NCAA Division I conference realignment

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NCAA Division I conference realignment refers to changes in the alignment of college or university athletic programs from one National Collegiate Athletic Association athletic conference to another. These changes occur every few years with some of these changes causing a ripple effect with other programs changing conference alignment in response.

Announced future changes[edit]

Note
  • The "year" column indicates the calendar year in which the conference change will take place, which in the case of spring sports will differ from the year in which competition will begin.

Full membership changes[edit]

  • None yet confirmed.

Affiliate/single sport changes[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference Year
Air Force Falcons Men's lacrosse Independent SoCon 2015[1]
California Golden Bears Field hockey NorPac America East 2015[2]
East Tennessee State Buccaneers Football No team SoCon 2015[3]
Fairfield Stags Field hockey America East MAAC 2015[4]
Kennesaw State Owls Football No team Big South 2015[5]
Merrimack Warriors Women's ice hockey Club team Hockey East 2015[6]
Navy Midshipmen Football Division I FBS Independent The American 2015
Pacific Tigers Field hockey NorPac America East 2015[2]
Radford Highlanders Women's lacrosse Club team Big South 2015[7]
San Diego State Aztecs[8] Men's soccer Pac-12 Big West 2015
Stanford Cardinal Field hockey NorPac America East 2015[2]
UAB Blazers Football C-USA Dropping football 2015[9]
UAB Blazers Bowling, rifle Independent Dropping both sports 2015[9]
UC Davis Aggies Field hockey NorPac America East 2015[2]
UTRGV Vaqueros[13] Men's soccer No team WAC 2015[14]
Massachusetts Minutemen Football MAC TBD 2016[15]

History[edit]

2014–2015[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Abilene Christian Wildcats[16] Football Division I FCS independent Southland
Alabama Crimson Tide Women's rowing C-USA Big 12[17]
Appalachian State Mountaineers[18] Full membership SoCon Sun Belt
Bellarmine Knights[19][20] Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse SoCon[22]
Belmont Bruins[23] Men's soccer Independent Horizon League
Binghamton Bearcats Men's golf America Sky Big Sky[24]
Binghamton Bearcats Men's tennis America East MAC[25]
Boston College Eagles Fencing IFA ACC[26]
Boston University Terriers Wrestling EIWA Dropped wrestling[27]
Charleston (WV) Golden Eagles[28] Men's volleyball No team Independent[29]
Chicago State Cougars Women's soccer No team WAC[30]
Colorado College Tigers Women's soccer C-USA Mountain West[31]
Connecticut Huskies[32] Men's ice hockey Atlantic Hockey Hockey East
Davidson Wildcats[33] Full membership SoCon Atlantic 10
Davidson Wildcats[33] Field hockey NorPac Atlantic 10
Davidson Wildcats[33] Men's and women's swimming and diving CCSA Atlantic 10
Davidson Wildcats[33] Women's lacrosse Big South Atlantic 10
Duke Blue Devils Fencing Independent ACC[26]
East Carolina Pirates[34] Full membership Conference USA The American
East Tennessee State Buccaneers[3] Full membership (non-football) Atlantic Sun SoCon
Elon Phoenix[35] Full membership SoCon CAA
Fairfield Stags[33] Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse CAA[36]
Florida Gators Women's lacrosse ALC Big East[37]
Georgia Southern Eagles[38] Full membership SoCon Sun Belt
Georgia State Panthers Men's soccer Independent Sun Belt[39]
Hartford Hawks Men's golf America Sky Big Sky[24]
Hartwick Hawks Men's soccer MAC Sun Belt[39]
High Point Panthers Men's lacrosse Atlantic Sun SoCon[21]
Houston Baptist Huskies Football Division I FCS Independent[40] Southland
Howard Bison Men's soccer Independent Sun Belt[39]
Howard Lady Bison Women's soccer Independent SWAC[41]
Idaho Vandals[42] Full membership (except football) WAC Big Sky
Idaho Vandals[43] Football Division I FBS independent Sun Belt
Incarnate Word Cardinals[44] Football Division I FCS independent Southland
Incarnate Word Cardinals[45] Men's soccer Independent WAC
Jacksonville Dolphins Men's lacrosse Atlantic Sun SoCon[21]
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays Men's lacrosse Independent Big Ten[46]
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays Women's lacrosse ALC Independent[47]
Kansas Jayhawks Women's rowing Big 12 & C-USA Big 12 only[17]
Kansas State Wildcats Women's rowing Big 12 & C-USA Big 12 only[17]
Longwood Lancers Field hockey NorPac MAC[25]
Louisville Cardinals[48] Full membership The American ACC
Louisville Cardinals Field hockey, women's lacrosse Big East ACC[49]
Maryland Terrapins[50] Full membership ACC Big Ten
McKendree Bearcats[28] Men's volleyball Independent MIVA[51]
Mercer Bears[3] Full membership Atlantic Sun SoCon
Mercer Bears Football Pioneer SoCon[3]
Mercer Bears Women's lacrosse No team Atlantic Sun[52]
Mercer Bears Women's track and field No team SoCon[3]
Michigan Wolverines Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse Big Ten[46]
Michigan Wolverines Women's lacrosse ALC Big Ten[46]
Monmouth Hawks[53] Football Division I FCS independent Big South
Montana Grizzlies[54] Softball No team Big Sky
New Mexico State Aggies[43] Football Division I FBS independent Sun Belt
NJIT Highlanders Men's lacrosse Club team Independent[55]
NJIT Highlanders Men's soccer Independent Sun Belt[39]
North Carolina Tar Heels Fencing Independent ACC[26]
North Dakota (no nickname) Men's golf America Sky Big Sky[24]
Northern Colorado Bears Men's golf America Sky Big Sky[24]
Northwestern Wildcats Women's lacrosse ALC Big Ten[46]
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Fencing MFC ACC[26]
Ohio State Buckeyes Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse Big Ten[46]
Ohio State Buckeyes Women's lacrosse ALC Big Ten[46]
Oklahoma Sooners Women's rowing Big 12 & C-USA Big 12 only[17]
Old Dominion Monarchs Women's lacrosse Independent Atlantic Sun[56]
Old Dominion Lady Monarchs Women's rowing C-USA Big 12[17]
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles[57] Full membership Southland The Summit
Pacific Tigers Men's volleyball MPSF Dropped men's volleyball[58]
Penn State Nittany Lions Men's lacrosse CAA Big Ten[46]
Penn State Nittany Lions Women's lacrosse ALC Big Ten[46]
Providence Friars Women's volleyball America East Big East[59]
Radford Highlanders Field hockey NorPac Dropped field hockey[7]
Radford Highlanders Men's track and field (indoor & outdoor) Big South Dropped both sports[7]
Radford Highlanders Women's swimming and diving CCSA Dropped women's swimming and diving[7]
Richmond Spiders Men's lacrosse Atlantic Sun SoCon[21]
Robert Morris Colonials Field hockey, men's cross country, men's and women's tennis, men's indoor and outdoor track & field, women's golf NEC Dropped all seven sports[60]
Rutgers Scarlet Knights[61] Full membership The American Big Ten
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse Big East Big Ten[46][49]
Sacramento State Hornets Men's golf America Sky Big Sky[24]
Sacramento State Hornets Women's rowing C-USA The American[62]
San Diego State Aztecs Women's rowing C-USA The American[62]
Southern Utah Thunderbirds Men's golf America Sky Big Sky[24]
Temple Owls Baseball, men's indoor and outdoor track & field, softball The American Dropped all four sports[63][65]
Temple Owls Men's gymnastics EIGL Dropped men's gymnastics[63]
Tennessee Lady Volunteers Women's rowing C-USA Big 12[17]
Texas Longhorns Women's rowing Big 12 & C-USA Big 12 only[17]
Texas–Pan American Broncs Women's soccer No team WAC[14]
Tulane Green Wave[66] Full membership Conference USA The American
Tulsa Golden Hurricane[67] Full membership Conference USA The American
UMass Lowell River Hawks Men's and women's lacrosse Club teams America East[68]
Utah Valley Wolverines Men's soccer No team WAC[69]
Vanderbilt Commodores Women's lacrosse ALC Big East[37]
VMI Keydets[3] Full membership Big South SoCon
VMI Keydets Men's lacrosse Atlantic Sun SoCon[21]
Weber State Wildcats Men's golf America Sky Big Sky[24]
West Virginia Mountaineers Women's rowing Big 12 & C-USA Big 12 only[17]
WKU Hilltoppers[70] Full membership Sun Belt Conference USA
WKU Hilltoppers Men's tennis Sun Belt Dropped men's tennis[71]

2013–2014[edit]

Note
  • On February 28, 2013, it was reported that the seven Catholic schools that had announced plans to leave the Big East Conference (collectively called the "Catholic 7") would do so in July 2013, two years ahead of the original schedule, and would keep the "Big East" name.[72] On April 3, the football-sponsoring conference that retained the charter of the original Big East announced that it would be called the American Athletic Conference (AAC or The American).[73] Accordingly, the following convention is being used in the 2013–14 table:
    • Big East (1979–2013) — The conference as it existed before July 2013.
    • Big East (2013) — The new conference formed by the "Catholic 7" schools.
School Sports(s) Former Conference New Conference
Abilene Christian Wildcats[16] All sports except football Lone Star (Division II) Southland
Abilene Christian Wildcats[16] Football Lone Star (Division II) Division I FCS independent
Adelphi Panthers[74] Men's soccer Division I independent Northeast-10 (Division II)
Air Force Falcons[75] Men's soccer MPSF WAC
Air Force Falcons[76] Men's swimming and diving MPSF WAC
Air Force Falcons[77] Rifle Independent PRC
Alaska Nanooks Men's ice hockey CCHA WCHA
Alaska Nanooks[77][78] Rifle Independent PRC
Albany Great Danes[79] Football NEC CAA
Azusa Pacific Cougars[80] Women's water polo CWPA Golden Coast[81]
Binghamton Bearcats[82] Wrestling CAA EIWA
Boston University Terriers[83] All sports except wrestling (non-football) America East Patriot League
Boston University Terriers[84] Wrestling CAA EIWA
Bowling Green Falcons Men's ice hockey CCHA WCHA
BYU Cougars Softball[85] PCSC WCC
Butler Bulldogs[86] All sports except football Atlantic 10 Big East (2013)
California Baptist Lancers[87] Women's water polo CWPA Golden Coast[81]
Charleston Cougars[88] All sports (non-football) SoCon CAA
Charleston Cougars[88] Men's and women's swimming and diving CCSA CAA
Charlotte 49ers[89] All sports (football in 2015) Atlantic 10 Conference USA
Charlotte 49ers Football (non-football) Division I FCS Independent
Chicago State Cougars[90] All sports (non-football) Great West WAC
Chicago State Cougars[90] Men's golf America Sky WAC
Cincinnati Bearcats Women's lacrosse Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)[49]
Colorado Buffaloes[91][92] Women's lacrosse (non-lacrosse) MPSF
Colorado College Tigers Men's ice hockey WCHA NCHC
Connecticut Huskies Field hockey, women's lacrosse Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)[49]
Creighton Bluejays[86] All sports (non-football) MVC Big East (2013)
CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners[93] All sports except baseball Independent WAC
CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners[93] Men's golf America Sky WAC
CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners[75] Men's soccer MPSF WAC
CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners[76] Men's swimming and diving MPSF WAC
CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners[93] Softball PCSC WAC
Dallas Baptist Patriots[94] Baseball WAC MVC
Denver Pioneers[95] All sports except women's gymnastics, men's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, and skiing WAC The Summit
Denver Pioneers Men's ice hockey WCHA NCHC
Denver Pioneers Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse Big East (2013)[96]
Denver Pioneers[95] Men's soccer MPSF The Summit
Denver Pioneers[95] Men's and women's swimming and diving MPSF The Summit
DePaul Blue Demons[97] All sports (non-football) Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)
Drexel Dragons[98] Wrestling CAA EIWA
Ferris State Bulldogs Men's ice hockey CCHA WCHA
Florida Atlantic Owls[99] All sports Sun Belt Conference USA
Florida Atlantic Owls Men's soccer MAC Conference USA
FIU Panthers[100] All sports Sun Belt Conference USA
Fresno Pacific Sunbirds[80] Women's water polo CWPA Golden Coast[81]
Furman Paladins Men's lacrosse[101] (non-lacrosse) Atlantic Sun
George Mason Patriots[102] All sports except men's volleyball and wrestling (non-football) CAA Atlantic 10
George Mason Patriots Wrestling[103] CAA EWL
Georgetown Hoyas[97] All sports except football Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)
Georgia State Panthers[104] All sports except men's soccer CAA Sun Belt
Georgia State Panthers Men's soccer CAA Division I independent
Grand Canyon Antelopes[105] All sports PacWest (Division II) WAC
High Point Panthers Men's lacrosse Independent Atlantic Sun[106]
Hobart Statesmen Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse NEC[107]
Hofstra Pride[108] Wrestling CAA EIWA
Houston Cougars[109] All sports Conference USA The American
Houston Cougars Women's golf No team The American[110]
Houston Baptist Huskies[111] All sports (non-football)[111] Great West Southland
Houston Baptist Huskies[111] Men's golf America Sky Southland
Houston Baptist Huskies[75] Men's soccer MPSF WAC[46]
Idaho Vandals[112] Football WAC Division I FBS independent
Incarnate Word Cardinals[44] All sports except football, men's soccer, and swimming & diving for both sexes Lone Star (Division II) Southland
Incarnate Word Cardinals[44] Football Lone Star (Division II) Division I FCS independent
Incarnate Word Cardinals[44] Men's soccer Lone Star (Division II) Independent
Incarnate Word Cardinals[113] Men's and women's swimming & diving Lone Star (Division II) CCSA
Lake Superior State Lakers Men's ice hockey CCHA WCHA
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Lady Techsters[100] All sports WAC Conference USA
Louisville Cardinals Field hockey, women's lacrosse Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)[49]
Loyola (Chicago) Ramblers[114] All sports (non-football) Horizon League MVC
Loyola (MD) Greyhounds[115] All sports except men's and women's lacrosse (non-football) MAAC Patriot League
Loyola (MD) Greyhounds[115] Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse Patriot League
Loyola (MD) Greyhounds[115] Women's lacrosse Big East (1979–2013) Patriot League
Loyola Marymount Lions Softball[85] PCSC WCC
Loyola Marymount Lions Women's water polo WWPA Golden Coast[81]
Marquette Golden Eagles[97] All sports (non-football) Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)
Memphis Tigers[116] All sports Conference USA The American
Mercer Bears[117] Football (non-football) Pioneer
Miami RedHawks Men's ice hockey CCHA NCHC
Michigan Wolverines Men's ice hockey CCHA Big Ten
Michigan State Spartans Men's ice hockey CCHA Big Ten
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders[99] All sports Sun Belt Conference USA
Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's ice hockey WCHA Big Ten
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Men's ice hockey WCHA NCHC
Monmouth Hawks[118] All sports except football NEC MAAC
Monmouth Hawks[53] Football NEC Division I FCS independent
Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers Men's golf, women's golf, men's soccer NEC Dropped all three sports[119]
Nevada Wolf Pack[77] Rifle Independent PRC
New Mexico Lobos[120] Men's soccer MPSF Conference USA
New Mexico State Aggies[121] Football WAC Division I FBS independent
New Orleans Privateers[122] All sports Independent Southland
NJIT Highlanders[113] Men's swimming & diving METS CCSA
North Dakota (no nickname)[123] Baseball Great West WAC
North Dakota (no nickname) Men's ice hockey WCHA NCHC
North Dakota (no nickname)[76] Men's swimming and diving MPSF WAC
Northern Colorado Bears[124] Baseball Great West WAC
Northern Michigan Wildcats Men's ice hockey CCHA WCHA
North Texas Mean Green[100] All sports Sun Belt Conference USA
Notre Dame Fighting Irish[125] All sports except football, fencing, and men's ice hockey Big East (1979–2013) ACC[126]
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men's ice hockey CCHA Hockey East
Oakland Golden Grizzlies[127] All sports (non-football) The Summit Horizon League
Ohio State Buckeyes Men's ice hockey CCHA Big Ten
Ohio State Buckeyes[77] Rifle Independent PRC
Old Dominion Monarchs[128] All sports (football in 2014) except field hockey and wrestling CAA Conference USA
Old Dominion Monarchs Field hockey CAA Big East (2013)[49][129]
Old Dominion Monarchs Women's lacrosse CAA Independent[56]
Old Dominion Monarchs Wrestling[130] CAA MAC
Omaha Mavericks Men's ice hockey WCHA NCHC
Pacific Tigers[131] All sports (non-football) except women's water polo Big West West Coast
Pacific Tigers Women's water polo Big West Golden Coast[81]
Penn State Nittany Lions Men's ice hockey Division I Independent Big Ten
Pittsburgh Panthers All sports except wrestling Big East (1979–2013) ACC
Pittsburgh Panthers Wrestling EWL ACC
Providence Friars[97] All sports (non-football) except men's ice hockey and women's volleyball Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)
Quinnipiac Bobcats[132] All sports (non-football) except men's and women's ice hockey NEC MAAC
Richmond Spiders Men's lacrosse[133] Club team A-Sun
Richmond Spiders Men's soccer, men's track and field[134] Atlantic 10 Dropped both sports
Rider Broncs Wrestling[135] CAA EWL
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)[49]
Sacramento State Hornets Women's rowing[136] WIRA Conference USA
St. Cloud State Huskies Men's ice hockey WCHA NCHC
St. John's Red Storm[97] All sports (non-football) Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)
Saint Mary's Gaels Softball[85] PCSC WCC
San Diego Toreros Softball[85] PCSC WCC
San Diego State Aztecs Women's rowing[136] WIRA Conference USA
San Diego State Aztecs Women's water polo Big West Golden Coast[81]
San Jose State Spartans[137] All sports WAC Mountain West
San Jose State Spartans[75] Men's soccer MPSF WAC
Santa Clara Broncos Softball[85] PCSC WCC
Santa Clara Broncos Women's water polo WWPA Golden Coast[81]
Seattle Redhawks[75] Men's soccer MPSF WAC
Seattle Redhawks[76] Men's swimming and diving MPSF WAC
Seton Hall Pirates[97] All sports (non-football) Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)
South Alabama Jaguars Football Division I FCS Independent Sun Belt
SMU Mustangs[109] All sports Conference USA The American
Stetson Hatters[138] Football (non-football) Pioneer
Stony Brook Seawolves[79] Football Big South CAA
Syracuse Orange All sports except women's ice hockey Big East (1979–2013) ACC
TCU Horned Frogs[77] Rifle Independent PRC
Temple Owls[139] All sports except football and men's gymnastics Atlantic 10 The American
Temple Owls Field hockey, women's lacrosse Atlantic 10 Big East (2013)[49]
Texas–Arlington Mavericks[140] All sports (non-football) WAC Sun Belt
Texas–Pan American Broncs All sports (non-football) Great West WAC
Texas–Pan American Broncs Men's golf America Sky WAC
Texas State Bobcats[140] All sports WAC Sun Belt
Towson Tigers[141] Men's soccer CAA Dropped sport
UAH Chargers[142] Men's ice hockey Division I Independent WCHA
UCF Knights[109] All sports Conference USA The American
UMass Lowell River Hawks[143] All sports except men's ice hockey Northeast-10 (Division II) America East
UMBC Retrievers[113] Men's swimming & diving America East CCSA
UMKC Kangaroos[144] All sports (non-football) The Summit WAC
UNLV Rebels[75] Men's soccer MPSF WAC
UNLV Rebels[76] Men's swimming and diving MPSF WAC
Utah State Aggies[137] All sports WAC Mountain West
Utah Valley Wolverines[93] All sports Great West WAC
Utah Valley Wolverines[93] Men's golf America Sky WAC
Utah Valley Wolverines[93] Softball PCSC WAC
UTEP Miners[77] Rifle Independent PRC
UTSA Roadrunners[145] All sports WAC Conference USA
Villanova Wildcats[97] All sports except football Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)
VMI Keydets Men's lacrosse MAAC Atlantic Sun[106]
Western Michigan Broncos Men's ice hockey CCHA NCHC
Wisconsin Badgers Men's ice hockey WCHA Big Ten
Wyoming Cowboys[76] Men's swimming and diving MPSF WAC
Xavier Musketeers[86] All sports (non-football) Atlantic 10 Big East (2013)

2012–2013[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Adelphi Panthers Men's soccer Atlantic Soccer Independent
Alabama A&M Bulldogs Men's soccer Independent Dropped men's soccer
Belmont Bruins[146] All sports (non-football) Atlantic Sun OVC
Belmont Bruins[147] Men's Soccer Atlantic Sun Independent
Butler Bulldogs[148] All sports except football and women's golf Horizon Atlantic 10
Butler Bulldogs[149] Women's golf Horizon MAAC
BYU Cougars[150] Softball WAC PCSC
Cal Poly Mustangs[151] Football Great West Big Sky
Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners[152] Baseball Division I Independent WAC
Campbell Lady Camels Women's lacrosse No team Big South
Columbus State Cougars[153] Rifle Independent OVC[154]
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Women's lacrosse No team Big South
Dallas Baptist Patriots[152] Baseball Division I Independent WAC
Davidson Wildcats Women's lacrosse National Lacrosse Big South
Denver Pioneers[155] All sports (non-football) Sun Belt WAC
Detroit Titans Women's lacrosse National Lacrosse Atlantic Sun
Fresno State Bulldogs[156] All sports WAC Mountain West
Hartwick Hawks Men's soccer Atlantic Soccer MAC
Hawaiʻi (Rainbow) Warriors and Rainbow Wahine[157] All sports except football, women's indoor track and field, and swimming and diving for both sexes WAC Big West
Hawaiʻi Warriors[157] Football WAC Mountain West
Hawaiʻi Rainbow Wahine[157] Women's indoor track and field, and women's swimming and diving WAC MPSF
Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors[157] Men's swimming and diving WAC MPSF
High Point Panthers Women's lacrosse National Lacrosse Big South
Houston Baptist Huskies Men's soccer Atlantic Soccer MPSF
Howard Bison Men's soccer Atlantic Soccer Independent
Howard Bison Women's lacrosse National Lacrosse Atlantic Sun
Idaho State Bengals Softball PCSC Big Sky
Jacksonville Dolphins Women's lacrosse National Lacrosse Atlantic Sun
Kennesaw State Owls Women's lacrosse No team Atlantic Sun
Liberty Lady Flames Women's lacrosse National Lacrosse Big South
Lindenwood Lady Lions Women's ice hockey Division I Independent CHA
Longwood Lancers[158] All sports (non-football) except men's soccer and women's lacrosse Division I Independent Big South
Longwood Lancers[158] Men's soccer Atlantic Soccer Big South
Longwood Lancers[158] Women's lacrosse National Lacrosse Big South
Massachusetts Minutemen[159] Football CAA MAC
Michigan Wolverines Men's lacrosse CCLA Division I (club lacrosse) ECAC Lacrosse League
Missouri Tigers All sports except wrestling Big 12 SEC
Missouri Tigers Wrestling[130] Big 12 MAC
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks[160] All sports except hockey and baseball MIAA (Division II) The Summit
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks Baseball Independent The Summit
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks Men's soccer No team The Summit
Niagara Purple Eagles Women's ice hockey CHA Dropped women's hockey
Nevada Wolf Pack[156] All sports WAC Mountain West
NJIT Highlanders Men's soccer ASC Independent
North Dakota (no nickname)[161] All sports except hockey and baseball Great West Big Sky
Northern Colorado Bears Softball PCSC Big Sky
Northern Iowa Panthers Wrestling[130] WWC MAC
Northern Kentucky Norse[162] All sports (non-football) GLVC (Division II) Atlantic Sun
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles[163] All sports (non-football) except men's soccer The Summit Southland
Penn State Nittany Lions Men's ice hockey ACHA Division 1 independent (club hockey) Division I Independent
Penn State Nittany Lions Women's ice hockey ECWHL (ACHA Division 1, club hockey) CHA
Portland State Vikings Softball PCSC Big Sky
Presbyterian Blue Hose Women's lacrosse National Lacrosse Big South
RIT Tigers Women's ice hockey ECAC West (D-III) CHA
Sacramento State Hornets Men's soccer MPSF Big West
Sacramento State Hornets Softball PCSC Big Sky
San Diego State Aztecs[8] Women's water polo MPSF Big West
Seattle Redhawks[164] All sports (non-football) Division I Independent WAC
Seattle Redhawks[164] Softball PCSC WAC
Seattle Redhawks[164] Women's golf WCC WAC
South Dakota Coyotes[165] Football Great West MVFC
SIU Edwardsville Cougars Wrestling Division I independent Southern
Southern Utah Thunderbirds[161] All sports except football The Summit Big Sky
Southern Utah Thunderbirds[166] Baseball Great West Dropped baseball
Southern Utah Thunderbirds[161] Football Great West Big Sky
Stetson Hatters Women's lacrosse No team Atlantic Sun
TCU Horned Frogs[167] All sports Mountain West Big 12
Temple Owls[139] Football MAC Big East
Texas A&M Aggies[168] All sports Big 12 SEC
Texas–Arlington Mavericks[169] All sports (non-football) Southland WAC
Texas State Bobcats[155] All sports except football Southland WAC
Texas State Bobcats Football Division I FCS Independent WAC
UC Davis Aggies[151] Football Great West Big Sky
USC Trojans[170] Women's lacrosse (non-lacrosse) MPSF
UTSA Roadrunners[155] All sports except football Southland WAC
UTSA Roadrunners Football Division I FCS Independent WAC
VCU Rams[171] All sports (non-football) CAA Atlantic 10
Weber State Wildcats Softball PCSC Big Sky
West Virginia Mountaineers All sports except men's soccer, rifle, and women's gymnastics Big East Big 12
West Virginia Mountaineers Men's soccer Big East MAC
West Virginia Mountaineers Women's gymnastics EAGL Big 12
West Virginia Mountaineers Women's rowing Big East Big 12 & C-USA[172]
Winthrop Eagles Women's lacrosse No team Big South

2011–2012[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Boise State Broncos[173] All sports except wrestling WAC Mountain West
BYU Cougars All sports except football, softball, and men's volleyball Mountain West WCC
BYU Cougars Football Mountain West Independent
BYU Cougars Softball Mountain West WAC
Campebell Fighting Camels[174] All sports except football, men's wrestling, and women's swimming and diving Atlantic Sun Big South
Centenary Gentlemen All sports (non-football) The Summit American Southwest (Division III)
Cleveland State Vikings[175] Baseball Horizon Dropped baseball
Colorado Buffaloes[176] All sports except skiing and indoor track & field Big 12 Pacific-12
Colorado Buffaloes Indoor track & field Big 12 MPSF
Eastern Illinois Panthers Men's Soccer Missouri Valley The Summit
Lamar Cardinals Football Division I FCS Independent Southland
Le Moyne Dolphins Baseball Independent Northeast-10 (Division II)
Lindenwood Lady Lions Women's ice hockey CCWHA (ACHA Division I, club hockey) Division I Independent
Nebraska Cornhuskers[177] All sports Big 12 Big Ten
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks Baseball MIAA (Division II) Independent
New Orleans Privateers All sports (non-football) Independent Independent (Division II)
North Carolina Central Eagles[178] All sports except men's golf Independent MEAC
Old Dominion Monarchs Football Division I FCS Independent CAA
Savannah State Tigers[178] All sports except men's and women's golf Independent MEAC
SIU Edwardsville Cougars All sports (non-football) Independent Ohio Valley
South Alabama Jaguars Football Unclassified (exhibition only) Division I FCS Independent
South Dakota Coyotes[165] All sports except football Great West The Summit
Texas State Bobcats Football Southland Division I FCS Independent
Utah Utes[179] All sports Mountain West Pacific-12
Wayne State Warriors Women's ice hockey CHA Dropped hockey

2010–2011[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Bemidji State Beavers Men's ice hockey CHA WCHA
Georgia State Panthers Football (non-football) Division I FCS Independent
Hofstra Pride Football CAA Dropped football
Lamar Cardinals Football (non-football) Division I FCS Independent
Old Dominion Monarchs Football (non-football) Division I FCS Independent
New Orleans Privateers[180] All sports (non-football) Sun Belt Independent
Niagara Purple Eagles Men's ice hockey CHA Atlantic Hockey
Northeastern Huskies Football CAA Dropped football
Robert Morris Colonials Men's ice hockey CHA Atlantic Hockey
SIU Edwardsville Cougars Men's Soccer Division I Independent Missouri Valley Conference
UAH Chargers Hockey CHA Division I Independent
UNO Mavericks Hockey CCHA WCHA

2009–2010[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Air Force Falcons Men's lacrosse GWLL ECAC Lacrosse
Albany Great Danes Women's golf America East MAAC
Bellarmine Knights Men's lacrosse GWLL ECAC Lacrosse
Boston University Terriers Women's golf America East MAAC
Bryant Bulldogs All sports Division I Independent Northeast
Chicago State Cougars All sports (non-football) Independent Great West
Denver Pioneers Men's lacrosse GWLL ECAC Lacrosse
Georgetown Hoyas Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse Big East
Hartford Hawks Women's golf America East MAAC
Houston Baptist Huskies All sports (non-football) Independent Great West
Iona Gaels Football Division I FCS Independent Dropped football
Marist Red Foxes Football (non-football) Pioneer
NJIT Highlanders All sports (non-football) Independent Great West
Northern Colorado Bears Baseball Division I Independent Great West
Northern Iowa Panthers Baseball MVC Dropped baseball
North Dakota Fighting Sioux All except ice hockey North Central (D-II) Great West
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men's lacrosse GWLL Big East
NYIT Bears Baseball Division I Independent Great West
Ohio State Buckeyes Men's lacrosse GWLL ECAC Lacrosse
Penn State Nittany Lions Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse CAA
Quinnipiac Bobcats Men's lacrosse GWLL ECAC Lacrosse
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse Big East
Seattle Redhawks Baseball (non-baseball) Division I Independent
St. John's Red Storm Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse Big East
South Dakota Coyotes All North Central (D-II) Great West
Texas–Pan American Broncs All sports (non-football) Independent Great West
UMass Minutemen Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse CAA
Utah Valley Wolverines All sports except wrestling (non-football) Independent Great West
Vermont Catamounts Baseball America East Dropped baseball
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Football Independent Sun Belt

2008–2009[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Bryant Bulldogs All sports Northeast-10 (Division II) Independent
Campbell Fighting Camels Football (non-football) Pioneer
Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners Baseball (non-baseball) Independent
Chicago State Cougars Cross country, track & field, golf, and tennis Independent Great West
Duquesne Dukes Football MAAC NEC
Florida Atlantic Owls Men's soccer Atlantic Soccer MAC
Gardner−Webb Runnin' Bulldogs All sports except football Atlantic Sun Big South
Hawaii−Hilo Vulcans[181] Baseball Division I Independent Pacific West (Division II)
Houston Baptist Huskies Cross country, track & field, golf, and tennis Independent Great West
Iona Gaels Football MAAC Division I FCS Independent
La Salle Explorers Football MAAC Dropped football
NJIT Highlanders Cross country, track & field, golf, and tennis Independent Great West
North Dakota Fighting Sioux Football, cross country, track & field, golf, and tennis North Central (D-II) Great West
North Dakota Fighting Sioux All sports except football, cross country, track & field, golf, and tennis North Central (D-II) Independent
North Dakota State Bison Football Great West Football MVFC
Oregon Ducks Baseball (non-baseball) Pac-10
Presbyterian Blue Hose All sports Independent Big South
Philadelphia Rams Men's soccer Atlantic Soccer CACC (D-II)
Samford Bulldogs All sports Ohio Valley Southern
South Dakota Coyotes Football, cross country, track & field, golf, and tennis North Central (D-II) Great West
South Dakota State Jackrabbits Football Great West Football MVFC
SIU Edwardsville Cougars All sports (non-football) GLVC (Division II) Independent
Texas–Pan American Broncs Cross country, track & field, golf, and tennis  ? Great West
Utah Valley Wolverines Cross country, track & field, golf, and tennis Independent Great West
Wayne State Warriors Men's ice hockey CHA Dropped men's ice hockey

2007–2008[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Austin Peay Governors Football Division I FCS independent Ohio Valley
Central Arkansas Bears Football Division I FCS independent Southland Conference
Delaware Blue Hens Football Atlantic 10 CAA
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles[182] All sports (non-football) Independent (Division II) Atlantic Sun
Hofstra Pride Football Atlantic 10 CAA
Houston Baptist Huskies All sports NAIA Independent
IPFW Mastodons All sports except men's volleyball Independent The Summit
James Madison Dukes Football Atlantic 10 CAA
Le Moyne Dolphins Baseball MAAC Independent
Maine Black Bears Football Atlantic 10 CAA
Massachusetts Minutemen Football Atlantic 10 CAA
New Hampshire Wildcats Football Atlantic 10 CAA
Northeastern Huskies Football Atlantic 10 CAA
North Carolina Central Eagles[183] All sports CIAA (Division II) Independent
North Dakota State Bison All sports except football Independent The Summit
Presbyterian Blue Hose[184] All sports South Atlantic (Division II) Independent
Rhode Island Rams Football Atlantic 10 CAA
Richmond Spiders Football Atlantic 10 CAA
South Carolina Upstate Spartans[185] All sports (non-football) Peach Belt (Division II) Atlantic Sun
South Dakota State Jackrabbits All sports except football, men's wrestling, and women's equestrian Independent The Summit
Temple Owls Football Independent Mid-American
Towson Tigers Football Atlantic 10 CAA
UC Davis Aggies All sports expect football Independent Big West
Valparaiso Crusaders All sports except football Mid-Continent Horizon League
Villanova Wildcats Football Atlantic 10 CAA
William & Mary Tribe Football Atlantic 10 CAA

2006–2007[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Air Force Falcons Men's ice hockey CHA Atlantic Hockey
Air Force Falcons Wrestling Division I independent WWC
Austin Peay Governors Football Pioneer Division I FCS independent
Birmingham–Southern Panthers All sports (non-football) Big South SCAC (Division III)
Central Arkansas Bears and Sugar Bears All sports expect football GSC (Division II) Southland
Central Arkansas Bears Football GSC (Division II) Division I FCS Independents
Chicago State Cougars All (non-football) Mid-Continent Division I independent
Florida Atlantic Owls All sports (expect football, which joined Sun Belt in 2005–2006) Atlantic Sun Sun Belt
Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks All except football Southland Sun Belt
NJIT Highlanders All (non-football) Division II Division I independent
North Dakota State Bison Wrestling Division I independent WWC
Northern Colorado Bears All sports except baseball and wrestling Division I Independent
Great West Football
Big Sky
Northern Colorado Bears Wrestling Division I independent WWC
Northern Iowa Panthers Wrestling Division I independent WWC
St. Francis Terriers Baseball NEC Dropped baseball
South Dakota State Jackrabbits Wrestling Division I independent WWC
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders All sports (non-football) Division I Independent Southland
Utah Valley Wolverines Wrestling Division I independent WWC
Wyoming Cowboys Wrestling Division I independent WWC

2005–2006[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Army Black Knights Football Conference USA Division I-A Independent
Boston College Eagles All Big East ACC
Charlotte 49ers All (non-football) Conference USA Atlantic 10
Cincinnati Bearcats All Conference USA Big East
DePaul Blue Demons All (non-football) Conference USA Big East
East Tennessee State Buccaneers All (non-football) Southern Atlantic Sun
Florida Atlantic Owls Football Division I-AA Independent Sun Belt
FIU Golden Panthers Football Division I-AA Independent Sun Belt
FIU Golden Panthers Men's soccer Atlantic Soccer Conference Conference USA
Georgia State Panthers All (non-football) Atlantic Sun CAA
Idaho Vandals All Sun Belt WAC
Kennesaw State Owls All (non-football) Peach Belt (Division II) Atlantic Sun
Kentucky Wildcats Men's soccer MAC Conference USA
Louisville Cardinals All Conference USA Big East
Louisville Cardinals Field hockey MAC Big East
Marquette Golden Eagles All (non-football) Conference USA Big East
Marshall Thundering Herd All MAC Conference USA
New Mexico State Aggies All Sun Belt WAC
Northeastern Huskies All except football and ice hockey America East CAA
North Florida Ospreys All (non-football) Peach Belt (Division II) Atlantic Sun
Quinnipiac Bobcats Men's ice hockey Atlantic Hockey ECAC Hockey
Quinnipiac Bobcats Women's ice hockey CHA ECAC Hockey
Rice Owls All WAC Conference USA
Sacramento State Hornets Baseball Division I Independent WAC
Saint Louis Billikens All (non-football) Conference USA Atlantic 10
South Carolina Gamecocks Men's soccer Division I independent Conference USA
South Florida Bulls All Conference USA Big East
Southern Methodist Mustangs All WAC Conference USA
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Baseball (non-baseball) Southland Conference
TCU Horned Frogs All Conference USA Mountain West
Temple Owls Football Big East Division I-A Independent
Troy Trojans All except football Atlantic Sun Sun Belt
Tulsa Hurricane All WAC Conference USA
UCF Golden Knights All Atlantic Sun
MAC (football)
Conference USA
Utah State Aggies All Big West
Sun Belt (football)
WAC
UTEP Miners All WAC Conference USA
Vermont Catamounts Men's and women's ice hockey ECAC Hockey Hockey East

2004–2005[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Connecticut Huskies Football Division I-A Independent Big East
Cal Poly Mustangs Football Division I-AA Independent Great West
Clarkson Golden Knights Women's ice hockey Independent ECAC Hockey
Detroit Titans Baseball Horizon Dropped baseball
East Tennessee State Buccaneers Football Southern Dropped football
Findlay Oilers Ice hockey (men's and women's) CHA Dropped hockey
Longwood Lancers All sports (non-football) CVAC (Division II) Division I Independent
Miami Hurricanes All sports except baseball Big East ACC
Miami Hurricanes Baseball Division I Independent ACC
North Dakota Fighting Sioux Women's ice hockey Independent WCHA
North Dakota State Bison All sports except football North Central (D-II) Division I Independent
North Dakota State Bison Football North Central (D-II) Great West
Northern Colorado Bears Football Division I-AA Independent Great West
Pace Setters Baseball Division I Independent Northeast-10 (Division II)
Quinnipiac Bobcats Women's ice hockey Independent CHA
Saint Mary's Gaels Football Division I-AA Independent Dropped football
South Dakota State Jackrabbits All sports except football North Central (D-II) Division I Independent
South Dakota State Jackrabbits Football North Central (D-II) Great West
Southern Utah Thunderbirds Football Division I-AA Independent Great West
Towson Tigers Football Patriot League Atlantic 10
Troy Trojans Football Division I-A Independent Sun Belt
UC Davis Aggies All sports except football CCAA (D-II) Independent
UC Davis Aggies Football Division I-AA Independent Great West
Virginia Tech Hokies All sports Big East
EWL
ACC

2003–2004[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Birmingham–Southern Panthers[186] All sports (non-football) Independent Big South
Centenary Gentlemen and Ladies[187] All sports except for women's gymnastics and men's and women's rifle Independent Mid-Con
Dallas Baptist Patriots[188] Baseball Heartland Conference (DII) Independent
Drexel Dragons[189] Baseball CAA Dropped baseball
Drexel Dragons[189] Women's volleyball CAA Dropped women's volleyball
Elon Phoenix[190] All sports Big South SoCon
Fairfield Stags Football MAAC Dropped football
Fairfield Stags Men's ice hockey MAAC Dropped hockey
Iona Gaels Men's ice hockey MAAC Dropped hockey
Jacksonville State Gamecocks[191] All sports except football and rifle A-Sun OVC
Jacksonville State Gamecocks[192] Football Southland OVC
Jacksonville State Gamecocks[191] Rifle GARC OVC
Lipscomb Bisons[193] All sports (non-football) Independent A-Sun
Morris Brown Wolverines[194] All sports Independent Discontinued athletics
Northern Colorado Bears All North Central (D-II) Independent
Samford Bulldogs[195] All sports except football A-Sun OVC
Samford Bulldogs[195] Football Division I-AA Independent OVC
St. John's Red Storm[196] Football Division I-AA Independent Dropped football
South Florida Bulls Football Division I-A Independent Conference USA
UMBC Retrievers All sports (non-football) NEC America East
Utah State Aggies Football Division I-A Independent Sun Belt
Utah State Aggies Women's basketball[197] No team Big West
Utah Valley Wolverines[198] All sports (non-football) NJCAA Independent
VMI Keydets[199] All sports SoCon Big South

2002–2003[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Central Florida Golden Knights Football Division I-A Independent MAC
Findlay Oilers Women's ice hockey Great Lakes Women's Hockey Association CHA
FIU Golden Panthers Football Started football Division I-AA Independent
Howard Bison[200] Baseball MEAC Dropped baseball
Mercyhurst Lakers Women's ice hockey Great Lakes Women's Hockey Association CHA
Niagara Purple Eagles Women's ice hockey ECAC CHA
Sacramento State Hornets[201] Baseball Big West Independent
St. John's Red Storm[196] Football Northeast Division I-AA Independent
Wayne State Warriors Women's ice hockey Great Lakes Women's Hockey Association CHA

2001–2002[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
American Eagles All (non-football) CAA Patriot League
Arkansas State Indians Football Big West Sun Belt
Austin Peay Governors Football Division I-AA Independent Pioneer
Boise State Broncos All Big West WAC
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens All except football America East CAA
Davidson Wildcats Football Division I-AA Independent Pioneer
Drexel Dragons All (non-football) America East CAA
Georgetown Hoyas Football Division I-AA Independent Patriot League
Hofstra Flying Dutchmen All except football America East CAA
Idaho Vandals Football Big West Sun Belt
Iowa State Cyclones Baseball Big 12 Dropped baseball
Jacksonville Dolphins Football Division I-AA Independent Pioneer
Louisiana–Monroe Indians Football Division I-A Independent Sun Belt
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Lady Techsters All Sun Belt WAC
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders All Division I-A Independent Sun Belt
Morehead State Eagles Football Division I-AA Independent Pioneer
New Mexico State Aggies All Big West Sun Belt
North Texas Mean Green All Big West Sun Belt
Richmond Spiders All except football CAA Atlantic 10
TCU Horned Frogs All WAC Conference USA
Towson Tigers All except football America East CAA
Utah State Aggies Football Big West Division I-A Independent
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Football Ohio Valley Gateway
Youngstown State Penguins All except football Mid-Continent Horizon

2000–2001[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Army Cadets Men's ice hockey CHA MAAC
Connecticut Huskies Football Atlantic 10 Division I-A Independent
FIU Golden Panthers Men's soccer TAAC Atlantic Soccer Conference
Georgetown Hoyas Football MAAC Division I-AA Independent
Nevada Wolf Pack All Big West WAC
St. John's Red Storm[196] Football Division I-AA Independent Northeast
Virginia Tech Hokies All except football & wrestling Atlantic 10 Big East

1999–2000[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Air Force Falcons[202] All except hockey WAC Mountain West
Air Force Falcons Men's ice hockey Independent CHA
Alabama–Huntsville Chargers Men's ice hockey Independent CHA
Army Cadets Men's ice hockey Independent CHA
Arkansas State Indians Football Division I-A Independent Big West
Bemidji State Beavers Men's ice hockey NCHA (Division II) CHA
Buffalo Bulls All Mid-Continent
Division I-AA Independent
MAC
Brigham Young Cougars All WAC Mountain West
Colorado State Rams All WAC Mountain West
Findlay Oilers Men's ice hockey MCHA (Division II) CHA
New Mexico Lobos All WAC Mountain West
Niagara Purple Eagles Men's ice hockey Independent CHA
San Diego State Aztecs All WAC Mountain West
UAB Blazers Football Division I-A Independent Conference USA
UNLV Rebels All WAC Mountain West
Utah Utes All WAC Mountain West
Wayne State Warriors Men's ice hockey (non-hockey) CHA
Wyoming Cowboys All WAC Mountain West

1998–1999[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Army Cadets[203] Football Division I-A Independent Conference USA
Boston University Terriers Football Atlantic 10 Dropped football
College of Charleston Cougars All (non-football) Big South SoCon
Evansville Purple Aces Football Pioneer Dropped football
FIU Golden Panthers All except football TAAC Sun Belt
Lamar University Cardinals All (non-football) Sun Belt Southland
Northeastern Illinois Golden Eagles All Mid-Continent Dropped athletics
St. John's Red Storm Football MAAC Division I-AA Independent
UMBC Retrievers All (non-football) Big South NEC
Virginia Tech Hokies Wrestling (non-wrestling) EWL
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Football Division I-AA Independent Ohio Valley[204]

1997–1998[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Austin Peay Governors Football Ohio Valley Division I-AA independent
Boston University Terriers Football Yankee Atlantic 10
Connecticut Huskies Football Yankee Atlantic 10
Delaware Fighting Blue Hens Football Yankee Atlantic 10
James Madison Dukes Football Yankee Atlantic 10
Maine Black Bears Football Yankee Atlantic 10
Massachusetts Minutemen Football Yankee Atlantic 10
Marshall Thundering Herd All Southern MAC
New Hampshire Wildcats Football Yankee Atlantic 10
Northeastern Huskies Football Yankee Atlantic 10
Northern Illinois Huskies All Midwestern Collegiate MAC
Northern Michigan Wildcats Men's ice hockey WCHA CCHA
Rhode Island Rams Football Yankee Atlantic 10
Richmond Spiders Football Yankee Atlantic 10
Rider Broncs All (non-football) NEC MAAC
South Florida Bulls Football (non-football) Division I-AA independent
Troy State Trojans All except football Mid-Continent TAAC
Villanova Wildcats Football Yankee Atlantic 10
William & Mary Tribe Football Yankee Atlantic 10
Youngstown State Penguins Football Division I-AA independent Gateway

1996–1997[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Air Force Falcons Women's sports Colorado Athletic Conference (D-II)[205] WAC
Arkansas State Indians Football Big West Division I-A Independent
Baylor Bears All Southwest Big 12
Boise State Broncos All Big Sky Big West
Cal Poly SLO Mustangs All except football American West Big West
Cal State Northridge Matadors All American West Big Sky
Colorado Buffaloes All Big Eight Big 12
Eastern Illinois Panthers All except football
Football
Mid-Continent
Gateway
OVC
Fairfield Stags Football Independent? MAAC
Hawaiʻi Rainbow Wahine Women's sports Big West WAC
Houston Cougars All Southwest Conference USA
Idaho Vandals All Big Sky Big West
Iowa State Cyclones All Big Eight Big 12
Kansas Jayhawks All Big Eight Big 12
Kansas State Wildcats All Big Eight Big 12
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Football Big West Division I-A Independent
Missouri Tigers All Big Eight Big 12
Nebraska Cornhuskers All Big Eight Big 12
Northern Illinois Huskies Football Big West Division I-A Independent
North Texas Mean Green All Division I-A Independent Big West
Oklahoma Sooners All Big Eight Big 12
Oklahoma State Cowboys All Big Eight Big 12
Pacific Tigers Football Big West Dropped football
Portland State Vikings All Division II Independent Big Sky
Rice Owls[206] All Southwest WAC
Sacramento State Hornets All American West Big Sky
San Jose State Spartans All Big West WAC
SMU Mustangs All Southwest WAC
Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Football Big West Division I-A Independent
TCU Horned Frogs All Southwest WAC
Texas Longhorns All Southwest Big 12
Texas A&M Aggies All Southwest Big 12
Texas Tech Red Raiders All Southwest Big 12
Tulsa Golden Hurricane All
Football
MVC
Division I-A Independent
WAC
UCF Golden Knights Football Division I-AA Independent Division I-A Independent
UIC Flames Men's ice hockey CCHA Dropped hockey
UNLV Rebels All Big West WAC

1995–1996[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Cincinnati Bearcats All Metro Conference
Division I-A Independent
Conference USA
DePaul Blue Demons All (non-football) Great Midwest Conference USA
Dayton Flyers All except football Great Midwest Atlantic 10
Fordham Rams All except football Patriot Atlantic 10
Kentucky Wildcats Men's soccer Division I independent MAC
La Salle Explorers All except football Midwestern Collegiate Atlantic 10
Louisville Cardinals All except field hockey Metro Conference
Division I-A Independent
Conference USA
Marquette Golden Eagles All (non-football) Great Midwest Conference USA
Memphis Tigers All Great Midwest
Division I-A Independent
Conference USA
North Texas Mean Green All Southland Division I-A Independent
Rutgers Scarlet Knights[207] All except football Atlantic 10 Big East
Saint Louis Billikens All (non-football) Great Midwest Conference USA
South Carolina Gamecocks Men's soccer Metro Conference Division I independent
South Florida Bulls All (non-football) Metro Conference Conference USA
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles All Metro Conference
Division I-A Independent
Conference USA
Towson State Tigers All except football Big South North Atlantic
Tulane Green Wave All Metro Conference
Division I-A Independent
Conference USA
UAB Blazers All Great Midwest
Division I-AA Independent
Conference USA
Division I-A Independent
UNC Charlotte 49ers All (non-football) Metro Conference Conference USA
Virginia Commonwealth Rams All (non-football) Metro Conference CAA
Virginia Tech Hokies All except football & wrestling Metro Conference Atlantic 10
West Virginia Mountaineers[207] All except football Atlantic 10 Big East
Xavier Musketeers All (non-football) Midwestern Collegiate Atlantic 10

1994–1995[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Buffalo Bulls All except football East Coast Mid-Continent
Chicago State Cougars All (non-football) East Coast Mid-Continent
Central Connecticut State Blue Devils All East Coast (non-football)
? (football)
Mid-Continent
Cleveland State Vikings[208] All except wrestling Mid-Continent Midwestern Collegiate
Evansville Purple Aces All except football Midwestern Collegiate MVC
Hofstra Flying Dutchmen All except football East Coast America East
Kent State Golden Flashes Men's ice hockey CCHA Dropped hockey
Louisville Cardinals Field hockey[209] Division I independent MAC
Northeast Louisiana Indians Football Southland Division I-A Independent
Northeastern Illinois Golden Eagles All East Coast Mid-Continent
Northern Illinois Huskies All except football Mid-Continent Midwestern Collegiate
Troy State Trojans All except football East Coast Mid-Continent
UC Davis Aggies All American West CCAA (D-II)
UIC Flames All Mid-Continent Midwestern Collegiate
UMass Minutemen Men's ice hockey Division I independent Hockey East
UMKC Kangaroos All Independent Mid-Continent
Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix All Mid-Continent Midwestern Collegiate
Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers All Mid-Continent Midwestern Collegiate
Wright State Raiders All Mid-Continent Midwestern Collegiate

1993–1994[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Arkansas State Indians Football Division I-A Independent Big West
Buffalo Bulls Football Division III Independent Division I-AA Independent
Butler Bulldogs Football MIFC (D-II) Pioneer
Cal State Fullerton Titans Football Division I-A Independent Dropped football
Dayton Flyers All others
Football
Midwestern Collegiate
Division I-AA Independent
Great Midwest
Pioneer
Drake Bulldogs Football Division III Independent Pioneer
Evansville Purple Aces Football  ?? Pioneer
Iona Gaels Football LFC (D-III) MAAC
Northeastern Illinois Golden Eagles All  ?? East Coast
Northern Illinois Huskies Football Division I-A Independent Big West
Penn State Nittany Lions All Division I-A Independent
EWL
Big Ten
St. John's Redmen Football LFC (D-III) MAAC
Saint Mary's Gaels Football Division II Independent Division I-AA Independent
South Carolina Gamecocks Men's soccer Division I independent Metro Conference
San Diego Toreros Football Division III Independent Pioneer
UAB Blazers Football Division III Independent Division I-AA Independent
UMass Minutemen Men's ice hockey ACHA (club hockey) Division I independent
Valparaiso Crusaders Football MIFC (D-II) Pioneer

1992–1993[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Akron Zips All Mid-Continent (men's sports)
Division I-A Independent
North Star (women's sports)
MAC
Bradley Braves Women's sports Gateway MVC
Cal State Fullerton Titans Football Big West Division I-A Independent
Cleveland State Vikings Women's sports North Star Mid-Continent
Creighton Bluejays Women's sports Gateway MVC
Drake Bulldogs Women's sports Gateway MVC
Eastern Illinois Panthers Women's sports Gateway Mid-Continent
Fresno State Bulldogs All Big West WAC
Illinois State Redbirds Women's sports Gateway MVC
Indiana State Sycamores Women's sports Gateway MVC
La Salle Explorers All except football MAAC Midwestern Collegiate
Long Beach State 49ers Football Division I-A Independent Dropped football
Nevada Wolf Pack All Big Sky Big West
Northern Illinois Huskies Women's sports North Star Mid-Continent
Northern Iowa Panthers Women's sports Gateway MVC
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men's ice hockey Independent CCHA
Rider Broncs All (non-football) East Coast NEC
Southern Illinois Salukis Women's sports Gateway MVC
Southwest Missouri State Lady Bears Women's sports Gateway MVC
Towson State Tigers All except football East Coast Big South
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Women's sports Gateway MVC
UCF Knights of the Pegasus All except football Sun Belt TAAC
UIC Flames Women's sports North Star Mid-Continent
UMBC Retrievers All (non-football) East Coast Big South
Valparaiso Crusaders Women's sports North Star Mid-Continent
Western Illinois Westerwinds Women's sports Gateway Mid-Continent
Wichita State Shockers Women's sports Gateway MVC
Wisconsin–Green Bay Phoenix Women's sports North Star Mid-Continent
Wright State Raiders Women's sports North Star Mid-Continent

1991–1992[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Arkansas Razorbacks All SWC SEC
Arkansas State Indians All except football American South Sun Belt
Boston College Eagles Football Division I-A Independent Big East
Cincinnati Bearcats All except football Metro Conference Great Midwest
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens All except football East Coast North Atlantic
DePaul Blue Demons All (non-football) Division I independent (men's sports)
North Star (women's sports)
Great Midwest
Drexel Dragons All (non-football) East Coast North Atlantic
Florida State Seminoles All except football Metro Conference ACC
Florida State Seminoles Football Division I-A Independent ACC
Long Beach State 49ers Football Big West Division I-A Independent
Lamar Cardinals All (non-football) American South Sun Belt
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Lady Techsters All except football American South Sun Belt
Marquette Warriors All (non-football) Midwestern Collegiate Great Midwest
Memphis State Tigers All except football Metro Conference Great Midwest
Miami Hurricanes All Division I-A Independent Big East
Navy Midshipmen All except football CAA Patriot League
New Orleans Privateers All (non-football) American South Sun Belt
Northern Iowa Panthers All men's sports except football Mid-Continent MVC
Northern Iowa Panthers Women's sports Mid-Continent Gateway
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men's ice hockey Independent CCHA
Pittsburgh Panthers Football Division I-A Independent Big East
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Division I-A Independent Big East
Saint Louis Billikens All (non-football) Midwestern Collegiate Great Midwest
South Carolina Gamecocks All Metro Conference
Division I-A Independent
SEC
South Florida Bulls All (non-football) Sun Belt Metro Conference
Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns All except football American South Sun Belt
Syracuse Orangemen Football Division I-A Independent Big East
Temple Owls All Division I-A Independent Big East
Texas–Pan American Broncs All (non-football) American South Sun Belt
UAB Blazers All except football Sun Belt Great Midwest
UCF Knights of the Pegasus All except football American South Sun Belt
UNC Charlotte 49ers All (non-football) Sun Belt Metro Conference
Virginia Commonwealth Rams All (non-football) Sun Belt Metro Conference
Virginia Tech Hokies Football Division I-A Independent Big East
West Virginia Mountaineers Football Division I-A Independent Big East
Wisconsin Badgers[210] Baseball Big Ten Dropped baseball

1990–1991[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Akron Zips All men's sports except football Division I independent Mid-Continent
Army Cadets All except football and ice hockey MAAC Patriot League
Bucknell Bison All sports East Coast Patriot League
Southwest Missouri State Bears All men's sports except football Mid-Continent MVC
Northern Illinois Huskies All men's sports except football Division I independent Mid-Continent
UCF Knights of the Pegasus Football Division II Independent Division I-AA Independent
Utah State Aggies Women's sports[211] High Country Big West

1989–1990[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Edinboro Fighting Scots Wrestling  ??? EWL
Loyola (MD) Greyhounds All (non-football) NEC MAAC
Merrimack Warriors Men's ice hockey Independent Hockey East
Siena Saints All (non-football) North Atlantic MAAC
Tulane Green Wave Men's basketball No team Metro

1988–1989[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Akron Zips Women's sports Independent North Star
Dayton Flyers All except football Independent (men's sports)
North Star (women's sports)
Midwestern Collegiate
Nevada Wolf Pack Women's sports[212] Mountain West Athletic Conference Big Sky
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Women's sports North Star Midwestern Collegiate
Villanova Wildcats Football Division I-AA independent Yankee

1987–1988[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Akron Zips All sports Ohio Valley Division I-A independent
Division I independent (sports other than football)
Drake Bulldogs Football Dropped (exhibition only) Division III Independent
Eastern Washington Eagles Football Division I-AA Independent Big Sky
Gonzaga Bulldogs Women's sports[213] Division I independent WCAC
Nevada Wolf Pack Women's sports[212] WCAC Mountain West Athletic Conference
Northern Illinois Huskies All sports MAC (men's sports)
? (women's sports)
Division I independent (men's sports)
North Star (women's sports)
Northwestern State Demons All sports Gulf Star Southland
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men's sports except football Division I independent Midwestern Collegiate
Sam Houston State Bearkats All sports Gulf Star Southland
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks All sports Gulf Star Southland
Southwest Texas State Bobcats[214] All sports Gulf Star Southland
Utah State Aggies Women's basketball[197] High Country Dropped women's basketball
Villanova Wildcats Football Division III independent Division I-AA independent
Wichita State Shockers Football Division I-A Independent Dropped football

1986–1987[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Arizona Wildcats Women's sports PacWest Pac-10
Arizona State Sun Devils Women's sports PacWest Pac-10
California Golden Bears Women's sports Northern Pacific Pac-10
Central Connecticut State Blue Devils All except football Division II Independent Division I Independent
Detroit Titans Women's sports North Star Midwestern Collegiate
Drake Bulldogs Football MVC Dropped football (exhibition only)
Evansville Lady Aces Women's sports North Star Midwestern Collegiate
Gonzaga Bulldogs Women's sports[213]  ?? (NAIA) Division I independent
Illinois State Redbirds Football MVC Gateway (already a member for one year)
Indiana State Sycamores[215] Football Division I-AA Independent Gateway
Loyola (IL) Ramblers Women's sports North Star Midwestern Collegiate
Northern Illinois Huskies Football? MAC Division I-A Independent
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men's sports except football Midwestern Collegiate Division I independent
Oregon Ducks Women's sports Northern Pacific Pac-10
Oregon State Beavers Women's sports Northern Pacific Pac-10
Southern Illinois Salukis Football MVC Gateway (already a member for one year)
Stanford Cardinal Women's sports PacWest Pac-10
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football MVC Division I-A Independent
UCLA Bruins Women's sports PacWest Pac-10
USC Trojans Women's sports PacWest Pac-10
Washington Huskies Women's sports Northern Pacific Pac-10
Washington State Cougars Women's sports Northern Pacific Pac-10
West Texas State Buffaloes All MVC Lone Star (D-II)
Wichita State Shockers Football MVC Division I-A Independent
Xavier Musketeers Women's sports North Star Midwestern Collegiate

1985–1986[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Cal State Fullerton Titans Women's sports WCAA PCAA
Coppin State Eagles All MEAC
Eastern Illinois Panthers Football Mid-Continent Gateway
Illinois State Redbirds Football MVC (Held dual membership for one year) Gateway
Hartford Hawks All ECAC North Atlantic
Long Beach State 49ers Women's sports WCAA PCAA
Nevada Wolf Pack Women's sports[212]  ??? WCAC
Northern Iowa Panthers Football Mid-Continent Gateway
Southwest Missouri State Bears Football Mid-Continent Gateway
Oklahoma City Chiefs All Midwestern Collegiate Sooner Athletic Conference (NAIA)
San Diego State Aztecs Women's sports WCAA PCAA
San Francisco Dons Men's basketball No team WCAC
San Francisco Dons Women's sports Northern Pacific WCAC
Santa Clara Broncos Women's sports Northern Pacific WCAC
Southern Illinois Salukis Football MVC (Held dual membership for one year) Gateway
Tulane Green Wave Men's basketball Metro Dropped men's basketball
Western Illinois Leathernecks Football Mid-Continent Gateway

1982–1983[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
San Francisco Dons Men's basketball WCAC Dropped men's basketball

1981–1982[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Oregon Ducks Baseball Pac-10 Dropped baseball

1980–1981[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Air Force Falcons All men's sports Independent WAC

1979–1980[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Boston College Eagles All sports except football Independent Big East
Connecticut Huskies All sports except football Independent Big East
Georgetown Hoyas All sports except football Independent Big East
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets All sports Metro
Independent (football)
ACC
Gonzaga Bulldogs All men's sports Big Sky WCAC
Hawaii Rainbows All men's sports Independent WAC
Nevada Wolf Pack All men's sports except football WCAC Big Sky
Penn State Nittany Lions All sports except football Eastern 8 Independent
Providence Friars All sports (non-football) Independent Big East
St. Bonaventure Bonnies All sports (non-football) Independent Eastern 8
St. John's Redmen All sports except football Independent Big East
Seton Hall Pirates All sports except football Independent Big East
Syracuse Orangemen and Orangewomen All sports except football Independent Big East

1978–1979[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Arizona Wildcats All men's sports WAC Pac-10
Arizona State Sun Devils All men's sports WAC Pac-10
San Diego State Aztecs All men's sports except baseball PCAA WAC
San Diego State Aztecs Baseball SCBA WAC

1974–1975[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles All sports except baseball PCAA CCAA (D-II)

1971–1972[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Drake Bulldogs[216] Football Independent MVC
Pacific Tigers[217] All except football WCAC PCAA

1969–1970[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles All sports CCAA PCAA
Fresno State Bulldogs All sports CCAA PCAA
Long Beach State 49ers All sports CCAA PCAA
Pacific Tigers[218] Football Independent PCAA
San Diego State Aztecs All sports CCAA PCAA
San Jose State Spartans All sports WCAC PCAA
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos All sports WCAC PCAA

1968–1969[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Colorado State Rams Football Independent WAC
UTEP Miners Football Independent WAC

1967–1968[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Colorado State Rams All except football Independent WAC
UTEP Miners All except football Independent WAC

1966–1967[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
South Carolina Gamecocks[219] All ACC Independent
Tulane Green Wave[220] All SEC Independent

1964–1965[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets[221] All SEC Independent
Oregon Ducks All Independent AAWU
Oregon State Beavers All Independent AAWU

1963–1964[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Gonzaga Bulldogs All (non-football) Independent Big Sky
Hardin–Simmons Cowboys All Independent (University Division) Independent (College Division)
Idaho Vandals All Independent Big Sky
Idaho State Bengals All Independent Big Sky
Montana Grizzlies All Independent Big Sky
Montana State Bobcats All Independent Big Sky
Weber State Wildcats All Independent Big Sky

1962–1963[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Arizona Wildcats All Border WAC
Arizona State–Tempe Sun Devils All Border WAC
BYU Cougars All Skyline Eight WAC
Colorado State Rams All Skyline Eight Independent
Hardin–Simmons Cowboys All Border Independent
Denver Pioneers All except ice hockey (non-football) Skyline Eight Independent
Montana Grizzlies All Skyline Eight Independent
New Mexico Lobos All Skyline Eight WAC
New Mexico State Aggies All Border Independent
Utah Utes All Skyline Eight WAC
Utah State Aggies All Skyline Eight Independent
Washington State Cougars All Independent AAWU
West Texas State Buffaloes All Border Independent
Wyoming Cowboys All Skyline Eight WAC

1959–60[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
California Golden Bears All PCC AAWU
Idaho Vandals All PCC Independent
Oregon Ducks All PCC Independent
Oregon State Beavers All PCC Independent
Stanford Indians All PCC AAWU
UCLA Bruins All PCC AAWU
USC Trojans All PCC AAWU
Washington Huskies All PCC AAWU
Washington State Cougars All PCC Independent

1953–1954[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Clemson Tigers All SoCon ACC
Duke Blue Devils All SoCon ACC
Maryland Terrapins All SoCon ACC
North Carolina Tar Heels All SoCon ACC
North Carolina State Wolfpack All SoCon ACC
South Carolina Gamecocks All SoCon ACC
Wake Forest Demon Deacons All SoCon ACC
Virginia Cavaliers All Independent ACC

1945–1946[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Chicago Maroons All Big Ten Dropped athletics

1932–1933[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Alabama Crimson Tide All SoCon SEC
Auburn Tigers All SoCon SEC
Florida Gators All SoCon SEC
Georgia Bulldogs All SoCon SEC
Kentucky Wildcats All SoCon SEC
LSU Fighting Tigers All SoCon SEC
Mississippi Rebels All SoCon SEC
Mississippi State Bulldogs All SoCon SEC
Tennessee Volunteers All SoCon SEC
Vanderbilt Commodores All SoCon SEC
Sewanee Tigers All SoCon SEC
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets All SoCon SEC
Tulane Green Wave All SoCon SEC

1928–1929[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Iowa State Cyclones All Missouri Valley MVIAA
Kansas Jayhawks All Missouri Valley MVIAA
Kansas State Wildcats All Missouri Valley MVIAA
Missouri Tigers All Missouri Valley MVIAA
Nebraska Nebraska All Missouri Valley MVIAA
Oklahoma Sooners All Missouri Valley MVIAA

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