The bracket for the NCAA men’s soccer tournament was unveiled Monday, and Maryland is the No. 1 seed.
Thirty-two teams play first round matches for the right to play at a seeded team in the second round.
The NCAA tries to restrict travel for the first few rounds, which leads to a non-scientific bracket. There are outliers, as Colgate has to travel to UCLA and New Mexico to Portland.
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There is no secondary postseason tournament in D1 soccer, with 48 of the 206 men’s D-1 teams off to the tournament.
Here’s how the tournament begins:
Providence/Delaware winner at (1) Maryland
Creighton/Tulsa winner at (16) Kentucky
South Florida/Florida Gulf Coast winner at (9) North Carolina
Dartmouth/St. Francis Brooklyn winner at (8) Syracuse
Cal State Northridge/Pacific winner at (5) Stanford
Vermont/Rider winner at (12) Virginia
Loyola Chicago/Illinois-Chicago winner at (13) Notre Dame
UCLA/Colgate winner at (4) Louisville
South Carolina/Mercer winner at (3) Clemson
Boston College/Fordham winner at (14) Albany
New Mexico/Portland winner at (11) Washington
San Diego State/UNLV winner at (6) Denver
Akron/Villanova winner at (7) Indiana
Virginia Tech/East Tennessee St winner at (10) Charlotte
Michigan State/SIU Edwardsville winner at (15) Butler
Coastal Carolina/Radford winner at (2) Wake Forest