Even though Penn State will not take part, six teams are set for the National Collegiate Championship Tournament at Rec Hall next week as pairings were release on Sunday afternoon.
Brigham Young (26-3) drew the No. 1 seed and UCLA (25-6) is No. 2 — both have byes straight into the semifinals. The Cougars beat the Bruins for the MPSF title Saturday night.
EIVA champion George Mason (18-11), which clinched its first league title and NCAA berth since 1988 at Rec Hall on Saturday, is seeded sixth and will meet MIVA champion and No. 3 seed Ohio State (28-2), in a play-in match. The Buckeyes are in the tournament for the first time since 2011, when they won the title in Rec Hall the last time it hosted the championships.
The other play-in match will feature Conference Carolinas champion Erskine (20-6) and Long Beach State (24-7). The 49ers, like UCLA, received at-large bids while the other four teams earned automatic bids. The play-in matches will be played May 3, semifinals May 5 and the title match May 7.
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