Competition Oversight Committee

DI Competition Oversight Committee looks to next steps

Since the Division I Competition Oversight Committee was formed five years ago, it has focused on developing long-term strategies that support and enhance the student-athlete experience and NCAA sport and championships within a fiscally sustainable model. Now, the committee’s focus is on what comes next.

Wrestlers in each weight class to be seeded at DI championships

All 33 wrestlers in each weight class in the Division I Wrestling Championships will be seeded, starting with the 2019 championships.

Fourth umpire approved for 2019 DI Softball Championship

The Division I Competition Oversight Committee approved a four-umpire system for regionals, super regionals and the Women’s College World Series, beginning with the 2019 Division I Softball Championship.

Team playoff format modified in men’s golf

The Division I Competition Oversight Committee approved adjusting how team playoffs are conducted in the Division I Men’s Golf Championships.

Women’s gymnastics to modify championship model

The National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships will move to a four-team regional/super regional bracket model for the 2018-19 academic year.

Substitutions OK’d for DI Men’s Golf Championships

Substitutions will be allowed in stroke play and match play during the regionals and finals of the Division I Men’s Golf Championships, effective in the spring of 2018.

DI Baseball Championship moves to 16 seeds

The Division I Competition Oversight Committee approved increasing the number of seeded teams from eight to 16 in the Division I Baseball Championship, effective for the 2018 season.

DI competition group to review championships

The Division I Competition Oversight Committee will initiate a review process this fall for championship sports that have 50 or fewer sponsoring schools.

Enhancements at Division I championships scheduled

Enhancements to Division I championships to improve the experience for student-athletes and their families will start being implemented during the 2016-17 academic year.

Strategic objectives adopted for DI championships

The Division I Competition Oversight Committee adopted strategic objectives focused on improving and ensuring growth in championships.

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