Road to the Championship
There are 333 NCAA member institutions that sponsor Division I Women’s Soccer teams and are eligible to compete in the National Championship. All 333 programs support approximately 8,300 Women’s Soccer student-athletes across the country.
The championship provides for a field of 64 teams. Thirty-one conference champions qualify automatically; the balance of the field is selected at-large by the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Committee.
Selection Show | November 6, 2017
The 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship bracket will be announced the Monday prior to the first-round of competition.
First Round | November 10, 11 or 12, 2017
Thirty-two, two-team First Round games will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites. The winning team from each game will advance to the second round.
Second and Third Rounds | November 17 and 19, 2017
Second- and Third-Rounds will be conducted at eight non-predetermined campus sites. At each campus site, four teams will compete in single-elimination Second Round competition. The two winning teams then compete against each other in single-elimination Third Round competition at the same campus site. The winning team from each of the eight Third Rounds advances to the Quarterfinals.
Quarterfinals | November 24 or 25, 2017
Four, two-team single elimination Quarterfinals games will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites. The winning team from each of the four Quarterfinals will advance to the championship final site.
Women's College Cup | December 1 and 3, 2017
The 2017 Women’s College Cup will be held at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Two, two-team single elimination Semifinals games will be held December 1 with times to be announced. The two teams winning in the semifinals will advance and compete in the single elimination National Championship game which will take place December 3 with time to be announced.