2012 NCAA Schedule

The NCAA season is just a little more than a month away, so it’s time to look at the road we have ahead of us.

Below is a schedule of the major meets that will be important to follow in 2012.  At first glance, a few important things jump out:
1) Note the scarcity of meets during the first weekend.  Alabama, Michigan, Oregon St., Stanford, and Nebraska (among others) won’t compete until the second week.  Because of this schedule, most of these schools will be competing every weekend through conference championships without a break.  Pacing and resting major contributors will be paramount.  UCLA and Georgia may benefit by having that crucial week off at the end of the regular season.
2) Stanford only competes at home three times, two of which are their first two meets of the season. This means they will have to rely heavily on road scores for their RQS, which can be a risky little game.  (On the other hand, they will be incredibly reliant on their freshmen this year, and with the injury history there, the sparse schedule of only 9 total meets could be in their best interests.)  
3) There is a strong degree of difficulty overall.  Each of the top teams has at least 3 (and usually 4) meets against other top programs.  Even schools like Oklahoma and Nebraska that don’t have built-in challenges against strong conference rivals have loaded their schedules.  This means that nearly every weekend has at least one interesting matchup.



2012 NCAA Schedule – All Times PACIFIC (deal with it)
Week 1: January 6th-8th
Friday – 1/6/12
4:00pm – Florida @ NC State
4:00pm – Cancun Classic – (Arkansas, LSU, Auburn, Arizona, Iowa, San Jose St.)
4:30pm – Denver @ Georgia
Saturday – 1/7/12
3:00pm – Oklahoma, Bowling Green, Wisconsin-Oshkosh @ Kentucky
Sunday – 1/8/12
2:00pm – Utah @ UCLA
Week 2: January 13th-15th
Friday – 1/13/12
3:00pm – Ohio State @ Michigan
4:00pm – Illinois @ Florida
5:00pm – Denver @ Nebraska
5:00pm – Kentucky @ Arkansas
5:30pm – Georgia @ Alabama
6:00pm – Utah State @ Utah
7:00pm – Oklahoma @ Oregon State
Sunday – 1/15/12
2:00pm – UCLA @ California
TBA – Quad Meet @ Stanford
Week 3: January 20th-22nd
Friday – 1/20/12
4:00pm – Florida @ Kentucky
4:30pm – Nebraska @ Iowa State
5:00pm – Georgia @ Auburn
5:00pm – LSU @ Arkansas
7:00pm – Oregon State @ Arizona
Saturday – 1/21/12
4:00pm – Alabama, Michigan State @ Penn State
4:00pm – Michigan @ Minnesota
5:00pm – Oklahoma, Utah State, Centenary @ Texas Women’s
Sunday – 1/22/12
2:00pm – San Jose State @ UCLA
2:00pm – Washington @ Stanford
Week 4: January 27th-29th
Friday – 1/27/12
3:00pm – Illinois @ Michigan
4:00pm – Arkansas, Maryland @ Florida
5:00pm – Alabama @ Auburn
5:00pm – NC State @ Oklahoma
6:00pm – BYU @ Utah
7:00pm – UCLA @ Washington
7:00pm – Stanford @ Oregon State
Saturday – 1/28/12
1:00pm – LSU @ Georgia
4:00pm – Missouri @ Nebraska
Week 5: February 3rd-5th
Friday – 2/3/12
3:00pm – West Virginia @ Michigan
5:00pm – Nebraska, Minnesota, Centenary @ Oklahoma
5:00pm – Auburn @ Arkansas
5:30pm – Florida @ Alabama
6:00pm – Georgia @ Utah
7:00pm – Oregon State @ Washington
Sunday – 2/5/12
12:00pm – Oklahoma @ Arkansas
12:30pm – Stanford @ UCLA
Week 6: February 10th-12th
Friday – 2/10/12
4:00pm – Alabama @ Kentucky
4:00pm – LSU @ Florida
4:30pm – Arkansas @ Georgia
5:00pm – Perfect 10 Challenge – (Oklahoma)
5:30pm – IGI Chicago Style – (UCLA, Illinois, Missouri, Boise St.)
7:00pm – Oregon State, Sacramento State @ UC Davis
Saturday – 2/11/12
4:00pm – Michigan, Washington, Southern Utah @ Nebraska
Sunday – 2/12/12
1:00pm – Utah @ Arizona State
2:00pm – Stanford @ California
Week 7: February 17th-19th
Friday – 2/17/12
3:00pm – Utah @ Michigan
4:30pm – Oklahoma @ Missouri
5:00pm – Florida @ Auburn
5:30pm – Arkansas @ Alabama
7:00pm – UCLA, California @ Oregon State
Saturday – 2/18/12
1:00pm – Kentucky @ Georgia
4:00pm – Nebraska @ Minnesota
TBA – Metroplex Challenge (Stanford)
Week 8: February 24th-26th
Friday – 2/24/12
4:00pm – Georgia @ Florida
5:00pm – Alabama @ LSU
5:00pm – Michigan, Texas Women’s @ Oklahoma
5:00pm – Nebraska @ Arkansas
6:00pm – Stanford @ Utah
7:00pm – Boise State @ Oregon State
Sunday – 2/26/12
2:00pm – Arizona State @ UCLA
Week 9: March 2nd-4th
Friday – 3/2/12
4:00pm – Michigan, North Carolina, Centenary @ Penn State
4:30pm – UCLA @ Georgia
5:00pm – Alabama @ Oklahoma
5:00pm – Minnesota @ Arkansas
6:00pm – Oregon State @ Utah
Sunday – 3/4/12
12:00pm – Florida @ Nebraska
2:00pm – Arizona, California @ Stanford
Week 10: March 9th-11th
Friday – 3/9/12
3:00pm – Georgia @ Michigan
5:00pm – Oregon State, Texas Women’s @ Denver
5:30pm – Missouri @ Alabama
6:00pm – Nebraska @ Utah
TBA – Stanford @ Arizona State
Saturday – 3/10/12
3:00pm – Arkansas, NC State @ West Virginia
Sunday – 3/11/12
11:30am – NC State @ Georgia
2:00pm – Oklahoma @ UCLA
Week 11: March 16th-18th
Friday – 3/16/12
3:00pm – Michigan State @ Michigan
4:00pm – Utah @ Florida
4:30pm – Arkansas @ Missouri
5:00pm – Iowa State @ Nebraska
5:30pm – North Carolina @ Alabama
7:00pm – New Hampshire, Seattle Pacific @ Oregon State
Saturday – 3/17/12
1:00pm – Oklahoma @ Ohio State
Week 12: March 24th
Saturday – 3/24/12
12:00pm – Big Ten Championships (@ Iowa)
1:00pm & 6:00pm – Pac-12 Championships (@ Utah)
1:00pm – SEC Championships (@ Georgia)
2:00pm – Big 12 Championships (@ Oklahoma)
Week 14: April 7th
Saturday – 4/7/12
1:00pm – NC State Regional
2:00pm – Arkansas Regional
2:00pm – Illinois Regional
4:00pm – Washington Regional
4:00pm – Auburn Regional
5:00pm – Utah Regional
Week 16: April 20th-22nd
Friday – 4/20/12
TBA – NCAA Semifinals
Saturday – 4/21/12
TBA – NCAA Team Finals
Sunday – 4/22/12
TBA – NCAA Event Finals

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