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2018-19 Men's Basketball


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CL Teams at the
2018 Tournament
Bethel
Ind Wesleyan
Marian
St Francis

CL Teams at the
2017 Tournament
Bethel
Ind Wesleyan
St Francis
Taylor

CL Teams at the
2016 Tournament
Ind Wesleyan
St Francis
Bethel

CL Teams at the
2015 Tournament
Ind Wesleyan
St Francis
Bethel
Grace

2014 Tournament
Ind Wesleyan
Huntington
St Francis
Bethel

  NAIA D2 Tournament Qualification

•   The current NAIA D2 National Tournament qualification process is the result of several factors, including the number of conferences, the number of schools who participate in post-season play in each conference, the number of recognized independents, and the number exceptions which may be granted to conferences who petition for same.  Changes will occur at completion of the 2019-20 season.  At that time the NAIA will then become a single division in basketball and all NAIA schools will be allowed scholarship money equivalent to eight scholarships.  In NAIA D2, the current limit is six.  With twice as many teams, the qualification process will change.
 
•   Because the number of conferences and qualified teams can vary, allocation of the tournament berths can vary from year to year.  This season the NAIA has 140 Divison II schools (124 in 11 conferences and 16 independents) identified in its Division II Qualification Plan.  Enrollment ranges from 250 at Crowley's Ridge (Ark.) to over 16,300 at Keiser (Fla.).  Of the total schools, 137 are eligible to participate in the next NAIA D2 basketball national tournament.  Schools are ineligible their first year and associate members do not participate in post-season play.
 
•   The current D2 plan gives conferences which have more than 5 eligible schools 1 automatic berth in the national tournament.  Conferences with 10 or more schools get an additional berth, and those with 15 or more teams get a third berth.  This season, the NAIA is granting 2 Independents a berth, based upon a playoff of highest rated teams at the end of the season.  Host school berths to be granted (if any) have not been defined at this time.  If a host school qualifies by virtue of their conference rules, that berth will be available for an "At Large" team.

 
•   For the upcoming tournament, the table at right shows the automatic berths assigned to the 11 conferences, independents, and possibly the host school(s).  This allocates 23 berths, or more if the host school or schools are given births.  With no host school berths there would be 9 "At Large" berths for the highest ranking teams in the Final Poll Ratings who do not otherwise qualify by their conference selection process.  If the NAIA decides that no Independent is rated sufficiently high to qualify for the Association of Independents tournament (unlikely), those berths would become available for "At Large" teams.
 
•   The NAIA allows each member Conference to fill its automatic berth(s) in whatever manner it chooses.  It may be based on conference records, a conference tournament, a combination of the two (as in the Crossroads League), or even a coin flip (as one conference did in 2004).
 
•   The process used by the NAIA in each division does not ensure that the 32 highest rated teams will be in the tournament.  Some conferences may have no teams ranked in the Top 25, but they will get their automatic berths anyhow.  Be that as it may, the process brings together teams from all over the country and does often include all top 25 rated teams in the tournament.
 
•   A list of Crossroads League teams qualifying for the NAIA Division II National Tournament for the past few seasons can seen in the left column.  All qualifiers for the past several season can be seen via links in the right column.  Huntington was last at the National Tournament in 2014.
 
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  NAIA D2 Conference

Berths
  Appalachian Athletic
  California Pacific
  Cascade Collegiate
  Chicagoland Collegiate
  Crossroads League (CL)
  Great Plains Athletic
  Kansas Collegiate
  North Star Conference
  River States Conference
  Sun Conference
  Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic
  Independents
  Host Schools
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Paul Harrington, Fort Wayne, IN