Collegiate National Championship Start Spot Allocations

 

2014 USA Cycling Collegiate National Championship Start Spot Allocations
Conf D1 RR      D1 CRIT      D1 XC/STXC     D2 RR     D2 CRIT     D2 XC/STXC     
A 16 11 19 20 13 17
E 18 12 19 35 22 24
IM 10 7 9 9 7 7
MW 31 20 29 19 12 19
NC 12 8 8 11 7 7
NW 13 9 8 17 11 11
RM 22 14 30 24 16 41
SC 15 10 14 13 9 11
SE 23 15 20 27 17 39
SW 12 8 13 7 5 7
W 28 18 25 11 7 17
HOST     6      
 
How these allocations are determined:
7I2(a)  For each division, conferences are allocated start spots in mass start road and mountain bike national championship races with a field limit as follows:
(i) first the host Team (if any) qualifies the number of Riders a Team may enter in that Race, so long as this Team and its Riders otherwise meet the eligibility requirements contained in the Rules; then
(ii) each Conference qualifies the number of Riders a Team may enter in that Race; then
(iii) each Conference qualifies a single Rider; then
(iv) each Conference qualifies a total number of Riders equal to (A) the percentage of the total number of category A Riders in that division in that discipline that are recorded in USA Cycling’s membership files on November 30 of the previous year as being members of Teams that are members of that Conference, multiplied by (B) the field limit of such Race reduced by the number of Riders qualified pursuant to subsections (i)-(iii) of this Section.  
Example: D1 XC
(i) Lees McRae College is the host school, so receives 6 spots automatically (still required to fulfill minimum race participation requirements such as 3 cat A mass-starts per rider)  
(ii-iii) Each conference gets a baseline of 6 spots plus one additional spot (for the crit, this is 4 + 1)
(iv) With a field limit of 200, there are now 117 spots left after those first few steps. We now divide up those 117 spots proportionally to the size of each conference. The Atlantic Conference, for example, had 44 of the 423 total D1 Cat-A XC licensees last year, which is 10.4%. Therefore, they get 10.4% of the remaining 117 spots, or 12 more, for a total of 19.
 
2012 Cat A Road Licensees
Conference  Division 1    Division 2   
Atlantic 49 32
Eastern 59 68
Inter-Mountain 16 6
Midwest 127 28
North Central 24 9
Northwest 32 25
Rocky Mountain   80 42
South Central 43 15
Southeast 83 48
Southwest 29 0
Western 111 9
Total 653 282
 
2012 Cat A MTB-XC Licensees
Conference  Division 1    Division 2   
Atlantic 44 15
Eastern 42 26
Inter-Mountain 7 0
Midwest 78 18
North Central 3 0
Northwest 5 6
Rocky Mountain   84 51
South Central 27 6
Southeast 48 49
Southwest 20 0
Western 65 15
Total 423 186
     


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