Our full Bracketology Report details the Field, the Bubble and the Nomination Pool. This is set up to help paint the picture of what the potential NAIA National Championship Bracket could look like! There are still 11 auto-bids at stake, but the field is quickly coming together. Because of comments on social media, I want to point something out. THIS IS NOT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT. While the NAIA Tournament isn’t fully regional, location and travel matters a lot in seeding. ESPECIALLY in a year like this year, where there are 10 teams who legit could be in that 5-seed range. Again, same thing when you look at the teams in the 8-11 seeds. I think both of those groupings could go a lot of different ways! Hope that helps explain the seeding lines!

Seeding/Qualifying Criteria

NAIA National Selection Committee Policy

ARC Ratings

RPI/SOS Ratings


The Bracket

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The Field

36 Auto-Bids

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Central Baptist (AR)

Central Baptist

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Lewis Clark St.

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Women's Volleyball - Hastings College

Hastings

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Texas College


Projected At-Large Selections

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Columbia (MO)

Columbia

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Oregon Tech

Oregon Tech

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Olivet Nazarene

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Marian

Marian

Huntington (IN)

Huntington

Bethel (IN)

Bethel (IN)

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Carroll (MT)

Carroll

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The Master’s

Hope International

HIU

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Jessup

OUAZ

OUAZ

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CUNE

Morningside

Dordt (IA)

Dordt

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Baker

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Southwestern College

Southwestern

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Cumberlands

Georgetown (Ky.)

Georgetown

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LSU Shreveport

Xavier

Xavier (LA)

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Shawnee State

Shawnee State

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SAGU

Wayland Baptist (TX)

Wayland Baptist

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St. Thomas

Ave Maria

Ave Maria

Keiser

Keiser

Webber International

WIU

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Lourdes (OH)


The Bubble

Last Four IN

Olivet Nazarene ARC: North-Central 7TH | RPI: 49 | SOS: 127

Shawnee State ARC: Great Lakes/South 14TH | RPI: 45 | SOS: 68

Xavier (LA) ARC: Southwest 9TH ARC: | RPI: 48 | SOS: 189

Webber International (FL)

Webber International ARC: Southeast 11TH ARC: | RPI: 46 | SOS: 90

1st Four OUT

Evangel University

Evangel ARC: Midwest 8TH | RPI: 60 | SOS: 80

Life

Life (GA) ARC: Southeast 13TH | RPI: 52 | SOS: 115

Menlo ARC: West 10TH | RPI: 61 | SOS: 1139

Talladega (AL)

Talladega ARC: Southeast 12TH | RPI: 30 | SOS: 148

Next Four OUT

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Stillman ARC: West 10TH | RPI: 74 | SOS: 144

Lawrence Tech

Lawrence Tech ARC: Great Lakes/ South N/A | RPI: 66 | SOS: 103

Science & Arts (OK) ARC: Southeast 10TH | RPI: 79 | SOS: 165

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Mobile ARC: Southeast 7TH | RPI: 85 | SOS: 210


Rest of Nomination Pool (1st/2nd in League Standings and/or RPI 80 or less)

vanguard university

Vanguard ARC: West 13TH | RPI: 42 | SOS: 5

Rocky Mountain (MT)

Rocky Mountain ARC: West 14TH | RPI: 43 | SOS: 2

WVU Tech (WV)

WVU Tech ARC: Great Lakes/South 15TH | RPI: 50 | SOS: 109

Jamestown (N.D.)

Jamestown ARC: North-Central 9TH | RPI: 51 | SOS: 22

IU Kokomo

IU Kokomo ARC: Great Lakes/South 16TH | RPI:59 | SOS: 198

William Woods

William Woods ARC: Midwest 10TH| RPI: 64 | SOS: 111

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Central Methodist ARC: Midwest 9TH | RPI: 65 | SOS: 180

Dalton State (GA)

Dalton State ARC: Southeast 14TH | RPI: 67 | SOS: 66

Briar Cliff (IA)

Briar Cliff ARC: North-Central 11TH | RPI: 70 | SOS: 59

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William Carey ARC: Southeast 15TH | RPI: 70 | SOS: 185

Southeastern (Fla.)

Southeastern (FL) ARC: Southeast 16TH | RPI: 72 | SOS: 36

Mayville State ARC: North-Central 10TH | RPI: 95 | SOS: 206


Ranked Within ARC, BUT RPI Above 80

Dickinson State (ND)

Dickinson State ARC: North-Central 12TH | RPI: 82 | SOS: 43

John Brown

John Brown ARC: Southwest 11TH | RPI: 83 | SOS: 51

Graceland

Graceland (IA) ARC: Midwest 11TH | RPI: 86 | SOS: 184

Indiana South Bend (IN)

IU South Bend ARC: North-Central 8TH | RPI: 87 | SOS: 202

Ottawa

Ottawa (KS) ARC: Midwest 12TH | RPI: 89 | SOS: 99

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Southern Oregon ARC: West 15TH | RPI:97 | SOS: 121

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Our Lady of the Lake ARC: Southwest 12TH | RPI: 130 | SOS:159