACC  (Clemson, Florida State. North Carolina)
1 – Big 12  (Texas A&M)
1 – Big Ten  (Penn State)
1 – Pac-10  UCLA)
1 – BIG EAST  (Notre Dame)
1 – WCC  (Portland)

2007
3 – BIG EAST  (Connecticut, Notre Dame, West Virginia)
2 – ACC  (Duke, Florida State) 
2 – Pac-10  (UCLA, USC)
1 – WCC  (Portland)

2008
3 – ACC  (Duke, Florida State, North Carolina)
2 – Pac-10  (Stanford, UCLA)
1 – BIG EAST  (Notre Dame)
1 – Big 12  (Texas A&M)
1 – WCC  (Portland)

2009
4 – ACC  (Boston College, Florida State, North Carolina, Wake Forest)
2 – Pac-10  (Stanford, UCLA)
1 – WCC  (Portland)
1 – BIG EAST  (Notre Dame)

2010
2 – ACC  (Boston College, Florida State)
2 – Pac-10  (Stanford, Washington)
2 – BIG EAST (Notre Dame, Georgetown)
1 – Big Ten  (Ohio State)
1 – Big 12  (Oklahoma State)

2011 
4 – ACC  (Duke, Florida State, Virginia, Wake Forest)
1 – Big 12  (Oklahoma State)
1 – Big West  (Long Beach State)
1 – Conference USA  (Central Florida)
1 – Pac-12  (Stanford)

2012 
3 – ACC  (Duke, Florida State, North Carolina)
2 – Pac-12  (Stanford, UCLA)
1 – BIG EAST (Notre Dame)
1 – Big Ten (Penn State)
1 – WCC (BYU)

2013
6 – ACC  (Virignia, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Duke)
1 – Pac-12  (UCLA)
1 – Big Ten (Michigan)

2014 
3 – SEC (Texas A&M, Florida, South Carolina)
2 – ACC  (Florida State, Virginia)
2 – Pac-12  (Stanford, UCLA)
1 – Big Ten (Penn State)

2015 
3 – ACC  (Duke, Florida State, Virginia)
2 – Big Ten  (Penn State, Rutgers)
1 – Big 12 (West Virginia)
1 – Pac-12  (Stanford)
1 – SEC (Texas A&M)


THEY MEET AGAIN 
– The 2009 season marked the fourth straight year that Notre Dame and Florida State faced off in the NCAA quarterfinal round or later (ND won 2-1 in the 2006 semifinals, FSU 2-1 in the '07 semifinals, ND 2-0 in the '08 and '09 quarters), with FSU’s loss at Stanford in the 2010 quarterfinals bringing an end to the ND-FSU lateseason streak (the 2012 ND at FSU quarterfinal makes it five late meetings in the past seven years) ... Tallahassee was the fourth different site for an ND-FSU postseason game in those four seasons ('06 in Cary, N.C.; '07 at Texas A&M; '08 at ND; '09 at FSU) ... in the history of the Division I women's soccer tournament (since 1982), there have been only seven times that two teams have battled three (or more) consecutive years with so much on the line (quarterfinals or later) – including Stanford vs. Boston College spanning the past three seasons (all Cardinal wins, see below) ... Portland and UCLA faced each other three straight seasons (2005-07) in the NCAA quarterfinals, semifinals or title game – but that rare streak ended in 2008 (they could have met in the '08 final – Portland lost to Stanford in the quarters and UCLA's season ended vs. UNC in the semifinals; UCLA then beat Portland in the '09 quarterfinals) ... the growing ND-FSU postseason rivalry is tied for the longest streak of consecutive quarter/semi/final meetings (tied with UNC vs. N.C. State from 1988-91).


Three-Plus Straight Years Meeting in the NCAA Quarterfinals of Later

• 2006–09 – ND 2, FSU 1 (SF) … FSU 2, ND 1 (SF) ... ND 2, FSU 0 (QF) ... ND 2, FSU 0 (QF)
• 1988–91 – UNC vs. North Carolina State (final-SF-QF-QF)

• 2009–11 – Stanford 3, BC 1 (QF) … Stanford 2, BC 0 (SF) ... Stanford 2, BC 0 (QF)
• 2004–07 – UCLA vs. Portland (final-QF-QF)
• 1995–97 – North Carolina vs. Santa Clara (QF-SF-SF)
• 1994–96 – ND vs. UNC (final-SF-final)
• 1994–96 – ND vs. Portland (SF-final-SF)


Consecutive-Year Matchups during the College Cup Final Weekend
• 2008-09 – North Carolina vs. Notre Dame
• 2006-07 – Notre Dame vs. Florida State
• 2001-02 – North Carolina vs. Santa Clara
• 1996-97 – North Carolina vs. Santa Clara
• 1994-96 – Notre Dame vs. North Carolina  (3 yrs)
• 1994-96 – Notre Dame vs. Portland  (3 yrs)
• 1989-90 – North Carolina vs. Colorado College
• 1985-86 – North Carolina vs. George Mason
• 1985-86 – North Carolina vs. Colorado College

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