Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 15, 2022)—USA Ultimate revealed today its College Division Guidelines for the 2023 season following its annual competition working group meeting earlier this month in Denver.

The 2023 guidelines, which were written alongside USA Ultimate’s college working group, mostly reflect pre-pandemic versions, undoing a few significant changes from 2021 that were largely a result of continued COVID-19 concerns and the resulting need for more flexibility. Updates for the upcoming season include the return of regular season rankings and a standard bid allocation process, as well as reverting back to having two conference championship weekends.

For more information, see the brief outline below and the complete 2023 College Division Guidelines.  

Notable Changes for 2023

  • Regular season rankings will return for the first time since 2019.
  • There will be two weekends for Conference Championships next season – April 15-16 and April 22-23.
  • For the women’s division, regions that have a conference-to-regionals structure will invite all teams to regionals in regions with less than 16 teams.