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2012 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
Nov. 29-Dec. 1
REGIONALS
Dec. 7-8
SEMIFINALS
Dec. 13
KFC YUM! Center
Louisville, Ky.
CHAMPIONSHIP
MATCH

Dec. 15
W
E
S
T

L
A
F
A
Y
E
T
T
E
1

Penn State*
Binghamton
3
0
Penn State
Bowling Green
3
0
Penn State
Kentucky
3
0
Penn State
Minnesota
3
1

Yale
Bowling Green
2
3

Ohio State
Notre Dame
3
0
Ohio State
Kentucky
1
3

16
E. Tennessee St.
Kentucky*
0
3
9

Florida State*
Hofstra
3
0
Florida State
Purdue
2
3
Purdueˇ
Minnesota
1
3

Colorado State
Purdue
0
3

Creighton
Marquette
3
0
Creighton
Minnesota
1
3

8
Liberty
Minnesota*
0
3
Penn State
Oregon
1
3
O
M
A
H
A
5

Oregon*
Northern Colorado
3
0
Oregon
Dayton
3
0
Oregon
BYU
3
1
Oregon
Nebraska
3
1

Pepperdine
Dayton
2
3

Oklahoma
Arizona State
3
2
Oklahoma
BYU
0
3

12
New Mexico State
BYU*
0
3
13

Washington*
Central Arkansas
3
0
Washington
Hawaii
3
2
Washington
Nebraska
0
3

Santa Clara
Hawaii
0
3

Kansas State
Northern Iowa
0
3
Northern Iowa
Nebraska
0
3

4
UMES
Nebraska*
0
3
Oregon
Texas
0
3
A
U
S
T
I
N
3

Texas*
Colgate
3
0
Texas
Texas A&M
3
1
Texasˇ
Florida
3
0
Texas
USC
3
0

NC State
Texas A&M
1
3

Miami (Fla.)
College of Charleston
2
3
College of Charleston
Florida
0
3

14
Tulsa
Florida*
0
3
11

Kansas*
Cleveland State
3
1
Kansas
Wichita State
1
3
Wichita State
USC
0
3

Wichita State
Arkansas
3
2

Saint Mary's (Calif.)
San Diego State
3
2
Saint Mary's (Calif.)
USC
0
3

6
Fairfield
USC*
0
3
Texas
Michigan
3
2
B
E
R
K
E
L
E
Y
7

UCLA*
LIU-Brooklyn
3
0
UCLA
Michigan State
1
3
Michigan State
Michigan
0
3
Michigan
Stanford
3
1

Michigan State
San Diego
3
2

Tennessee
Michigan
2
3
Michigan
Louisville
3
1

10
Belmont
Louisville*
1
3
15

Iowa State*
IPFW
3
2
Iowa State
North Carolina
3
2
Iowa State
Stanford
0
3

California
North Carolina
1
3

W. Kentucky
Loyola Marymount
3
0
W. Kentucky
Stanford
0
3

2
Jackson State
Stanford*
0
3

Dates, Sites and Pairings

The NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Committee announced Sunday the 64-team field for the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball 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 Pennsylvania State; No. 2 Stanford; No. 3 Texas; and No. 4 Nebraska.

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 Conference and Pacific-12 Conference led all conferences with seven teams each. The West Coast Conference was next with six teams in the tournament. Two teams, Penn State and Stanford have earned bids to all 32 championships. Two teams are making their initial appearances in the tournament: Central Arkansas and East Tennessee State.

In the 31-year history of the championship, 10 schools have been crowned champion, eight of which are in this year's bracket, including defending champion UCLA (1984, '90, '91, 2011).

Additional past winners making the field are Stanford (1992, '94, '96, '97, 2001, '04), Hawaii (1982, '83, '87), Nebraska (1995, 2000, and '06), USC (1981, 2002, '03), Penn State (1999, 2007, '08, '09 and '10), Texas (1988) and Washington (2005).

First- and second-round matches will be played at 16 campus sites. Teams winning both matches will move on to regional play Dec. 7 and 8. The pre-determined regional sites are Berkeley, Calif.; West Lafayette, Ind.; Omaha, Neb.; and Austin, Texas. All regional semifinal games will be shown on ESPN3. Regional final games will air on ESPNU.

The regional winners will advance to the semifinals and final hosted by Louisville and the Louisville Sports Commission at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., on December 13 and 15. Both national semifinal games as well as the championship game will be broadcast by ESPN2.

December 15

Matches played at KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Ky..

December 13

Matches played at KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Ky..

December 8

Regional Host in bold.

December 7

Regional Host in bold.

December 1

Home team in bold.

November 30

Home team in bold.

November 29

Home team in bold.