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2020 NWBA Adult Division Postseason Timeline

10/02/2019, 10:45am CDT
By NWBA Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The Adult Division Executive Committee, and NWBA national office are excited to announce the postseason timeline and qualification process for the 2020 Toyota National Championship Series for the Adult Division:

 Adult Division I National Championship
March 12-14; Wichita, KS

Adult Division II National Championship
March 12-14; Wichita, KS

 Adult Division III National Championship
March 12-14; Wichita, KS

Per the Adult Division Guidelines, Article VI. Post Season Play, Section 1 - National Championships: to be eligible for a national tournament, a team must be in good standing with the NWBA, and

- Completed a schedule of no less than ten (10) games against other NWBA member teams in Division I, Division II, Division III, Intercollegiate Division, or Women Adult Division           

NOTE:  Adult Division III teams must play ten (10) games minimum against Adult Division III teams to qualify for postseason.

The top 16 ranked teams for each level of play in the Adult Division (DI, DII, & DIII) will earn an invite to compete in their respective division for the Adult Division National Championships. If a team does not accept its bid for post season play, invitations will be sent to the next team, in order of ranking, until all Adult Division tournaments are filled.

The Adult Division Executive Committee and Tournament Ranking Committee shall rank all teams applying for berths in their respective division for the Adult Division National Championships. The following information shall be considered and weighed in determining the rankings:

1. Win – Loss record. Consideration shall be given to the competitive level of opponents.

2. Head-to-head competition between teams.

3. Competition between mutual opponents.

4. The consistency of a team’s rating in the Coach’s Poll.

5. Any significant roster changes such as additions and/or deletions of veteran players.

6. The point spread or margin of victory shall not be considered a factor for the winning team.

The following is the 2019-20 postseason timeline for the Adult Division teams and national tournaments.


- February 9th 10 game minimum for post season must be completed 


- January 28th Postseason Application Available

- February 10th Postseason Application Due


- February 12th Invites sent to top 16 teams 

- February 14th Last Day to Accept Bids (48 hours from invitation receipt) 


March 1st Last Day Games Will Be Considered into Seeds

- March 3rd Announce Final Seeds

More information for national tournaments will be provided when available and posted on 

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