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2011 Division I Championship

* Indicates the participating institution that will host the first and second rounds.
ˇ Indicates the participating institution that will host the regionals.
Seedings listed are national seedings.

FIRST AND SECOND ROUNDS
Dec. 1-3
REGIONALS
Dec. 9-10
SEMIFINALS
Dec. 15
Alamodome
San Antonio, Texas
CHAMPIONSHIP
MATCH

Dec. 17
L
E
X
I
N
G
T
O
N
1

Texas*
Texas St.
3
0
Texas
Michigan St.
3
0
Texas
Kentuckyˇ
3
1
Texas
UCLA
1
3

Michigan St.
Arizona
3
1

Kentucky
Dayton
3
2
Kentucky
Texas A&M
3
0

16
Lipscomb
Texas A&M*
1
3
9

UCLA*
UMES
3
0
UCLA
San Diego
3
1
UCLA
Penn State
3
0

Long Beach St.
San Diego
1
3

Delaware
American
3
1
Delaware
Penn State
0
3

8
Liberty
Penn State*
0
3
UCLA
Florida State
3
0
M
I
N
N
E
A
P
O
L
I
S
5

Purdue*
Morehead St.
3
0
Purdue
Louisville
3
1
Purdue
Florida State
1
3
Florida State
Iowa State
3
2

Ball State
Louisville
0
3

Cincinnati
Samford
3
2
Cincinnati
Florida State
2
3

12
Albany
Florida State*
0
3
13

Minnesota*
North Dakota St.
3
0
Minnesota
Washington
3
2
Minnesotaˇ
Iowa State
1
3

Western Michigan
Washington
1
3

Northern Illinois
Miami (Florida)
1
3
Miami (Florida)
Iowa State
0
3

4
Milwaukee
Iowa State*
0
3
UCLA
Illinois
3
1
G
A
I
N
E
S
V
I
L
L
E
3

Illinois*
Central Michigan
3
0
Illinois
Marquette
3
0
Illinois
Ohio St.
3
1
Illinois
Florida
3
1

Marquette
Western Kentucky
3
1

Ohio St.
Middle Tennessee St.
3
1
Ohio St.
Tennessee
3
2

14
Duke
Tennessee*
1
3
11

Stanford*
Sacred Heart
3
1
Stanford
Michigan
1
3
Michigan
Floridaˇ
0
3

Baylor
Michigan
1
3

Florida
Missouri
3
1
Florida
Northern Iowa
3
1

6
Niagara
Northern Iowa*
0
3
Illinois
Southern Cal
3
2
H
O
N
O
L
U
L
U
7

Southern Cal*
Yale
3
0
Southern Cal
Tulsa
3
0
Southern Cal
Hawaiiˇ
3
2
Southern Cal
Pepperdine
3
2

Tulsa
Oklahoma
3
1

Oregon
Colorado State
2
3
Colorado State
Hawaii
1
3

10
Northern Colorado
Hawaii*
0
3
15

Pepperdine*
Missouri St.
3
0
Pepperdine
North Carolina
3
0
Pepperdine
Kansas State
3
0

North Carolina
California
3
2

Kansas State
Wichita State
3
0
Kansas State
Nebraska
3
2

2
Jackson State
Nebraska*
0
3

Dates, Sites and Pairings

The NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Committee announced the 64-team field for the 2011 NCAA Division I Championship. Thirty-one conferences were awarded automatic qualification, and the remaining 33 slots were filled with at-large selections to complete the bracket.

The top 16 teams were seeded nationally and placed within four regions. The teams tabbed as the top four seeds were No. 1 Texas, No. 2 Nebraska, No. 3 Illinois and No. 4 Iowa State.

Per the established bracketing principles, the top 16 seeds were provided the opportunity to host. In addition, first- and second-round conference matchups were avoided and team pairings were determined by geographical proximity.

The Big Ten led all conferences with eight teams selected. The Big 12 and Pac-12 each have seven teams in the tournament. Two teams, Penn State and Stanford, have now earned bids to all 31 championships. Six teams are making their initial appearances in the tournament: Central Michigan, Jackson State, Marquette, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Morehead State and Samford.

In the 30-year history of the championship, 10 schools have been crowned champion, nine of which are in this year's bracket, including four-time defending champion Penn State (1999, 2007, '08, '09 and '10).

Additional past winners making the field are Stanford (1992, '94, '96, '97, 2001, '04), Hawaii (1982, '83, '87), Long Beach State (1989, '93, '98), UCLA (1984, '90, '91), Nebraska (1995, 2000, '06), Southern California (1981, 2002, '03), Texas (1988) and Washington (2005). The only team to win an NCAA national title and not appear in this year's tournament is the University of the Pacific, which won titles in 1985 and '86.

First- and second-round matches will be played at 16 campus sites. Teams winning both matches will move on to regional play Dec. 9 and 10. The pre-determined regional sites are Gainesville, Fla.; Honolulu, Hawaii; Lexington, Ky.; and Minneapolis, Minn.. All regional semifinal games will be shown on ESPN3.com while regional final games will air on ESPNU.

The regional winners will advance to the semifinals and final hosted by UT-San Antonio and San Antonio Sports at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 15 and 17. Both national semifinal games as well as the championship game will be telecast by ESPN2.

December 17

Matches played at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

December 15

Matches played at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

December 10

Regional Host in bold.

December 9

Regional Host in bold.

December 3

Home team in bold.

December 2

Home team in bold.

December 1

Home team in bold.