The winners of the National Championship Opening Round matches will advance to the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena in Sioux City, Iowa, location of the NAIA National Championship presented by CNOS Foundation Nov. 29 - Dec. 3.
The following teams have received an opening round bye: Azusa Pacific (Calif.), Biola (Calif.), Columbia (Mo.), Concordia (Calif.), Embry-Riddle (Fla.), Fresno Pacific (Calif.), Lee (Ten.), Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), Morningside (Iowa), Rocky Mountain (Mont.), Southern Oregon and Texas at Brownsville.
The final 24 teams will be placed into six pools and will play round-robin pool play Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, with the top-two teams from each pool advancing to the single-elimination bracket starting Dec. 2. The championship match will take place at on Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. CST in Sioux City.
|NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OPENING ROUND PAIRINGS|
|Match 1||Carroll (Mont.) at College of Idaho|
|Match 2||Montreat (N.C.) at Indiana Wesleyan|
|Match 3||La Sierra (Calif.) at Vanguard (Calif.)|
|Match 4||Robert Morris (Ill.) at Missouri Baptist|
|Match 5||Xavier (La.) at Spring Hill (Ala.)|
|Match 6||Point Park (Pa.) at Indiana Tech|
|Match 7||Cal State San Marcos at Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)|
|Match 8||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) at Taylor (Ind.)|
|Match 9||Oklahoma Baptist at Kansas Wesleyan|
|Match 10||MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) at Bellevue (Neb.)|
|Match 11||Grand View (Iowa) at Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)|
|Match 12||Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) at Indiana East|