Tercera División de México

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Tercera División de México
Mexico tercera division.jpg
Country Mexico
Confederation CONCACAF
Founded 1967
Divisions 14 groups
Number of teams 211
Levels on pyramid 4
Promotion to

Champion - Liga Premier de Ascenso

Runner Up - Liga de Nuevos Talentos
Current champions ????
(2012-2013)
Website terceradivision.com.mx
2013-14

Tercera División is Mexico's fourth tier in the Mexican League System. The Tercera División (Third Division) is divided into 14 groups. For the 2009/2010 season, the format of the tournament has been reorganized to a home and away format, which all teams will play in their respective group. The 14 groups consist of teams who are eligible for promotion, teams who are affiliated with teams in the Primera División and Liga de Ascenso (Primera División A), which are not eligible for promotion and teams for a promotional tournament, which make up group 14 and are not eligible for promotion as well.

Teams[edit]

Participating clubs for the 2013-14 tournament:[1]

** Teams with an affiliate in the Liga MX or Ascenso MX and that are not eligible for promotion. *** Teams with an affiliate in the Tercera Division and that are eligible for promotion. **** Teams with an affiliate in the Segunda Division and that are not eligible for promotion.

Group I[edit]

(10 teams -- Clausura 2014: Begins February 21)

Group II[edit]

(18 teams -- Clausura 2014: Begins January 10)

Group III[edit]

(17 teams -- Clausura 2014: Begins January 10)

Group IV[edit]

(16 teams -- Clausura 2014: Begins January 11)

Group V[edit]

(16 teams -- Clausura 2014: Begins January 11)

Group VI[edit]

(14 teams -- Clausura 2014: Begins January 24)

Group VII[edit]

(18 teams -- Clausura 2014: Begins January 10)

Group VIII[edit]

(13 teams)

Group IX[edit]

(18 teams -- Clausura 2014: Begins January 10)

Group X[edit]

(18 teams -- Clausura 2014: Begins January 10)

Group XI[edit]

(18 teams -- Clausura 2014: Begins January 10)

Group XII[edit]

(15 teams -- Clausura 2014: Begins January 10)

Group XIII[edit]

(13 teams)

Group XIV[edit]

(9 teams)

Current Format[edit]

Tercera División currently features 211 teams divided into 14 groups. Group 14, which consist of 9 teams, is the Promotional Tournament group and are not eligible for promotion. There are X teams with filials (affiliates) in the Primera División (First Division) or Liga de Ascenso (First Division A), who are also not eligible for promotion. The Tercera follows the usual double round-robin format in which each club plays every other club twice within their own group, with the exception of Group 13. Group 13 will be divided into two subgroups with 7 teams.

The teams will be divided in accordance to their geographical zone. The teams in each subgroup of Group 13 will then play each other in the double round-robin format within their own subgroup. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. If a game ends in a draw both team are awarded one point for the draw in regulation time and will then move on to the execution of penalties. The team who wins in the penalty series will be awarded a point in addition to the point won for drawing during regulation time. Teams are ranked by total points won.

Qualification for Promotion[edit]

Two teams from the Tercera will be promoted, Tercera División Campeon (Champion) and Subcampeon (Runner-Up). The champion will be promoted directly to the Liga Premier de Ascenso and the runner-up will be promoted to the Liga de Nuevos Talentos.

Of the teams that are eligible for promotion, 64 teams will qualify for play-offs to determine which two teams will be promoted. The play-offs will be played in a home and away format, the winner being determined by the aggregate score. The top four teams from Groups 1 - 14, with the exception of Group 13 which will qualify the top two teams from each subgroup, the 7 5th place teams from the groups that have 18 teams, and the overall best 5th place team from either Group 1, 3, or 11.

First Round of Play-Offs[edit]

Group I

  • 1 vs. 4
  • 2 vs. 3

Group II

  • 1 vs. 4
  • 2 vs. 3

Group XII

  • 1 vs. 4
  • 2 vs. 3

Group XIV

  • 1 vs. 4
  • 2 vs. 3

For Groups I, II, XII, and XIV the top 4 teams will play-off amongst the teams in their own group as shown above.

Groups III - VII

  • 1 vs. 20
  • 2 vs. 19
  • 3 vs. 18
  • 4 vs. 17
  • 5 vs. 16
  • 6 vs. 15
  • 7 vs. 14
  • 8 vs. 13
  • 9 vs. 12
  • 10 vs. 11

For Groups III, IV, V, VI, and VII the teams will be repositioned from 1 to 20, into a single table, depending on their final overall record in regular season play.

Groups VIII & IX

  • 1 vs. 4
  • 2 vs. 3
  • 3 vs. 2
  • 4 vs. 1

For Groups VIII the top 4 teams will face off against the top 4 teams of Group IX as shown above.

Groups X & XI

  • 1 vs. 4
  • 2 vs. 3
  • 3 vs. 2
  • 4 vs. 1

For Group X the top 4 teams will face off against the top 4 teams of Group XI as shown above.

Group XIII

  • 1 (Sub Group "North") vs 2 (Sub Group "South")
  • 2 (Sub Group "North") vs 1 (Sub Group "South")

For Group XIII the top two teams from one subgroup will face off against the top two teams of the other subgroup as shown above.

If from Group I

  • 5 from Group I vs. 5 from Group II
  • 5 from Group IV vs. 5 from Group V
  • 5 from Group VI vs. 5 from Group VII
  • 5 from Group IX vs. 5 from Group XII

If from Group III

  • 5 from Group II vs. 5 from Group III
  • 5 from Group IV vs. 5 from Group V
  • 5 from Group VI vs. 5 from Group VII
  • 5 from Group IX vs. 5 from Group XII

If from Group XI

  • 5 from Group II vs. 5 from Group IV
  • 5 from Group V vs. 5 from Group VI
  • 5 from Group VII vs. 5 from Group IX
  • 5 from Group XI vs. 5 from Group XII

The 5th place teams will play against the 5th place team in the group that immediately proceeds their own group as shown above.

Round of 32[edit]

In this round the remaining 32 teams will be split into 2 groups of 16. Teams qualified from Groups I to VII will make up Group 1 and teams qualified from Groups VIII to XIV will make up Group 2. The teams will be repositioned into these groups depending on their final overall record in regular season play.

Group 1
Groups I - VII

  • 1 vs. 16
  • 2 vs. 15
  • 3 vs. 14
  • 4 vs. 13
  • 5 vs. 12
  • 6 vs. 11
  • 7 vs. 10
  • 8 vs. 9

Group 2
Groups VII - XIV

  • 1 vs. 16
  • 2 vs. 15
  • 3 vs. 14
  • 4 vs. 13
  • 5 vs. 12
  • 6 vs. 11
  • 7 vs. 10
  • 8 vs. 9

Round of 16[edit]

For the Round of 16 the teams will remain in the same group, the only difference being is the repositioning of the qualified teams.

Group 1
Groups I - VII

  • 1 vs. 8
  • 2 vs. 7
  • 3 vs. 6
  • 4 vs. 5

Group 2
Groups VII - XIV

  • 1 vs. 8
  • 2 vs. 7
  • 3 vs. 6
  • 4 vs. 5

Quarter-finals[edit]

Same format as the Round of 16.

Group 1
Groups I - VII

  • 1 vs. 3
  • 2 vs. 4

Group 2
Groups VII - XIV

  • 1 vs. 4
  • 2 vs. 3

Semi-finals[edit]

Same format as Quarter-finals.

Group 1
Groups I - VII

  • 1 vs. 2

Group 2
Groups VII - XIV

  • 1 vs. 2

Final[edit]

The final will be disputed between the winning team of Group 1 and the winning team of Group 2.

  • 2 vs. 1
  • 1 vs. 2

Promotion[edit]

The team that wins in the aggregate score will be crowned champion and will be promoted to the Liga Premier de Ascenso and the runner-up of the final will be promoted to the Liga de Nuevos Talentos.

List of Champions[edit]

Tercera División champions[2]

Season Champion (Promotion) Filial (Affiliate) Champion Promotional Champion
1967-68 Zapata FC x x
1968-69 Mastines de Naucalpan x x
1969-70 Club San Luis x x
1970-71 Lobos de Querétaro x x
1971-72 Orizaba x x
1972-73 Tecos UAG x x
1973-74 Celaya FC x x
1974-75 Potros UAEM x x
1975-76 T.A.M.S.A. x x
1976-77 Osos Grises de Toluca x x
1977-78 CD Zamora x x
1978-79 Lobos de Tlaxcala x x
1979-80 Oaxtepec x x
1980-81 Azucareros de Córdoba x x
1981-82 Petroleros de Poza Rica x x
1982-83 Atlético Tecoman x x
1983-84 San Mateo Atenco x x
1984-85 Unión de Curtidores x x
1985-86 Progreso de Cocula x x
1986-87 Águila Progreso Industrial x x
1987-88 Ecatepec x x
1988-89 Ayense de Ayotlan Jalisco x x
1989-90 Brujos de Zitlaltepec x x
1990-91 Linces de la Universidad de Celaya x x
1991-92 Atlético San Francisco x x
1992-93 Colimense Monterrey "B" x
1993-94 Tigrillos Guadalajara "B" x
1994-95 Monterrey FAAC Cruz Azul "C" x
1995-96 Deportivo Zitácuaro América Coapa x
1996-97 Truenos de Cuautitlán América Coapa x
1997-98 Cachorros de Sayula Académicos x
1998-99 Deportivo Cihuatlán Necaxa "B" x
1999-00 Guadalajara "B" Atlético Morelia "C" x
2000-01 Pumas Naucalpan Tigres S.D. x
Apertura 2001 Académicos Estudiantes Tecos x
Clausura 2002 Alacranes de Apatzingán Correcaminos UAT "C" x
Apertura 2002 Deportivo Tepic Tigres S.D. x
Clausura 2003 Inter Playa del Carmen Necaxa "C" x
Apertura 2003 Jersey Nay Ixcuintla América "C" x
Clausura 2004 Atlético Tecoman América "C" Diablos de Hermosillo
Apertura 2004 Autlán "B" Tigres S.D. Búhos de Hermosillo
Clausura 2005 Atlético Cuauhtémoc Guadalajara "C" Búhos de Hermosillo
Apertura 2005 Deportivo Tecamachalco "B" Guadalajara "C" x
Clausura 2006 CFS Manzanillo Estudiantes Tecos x
Apertura 2006 Búhos de Hermosillo América "C" Gallos de Pelea del Canal 5
Clausura 2007 Atlético Cihuatlán Necaxa "C" Gallos de Pelea del Canal 5
Apertura 2007 Atlético Comonfort América "C" X
Clausura 2008 CFS Manzanillo "B" Necaxa "C" X
2008–2009 CD Héroes de Caborca Monarcas Morelia "C" X
2009–2010 Club Patriotas de Córdoba Guadalajara "C" X
2010–2011
2011–2012 Tuzos Cuautitlan Chivas de Guadalajara X
2012–2013
2013–2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tercera Didisón de México". Official website. 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Historia de la Tercera División de México". Tercera División de México. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 

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