Division 1 Bracket (Photo of the Michigan State field hockey team reacting to their selection as a host site)
Maryland, Iowa, Syracuse and Wake Forest won the top 4 seeds and will host 1st and 2nd rounds, except for Iowa that will play at Michigan State University. What do you think of the draw? I am always interested to see how it will turn out, there are always a few teams that feel they pulled the short end of the stick. Overall I think the bracket is “fair”, especially if you are a Syracuse or North Carolina fan, but probably not so much if you support Maryland or Wake Forest.
I think the Final Four has a great chance to look very similar to 2007, give or take one of the ACC teams. We have the most exciting and competitive field hockey weekend ahead of us with the best 16 teams in the Nation playing back to back for a trip to Lousiville for the Final Four.
The Final Four is set for this weekend with Bloomsburg and Shippensburg playing Friday night in the first semifinal game for a shot at the National Championship on Sunday against the winner of the second semifinal match up between UMass Lowell and Bentley.