Central Arizona Junior College (21-2, 28-4) won this year's Division-I championship in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) - earning an opportunity to represent the conference in the Region-I Championship game, and make the annual trip to Hutchinson, Kansas.
#1 seed Central Arizona, after winning the regular season title, knocked off #4 seed Cochise JC, 81-59, in the conference semi-finals. They then advanced to the championship game, where they would defeat #3 seed Arizona Western JC, 78-67 on Saturday evening.
Arizona Western defeated #2 seed Mesa JC in the conference semi-finals, 74-67.
After winning the Division-II regular season title, Phoenix College earned the #1 seed heading into this year's conference semi-finals. Phoenix College and head coach Matt Gordon would defeat #4 seed South Mountain JC easily, 85-67. They then would advance to the ACCAC Division-II championship game, where they would win the conference title by defeating Glendale JC 63-54 in the tournament final.
Glendale Junior College, playing with a depleted team all season, defeated #2 seed Scottsdale JC in the conference semi-finals, 76-70.