2012 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship

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2012 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship
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Country USA
Teams 48
Champions Indiana
Runners-up Georgetown
Semi-finalists
Matches played 47
Goals scored 123 (2.62 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Nikita Kotlov (5)
Best player Steve Neumann, Georgetown (Offensive)
Luis Soffner, Indiana (Defensive)

The 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship is a single-elimination tournament involving 48 teams to determine the champion of the 2012 NCAA Division I men's soccer season. It was the 54th edition of the tournament. Indiana defeated Georgetown, 1-0, to win its 8th national title.

Qualified Teams[edit]

A total of 48 teams will qualify into the tournament proper, either automatically, or through an at-large bid that is determined by a selection committee. Each conference that field varsity soccer teams are admitted one automatic berth into the tournament. Depending on the conference, that automatic berth is either given the champions of the regular season, or the tournament that culminates the regular season. Twenty-two teams earn automatic bids into the tournament, while 26 enter through an at-large bid.

Format[edit]

Like previous editions of the NCAA Division I Tournament, the tournament will feature 48 participants out of a possible field of 198 teams. Of the 48 berths, 22 are allocated to the conference tournament or regular season winners. The remaining 26 berths are determined through an at-large process based upon teams' Ratings Percentage Index that did not win their conference tournament.

From there, the NCAA Selection Committee selects the top sixteen seeds for the tournament, that earn an automatic bye to the second round of the tournament. The remaining 32 teams play in a single-elimination match in the first round of the tournament, to play a seeded team in the second round.

Seeded teams[edit]

Seeded teams
Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 Notre Dame Big East 16–3–1 Automatic A
2 Maryland ACC 17–1–2 Automatic A
3 Georgetown Big East 17–3–1 At-large
4 Connecticut Big East 15–3–1 At-large
5 Akron MAC 17–1–2 Automatic A
6 UCLA Pac-12 13–2–3 Automatic B
7 Marquette Big East 16–3–1 At-large
8 Saint Louis A-10 16–4–0 Automatic A
9 North Carolina ACC 15–3–2 At-large
10 Louisville Big East 12–5–1 At-large
11 Tulsa C-USA 13–5–1 At-large
12 Creighton MVC 15–3–2 Automatic A
13 New Mexico MPSF 16–3–1 At-large
14 VCU A-10 12–3–5 At-large
15 Wake Forest ACC 11–3–5 At-large
16 Indiana Big Ten 11–5–3 At-large
  • Automatic A = Conference tournament winner.
  • Automatic B = Conference regular season champion, conference has no tournament.

Schedule[edit]

Round Date
First round November 15, 2012
Second round November 18, 2012
Third round November 25, 2012
Quarterfinals November 30-December 2, 2012
College Cup: Semifinals December 7, 2012
College Cup Final December 9, 2012

Bracket[edit]

Regional 1[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
                                     
  Cleveland State 1  
  Michigan State 2  
    Michigan State 0  
    1 Notre Dame 3  
     
       
  1 Notre Dame 1  
  16 Indiana 2/2OT  
       
       
  16 Indiana 4
      Xavier 1  
  Xavier 1
  Kentucky 0  
  16 Indiana 1
  9 North Carolina 0
  Md.-Baltimore Co. 0(4)  
  Old Dominion 0(2)  
    Md.-Baltimore Co. 0(2)
    9 North Carolina 0(4)  
     
       
  9 North Carolina 1
  Fairleigh Dickinson 0/OT  
       
       
  8 Saint Louis 1
      Fairleigh Dickinson 2/2OT  
  Fairleigh Dickinson 1
  St. John's 0  

Regional 2[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
                                     
  Niagara 1  
  Michigan 3  
    Michigan 1  
    5 Akron 2  
     
       
  5 Akron 1(4)  
  12 Creighton 1(5)  
       
       
  12 Creighton 4
      Washington 2  
  Air Force 0
  Washington 1  
  12 Creighton 1
  4 Connecticut 0
  Lafayette 0  
  Virginia 1  
    Virginia 1
    13 New Mexico 3  
     
       
  13 New Mexico 1
  4 Connecticut 2/2OT  
       
       
  4 Connecticut 1
      Northeastern 0  
  Boston College 0
  Northeastern 1  

Regional 3[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
                                     
  UAB 2  
  Charlotte 3  
    Charlotte 0  
    3 Georgetown 1  
     
       
  3 Georgetown 1(4)  
  Syracuse 1(2)  
       
       
  14 VCU 2
      Syracuse 3/2OT  
  Syracuse 1
  Cornell 0  
  3 Georgetown 3
  San Diego 1
  Florida Gulf Coast 0(3)  
  South Florida 0(5)  
    South Florida 0
    11 Tulsa 1/OT  
     
       
  11 Tulsa 1
  San Diego 2  
       
       
  6 UCLA 2
      San Diego 5  
  San Diego 2/2OT
  Cal State Northridge 1  

Regional 4[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
                                     
  Western Illinois 0  
  Northwestern 1  
    Northwestern 1  
    7 Marquette 0  
     
       
  Northwestern 1  
  10 Louisville 2  
       
       
  10 Louisville 5
      Winthrop 0  
  Winthrop 1(3)
  Southern Methodist 1(1)  
  10 Louisville 1
  2 Maryland 3
  Elon 0  
  Coastal Carolina 3  
    Coastal Carolina 2/OT
    15 Wake Forest 1  
     
       
  Coastal Carolina 1
  2 Maryland 5  
       
       
  2 Maryland 2
      Brown 1  
  Brown 2
  Drexel 0  

College Cup – Regions Park, Hoover, Alabama[edit]

National Semifinals
December 7
National Championship
December 9
           
16 Indiana 1
12 Creighton 0
16 Indiana 1
3 Georgetown 0
3 Georgetown 4(4)
2 Maryland 4(3)

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

Second round[edit]

Third round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

College Cup[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Championship[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

A total of 123 goals were scored over 47 matches, for an average of 2.62 goals per match.

5 goals