Collegiate National Championship Start Spot Allocations

 

2015 USA Cycling Collegiate National Championship Start Spot Allocations
Conf D1 RR      D1 CRIT      D1 XC/STXC     D2 RR     D2 CRIT     D2 XC/STXC     
A 17 12 19 20 14 13
E 18 13 17 34 23 27
IM 8 6 9 8 6 8
MW 31 22 25 20 14 21
NC 12 8 8 10 7 8
NW 14 9 9 19 13 10
RM 23 16 33 24 17 37
SC 15 10 15 12 9 13
SE 21 15 23 35 24 42
SW 14 10 14 7 5 8
W 27 19 28 11 8 13
HOST            
 
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) There are no host schools  
(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 442 total D1 Cat-A XC licensees last year, which is 10%. Therefore, they get 10% of the remaining 117 spots, or 12 more, for a total of 19.
 
2014 Cat A Road Licensees
Conference  Division 1    Division 2   
Atlantic 57 29
Eastern 62 61
Inter-Mountain 6 2
Midwest 135 30
North Central 28 7
Northwest 36 27
Rocky Mountain   89 38
South Central 42 12
Southeast 80 64
Southwest 37 1
Western 112 10
Total 684 281
 
2014 Cat A MTB-XC Licensees
Conference  Division 1    Division 2   
Atlantic 44 10
Eastern 37 33
Inter-Mountain 6 1
Midwest 66 22
North Central 3 1
Northwest 6 5
Rocky Mountain   93 48
South Central 30 9
Southeast 56 57
Southwest 25 2
Western 76 10
Total 442 198
     


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