List of college athletic programs in California

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Notes:

  • This list is in a tabular format, with columns arranged in the following order, from left to right:
    • Athletic team description (short school name and nickname), with a link to the school's athletic program article if it exists. When only one nickname is listed, it is used for teams of both sexes. (Note that in recent years, many schools have chosen to use the same nickname for men's and women's teams even when the nickname is distinctly masculine.) When two nicknames are given, the first is used for men's teams and the other is used for women's teams. Different nicknames for a specific sport within a school are noted separately below the table.
    • Full name of school.
    • Location of school.
    • Conference of the school (if conference column is left blank, the school is either independent or the conference is unknown).
  • Apart from the ongoing conversions, the following notes apply:
    • Following the normal standard of U.S. sports media, the terms "University" and "College" are ignored in alphabetization, unless necessary to distinguish schools (such as Boston College and Boston University) or are actually used by the media in normally describing the school (formerly the case for the College of Charleston, but media now use "Charleston" for that school's athletic program).
    • Schools are also alphabetized by the names they are most commonly referred to by sports media, with non-intuitive examples included in parentheses next to the school name. This means, for example, that campuses bearing the name "University of North Carolina" may variously be found at "C" (Charlotte), "N" (North Carolina, referring to the Chapel Hill campus), and "U" (the Asheville, Greensboro, Pembroke, and Wilmington campuses, all normally referred to as UNC-{campus name}).
    • The prefix "St.", as in "Saint", is alphabetized as if it were spelled out.

NCAA[edit]

Division I[edit]

Team School City Conference
Cal Poly Mustangs California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo Big West[a 1]
Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield WAC
Cal State Fullerton Titans California State University, Fullerton Fullerton Big West
Cal State Northridge Matadors California State University, Northridge Northridge Big West
California Golden Bears University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Pac-12
Fresno State Bulldogs California State University, Fresno Fresno Mountain West
Long Beach State 49ers[a 2] California State University, Long Beach Long Beach Big West
Loyola Marymount Lions Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles West Coast
Pacific Tigers University of the Pacific Stockton West Coast
Pepperdine Waves Pepperdine University Malibu West Coast
Sacramento State Hornets California State University, Sacramento Sacramento Big Sky
Saint Mary's Gaels Saint Mary's College of California Moraga West Coast
San Diego Toreros University of San Diego San Diego West Coast
San Diego State Aztecs San Diego State University San Diego Mountain West
San Francisco Dons University of San Francisco San Francisco West Coast
San Jose State Spartans San José State University San Jose Mountain West
Santa Clara Broncos Santa Clara University Santa Clara West Coast
Stanford Cardinal Stanford University Palo Alto Pac-12
UC Davis Aggies University of California, Davis Davis Big West[a 1]
UC Irvine Anteaters University of California, Irvine Irvine Big West
UC Riverside Highlanders University of California, Riverside Riverside Big West
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Big West
UCLA Bruins University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles Pac-12
USC Trojans and Women of Troy[a 3] University of Southern California Los Angeles Pac-12
  1. ^ a b Cal Poly and UC Davis play football in the Big Sky Conference.
  2. ^ The Long Beach State baseball team is unofficially called the "Dirtbags", and the school recognizes the nickname.
  3. ^ The school prefers to be called "Southern California" or "USC" for athletics purposes, not "Southern Cal". Most national media use "USC". Also, the nicknames "Trojans" and "Women of Troy" are officially interchangeable for women's teams.

Division II[edit]

Team School City Conference
Academy of Art Urban Knights Academy of Art University San Francisco Pac West
Azusa Pacific Cougars Azusa Pacific University Azusa Pac West
California Baptist Lancers California Baptist University Riverside Pac West
Cal Poly Pomona Broncos California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona CCAA
Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros California State University, Dominguez Hills Carson CCAA
Cal State East Bay Pioneers California State University, East Bay Hayward CCAA
Chico State Wildcats California State University, Chico Chico CCAA
Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles CCAA
Cal State Monterey Bay Otters California State University, Monterey Bay Seaside CCAA
Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes California State University, San Bernardino San Bernardino CCAA
Cal State Stanislaus Warriors California State University, Stanislaus Turlock CCAA
Dominican Penguins Dominican University of California San Rafael Pac West
Fresno Pacific Sunbirds Fresno Pacific University Fresno Pac West
Holy Names Hawks Holy Names University Oakland Pac West
Humboldt State Lumberjacks Humboldt State University Arcata CCAA
Notre Dame de Namur Argos Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont Pac West
PLNU Sea Lions Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego Pac West
San Francisco State Gators San Francisco State University San Francisco CCAA
Sonoma State Seawolves Sonoma State University Rohnert Park CCAA
UC San Diego Tritons University of California, San Diego La Jolla CCAA/Mountain Pacific

Division III[edit]

Team School City Conference
California Lutheran Kingsmen/Regals California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks Southern California
Caltech Beavers California Institute of Technology Pasadena Southern California
Chapman Panthers Chapman University Orange Southern California
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags and Athenas A combined team of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Scripps Colleges Claremont Southern California
La Verne Leopards University of La Verne LA Verne Southern California
Mills Cyclones Mills College Oakland Great South
Occidental Tigers Occidental College Los Angeles Southern California
Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens A combined team of Pomona and Pitzer Colleges Claremont Southern California
Redlands Bulldogs University of Redlands Redlands Southern California
UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Independent
Whittier Poets Whittier College Whittier Southern California

NAIA[edit]

Team School City Conference
Antelope Valley Pioneers University of Antelope Valley Lancaster Independent
Biola Eagles Biola University La Mirada Golden State
Cal State San Marcos Cougars California State University, San Marcos San Marcos Independent
California Maritime Keelhaulers California Maritime Academy Vallejo California Pacific
Concordia Eagles Concordia University, Irvine Irvine Golden State
Hope International Royals Hope International University Fullerton Golden State
La Sierra Golden Eagles La Sierra University Riverside California Pacific
Marymount Mariners Marymount California University Rancho Palos Verdes California Pacific
Master's Mustangs The Master's College Santa Clarita Golden State
Menlo Oaks Menlo College Atherton California Pacific
Pacific Union Pioneers Pacific Union College Angwin California Pacific
San Diego Christian Hawks San Diego Christian College El Cajon Golden State
Simpson Red Hawks Simpson University Redding California Pacific
Soka Lions Soka University of America Aliso Viejo California Pacific
UC Merced Golden Bobcats UC Merced Merced California Pacific
Vanguard Lions Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa Golden State
Westmont Warriors Westmont College Santa Barbara Golden State
William Jessup Warriors William Jessup University Rocklin Golden State

California Community College Athletic Association[edit]

Team School City Conference
Alameda Cougars College of Alameda Alameda Bay Valley
Allan Hancock Bulldogs Allan Hancock College Santa Maria Western State
American River Beavers American River College Sacramento Big Eight
Antelope Valley Marauders Antelope Valley College Lancaster Western State
Bakersfield Renegades Bakersfield College Bakersfield Western State
Barstow Vikings Barstow Community College Barstow Foothill
Butte Roadrunners Butte College Oroville Golden Valley
Cabrillo Seahawks Cabrillo College Aptos Coast
Canada Colts Canada College Redwood City Coast
Canyons Cougars College of the Canyons Santa Clarita Western State
Cerritos Falcons Cerritos College Norwalk South Coast
Cerro Coso Coyotes Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest Foothill
Chabot Gladiators Chabot College Hayward Coast
Chaffey Panthers Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga Foothill
Citrus Fighting Owls Citrus College Glendora Western State
Columbia Claim Jumpers Columbia College Sonora Central Valley
Contra Costa Comets Contra Costa College San Pablo Bay Valley
Cosumnes River Hawks Cosumnes River College Sacramento Big Eight
Cuesta Cougars Cuesta College San Luis Obispo Western State
Cuyamaca Coyotes Cuyamaca College El Cajon Pacific Coast
Cypress Chargers Cypress College Cypress Orange Empire
De Anza Dons De Anza College Cupertino Coast
Desert Roadrunners College of the Desert Palm Desert Foothill
Diablo Valley Vikings Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill Big Eight
East Los Angeles Huskies East Los Angeles College Monterey Park South Coast
El Camino Warriors El Camino College Torrance South Coast
El Camino Compton Center Tartars El Camino College Compton Center Compton South Coast
Evergreen Valley Wolfpack Evergreen Valley College San Jose Coast
Feather River Golden Eagles Feather River College Quincy Golden Valley
Folsom Lake Falcons Folsom Lake College Folsom Bay Valley
Foothill Owls Foothill College Los Altos Hills Coast
Fresno City Rams Fresno City College Fresno Central Valley
Fullerton Hornets Fullerton College Fullerton Orange Empire
Gavilan Rams Gavilan College Gilroy Coast
Glendale Vaqueros Glendale Community College Glendale Western State
Golden West Rustlers Golden West College Huntington Beach Orange Empire
Grossmont Griffins Grossmont College El Cajon Pacific Coast
Hartnell Panthers Hartnell College Salinas Coast
Irvine Valley Lasers Irvine Valley College Irvine Orange Empire
Imperial Valley Arabs Imperial Valley College Imperial Pacific Coast
Laney Eagles Laney College Oakland Bay Valley
Las Positas Hawks Las Positas College Livermore Coast
Lassen Cougars Lassen College Susanville Golden Valley
Long Beach City Vikings Long Beach City College Long Beach South Coast
Los Angeles Harbor Seahawks Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington South Coast
Los Angeles Mission Eagles Los Angeles Mission College Sylmar Western State
Los Angeles Pierce Brahmas Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills Western State
Los Angeles Southwest Cougars Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles South Coast
Los Angeles Trade Tech Beavers Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Los Angeles South Coast
Los Angeles Valley Monarchs Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen Western State
Los Medanos Mustangs Los Medanos College Pittsburg Bay Valley
Marin Mariners College of Marin Novato Bay Valley
Mendocino Eagles Mendocino College Ukiah Bay Valley
Merced Blue Devils Merced College Merced Central Valley
Merritt Thunderbirds Merritt College Oakland Bay Valley
MiraCosta Spartans MiraCosta College Oceanside Pacific Coast
Miramar Jets Miramar College San Diego Pacific Coast
Mission Saints Mission College Santa Clara Coast
Modesto Pirates Modesto Junior College Modesto Big Eight
Monterey Peninsula Lobos Monterey Peninsula College Monterey Coast
Moorpark Raiders Moorpark College Moorpark Western State
Mt. San Antonio Mounties Mt. San Antonio College Walnut South Coast
Mt. San Jacinto Eagles Mt. San Jacinto College San Jacinto Pacific Coast
Napa Valley Storm Napa Valley College Napa Bay Valley
Norco Mustangs Norco College Norco Orange Empire
Ohlone Renegades Ohlone College Fremont Coast
Orange Coast Pirates Orange Coast College Costa Mesa Orange Empire
Oxnard Condors Oxnard College Oxnard Western State
Palomar Comets Palomar College San Marcos Pacific Coast
Pasadena City Lancers Pasadena City College Pasadena South Coast
Porterville Pirates Porterville College Porterville Central Valley
Redwoods Corsairs College of the Redwoods Eureka Golden Valley
Reedley Tigers Reedley College Reedley Central Valley
Rio Hondo Roadrunners Rio Hondo College Whittier Foothill
Riverside Tigers Riverside Community College Riverside Orange Empire
Sacramento City Panthers Sacramento City College Sacramento Big Eight
Saddleback Gauchos Saddleback College Mission Viejo Orange Empire
San Bernardino Valley Wolverines San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino Foothill
San Diego City Knights San Diego City College San Diego Pacific Coast
San Diego Mesa Olympians San Diego Mesa College San Diego Pacific Coast
San Francisco Rams City College of San Francisco San Francisco Coast
San Joaquin Delta Mustangs San Joaquin Delta College Stockton Big Eight
San Jose Jaguars San Jose City College San Jose Coast
San Mateo Bulldogs College of San Mateo San Mateo Coast
Santa Ana Dons Santa Ana College Santa Ana Orange Empire
Santa Barbara City Vaqueros Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara Western State
Santa Monica Corsairs Santa Monica College Santa Monica Western State
Santa Rosa Bear Cubs Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Big Eight
Santiago Canyon Hawks Santiago Canyon College Orange Orange Empire
Sequoias Giants College of the Sequoias Visalia Central Valley
Shasta Knights Shasta College Redding Golden Valley
Sierra Wolverines Sierra College Rocklin Big Eight
Siskiyous Eagles College of the Siskiyous Weed Golden Valley
Skyline Trojans Skyline College San Bruno Coast
Solano Falcons Solano Community College Fairfield Bay Valley
Southwestern Jaguars Southwestern College Chula Vista Pacific Coast
Taft Cougars Taft College Taft Central Valley
Ventura Pirates Ventura College Ventura Western State
Victor Valley Rams Victor Valley College Victorville Foothill
West Hills Coalinga Falcons West Hills College Coalinga Coalinga Central Valley
West Hills Lemoore Golden Eagles West Hills College Lemoore Lemoore Central Valley
West Los Angeles Wildcats West Los Angeles College Culver City Western State
West Valley Vikings West Valley College Saratoga Coast
Yuba 49ers Yuba College Marysville Bay Valley

ACCA[edit]

Team School City Conference
Golden State Baptist Bears Golden State Baptist College Santa Clara Pacific Christian
West Coast Baptist Eagles West Coast Baptist College Lancaster Pacific Christian

See also[edit]