Section 6 – CS360’s Exclusive NCAA Women's Soccer History Notebook (12/1/14)

College Soccer 360 presents …
2012 Division I Women's Soccer
NCAA Tournament History Notebook  
(Dec. 1, 2014)  ** SECTION 6 **

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 2014 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
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 6 – NCAA TOURNAMENT
ROUND-of-16 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 several times throughout the 2014 NCAAs

CONFERENCE ENTRIES IN THE ROUND-OF-16 – During the past 14 seasons (2001-14), dating back to the first year of the NCAA 64-team format, the Atlantic Coast Conference has led the way with 66 total entrants in the round-of-16 (4.7 per year) ... next on that list is the Pacific-10/12 with 33 round-of-16 qualifiers since 2001, followed by the BIG EAST (26), Big Ten (25), West Coast Conference (21), Big 12 (19) and Southeastern Conference  (19) ... the ACC and Pac-10 have combined to produce 44% of the round-of-16 entrants (99 of 224) during the past 14 seasons ... the top-seven conferences on this list – ACC, Pac-10, BIG EAST, Big Ten, WCC, Big 12 and SEC – have combined to produce 93% of the teams in the round-of-16 (209 of 224) from 2001-14.

UNPRECEDENTED EARLY EXIT FOR DEFENDING CHAMPS – Notre Dame's 1-0 loss at Illinois on Nov. 13, 2011, marked the first time (and still only time) that the NCAA women's defending champion has been knocked off that early in the tournament (first round; rd-of-64). One year earlier, North Carolina's 3-1 win over James Madison on Nov. 14, 2010, marked the 11th straight season that the defending NCAA champion had advanced to (at least) the round-of-16, and the past three NCAA champs all have advanced to at least the quarterfinals the year after winning the title (Stanford 2012 semifinals; UNC ’13 quarterfinals; UCLA ’14 quarterfianls).  

… In 1999, Florida suffered a 1-0 loss to Hartford in the second round (less than one year after winning the ’98 NCAA title) – the only time that a defending champion had failed to reach at least the round-of-16 (prior to ND in 2011). When looking at the first 32 teams that have won the NCAA Division I women’s soccer title ('82-’13), 18 of them have returned to the championship game (13 repeated as champion, five were runner-up), three others made it back to the College Cup semifinals, four lost in the quarterfinals, and five were knocked out in the round-of-16 (including UNC in 2010).

Prior to UNC's repeat title in 2009, Santa Clara was the most recent NCAA champion that returned to the College Cup’s final weekend (as a semifinalist/finalist) in the next season, doing so in 2002 (Portland lost in the ’03 round-of-16, UNC in the ’04 round-of-16, Notre Dame in the ’05 quarters, UP in the ’06 quarters, UNC in the ’07 rd-of-16, and USC in the '08 rd-of-16).

NCAA Tournament Finishes By Defending Champion
• 13 repeated as champion (North Carolina in 1983, ’84, '87-’94, ’97, 2000, '09)

• 5 runner-up (UNC in ’85 and '01, Notre Dame in ’96, UNC in ’98, and Santa Clara in '02)

• 3 other semifinalists (George Mason in ’86, UNC in ’95, Stanford in ‘12)

• 2 quarterfinalists (Notre Dame in ’05, Portland in ’06, UNC ’13, UCLA ‘14)

• 5 round-of-16 finishers (Portland in ’03, UNC in ’04 and '07, USC in '08, UNC in '10)

• 1 round-of-32 finisher (Florida in '99)

• 1 round-of-64 entrant, failed to advance (Notre Dame in '11)

(18 defending champs have returned to title game, 21 to the College Cup final weekend, 24 to at least the quarterfinals and 27 of the 29 have made it to at least the round-of-16)

Active Streaks of Reaching the NCAA round-of-16    
(updated as of 2014 NCAAs; research courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com)

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33 – North Carolina  (1982-2014)  

10 – Florida State  (2005-14) 

10 – Virginia  
(2005-14)  

9 – Stanford  (2006-14)



Lauren Alwine (rABOVE) and her teammates extended Virginia's NCAA round-of-16 streak to seven seasons ('05-'11), with UVa reaching the final-16 again in 2012, ’13 and '14 ... the 2011 Cavaliers were hoping to make the program's second appearance in the NCAA semifinals ('91), but lost 3-0 at Florida State in the 2011 quarterfinals (followed by 2012 round-of-16 loss vs. another ACC team, Duke, 3-1 – but then UVa finally returned to the NCAA semifinals in 2013, and is back in the final weekend for 2014).


Notes: Notre Dame's 7-year streak of reaching the round-of-16 (2004-10) ended in a 1-0 loss at Illinois on Nov. 13, 2011 ... one week later (11/18/11), UCLA's run of 12 straight round-of-16 appearances (1999-2010) was snapped in a PK game vs. San Diego (1-1; 2-3 in 6 PK rds) ... the 2010 NCAA round-of-16 included six teams – UNC, UCLA, ND, FSU, UVa and Stanford – with senior classes that advanced to the final-16 all four seasons ... UCLA lost to BYU (0-2) in the 1998 second round (that was the third varsity season for the Bruins) ... ND lost to Michigan in the 2003 NCAA second round (0-1) ...  FSU was edged by BC in PKs during the '04 NCAA first round (0-0/1-3 PKs) ... Virginia lost to Duke in the '04 NCAA second round (0-3) ... Stanford lost to St. Louis in the '05 NCAA first round (0-2).

Following below are various lists of NCAA round-of-16 conference-entry history, during the first 14 years of the 64-team format (since 2001):

NCAA ROUND-OF-16 TEAMS FROM 2001-14  (sorted by conferences)

66 – ACC  (UNC 14, FSU 12, VA 12, BC 7, Duke 7, MD 3, Va Tech 4, WFU 3, Clemson 2, ND 2)

33 – Pac-10/12  (UCLA 13, Stanford 11, Washington 3, USC 2, Arizona 1, Cal 1, OR St. 1, CU 1)

26 – BIG EAST  (ND 9, UConn 5, WVU 3, Marquette 3, Rutgers 2, BC 1, Villanova 1, Georgetown 1, Louisville 1)

25 – Big Ten  (Penn State 9, Illinois 4, Michigan 4, Ohio State 3, Minnesota 2,  Indiana 1,
Purdue 1, Wisconsin 1

21 – West Coast Conference  (Portland 9, Santa Clara 7, Pepperdine 3, San Diego 1, BYU 1)

19 – Big 12  (Texas A&M 7, Nebraska 3, Texas 3, Oklahoma State 2, Colorado 1, Kansas 1, Baylor 1, Texas Tech 1)

19 – Southeastern Conference  (Florida 7, Tennessee 5, South Carolina 2, Texas A&M 3, Arkansas 1, Kentucky 1)

3 – Ivy League  (Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale)

3 – Big West  (Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, Long Beach State)

2 – Atlantic-10  (Dayton, Richmond)

2 – Conference USA  (Cincinnati, Central Florida)

2 – Mountain West  (BYU & San Diego State)

1 – Colonial Athletic Association  (James Madison)

1 – Western Athletic (Denver)

1 – American Athletic (CF)

OLD RELIABLES – There have been a total of 60 teams that advanced to the NCAA round-of-16 from 2001-14, led by these 14 teams:

Teams with the most NCAA round-of-16 appearances from 2001-14

14 – North Carolina ... 2001-14

13 – UCLA ... 2001-10, ’12-’14       27

12 – Florida State ... 2002-03, '05-’14     39 

12 – Virginia ... 2001-02, '05-’14    51

11 – Stanford ... 2001-02, '06-’14     62

11 – Notre Dame ... 2002, '04-'10, ’12-’14     72

10 – Texas A&M ... 2001-03, '05-'06, '08-'09, ’12-’14    82

9 – Portland ... 2001-09      91

9 – Penn State ... 2001-03, '05-'07, '11-’12, ’14   100


8 – Boston College ... 2004 (BIG EAST); 2005-06, '08-’11, ‘13 (ACC)    121

7 – Duke ... 2004, '07, '08, '10, '11-’12, ’13      107

7 – Santa Clara ... 2001-05, ’09, ’13     114

7 – Florida ... 2001, '03, '06-'08, ’12, ’14     128

5 – Connecticut ... 2001-04, ’07    133

5 – Tennessee ... 2002-03, '04, '06, ’07   138 

Notes: Illinois, Michigan and Virginia Tech have made four rd-of-16 appearances since 2001 while these teams have reached the final-16 three times over the past 14 seasons: Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio State, Texas, West Virginia, Marquette, Wake Forest, Pepperdine and Washington ... teams with two round-of-16 trips over the past 14 seasons include: Clemson, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Rutgers, USC, BYU, Colorado, UCF and South Carolina  ... these teams have made one final-16 appearance since '01: Arizona, Baylor, California, Cal State Fullerton, Cincinnati, Dartmouth, Dayton, Denver, Georgetown, Indiana, James Madison, Kansas, Long Beach State, Louisville, Oregon State, Princeton, Purdue, Richmond, San Diego, San Diego State, UC Irvine, Villanova, Wisconsin, Yale, Arkansas, Kentucky and Texas Tech.


Conferences with the most different teams in the NCAA round-of-16 (2001-14)

9 teams – Atlantic Coast Conference

9 teams – BIG EAST Conference

8 teams – Big Ten Conference

8 teams – Pacific-10/12 Conference

8 teams – Big 12 Conference


6 teams – Southeastern Conference

5 teams – West Coast Conference

3 teams – Ivy League

3 teams – Big West Conference

2 teams – Atlantic-10 Conference

2 teams – Conference USA


ROUND-OF-16 ENTRANTS FROM 2001-14  (sorted by conference) 

Atlantic Coast Conference  (66 appearances, by 9 teams)
North Carolina (14) ... 2001-14
Florida State (12) ... 2002-03, '05-'14
Virginia (12) ... 2001-02, '05-'14
Boston College (7) ... 2005-06, '08-’11, ‘13 (also '04, as member of BIG EAST)
Duke (7) ... 2004, '07, '08, '10-‘13
Virginia Tech (4) ... 2009, ’11, ’13-‘14
Wake Forest (3) ... 2009, ’11, ‘13
Maryland (3) ... 2004, '09, '11
Clemson (2) ... 2001, '06
Notre Dame (2) … 2013-14  (also nine as member of BIG EAST)

Pacific-10/12 Conference  (33 appearances, by 8 teams)
UCLA (13) ... 2001-10, ’12-‘14
Stanford (11) ... 2001-02, '06-'14
Washington (3) ... 2004, ’10, ‘14
USC (2) ... 2007, '08
Arizona (1) ... 2005
California (1) ... 2005 
Oregon State (1) ... 2009
Colorado (1) … 2013  (also one as member of Big 12)

BIG EAST Conference  (26 appearances, by 9 teams)
Notre Dame (9) ... 2002, '04-'10, ’12  (also two as member of ACC)
Connecticut (5) ... 2001-04, '07
West Virginia (3) ... 2003, '07, '10
Marquette (3) ... 2005, '10, '12 
Rutgers (2) ... 2001, '08
Boston College (1) ... 2004 (also 2005-06, '08-'09, as member of ACC)
Georgetown (1) ... 2010
Louisville (1) ... 2011
Villanova (1) ... 2003 

Big Ten Conference  (25 appearances, by 8 teams)
Penn State (9) ... 2001-03, '05-'07, '11, ’12, ‘14
Illinois (4) ... 2004, '06, ’08, ‘13
Michigan (4) ... 2002-03, ’12-‘13 
Ohio State (3) ... 2004, '10, '11
Minnesota (2) ... 2008, '10
Indiana (1) ... 2007
Purdue (1) ... 2003
Wisconsin (1) … 2009

West Coast Conference  (21 appearances, by 5 teams)
Portland (9) ... 2001-09 
Santa Clara (7) ... 2001-05, ’09, ‘13
Pepperdine (3) ... 2002, ’05, ‘14
San Diego (1) ... 2011
BYU (1) … 2012  (also one as member of Mt. West)

Big 12 Conference  (19 appearances, by 8 teams)
Texas A&M (7) ... 2001-03, '05-'06, '08-’09  (also three as member of SEC)
Nebraska (3) ... 2001-02, '04 
Texas (3) ... 2004, '06, '07
Oklahoma State (2) ... 2010, '11 
Baylor (1) … 2012
Colorado (1) … 2006  (also one as member of Big 12)
Kansas (1) ... 2003
Texas Tech (1) … 2014

Southeastern Conference  (19 appearances, by 4 teams)
Florida (7) ... 2001, '03, '06-'08, ’12, ‘14
Tennessee (5) ... 2002-03, '04, '06, '07
Texas A&M (3) … 2012-14  (also seven as member of SEC)
South Carolina (2) … 2009, ‘14
Arkansas (1) … 2013
Kentucky (1) … 2014

Big West Conference  (3 appearances, by 3 teams)
Cal State Fullerton (1) … 2005
UC Irvine (1) … 2010
Long Beach State (1) … 2011

Ivy League  (3 appearances, by 3 teams)
Dartmouth (1) ... 2002
Princeton (1) .... 2004
Yale (1) ... 2005

Atlantic-10 Conference  (2 appearances, by 2 teams)
Dayton (1) ... 2001
Richmond (1) ... 2002

Conference USA  (2 appearances)
Central Florida (1) … 2011  (also one as member of AAC)
Cincinnati (1) ... 2001  (current member of the BIG EAST)

Mountain West Conference  (2 appearances)
BYU (1) … 2003  (also one as member of WCC)
San Diego State (1) … 2012

Colonial Athletic Association  (1 appearance)
James Madison (1) ... 2008

Western Athletic Conference  (1 appearance)
Denver (1) … 2012

American Athletic Conference  (1 appearance)
Central Florida (UCF) (1) … 2014  (also one as member of Conference USA)


Conferences with Most Round-of-16 Entrants in One Season 
(since 2001)
8 – ACC in 2011 and 2013

7 – ACC in 2009

5 – ACC in 1014, '10, '08 and '06

4 – ACC in 2012, '07 and '05 ... BIG EAST in 2010 … SEC in 2014

3 – ACC in 2004, '02 and '01 ... BIG EAST in 2007, '04 and '03 ... Big 12 in 2006 ... 
     Pac-10/12 in 2013, ’10, '09, '08, '05 ... WCC in 2005 and '02 ... Big Ten in 2003


Yearly Conference Qualifiers in NCAA Round-of-16 (since '01)

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

ACC ............ 3 ... 3 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 .... 4 .... 5 ... 7 ... 5 ... 8 … 4 … 8 … 5

BIG EAST ... 2 ... 2 ... 3 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 .... 3 .... 2 ... 1 ... 4 ... 1 … 2 … 0 … 0     

Big 12 ......... 2 ... 2 ... 2 ... 2 ... 1 ... 3 .... 1 .... 1 ... 1 ... 1 ... 1 … 1 … 0 … 1

Pac-10/12 ... 2 ... 2 ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 2 .... 3 .... 3 ... 3 ... 3 ... 1 … 2 … 3 … 3

WCC .......... 2 ... 3 ... 2 ... 2 ... 3 ... 1 ..... 1 .... 1 ... 2 ... X ... 1 … 1 … 1 … 1

SEC ........... 1 ... 1 ... 2 ... 1 ... X ... 2 .... 2 .... 1 ... 1 ... X ... X … 2 … 2 … 4      

Big Ten ...... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... 2 ..... 2 .... 2 ... 1 ... 2 ... 2 … 2 … 2 … 1

Ivy ............ 1 in 2001 ... 1 in 2004 ... 1 in 2005  

A-10 ...........1 in 2001 ... 1 in 2002

Big West ... 1 in 2005 ... 1 in 2010 ... 1 in 2011

Colonial ..... 1 in 2008

C-USA ...... 1 in 2001 ... 1 in 2011     

Mt-West .... 1 in 2003 … 1 in 2012

WAC …..... 1 in 2012

AAC …..... 1 in 2014


Conference High/Low Number of Qualifiers in NCAA Rd-of-16 ('01-'14)
ACC – high of 8 in 2011 and ‘13 ... low of 2 in 2003

BIG EAST – high of 4 in 2010 ... low of 0 in 2013 & ‘14

Big 12 – high of 3 in 2006 ... low of 0 in 2013

Pac-10/12 – high of 3 in 2005, '07, '08, '09, ’10, ’13 & ‘14 ... low of 1 in 2003

WCC – high of 3 in 2002, '05 ... low of 0 in 2010

SEC – high of 4 in 2014 ... low of 0 in 2005, '10, '11

Big Ten – high of 3 in 2003 ... low of 1 in 2001, '05, '09


Different Conferences Represented in NCAA Round-of-16 (since 2001)

2001 – 10 conferences with teams in final-16

2002 – 8 conferences with teams in final-16

2003 – 8 conferences with teams in final-16

2004 – 8 conferences with teams in final-16

2005 – 8 conferences with teams in final-16

2006 – 7 conferences with teams in final-16

2007 – 7 conferences with teams in final-16

2008 – 8 conferences with teams in final-16

2009 – 7 conferences with teams in final-16

2010 – 6 conferences with teams in final-16

2011 – 8 conferences with teams in final-16

2012 – 9 conference with teams in final-16

2013 – 5 conference with teams in final-16

2014 – 7 conference with teams in final-16

Note: avg. of 7.6 conferences represented in round-of-16 (since '01) ... most conferences represented in one round-of-16 since 2001 is 10 (in '01), fewest is 5 ('13)


YEARLY NCAA ROUND-OF-16 QUALIFIERS  (sorted by conference) 

2001
3 – ACC  (Clemson, North Carolina, Virginia)
2 – BIG EAST  (Connecticut, Rutgers)
2 – Big 12  (Nebraska, Texas A&M)
2 – Pac-10  (Stanford, UCLA)
2 – WCC  (Portland, Santa Clara)
1 – Atlantic-10  (Dayton)
1 – Big Ten  (Penn State)
1 – C-USA  (Cincinnati)
1 – Ivy League  (Dartmouth)
1 – SEC  (Florida)

2002
3 – ACC (Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia)
3 – WCC  (Pepperdine, Portland, Santa Clara)
2 – Pac-10  (Stanford, UCLA)
2 – BIG EAST  (Connecticut, Notre Dame)
2 – Big 12  (Nebraska, Texas A&M)
2 – Big Ten  (Michigan, Penn State)
1 – Atlantic-10  (Richmond)
1 – SEC  (Tennessee)

2003
3 – BIG EAST  (Connecticut, Villanova, West Virginia)
3 – Big Ten  (Michigan, Penn State, Purdue)
2 – ACC  (Florida State, North Carolina)
2 – Big 12  (Kansas, Texas A&M)
2 – SEC  (Florida, Tennessee)
2 – WCC (Portland, Santa Clara
1 – Mt-West  (BYU)
1 – Pac-10  (UCLA)

2004
3 – ACC (Duke Maryland, North Carolina)
3 – BIG EAST  (Bsoton College, Connecticut, Notre Dame)
2 – Big Ten  (Illinois, Ohio State)
2 – Big 12  (Nebraska, Texas)
2 – Pac-10  (UCLA, Washington)
2 – WCC  (Portland, Santa Clara)
1 – Ivy League  (Princeton)
1 – SEC  (Tennessee)

2005
4 – ACC  (Boston College, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia)
3 – Pac-10  (Arizona, California, UCLA)
3 – WCC  (Pepperdine, Portland, Santa Clara)
2 – BIG EAST  (Marquette, Notre Dame)
1 – Big Ten  (Penn State)
1 – Big 12  (Texas A&M)
1 – Big West  (CS Fullerton)
1 – Ivy League  (Yale)

2006
5 – ACC  (Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia)
3 – Big 12  (Colorado, Texas, Texas A&M)
2 – Big Ten  (Illinois, Penn State)
2 – Pac-10  (Stanford, UCLA)
2 – SEC  (Florida, Tennessee)
1 – BIG EAST  (Notre Dame)
1 – WCC  (Portland)

2007
4 – ACC  (Duke, Florida State, North Carolina), Virginia) 
3 – BIG EAST  (Connecticut, Notre Dame, West Virginia)
3 – Pac-10  (Stanford, UCLA, USC)
2 – Big Ten  (Indiana, Penn State)
2 – SEC  (Florida, Tennessee)
1 – Big 12  (Texas)
1 – WCC  (Portland)

2008
5 – ACC  (Boston College, Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia)
3 – Pac-10  (Stanford, UCLA, USC)
2 – BIG EAST  (Notre Dame, Rutgers)
2 – Big Ten  (Illinois, Minnsota)
1 – Big 12  (Texas A&M)
1 – Colonial  (James Madison)
1 – SEC  (Florida)
1 – WCC  (Portland)

2009
7 – ACC  (Boston College, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia,
Virginia Tech, Wake Forest)
3 – Pac-10  (Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA)
2 – WCC  (Portland, Santa Clara)
1 – BIG EAST  (Notre Dame)
1 – Big Ten  (Wisconsin)
1 – Big 12  (Texas A&M)
1 – SEC  (South Carolina)

2010
5 – ACC  (Boston College, Duke Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia)
4 – BIG EAST  (Georgetown, Marquette, Notre Dame, West Virginia)
3 – Pac-10  (Stanford, UCLA, Washington)
2 – Big Ten  (Minnesota, Ohio State)
1 – Big 12  (Oklahoma State)
1 – Big West  (UC Irvine)

2011
8 – ACC  (Boston College, Duke, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest)
2 – Big Ten  (Ohio State, Penn State)
1 – BIG EAST  (Louisville)
1 – Big 12  (Oklahoma State)
1 – Big West  (Long Beach State)
1 – Conference USA  (Central Florida)
1 – Pacific-12  (Stanford)
1 – West Coast  (San Diego)

2012
4 – ACC  (Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia)
2 – BIG EAST  (Marquette, Notre Dame)
2 – Big Ten  (Michigan, Penn State)
2 - SEC (Florida, Texas A&M)
2 – Pacific-12  (Stanford, UCLA)
1 – Mountain West (San Diego State)
1 – Big 12  (Baylor)
1 – West Coast  (BYU)
1 – Western Athletic  (Denver)

2013
8 – ACC  (Virginia, Florida St, UNC, Va Tech, ND, BC, Wake Forest, Duke)
3 – Pacific-12  (UCLA, Stanford,  Colorado)
2 – Big Ten  (Michigan, Illinois)
2 - SEC (Texas A&M, Arkansas)
1 – West Coast  (Santa Clara)

2014
5 – ACC  (Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech)
4 - SEC (FTexas A&M, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina)
3 – Pacific-12  (UCLA, Stanford, Washington)
1 – Big Ten  (Penn State)
1 – Big 12  (Texas Tech)
1 – West Coast  (Pepperdine)
1 – American Athletic  (UCF)

Teams in the round-of-16 each of past five seasons (4; 2010-14)
... Florida State, North Carolina, Stanford and Virginia

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