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ACAA Announces Fall Championship Fields

ACAA Announces Fall Championship Fields

By: Jon Martin, Associate Commissioner ACAA

(SIOUX FALLS, S.D.) - The fields are set for the 2018 American Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer and Women's Volleyball Championships. All three championships will be contested on November 3 & 4.

MEN'S SOCCER

Thomas More (4-10-1) earned the #1-seed in the Men's Soccer Tournament and will face off with #4-seed Finlandia (1-10-1) at 4 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 3 while #2-seed Pine Manor (7-3-1) will play#3-seed SUNY Delhi (8-2) at 7 p.m. ET. The winners will advance to the Championship Match at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 4. All matches will played at McAfee Field in Hancock, Michigan and are hosted by Finlandia University.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

The women's soccer bracket featured the closest margins for seeds. Thomas More (4-10-1) is the #1 seed and will play #4-seed Finlandia (11-1-1) at 10 a.m. ET, Saturday, November 3. The other semifinal will feature #2-seed Alfred State (8-2-2) tangling with #3-seed SUNY Delhi (9-1) at 1 p.m. ET. The Women's Championship will be settled at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, November 4. The games will also be held at McAfee Stadium at Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

The Thomas More Saints (22-2), ranked #7 in the latest AVCA DIII poll, are the top seed in the ACAA Women's Volleyball Championships and will take on host and #4-seed SUNY Delhi (12-6) on Saturday, November 3 at 4 p.m. ET. The second semifinal showcases #2-seed Finlandia (4-17) and #3-seed Alfred State (7-9) at 6 p.m. ET. The winners square off for the championship at Noon ET on Sunday, November 4. The Women's Volleyball Championship will be contested at the Clark Field House on the campus of SUNY Delhi in Delhi, New York.

As approved by the member institutions, due to our geographic footprint the ACAA utilizes the Massey Ratings (masseyratings.com) published weekly for qualification and seeding into the postseason ACAA Championships in each sport except Cross Country. The host institution also receives an auto qualification, and if the host is not in the top four in the Bennett Rank on the deadline date for the Fall (Monday, October 15th) after Massey Ratings has updated them for the prior week they will automatically be assigned the #4 seed slot in place of the Massey Ratings #4-ranked team. The two-week minimum qualifying date was set so teams could make travel arrangements that insure they have a minimum of two weeks advance notice of travel before the Championship. In the case of men's soccer Finlandia earned the berth as the host institution as did SUNY Delhi in volleyball. Institutions can also opt of the championships prior to the beginning of the season.

Here is a look at the Massey Ratings information:

Men's Soccer

ACAA Seed

School (W-L)

Massey
Rating

1

Thomas More (4-8-2)

0.00

2

Pine Manor (7-3-1)

-0.73

3

SUNY Delhi (8-2)

-0.60

4

Finlandia (1-10-1)

-1.85

 NOTE: Finlandia earned #4 seed as the host institution.

Women's Soccer

ACAA Seed

School (W-L)

Massey
Rating

1

Thomas More (4-10-1)

-0.11

2

Alfred State (8-2-2)

-.073

3

SUNY Delhi (9-1)

-0.76

4

Finlandia (11-1-1)

-0.79

Women's Volleyball

ACAA Seed

School (W-L)

Massey
Rating

1

Thomas More (22-2)

0.92

2

Finlandia (4-17)

-0.75

3

Alfred State (12-6)

-1.09

4

SUNY Delhi (12-6)

-1.36

NOTE: SUNY Delhi earned #4 seed as the host institution.