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The NCAA began conducting a Men's Division I Soccer Championship tournament in 1959 with an eight-team tournament. Currently, the tournament field consists of 48 teams.

Saint Louis (10 titles), Indiana (7 titles), and Virginia (5 titles) have historically been the most successful Division I schools.

The semifinals and finals of the Division I championship, for both men and women, are also known as the College Cup.


Championship format

The NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship is a 48-team, single-elimination tournament. 22 spots are reserved for the winners of automatic bids. Conferences granted automatic qualification are:

Each conference determines the format for their conference championship, which determines the school who receives the automatic bid. Many use conference tournaments, although some conferences award the championship and automatic bid to the regular season champion. The remaining 26 teams have received at-large bids. The at-large teams are selected by a committee consisting of representatives from each of the eight regions the NCAA has divided the country into. The committee uses a number of criteria, the most influential being the Ratings Percentage Index, a mathematical formula designed to objectively compare the results and strength of schedule of all Division I teams[1].

The top 16 teams are seeded into the bracket and receive first round byes. The other 32 are grouped by geographical proximity. The first four rounds are played on campus sites, with matches being hosted by the higher seed. The College Cup, comprising the semifinal and final matches, is played at a predetermined site. The 2008 50th College Cup was held at Pizza Hut Park, at Frisco, Texas and hosted by Southern Methodist University and FC Dallas of Major League Soccer Maryland won the 2008 College Cup, beating North Carolina 1-0 in the final.[2].

Championship games

Year Winner Score Opponent City Venue
1959 Saint Louis 5-2 Bridgeport Storrs, Connecticut Memorial Stadium
1960 Saint Louis 3-2 Maryland Brooklyn, New York
1961 West Chester 2-0 Saint Louis St. Louis, Missouri
1962 Saint Louis 4-3 Maryland St. Louis, Missouri
1963 Saint Louis 3-0 Navy East Brunswick, New Jersey
1964 Navy 1-0 Michigan State Providence, Rhode Island
1965 Saint Louis 1-0 Michigan State St. Louis, Missouri
1966 San Francisco 5-2 Long Island Berkeley, California
1967 Michigan State*
Saint Louis*
0-0 St. Louis, Missouri
1968 Maryland**
Michigan State**
2-2 (2OT) Atlanta, Georgia
1969 Saint Louis 4-0 San Francisco San Jose, California
1970 Saint Louis 1-0 UCLA Edwardsville, Illinois Ralph Korte Stadium
1971 Howard*** 3-2 Saint Louis Miami, Florida
1972 Saint Louis 4-2 UCLA Miami, Florida
1973 Saint Louis 3-2 (OT) UCLA Miami, Florida
1974 Howard 2-1 (4OT) Saint Louis St. Louis, Missouri
1975 San Francisco 4-0 SIU-Edwardsville Edwardsville, Illinois Ralph Korte Stadium
1976 San Francisco 1-0 Indiana Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1977 Hartwick 2-1 San Francisco Berkeley, California
1978 San Francisco*** 2-0 Indiana Tampa, Florida
1979 SIU-Edwardsville 3-2 Clemson Tampa, Florida
1980 San Francisco 4-3 (OT) Indiana Tampa, Florida
1981 UConn 2-1 (OT) Alabama A&M Palo Alto, California Stanford Stadium
1982 Indiana 2-1 (8OT) Duke Fort Lauderdale, Florida Lockhart Stadium
1983 Indiana 1-0 (2OT) Columbia Fort Lauderdale, Florida Lockhart Stadium
1984 Clemson 2-1 Indiana Seattle, Washington
1985 UCLA 1-0 (8OT) American Seattle, Washington
1986 Duke 1-0 Akron Tacoma, Washington
1987 Clemson 2-0 San Diego State Clemson, South Carolina Riggs Field
1988 Indiana 1-0 Howard Bloomington, Indiana Bill Armstrong Stadium
1989 Santa Clara*


1-1 (2OT) Piscataway, New Jersey Rutgers Stadium
1990 UCLA 0-0 (4OT, PK) Rutgers Tampa, Florida USF Soccer Stadium
1991 Virginia 0-0 Santa Clara Tampa, Florida USF Soccer Stadium
1992 Virginia 2-0 San Diego Davidson, North Carolina Richardson Stadium
1993 Virginia 2-0 South Carolina Davidson, North Carolina Richardson Stadium
1994 Virginia 1-0 Indiana Davidson, North Carolina Richardson Stadium
1995 Wisconsin 2-0 Duke Richmond, Virginia Richmond Stadium
1996 St. John's 4-1 Florida Int'l Richmond, Virginia Richmond Stadium
1997 UCLA 2-0 Virginia Richmond, Virginia Richmond Stadium
1998 Indiana 3-1 Stanford Richmond, Virginia Richmond Stadium
1999 Indiana 1-0 Santa Clara Charlotte, North Carolina Bank of America Stadium
2000 UConn 2-0 Creighton Charlotte, North Carolina Bank of America Stadium
2001 North Carolina 2-0 Indiana Columbus, Ohio Columbus Crew Stadium
2002 UCLA 1-0 Stanford Dallas, Texas Gerald J. Ford Stadium
2003 Indiana 2-1 St. John's Columbus, Ohio Columbus Crew Stadium
2004 Indiana 1-1 (2OT, PK) UC Santa Barbara Carson, California Home Depot Center
2005 Maryland 1-0 New Mexico Cary, North Carolina SAS Soccer Park
2006 UC Santa Barbara 2-1 UCLA St. Louis, Missouri Hermann Stadium
2007 Wake Forest 2-1 Ohio State Cary, North Carolina SAS Soccer Park
2008**** Maryland 1-0 North Carolina Frisco, Texas Pizza Hut Park
2009 Cary, North Carolina WakeMed Soccer Park
2010 Santa Barbara, California Harder Stadium

Side Notes:

  • *co-champions; game called due to weather
  • **co-champions declared a draw
  • ***later disqualified
  • ****50th Anniversary Division I Championship

Schools ranked by titles

Rank School #
1 Saint Louis 10
2 Indiana 7
3 Virginia 5
4 San Francisco 4
4 UCLA 4
5 Maryland 3
5 UConn 3

See also


  1. 2005 NCAA D-I Men's Soccer Handbook
  2. 50th Annual Division I Men's Soccer Championship

External links


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