November 8, 2018

2018 Tournament Field Factoids

By Christan Shirk

As we await the start of the 2018 NCAA Division III men's and women's championship tournament, let's take a look at the tournament field.

Who's Back from Last Year's (2017) Tournament

MEN:  29 of last year's 62 participants (eleven Sweet 16 teams, five Elite 8 teams, two Final Four teams)

WOMEN:  41 of last year's 64 participants (fourteen Sweet 16 teams, seven Elite 8 teams, all Final Four teams)

First Ever Tournament Appearance

MEN (5):  Colby, Keystone, Knox, Newbury (by AQ berth) and Southwestern (by Pool C at-large berth)

WOMEN (5):  Adrian, Occidental, St. Joseph's (Maine) (by AQ berth) and Bridgewater (Va.), Vassar (by Pool C at-large berth)

D3Soccer.com Top 25 Ranked Teams not participating

MEN (3):  No. 9 North Park (16-3-0), No. 16 Lynchburg (13-2-2), No. 21 St. Norbert (17-1-1)

WOMEN (0):  --

Undefeated Teams in the Tournament

MEN (3):  St. Joseph’s (Maine) (20-0-0), Messiah (16-0-3), Tufts (13-0-3)

WOMEN (2):  Centre (19-0-0), Wahsington U. (17-0-0)

 


Most Tournament Appearances, incl. this year (2018 participants only)

MEN (out of 45 total championships):  29 - Messiah  |  26 - Elizabethtown  |  22 - St. Lawrence, Trinity (Tx.)  |  19 - Cortland St., Williams  |  18 - Montclair St., Rochester  |  17 - Amherst, Calvin

WOMEN (out of 33 total championships):  29 - William Smith  |  27 - Ithaca, TCNJ  |  24 - Trinity (Tx.)  |  21 - Wheaton (Ill.)  |  20 - Williams  |  19 - Lynchburg, Messiah, Rochester  |  18 - Chicago, Hardin-Simmons, Scranton, Washington U.

Most Consecutive Tournament Appearances, incl. this year (2018 participants only)

MEN:  17 ('02-'18) - Trinity (Tx.)  |  13 ('06-'18) - Amherst  |  6 ('13-'18) - Franklin & Marshall, Kenyon  |  5 ('12-'18) - Calvin, Chicago, Tufts

WOMEN:  19 ('00-'18) - Messiah  |  16 ('03-'18) - Hardin-Simmons  |  14 ('05-'18) - Johns Hopkins  |  13 ('06-'18) - Washington U.  |  12 ('07-'18) - Lynchburg, William Smith, Williams  |  10 ('09-'18) - Trinity (Tx.)  |  8 (11'-'18) Cabrini, Centre, Misericordia, Penn State-Behrend

Most Consecutive Years Advancing to Sectionals (Sweet 16) (2018 participants only)

MEN:  8 ('10-'17) - Amherst  |  4 ('14-'17) - Tufts  |  3 ('15-'17) - Calvin  |  2 ('16-'17) - Messiah, Washington & Lee

WOMEN:  14 ('04-'17) - Messiah  |  5 ('13-'17) - Williams  |  3 ('15-'17) - Hardin-Simmons, Washington U., William Smith  |  2 ('16-'17) - Chicago, Johns Hopkins

Most Years Since Previous Tournament Appearance

MEN:  21 yrs. (1997) - Ramapo  |  8 yrs. (2010) - Augsburg, New York Univ.  |  7 yrs. (2011) - Case Western Res., Greenville, Pacific Lutheran  |  5 yrs. (2013) - Carleton, Williams

WOMEN:  22 yrs. (1996) - Wooster  |  18 yrs. (2000) - Univ. of New England  |  15 yrs. (2003) - Maine-Farmington  |  10 yrs. (2008) - Mount St. Joseph  |  8 yrs. (2010) - Centenary (NJ), Otterbein, Rochester

Most Tournament Wins All-Time (2018 participants only)

MEN:  82 - Messiah  |  42 - Trinity (Tx.)  |  36 - Williams  |  29 - St. Lawrence  |  26 - Amherst  |  25 - Calvin  |  24 - Elizabethtown  |  23 - Cortland St.  |  19 - Stevens, Kenyon

WOMEN:  64 - Messiah  |  59 - TCNJ  |  53 - William Smith  |  51 - Wheaton (Ill.)  |  40 - Ithaca  |  39 - Williams  |  35 - Washington U.  |  29 - Trinity (Tx.)  |  28 - Amherst, Chicago

Highest Tournament Winning Percentage All-Time, min. 10 games (2018 participants only)

MEN:  .847 - Messiah (82-14-5)  |  .739 - Tufts (16-5-2)  |  .680 - Trinity (Tx.) (42-19-3)  |  .675 - Williams (36-15-9)  |  .649 - Amherst (26-12-9)  |  .636 - Brockport St. (13-7-2)  |  .610 - St. Lawrence (29-18-3)  |  .608 - Stevens (19-11-7)  |  .600 - Chicago (9-5-6)  |  .588 - Luther (9-6-2)

WOMEN:  .844 - Messiah (64-9-7)  |  .764 - Wheaton (Ill.) (51-14-5)  |  .715 - TCNJ (59-22-5)  |  .693 - William Smith (53-21-9)  |  .693 - Amherst (28-11-5)  |  .689 - Williams (39-16-6)  |  .684 - Washington U. (35-14-8)  |  .656 - Otterbein (8-3-5)  |  .652 - Ithaca (40-20-6)  |  .643 - Middlebury (18-10-0)

Most Tournament Appearances Without a Tournament Win (a.k.a. Most Desperate for First Tournament Win)

MEN:  5 - Baruch (0-5-0)  |  4 - Thomas (0-4-0)  |  3 - Greenville (0-3-0)  |  2 - Connecticut Col. (0-2-0), Mount St. Mary (0-2-0)

WOMEN:  10 - Farmingdale St. (0-10-0), Penn State-Behrend (0-10-0)  |  8 - Cabrini (0-8-0)  |  6 - Westfield St. (0-6-1)  |  5 - Lesley (0-5-0)  |  4 - Piedmont (0-4-0)  |  3 - Staten Island (0-3-0)

 


Most Represented Conferences

MEN:  6 - NESCAC  |  5 - UAA  |  4 - MIAC  |  3 - Centennial  |  2 - five conferences

WOMEN:  6 - UAA  |  4 - NESCAC, Liberty  |  3 - ODAC  |  2 - seven conferences

Representation by Region

MEN:  13 - New England  |  9 - Mid-Atlantic  |  8 - East, Great Lakes, North  |  6 - South Atlantic  |  5 - Central, West

WOMEN:  12 - New England  |  10 - East, Mid-Atlantic  |  9 - South Atlantic  |  8 - Central  |  6 - North  |  5 - Great Lakes  |  4 - West

Most Represented States

MEN:  11 - Pennsylvania  |  7 - Massachusetts, New York  |  4 - Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio  |  3 - New Jersey, Maine, Texas, Wisconsin

WOMEN:  10 - Pennsylvania  |  9 - New York  |  7 - Massachusetts  |  5 - Illinois  |  4 - New Jersey, Virginia  |  3 - Maine, Ohio

 


Schools Represented in Both Men's and Women's Tournaments (18)

Amherst, Centre, Chicago, Dominican, Johns Hopkins, Knox, Messiah, Middlebury, New York Univ., Penn State-Behrend, Rochester, St. Joseph's (Maine), St. Thomas, Stevens, Trinity (Tx.), Tufts, Western Conn., Williams

 


Longest Active Winning Streaks Entering the Tournament (tournament participants only)

MEN:  20 - St. Joseph's (Maine)  |  14 - UW-Superior  |  12 - Eastern  |  11 - Haverford  |  10 - Calvin  |  9 - Washington & Lee  |  8 - Maryville (Tenn.), Penn State-Behrend  |  7 - Western Conn.  |  6 - six teams

WOMEN:  19 - Centre  |  18 - Dominican  |  17 - Washington U.  |  15 - Trinity (Tx.)  |  13 - Stevens  |  12 - Christopher Newport  |  10 - Misericordia  |  8 - Penn State-Behrend  |  7 - Adrian, Piedmont

Longest Active Unbeaten Streaks Entering the Tournament (tournament participants only)

MEN:  41 - St. Joseph's (Maine)  |  25 - Messiah  |  19 - UW-Superior  |  16 - Tufts, Eastern  |  15 - Carleton, Montclair St.  |  14 - Washington & Lee  |  11 - Maryville (Tenn.)  |  11 - Haverford  |  10 - Calvin, Kenyon

WOMEN:  19 - Centre  |  18 - Dominican  |  17 - Hardin-Simmons, Washington U.  |  15 - Messiah, Otterbein, Trinity (Tx.)  |  13 - Stevens  |  12 - Christopher Newport, TCNJ  |  10 - Misericordia

 


Highest 2018 Goals Per Game (tournament participants only)

MEN:  4.36 - Calvin  |  4.15 Montclair St.  |  3.85 - St. Joeseph's (Me.)  |  3.68 - Trinty (Tx.)  |  3.53 - Kenyon  |  3.28 - Capital  |  3.28 - UW-Superior  |  3.00 - Messiah  |  2.98 - PSU-Behrend  |  2.84 - Westminster (Pa.)

WOMEN:  5.55 - PSU-Berks  |  4.00 - Trinity (Tx.)  |  3.79 - Messiah  |  3.78 - Staten Island  |  3.65 - Centenary (NJ)  |  3.61 - Westminster (Mo.)  |  3.60 - Dominican  |  3.56 - Hardin-Simmons  |  3.50 - Lynchburg, Rowan

Lowest 2018 Goals Against Average (tournament participants only)

MEN:  0.05 - St. Joseph's (Maine.)  |  0.25 - Connecticut Col.  |  0.35 - May Washington  |  0.45 - Carleton  |  0.47 - Middlebury  |  0.49 - Stevens  |  0.50 - Calvin  |  0.51 - Kenyon  |  0.54 - Tufts  |  0.56 - Messiah

WOMEN:  0.15 - Messiah  |  0.16 - Trinity (Tx.)  |  0.21 - Centre  |  0.23 - Washington U.  |  0.30 - Dominican  |  0.32 - TCNJ  |  0.33 - Occidental, Hardin-Simmons  |  0.35 - William Smith, Susquehanna [all 10 of the top 10]

Most Shutouts Posted in 2018 (tournament participants only)

MEN:  19 - St. Joseph's (Maine)  |  14 - Centre  |  13 - Mary Washington  |  12 - Connecticut Col., Cortland St., Greenville, Kenyon, Knox  |  11 - Calvin, Carleton, Messiah, PSU-Behrend

WOMEN:  17 - Dominican  |  16 - Messiah, PSU-Berks, Piedmont, Trinty (Tx.)  |  15 - Centre  |  14 - Geneseo St.  |  13 - Amherst, Farmingdale St., Hardin-Simmons, Susquehanna, Washington U.

 


1st/2nd Round Pods with Highest Average 2018 Team Winning Percentage

MEN:  

.821 - Franklin & Marshall / Western Conn. / Eastern / Mary Washington
.809 - Tufts / Stevens / Gordon
.791 - Kenyon / Maryville / Carnegie Mellon / Centre
.785 - Luther / Knox / Gustavus Adolphus / Dominican
.784 - Connecticut Col. / Thomas / Ramapo / Springfield

WOMEN:  

.850 - Otterbein / Dominican / Hope / Bridgewater (Va.)
.835 - Centre / Wooster / Chicago / Grove City
.817 - Hardin-Simmons / Puget Sound / Trinity (Tx.) / Occidental
.816 - Washington U. / Westminster / Mount St. Joseph / Illinois Wesleyan
.802 - Lynchburg / Piedmont / Emory / Penn State-Berks

1st/2nd Round Pods with Lowest Average 2018 Team Winning Percentage

MEN:  

.707 - Cortland St. / Newbury / Williams / Elizabethtown
.740 - Trinity (Tx.) / Chapman / Southwestern / M. Hardin-Baylor
.747 - Montclair St. / Colby / Haverford / New York Univ.
.791 - Case Western / Keystone / Capital / Westminster (Pa.)
.763 - John Carroll / PSU-Abington / Lycoming / PSU-Behrend

WOMEN:  

.663 - Middlebury / Maine-Farmington / Rochester / Ithaca
.690 - William Smith / Westfield St. / Tufts / Penn State-Behrend
.748 - Messiah / Centenary / RIT / Susquehanna
.752 - Swarthmore / St. Joseph's (Maine) / New York Univ. / Virginia Wesleyan
.753 - Wheaton (Ill.) / Northwestern (Minn.) / Loras / Adrian

 


1st/2nd Round Pods with Highest Average 2018 Team Strength-of-Schedule

MEN:  

.581 - Montclair St. / Colby / Haverford / New York Univ.
.572 - Tufts / Stevens / Gordon
.558 - Kenyon / Maryville / Carnegie Mellon / Centre
.552 - Franklin & Marshall / Western Conn. / Eastern / Mary Washington
.551 - Amherst / Bridgewater / Middlebury / St. Joseph's (Maine)

WOMEN:  

.611 - Swarthmore / St. Joseph's (Maine) / New York Univ. / Viginia Wesleyan
.596 - TCNJ / Western Conn. / Brandeis / Farmingdale St.
.587 - Middlebury / Maine-Farmington / Rochester / Ithaca
.584 - Lynchburg / Piedmont / Emory / Penn State-Berks
.582 - Williams / Univ. of New England / Stevens / Geneseo St.

1st/2nd Round Pods with Lowest Average 2018 Team Strength-of-Schedule

MEN:  

.530 - Cortland / Newbury / Williams / Elizabethtown
.538 - John Carroll / PSU-Abington / Lycoming / PSU-Behrend
.540 - Calvin / Greenville / UW-Platteville / Carthage
.541 - Case Western / Keystone / Capital / Westminster
.542 - St. Thomas / Pacific Lutheran / Augsburg / UW-Superior

WOMEN:  

.454 - Otterbein / Dominican / Hope / Bridgewater (Va.)
.548 - Johns Hopkins / Cabrini / Misericordia / Rowan
.551 - Centre / Wooster / Chicago / Grove City
.555 - Hardin-Simmons / Puget Sound / Trinity (Tx.) / Occidental (.555)
.559 - Messiah / Centenary (NJ) / RIT / Susquehanna (.559)

 


1st/2nd Round Pods with Most Cumulative Tournament Appearances in Previous Five Years (2013-17)

MEN:  

10 (w / 3 teams) - Tufts / Stevens / Gordon
11 - Rochester / Mt. St. Mary / St. Lawrence / Brockport
10 - Kenyon / Maryville / Carnegie Mellon / Centre
10 - Amherst / Bridgewater / Middlebury / St. Joseph's (Maine)
10 - Messiah / Baruch / Johns Hopkins / Washington & Lee

WOMEN:  

19 - Johns Hopkins / Cabrini / Misericordia / Rowan
15 - TCNJ / Western Conn. / Brandeis / Farmingdale St.
15 - Lynchburg / Piedmont / Emory / Penn State-Berks
13 - Hardin-Simmons / Puget Sound / Trinity (Tx.) / Occidental
13 - William Smith / Westfield St. / Tufts / Penn State-Behrend

1st/2nd Round Pods with Fewest Cumulative Tournament Appearances in Previous Five Years (2013-17)

MEN:  

2 - Case Western / Keystone / Capital / Westminster (Pa.)
3 - St. Thomas / Pacific Lutheran / Augsburg / UW-Superior
5 - Connecticut Col. / Thomas / Ramapo / Springfield
5 - Cortland St. / Newbury / Williams / Elizabethtown
6 - two pods

WOMEN:  

4 - Otterbein / Dominican / Hope / Bridgewater (Va.)
6 - Middlebury / Maine-Farmington / Rochester / Ithaca
7 - Wheaton (Ill.) / Northwestern / Loras / Adrian
7 - Swarthmore / St. Joseph's (Maine) / New York Univ. / Virginia Wesleyan
7 - Messiah / Centenary (NJ) / RIT / Susquehanna

1st/2nd Round Pods with Two or More Teams that Advanced to Sectionals (Sweet 16) in Previous Five Years (2013-17)

MEN (5):  

Messiah ('17'16'14'13) / Johns Hopkins ('17) / Wash. & Lee ('17)
Tufts ('17'16'15'14) / Stevens ('17)
Rochester ('17'13) / St. Lawrence ('15'13)
Cortland St. ('16'14) / Williams ('13)
Montclair St. ('13) / Haverford ('15)

WOMEN (10):  

Hardin-Simmons ('17'16'15) / Puget Sound ('13) / Trinity (Tx.) ('16'14'13)
Johns Hopkins ('17'16'14'13) / Misericordia ('14'13) / Rowan ('15)
Williams ('17'16,'15,'14'13) / Stevens ('15) / Geneseo St. ('17)
Lynchburg ('17'14) / Emory ('13) / Penn State-Berks ('16)
6 pods with two teams

1st Round Matches with Both Teams having Advanced to Sectionals (Sweet 16) in Previous Five Years (2013-17)

MEN (1):  Johns Hopkins ('17) vs. Washington & Lee ('17)

WOMEN (4):  UW-La Crosse ('17) vs. Wartburg ('15)  |  Hardin-Simmons ('17'16'15) vs. Puget Sound ('13)  |  Emory ('13) vs. PSU-Berks ('16)  |  Misericordia ('14'13) vs. Rowan ('15)

 


Average 2018 Team Winning Percentage by Quadrant

MEN:  Northeast (.776)  |  Great Lakes (.772)  |  West (.771)  |  East (.766)

WOMEN:  Midwest (.800)  |  East (.797)  |  American (.757)  |  Northeast (.751)

Average 2018 Team Strength-of-Schedule by Quadrant

MEN:  Northeast (.562)  |  East, West (.545)  |  Great Lakes (.544)

WOMEN:  Northeast (.581)  |  American (.575)  |  East (.563)  |  Midwest (.559)

Former National Champions in each Quadrant

MEN:  4 - East (Messiah, Elizabethtown, St. Lawrence, Brockport)  |  3 - Northeast (Tufts, Amherst, Middlebury)  |  1 - West (Trinity (Tx.))  |  0 - Great Lakes

WOMEN:  3 - American (Hardin-Simmons, Ithaca, Rochester), Northeast (TCNJ, Williams, William Smith)  |  2 - Midwest (Washington U., Wheaton (Ill.), East (Lynchburg, Messiah)

Teams’ Average Number of Tournament Appearances in Previous Five Years by Quadrant

MEN:  East - 2.2 app/team  |  Northeast - 2.1  |  Great Lakes - 1.8  |  West - 1.5

WOMEN:  Northeast - 3.3 app/team  |  American - 2.8  |  Midwest, East - 2.4

Teams’ Average All-Time Tournament Appearances by Quadrant

MEN:  East - 13.1 app/team  |  Northeast - 7.3  |  West - 7.1  |  Great Lakes - 6.4

WOMEN:  Northeast - 12.3 app/team  |  American - 11.9  |  East - 9.8  |  Midwest - 8.9

Number of Different Teams that Reached the Sweet 16 in Previous Five Years by Quadrant

MEN:  8 - East  |  5 - Northeast  |  3 - West, Great Lakes

WOMEN:  9 - American  |  8 - Northeast  |  7 - Midwest  |  4 - East

 


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Kenyon at Case Western Reserve
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Penn State-Behrend at Calvin
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Lynchburg at Messiah
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UW-La Crosse at Washington U.
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Hope at Christopher Newport
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Centre at Wheaton (Ill.)
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Amherst at Tufts
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Cortland State at Messiah
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Eastern at Rochester
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Kenyon at Case Western Reserve
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