Iowa soccer denied NCAA bid

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 11, 2014 5:00 AM

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The 64-team NCAA women’s soccer bracket was released on Monday, and the Iowa soccer team was not among the teams chosen to participate.

Despite advancing all the way to the Big Ten Tournament championship, Iowa’s RPI was apparently not strong enough. Listed at 75 before the tournament, it was natural to assume that ranking would increase with two more wins over conference opponents, but apparently not enough for the tournament committee to grant the Hawkeyes entrance to the dance.

The Big Ten will be represented in the tournament by Penn State, Rutgers, and Wisconsin.

Noticeably absent from that list is Michigan, which before the tournament was ranked No. 35 in RPI.

As of this writing, the NCAA has not posted the final regular season RPI rankings used to make the bracket.

Iowa finishes the season with the second-most victories in school history with 14 and tied for the most regular season conference victories with 7.

— by Jordan Hansen

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