The Division III College Championships is an annual event held for teams from colleges or universities whose student populations of 7,500 or less.
The D-III Championships were first held in 2010 as part of ongoing efforts to create additional, high-level playing opportunities for college teams and to better tailor competitive opportunities across the college division.
In all, 32 teams compete at the D-III Championships – 16 each in the men’s and women’s divisions.
Teams qualify by competing in conference and regional championship events held around the country. Bids are awarded based on regular-season rankings, which are calculated using USA Ultimate’s rankings algorithm.
In 2017, 221 D-III teams competed in the postseason championship series. Each year, the number of Division III teams that compete in the series increases.