New Men’s NCAA Regional Alignments for 2009
While the news about the realignment of the NCAA regions was released in 2008, many fans are still asking about the details behind the new regional alignments. As there have been some fairly significant changes to the regions, including a brand new North Region, we thought that a complete list would help fans sort out the changes. How will the new alignments affect your school? Let us know.
North Region (new): IIAC, Midwest, and the MIAC. Pool B includes the WIAC conference (no AQ), and Nebraska Wesleyan. Also included are Bethany Lutheran, Crown, Martin Luther, North Central University, Minn-Morris, Northwestern College (MN), and St. Scholastica.
West Region: SCIAC, Northwest, American Southwest, and 5 in the SCAC – Austin, Colorado, Hendrix, Trinity, and Southwestern. Pool B includes Cal State East Bay, UC-Santa Cruz, and Chapman. La Sierra is provisional this season.
Central Region: SLIAC, MIAA, CCIW, NAC, 2 from the UAA – Chicago and Washington University, and 1 from the North Eastern Athletics Conference – University of Dallas.
Great Lakes Region: NCAC, Allegheny Mountain Conference, OAC, Heartland, PAC, 2 from the UAA – Carnegie Mellon and Case Western, and 2 from the SCAC – DePauw and Centre.
Mid-Atlantic Region: Colonial States, Commonwealth, Landmark, Centennial, Freedom, and 3 from the North Eastern Athletics Conference – Penn State Abington (provisional), Penn State Harrisburg (provisional), and Penn State Berks College. The Pool B candidate is Lancaster Bible (provisional).
South Atlantic Region: ODAC, Capital Athletic Conference, USA South, NJAC, 5 from the SCAC – Millsaps, Oglethorpe, Rhodes, University of the South, and Birmingham-Southern (provisional), and 1 from the UAC – Emory. The Pool B programs are Rust College, and the Great South Athletic Conference – Huntington, La Grange, Maryville (Tenn.), and Piedmont.
East Region: Liberty League, SUNYAC, Empire 8, CUNYAC, Skyline, 2 from the UAA – NYU and Rochester, 5 from the North Eastern Athletic Conference – Cazenovia, Keuka, SUNY-Utica/Rome, Wells, and SUNY-Cobleskill (provisional), and 3 from the Allegheny Mountain Conference – Hilbert, D’Youville, and Medaille.
New England Region: Little East, Commonwealth Coast, NESCAC, North Atlantic Conference, NEWMAC, Great Northeast, MSCAC, and 1 from the UAA – Brandeis. The Pool B programs are Elms, Lesley, Becker, Daniel Webster, University of Main-Presque Isle, Southern Vermont, Newbury, and Mitchell (provisional).
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