2017 NCAA Conference Championship Primer – Division I

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With all due respect to Christmas, there’s nothing quite like the NCAA postseason in swimming & diving, and it kicks off this month with conference championship meets across the United States.

In preparation for the coming month of NCAA action, we’ve compiled a listing of every conference meet in the NCAA’s Division I. Stay tuned to SwimSwam.com for primers on Division II and Division III, as well as more in-depth looks at each of the major conference championships.

You can bookmark this page to get continuing information on each conference championships, as we’ll be adding links to live results, live video, championship central sites and more as they become available.

Week 1

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) – Men and Women

  • Wednesday, February 8 – Saturday, February 11
  • Erie Community College, Buffalo, NY (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Rider men & Marist women (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Bryant, Canisius, Fairfield, Iona, Manhattan, Marist, Monmouth, Niagara, Rider, Saint Peter’s, Siena

America East – Women

  • Thursday, February 9 – Sunday, February 12
  • WPI Sports and Recreation Center, Worcester, MA (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: UMBC (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Binghamton, Maine, UMBC, New Hampshire, Vermont

Week 2

ACC – Women

  • Monday, February 13 – Thursday, February 16
  • Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, Atlanta, GA (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Virginia (9x) (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Louisville, NC State, Notre Dame, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Miami, Georgia Tech, Duke, Boston College, Clemson

SEC – Women

Teams: Georgia, Texas A&M, Florida, Tennessee, LSU, Auburn, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina, Vanderbilt

SEC – Men

Teams: Florida, Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas A&M, LSU, Kentucky

Big Ten Women

Teams: Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Purdue, Ohio State, Penn State, Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers, Illinois, Michigan State

AAC –  Women & Men

  • Wednesday, February 15 – Saturday, February 18
  • CRWC Natatorium, Houston, TX (Central Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: East Carolina men (2x) & SMU women (2x) (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video (if available)
  • Championship Central

Teams: SMU, UConn, East Carolina, Cincinnati, Houston (women only), Tulane (women only)

Atlantic 10 – Men and Women

  • Wednesday, February 15 – Saturday, February 18
  • Spire Institute, Geneva, OH (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Massachusetts men (2x) & Richmond women (6x) (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video – A10 Network
  • Championship Central

Teams: Massachusetts, Davidson, Fordham, George Mason, La Salle, Saint Louis, St. Bonaventure, George Washington, Richmond (women only), Duquesne (women only), Rhode Island (women only)

Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) – Men and Women

  • Wednesday, February 15 – Saturday, February 18
  • University of Georgia Gabrielsen Natatorium, Athens, GA (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: UMBC men (2x) & FGCU women (2x) (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Incarnate Word, Gardner-Webb, Virginia Military Institute, Howard, UMBC (men only), New Jersey Tech (men only), Florida Atlantic (men only), Old Dominion (men only), Florida Gulf Coast (women only), Liberty (women only), Georgia Southern (women only), Campbell (women only), UNC-Asheville (women only), North Florida (women only), North Carolina A&T (women only)

Ivy League – Women

Teams: Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Penn, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth

Missouri Valley Conference – Women

Teams: Missouri State, Southern Illinois, Illinois State, Evansville, Norther Iowa, Arkansas – Little Rock

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) – Men and Women

Teams: Brigham Young, UC Santa Barbara, Hawaii, Cal Poly, Pacific, UC-Davis (women only), San Diego (women only)

Mountain West Conference – Women

Teams: San Diego State, Boise State, Nevada, Wyoming, UNLV, Air Force, San Jose State, Fresno State, New Mexico, Colorado

Northeast Conference (NEC) – Women

Teams: Bryant, Central Connecticut, LIU Brooklyn, Mount St. Mary’s, Sacred Heart, St. Francis Brooklyn, Saint Francis U, Wagner

Patriot League – Men and Women

Teams: American, Army West Point, Bucknell, Boston University, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola, Navy

Summit League – Men and Women

  • Wednesday, February 15 – Saturday, February 18
  • IUPUI Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Denver women (3x) & Denver men (3x) (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Denver, Eastern Illinois, IUPUI, Omaha, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Western Illinois

Week 3

Big Ten – Men

Teams: Michigan, Ohio State, Indiana, Purdue, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Penn State, Iowa, Northwestern, Michigan State

Big 12 – Men and Women

  • Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25
  • Texas Swimming Center, Austin, TX (Central Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Texas men (20x) & Texas women (4x) (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Texas, Texas Christian, West Virginia, Kansas (women only), Iowa State (women only)

Pac-12 – Women

  • Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25
  • Federal Way, WA (Pacific Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: USC (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video (if available)
  • Championship Central

Teams: California, Stanford, Southern California, Arizona, UCLA, Utah, Arizona State, Washington State, Oregon State

Big East – Men and Women

  • Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25
  • Nassau Aquatic Center, East Meadow, NY (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Villanova women (3x) & Xavier men (3x) (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video (if available)
  • Championship Central

Teams: Villanova, Georgetown, Xavier, Seton Hall, Providence, Butler (women only)

Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) – Men and Women

  • Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25
  • Christiansburg Aquatic Center, Christiansburg, VA (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: William & Mary men (2x) & William & Mary women (1x) (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video (if available)
  • Championship Central

Teams: Towson, William & Mary, Delaware, UNC-Wilmington, Drexel, James Madison (women only), Northeastern (women only)

Conference-USA – Women

  • Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25
  • Georgia Tech Aquatics Center, Atlanta, GA (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Florida International (2x) (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video (if available)
  • Championship Central

Teams: Florida Internaitonal, Rice, Marshall, North Texas, Florida Atlantic, Old Dominion

Horizon League – Men and Women

  • Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25
  • UIC Flames Natatorium, Chicago IL (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Oakland men (3x) & Oakland women (3x) (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Cleveland State, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Oakland, UIC, Valparaiso, Wright State, Youngstown State (women only)

Ivy League  – Men

Teams: Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Penn, Columbia, Cornell, Brown, Dartmouth

Mid-American Conference (MAC) – Women

  • Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25
  • Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center, Oxford, OH (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Akron (3x) (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video (if available)
  • Championship Central

Teams: Akron, Miami (Ohio), Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Buffalo, Ohio, Toledo, Ball State

Western Athletic Conference (WAC) – Men and Women

  • Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25
  • CRWC Natatorium, Houston, TX (Central Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Air Force men (1x) & Northern Arizona women (3x) (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video (if available)
  • Championship Central

Teams: Grand Canyon, Cal State – Bakersfield, Seattle, North Dakota, Northern Arizona (women only), New Mexico State (women only), Northern Colorado (women only), Idaho (women only), Wyoming (men only), UNLV (men only), Air Force (men only)

Week 4

ACC – Men

  • Monday, February 27 – Thursday, March 2 (Diving Feb 13-16)
  • Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, Atlanta, GA (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: NC State (2x) (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video (if available)
  • Championship Central

Teams: NC State, Louisville, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Virginia, Duke, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Miami

Pac-12 – Men

  • Wednesday, March 1 – Saturday, March 4 (Diving Feb. 22-25)
  • Federal Way, WA (Pacific Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Stanford (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video (if available)
  • Championship Central

Teams: Southern California, Stanford, California, Arizona, Arizona State, Utah

Mid-American Conference (MAC) – Men

  • Wednesday, March 1 – Saturday, March 4
  • Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatorium, Carbondale, IL (Central Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Eastern Michigan (2x) (results)
  • Live results
  • Live Video (if available)
  • Championship Central

Teams: Eastern Michigan, Missouri State, Buffalo, Southern Illinois, Miami (OH), Evansville, Ball State

In This Story

Leave a Reply

13 Comments on "2017 NCAA Conference Championship Primer – Division I"

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Votehillary

Awesome!

Why does Texas even go to conferences it’s, it’s a waste of time for them lol!

Couldn’t agree with you anymore. All of the teams in the big 12 is a joke. Just another example of Texas taking the easiest road possible. #STATEment

I feel no which way about NCState, but dude give it a rest

Dude, You need to STOP! You are hurting NC State’s reputation…

They never had one to start.

He’s not even an NC State fan. I thought that was pretty obvious.

cynthia curran

It should not be based upon geography. Ca has about 4 counties in the top 10 in the US and Texas 2 counties. The large states should compete against each other. Texas is like Ca, the size of a European Country.

Yeah because I’m sure Texas as a school is choosing to stay in the Big 12 based on men’s swimming…

Swimming is a sport of the have’s and have not’s. Let’s just face the fact that there are only about 8-10 schools in the country with the roster depth to really compete against each other, and some of that depth is geographically centered around some prime swimming regions, It’s hard to deny CA has depth with Stanford, Cal and USC all having deep men’s and women’s programs – and with neighboring Arizona (plus UCLA women) adding and incredible presence in the west. There are very few teams in the Inter-mountain, Northeast, and to some extent the Midwest that really have the recruiting prowess to land a super deep swim team.

Time for my favorite couple of weeks of the year!

SwimminIsGood

I agree with you, Friuti…exciting time of the year, to follow all the conference championship happenings, and the buildup to the NCAA meets. Crazy fun to keep track of the results and to guestimate what the cutoffs will be for NCAAs, etc. I’ll enjoy these next few weeks with you, as well!

Jared, thank you so much for putting this all together! I’ve got it bookmarked and will refer to it frequently over the next few weeks!

wpDiscuz

About Jared Anderson

Jared Anderson

Jared Anderson just can’t stay away from the pool. A competitive career of almost two decades wasn’t enough for this Minnesotan, who continues to get his daily chlorine fix. A lifelong lover of writing, Jared now combines the two passions as Senior Reporter for SwimSwam.com, covering swimming at every level. He’s an …

Read More »