- Teams must be members of the ECAC and sponsor the sport on the varsity level; and
- Each team must be eligible under the rules of:
- Its institution;
- The ECAC and
- The NCAA.
Team Championship Selection Criteria (Approved 10/02/02)
The committee will review all of the following primary criteria (in priority order):
Note: The committee must review all criteria above in the order listed. A team may have an excellent winning percentage; however the strength of schedule and results against teams in the tournament also must be examined.
If the analysis of the primary criteria does not result in a decision by the committee, then the remaining institution's schedules may be evaluated using the following criteria in priority order:
Primary Criteria (each component should be valued
Divisional winning percentage
Results against common opponents
Regular season conference standings
Overall winning percentage
Note: Any extenuating circumstances regarding team selection and/or seeding shall be handled by the ECAC Championships Committee.
Geographic / Economic Factors
The following factors should be considered in addition to the Selection Criteria during the seeding process, in an effort to reduce travel costs and time as well as improve the overall experience for competing institutions. These factors should not be considered until after the initial competing institutions are selected.
Travel distance for quarterfinal round games
Travel costs for quarterfinal round games
Avoiding repeat competition from regular season for quarterfinal round games