vote preserves auto-bids
NCAA Management Council has approved a "grandfather"
clause that will preserve automatic NCAA Tournament berths
for College Hockey America and the Western Collegiate Hockey
Association. The bids were in jeopardy under a rule set
to take effect in September (see related stories), but the
NCAA Championships and Competition Cabinet proposed this
grandfather clause in February.
Management Council's vote took place during its meeting
earlier this week, April 14-15, and the measure passed easily.
Forty-five members of the Management Council voted for the
grandfather clause, with four against it (one abstained
and one was not present).
rule in question requires conferences to have no fewer than
six full-time Division I members – schools where every
sport is Division I – in order to receive auto-bids
for NCAA championships in any sport. Furthermore, each of
those schools must have maintained Division I status for
at least six years. Since the CHA and WCHA have fewer than
to the CHA and WCHA, the Atlantic Soccer Conference (men's
soccer) and the Midwestern Collegiate Volleyball Association
(men's volleyball) would also have been affected.
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