List of NCAA Division I conference realignments (2000–present)

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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.

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.
School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference Year
Bellarmine Knights Full membership GLVC (Division II) ASUN 2020[1]
Bellarmine Knights Field hockey, wrestling GLVC (Division II) Division I independent 2020[1]
Bellarmine Knights Men's and women's swimming & diving GLVC (Division II) CCSA 2020[1]
Benedict Tigers[2] Men's volleyball No team SIAC 2020[3]
Central State Marauders[2] Men's volleyball No team SIAC 2020[3]
CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners Full membership WAC Big West 2020[4]
Dixie State Trailblazers Football RMAC (Division II) Division I FCS independent 2020[5]
Dixie State Trailblazers Full membership RMAC (Division II) WAC 2020[5]
Fort Valley State Wildcats[2] Men's volleyball No team SIAC 2020[3]
Howard Bison Men's golf No team MEAC 2020[6]
Howard Bison Women's golf No team TBD 2020[6]
Jacksonville Dolphins Football Pioneer Dropped football 2020[7]
Kansas City Roos Full membership WAC Summit 2020[8]
Kentucky State Thorobreds[2] Men's volleyball No team SIAC 2020[3]
Morehouse Maroon Tigers[2] Men's volleyball No team SIAC 2020[3]
North Dakota Fighting Hawks Football Division I FCS independent MVFC 2020[9]
Old Dominion Monarchs Women's volleyball No team C-USA 2020[10]
Paine Lions[2] Men's volleyball No team SIAC 2020[3]
Presbyterian Blue Hose Football Big South Division I FCS independent 2020[11]
Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Full membership Summit Horizon 2020[12]
Tarleton State Texans Full membership LSC (Division II) WAC 2020[13]
Tarleton State Texans Football LSC (Division II) Division I FCS independent 2020[13]
UC San Diego Tritons Full membership CCAA (Division II) Big West 2020[4]
UConn Huskies Full membership American Big East 2020[14]
UConn Huskies Football American Division I FBS independent 2020[14]
Valparaiso Crusaders Men's soccer MVC Dropped men's soccer 2020[15]
Valparaiso Crusaders Men's tennis Summit Dropped men's tennis 2020[15]
Bemidji State Beavers Men's ice hockey WCHA TBD 2021[16]
Bowling Green Falcons Men's ice hockey WCHA TBD 2021[16]
Ferris State Bulldogs Men's ice hockey WCHA TBD 2021[16]
Lake Superior State Lakers Men's ice hockey WCHA TBD 2021[16]
Michigan Tech Huskies Men's ice hockey WCHA TBD 2021[16]
Minnesota State Mavericks Men's ice hockey WCHA TBD 2021[16]
Northern Michigan Wildcats Men's ice hockey WCHA TBD 2021[16]
Pittsburgh Panthers Women's lacrosse Club team ACC 2021[17]
Presbyterian Blue Hose Football Division I FCS independent Pioneer 2021[11]
St. Thomas Tommies* Football, men’s and women’s ice hockey MIAC (Division III) TBD 2021
St. Thomas Tommies* Full Membership MIAC (Division III) Summit 2021
Augustana Vikings* Full Membership NSIC (Division II) Summit TBD
Augustana Vikings* Football NSIC (Division II) TBD TBD
  • - St. Thomas pending approval from NCAA to move from DIII straight to DI
  • - Augustana pending approval from NCAA to move from DII to DI

History[edit]

2019–2020[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Abilene Christian Wildcats Beach volleyball Independent Southland[18]
Akron Zips Baseball No team MAC[19]
Akron Zips Women's lacrosse No team ASUN[20]
Austin Peay Governors Beach volleyball Independent OVC[21]
Bloomsburg Huskies[a] Wrestling EWL MAC[22]
Boise State Broncos Baseball No team Mountain West[23]
Bryant Bulldogs Field hockey MAAC NEC[24]
Central Arkansas Bears Men's soccer MVC Sun Belt[25]
Central Arkansas Sugar Bears Beach volleyball Independent Southland[18]
Chattanooga Mocs Beach volleyball No team OVC[21][26]
Clarion Golden Eagles[a] Wrestling EWL MAC[22]
Clemson Tigers Softball No team ACC[27]
Cleveland State Vikings Wrestling EWL MAC[22]
Delaware Valley Aggies[b] Fencing No team Independent[28]
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Beach volleyball Independent OVC[21]
Edinboro Fighting Scots[a] Wrestling EWL MAC[22]
Fairfield Stags Field hockey MAAC NEC[24]
Franklin Pierce Ravens Women's ice hockey Independent NEWHA[c]
George Mason Patriots Wrestling EWL MAC[22]
Hampton Pirates Football Division I FCS independent Big South[30]
Houston Baptist Huskies Beach volleyball Independent Southland[18]
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Beach volleyball Independent OVC[21]
Little Rock Trojans Wrestling No team Pac-12[31]
LIU Sharks[d] Men's cross country[e] ECC (Division II) NEC[32]
LIU Sharks[d] Women's fencing[e] Independent (Division II) TBA[32]
LIU Sharks[d] Field hockey MAAC NEC[24]
LIU Sharks[d][f] Women's ice hockey No team NEWHA[g][34]
LIU Sharks[d] Football[e] NE10 (Division II) NEC[32]
LIU Sharks[d] Men's lacrosse[e] ECC (Division II) NEC[32]
LIU Sharks[d] Women's water polo No team MAAC[36]
LIU Sharks[d] Wrestling[e] Independent (Division II) EIWA[32][37]
Lock Haven Bald Eagles[a] Wrestling EWL MAC[22]
UMass Lowell River Hawks Women's volleyball America East Dropped women's volleyball[38]
Merrimack Warriors Full membership NE10 (Division II) NEC[39]
Monmouth Hawks Field hockey MAAC AmEast[40]
Morehead State Eagles Beach volleyball Independent OVC[21]
New Mexico Lobos Beach volleyball Independent Dropped beach volleyball[41]
New Mexico Lobos Skiing RMISA Dropped skiing[41]
New Mexico Lobos Men's soccer C-USA Dropped men's soccer[41]
NJIT Highlanders Men's lacrosse Independent NEC[42]
New Orleans Privateers Beach volleyball Independent Southland[18]
Nicholls Colonels Beach volleyball Independent Southland[18]
North Alabama Lions Football Division I FCS independent Big South[43]
Post Eagles Women's ice hockey Independent NEWHA[c]
Presbyterian Blue Hose Wrestling Division I independent SoCon[44]
Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Men's indoor and outdoor track & field No teams Summit[45]
Rider Broncs Field hockey MAAC NEC[24]
Rider Broncs Wrestling EWL MAC[22]
Sacred Heart Pioneers Field hockey MAAC NEC[24]
Saint Anselm Hawks Women's ice hockey Independent NEWHA[c]
St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers Women's soccer No team NEC[46]
St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers Men's volleyball No team Independent[47]
Saint Michael's Purple Knights Women's ice hockey Independent NEWHA[c]
Sam Houston State Bearkats Beach volleyball No team Southland[18]
Savannah State Tigers and Lady Tigers Full membership MEAC SIAC (Division II)[48]
Southeastern Louisiana Lady Lions Beach volleyball No team Southland[18]
Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks Beach volleyball No team Southland[18]
Tusculum Pioneers[49] Bowling No team ECC[50]
Tusculum Pioneers[2] Men's volleyball No team Independent[51]
UC San Diego Tritons[h] Women's water polo WWPA Big West[4]
UT Martin Skyhawks Beach volleyball Independent OVC[21]
Wagner Seahawks Field hockey Club team NEC[24]
  1. ^ a b c d This school is a Division II member, but has long competed in Division I wrestling.
  2. ^ Delaware Valley is a Division III member. Fencing has a single NCAA championship open to members of all three divisions.
  3. ^ a b c d The New England Women's Hockey Alliance, formed in 2017 as a scheduling alliance between the then-current Division I and Division II women's ice hockey independents, was officially recognized as an NCAA conference effective with the 2019–20 season.[29]
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h After the 2018–19 school year, Long Island University merged the athletic programs of its two campuses—Division I LIU Brooklyn and Division II LIU Post—into a single Division I program under the LIU name. All varsity sports previously sponsored by either campus continued to be sponsored by the new LIU program, which inherited LIU Brooklyn's Division I and Northeast Conference memberships. The new nickname of Sharks was announced on May 15, 2019.[32][33]
  5. ^ a b c d e At the time LIU announced its athletic merger, this sport was sponsored by LIU Post but not LIU Brooklyn.[32]
  6. ^ LIU Brooklyn announced that it would add women's ice hockey shortly before the LIU athletic merger was announced.[34]
  7. ^ When LIU Brooklyn announced that it would add women's hockey, it announced that it would join the New England Women's Hockey Alliance, which was a scheduling agreement between all of the then-current Division I and Division II independents in the sport. The NEWHA officially organized as a conference in 2018,[35] and received official NCAA recognition for 2019–20 and beyond.[29]
  8. ^ At the time UC San Diego moved women's water polo to the Big West, it was a Division II member. Women's water polo has a single NCAA championship open to all NCAA member schools.

2018–2019[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Belmont Bruins Men's soccer Horizon SoCon[52]
California Baptist Lancers Full membership PacWest (Division II) WAC[53]
Campbell Fighting Camels Football Pioneer League Big South[54]
Cincinnati Bearcats Women's lacrosse Big East The American[55]
Connecticut Huskies Women's lacrosse Big East The American[55]
Daemen Wildcats[2] Men's volleyball No team Independent[56]
East Carolina Pirates Women's lacrosse Independent The American[55]
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Men's and women's tennis OVC Dropped tennis[57]
Eastern Michigan Eagles Softball, men's swimming & diving, women's tennis, wrestling MAC Dropped all four sports[58]
Florida Gators Women's lacrosse Big East The American[55]
Hampton Pirates Full membership (except football) MEAC Big South[59][a]
Hampton Pirates Football MEAC Division I FCS independent[30]
Hartwick Hawks[60] Men's soccer Sun Belt Empire 8 (Division III)[61]
Hartwick Hawks[60] Women's water polo CWPA Dropped women's water polo[61]
Holy Cross Crusaders Women's ice hockey Independent[b] Hockey East[62]
Idaho Vandals Football Sun Belt Big Sky[63][64]
Indiana Hoosiers Women's water polo CWPA MPSF[65]
Kent State Golden Flashes Women's lacrosse No team ASUN[66]
Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers[49] Bowling No team Independent[67]
Lewis Flyers[49] Bowling No team Independent[68]
Liberty Flames Football Big South Division I FBS independent[69]
Liberty Flames Full membership (except football, field hockey and women's swimming & diving) Big South ASUN[70]
Monmouth Hawks Bowling Southland Bowling MEAC[71]
Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers Men's soccer No team NEC[72]
New Mexico State Aggies Football Sun Belt Division I FBS independent[63]
North Alabama Lions Full membership (except football) Gulf South (Division II) ASUN[73]
North Alabama Lions Football Gulf South (Division II) Division I FCS independent[43]
North Dakota Fighting Hawks Full membership (except football) Big Sky Summit League[74]
North Dakota Fighting Hawks Football Big Sky Division I FCS independent[75]
Old Dominion Monarchs Women's lacrosse ASUN Big East[76]
Old Dominion Monarchs Women's rowing Big 12 The American[77]
Presbyterian Blue Hose Wrestling No team Division I independent[44]
St. Bonaventure Bonnies Men's lacrosse Club team MAAC[78]
Saint Peter's Peahens Bowling Independent Dropped bowling[79]
Saint Peter's Peacocks & Peahens Men's and women's tennis MAAC Dropped tennis[79]
Saint Vincent Bearcats[80] Bowling Independent AMCC[81][82]
Salem Tigers[83] Women's water polo Club team WWPA[84]
Siena Saints Field hockey MAAC Dropped field hockey[85]
SIU Edwardsville Cougars Wrestling SoCon MAC[86]
Southern Miss Lady Eagles Beach volleyball No team CCSA[87]
TCU Horned Frogs Beach volleyball Independent CCSA[87]
Temple Owls Women's lacrosse Big East The American[55]
UAB Blazers Bowling Independent MEAC[71]
Urbana Blue Knights[2] Men's volleyball No team Independent[88]
USC Upstate Spartans Full membership (non-football) ASUN Big South[89]
Utah Utes Men's lacrosse Club team Independent[90]
Vanderbilt Commodores Women's lacrosse Big East The American[55]
Walsh Cavaliers[49] Bowling No team Independent[91]
Wittenberg Tigers[92] Women's water polo No team CWPA[93]
Youngstown State Penguins Bowling Independent Southland Bowling[94]
  1. ^ At the time Hampton's Big South move was announced, it was not certain whether Hampton football would immediately move to the Big South; the conference stated that Hampton would start Big South football play "no later than 2019."[59]
  2. ^ Although an independent, Holy Cross was part of the New England Women's Hockey Alliance, then a scheduling agreement among several independent Division I and Division II ice hockey teams.

2017–2018[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Appalachian State Mountaineers Field hockey Independent MAC[95]
Arizona State Sun Devils Men's tennis No team Pac-12[96]
Arizona State Sun Devils Women's lacrosse Club team Pac-12[97][98]
Augustana (IL) Vikings[80] Bowling No team Independent[99]
Binghamton Bearcats Men's swimming & diving Independent America East[100]
Boise State Broncos Wrestling Pac-12 Dropped wrestling[101]
Buffalo Bulls Women's rowing CAA Dropped women's rowing[102]
Buffalo Bulls Baseball, men's soccer, men's swimming & diving MAC Dropped all three sports[102]
Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners Men's golf WAC Dropped men's golf[103]
Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners Women's water polo MPSF Dropped women's water polo[103]
Cal State Northridge Matadors Men's volleyball MPSF Big West[104]
California Golden Bears Women's lacrosse MPSF Pac-12[97]
California Baptist Lancers[2] Men's volleyball MPSF Dropped men's volleyball[105]
Central Michigan Chippewas Women's lacrosse ASUN SoCon[106]
Charlotte 49ers Women's golf No team C-USA[107]
Clemson Tigers Women's diving[a] ACC Dropped women's diving[27]
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Football Division I FCS independent Sun Belt[108]
Colorado Buffaloes Women's lacrosse MPSF Pac-12[97]
Concordia–Irvine Eagles[2] Men's volleyball Independent MPSF[109]
Delaware State Hornets Women's lacrosse ASUN SoCon[106]
Detroit Titans Women's lacrosse ASUN SoCon[106]
Drake Bulldogs Men's tennis MVC Summit League[110]
Duke Blue Devils Softball No team ACC[111]
East Carolina Pirates Women's lacrosse Club team Independent[112]
Evansville Purple Aces Men's and women's indoor and outdoor track & field No teams MVC[113]
Fresno Pacific Sunbirds[83] Women's water polo Golden Coast WWPA[114]
Fresno State Bulldogs Women's water polo Independent Golden Coast[115]
Fresno State Bulldogs Wrestling Club team Big 12[116]
Furman Paladins Women's lacrosse ASUN SoCon[106]
Grand Canyon Antelopes Men's volleyball MIVA MPSF[109]
Hartford Hawks Women's lacrosse Club team America East[117]
Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors Men's volleyball MPSF Big West[104]
Illinois State Redbirds Men's tennis MVC Summit League[110]
IUPUI Jaguars Full membership Summit League Horizon[118]
Kansas State Wildcats Women's soccer Independent Big 12[119]
Long Beach State 49ers Men's volleyball MPSF Big West[104]
Maine Black Bears Men's swimming & diving Independent America East[100]
McKendree Bearcats[120] Men's water polo Club team (CWPA) CWPA (varsity division)[121]
McKendree Bearcats[83] Women's water polo Club team (CWPA) WWPA[121]
Mercer Bears Women's lacrosse ASUN SoCon[106]
Missouri State Lady Bears Beach volleyball No team Independent[122]
Missouri State Lady Bears Field hockey MAC Dropped field hockey[122]
North Dakota Fighting Hawks Men's and women's swimming & diving WAC Dropped swimming & diving[123]
North Dakota Fighting Hawks Women's ice hockey WCHA Dropped women's ice hockey[123]
Northern Iowa Panthers Wrestling MAC Big 12[116]
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men's ice hockey Hockey East Big Ten[124]
NYIT Bears Baseball Independent East Coast (Division II)[125]
Oregon Ducks Women's lacrosse MPSF Pac-12[97]
Pfeiffer Falcons[126] Men's volleyball Conference Carolinas Dropped men's volleyball[127]
Queens (NC) Royals[2] Men's volleyball Club team Independent[128]
Saint Vincent Bearcats[80] Bowling No team Independent[129]
SIU Edwardsville Cougars Men's soccer MVC MAC[130]
Southern Illinois Salukis Men's and women's tennis MVC Dropped tennis[131]
Stanford Cardinal Women's lacrosse MPSF Pac-12[97]
Stony Brook Seawolves Men's tennis MVC Dropped men's tennis[132]
UAB Blazers Football No team C-USA[133]
UC Irvine Anteaters Men's volleyball MPSF Big West[104]
UC San Diego Tritons[2] Men's volleyball MPSF Big West[104]
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Men's volleyball MPSF Big West[104]
UMBC Retrievers Men's swimming & diving CCSA America East[100]
USC Trojans Women's lacrosse MPSF Pac-12[97]
UT Arlington Mavericks Women's golf No team Sun Belt[134]
Valparaiso Crusaders Full membership (except football) Horizon MVC[135]
Valparaiso Crusaders Men's swimming,[b] men's tennis Horizon Summit League[136]
VMI Keydets Men's and women's swimming & diving CCSA America East[100]
Wichita State Shockers Full membership (non-football) MVC The American[137]
Wofford Terriers Women's lacrosse No team SoCon[106]
  1. ^ The NCAA considers swimming and diving to be a single sport. Following the 2011–12 school year, Clemson almost completely eliminated its program in that sport, dropping the entire sport for men and also dropping women's swimming. Only women's diving was retained.[27]
  2. ^ Valparaiso does not include divers in its men's swimming & diving program.

2016–2017[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Albany Great Danes Women's tennis America East Dropped women's tennis[138]
Butler Bulldogs Women's lacrosse Club team Big East[139]
Charleston Cougars Beach volleyball Independent CCSA[140]
The Citadel Bulldogs Rifle Independent/SEARC[141] SoCon[142]
Cleveland State Vikings Men's lacrosse Club team Independent[143]
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Full membership (initially non-football) Big South Sun Belt[108]
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Football Big South Division I FCS independent[144]
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Women's lacrosse Big South Atlantic Sun[145]
Delaware State Hornets Women's lacrosse Independent Atlantic Sun[146]
Denver Pioneers Women's lacrosse MPSF Big East[147]
Duquesne Dukes Bowling No team NEC[148]
East Tennessee State Buccaneers Football Division I FCS independent SoCon[149]
Fresno State Bulldogs Women's water polo Club team Independent[115]
Georgia Southern Eagles Rifle Independent/SEARC[141] SoCon[142]
Hampton Pirates and Lady Pirates Men's lacrosse, women's soccer No teams Independent[150]
Hartford Hawks Men's tennis MVC Dropped tennis[117]
Hartford Hawks Women's tennis America East Dropped tennis[117]
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays Women's lacrosse Independent Big Ten[151]
Kansas State Wildcats Women's soccer No team Independent[119]
La Salle Explorers Men's water polo Club team CWPA[152]
La Salle Explorers Women's golf, women's water polo No golf team; club water polo team MAAC[153]
Liberty Lady Flames Field hockey Independent Big East[154]
Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters[2] Men's volleyball Club team Independent[155]
LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Field hockey No team MAAC[156][a]
Long Beach State 49ers Men's water polo MPSF Golden Coast[157]
Massachusetts Minutemen Football MAC Division I FBS independent[158]
Morehead State Eagles Beach volleyball No team Independent[159]
Morehead State Eagles Women's indoor track & field No team OVC[159]
Morehead State Eagles Men's and women's tennis OVC Dropped both sports[159]
NJIT Highlanders Men's soccer Sun Belt Atlantic Sun[160]
North Dakota Fighting Hawks Baseball WAC Dropped baseball[161]
North Dakota Fighting Hawks Men's golf Big Sky Dropped men's golf[161]
North Georgia Nighthawks[162] Rifle Independent/SEARC[141] SoCon[142]
Pacific Tigers Men's water polo MPSF Golden Coast[157]
Pepperdine Waves Men's water polo MPSF Golden Coast[157]
Quinnipiac Bobcats Field hockey MAAC Big East[154]
Saint Francis Red Flash Women's water polo Club team CWPA
San Jose State Spartans Men's water polo MPSF Golden Coast[157]
Stony Brook Seawolves Women's tennis America East MVC[132]
UAB Blazers Bowling No team Independent[133]
UAB Blazers Rifle Independent SoCon[142]
UC Irvine Anteaters Men's water polo MPSF Golden Coast[157]
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Men's water polo MPSF Golden Coast[157]
UMBC Retrievers Men's tennis MVC Dropped tennis[163]
UMBC Retrievers Women's tennis America East Dropped tennis[163]
UNC Wilmington Seahawks Beach volleyball Independent CCSA[164]
VMI Keydets Rifle Mid-Atlantic Rifle SoCon[142]
Wagner Seahawks Men's water polo Club team CWPA[165]
Wagner Seahawks Women's fencing[166] No team Independent[165]
Wofford Terriers Rifle Independent/SEARC[141] SoCon[142]
Youngstown State Penguins Bowling No team Independent[167]
  1. ^ Although LIU Brooklyn initially announced that it would start varsity field hockey in 2015, the team did not actually debut until 2016.

2015–2016[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Air Force Falcons Men's lacrosse Independent SoCon[168]
Air Force Falcons Wrestling WWC Big 12[169]
Akron Zips Baseball MAC Dropped baseball[170]
Alderson Broaddus Battlers[2] Men's volleyball Club team Independent[171]
Appalachian State Mountaineers Field hockey NorPac Independent
Arizona Wildcats Women's beach volleyball Independent Pac-12[172]
Arizona State Sun Devils Women's beach volleyball Independent Pac-12[172]
Arizona State Sun Devils Men's ice hockey Club team Independent[173]
Army Black Knights Women's lacrosse Club team Patriot League[174]
Cal Poly Mustangs Beach volleyball Independent Big West[175]
Cal State Northridge Matadors Beach volleyball Independent Big West[175]
California Golden Bears Beach volleyball Independent Pac-12[172]
California Golden Bears Field hockey NorPac America East[176]
Central Michigan Chippewas Women's lacrosse Club team Atlantic Sun[177]
Charleston (WV) Golden Eagles[2] Men's volleyball Independent EIVA[178]
Charlotte 49ers Football Division I FCS independent C-USA[179]
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Beach volleyball No team Atlantic Sun[180]
Columbus State Cougars[162] Rifle OVC Dropped rifle[181]
CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners Beach volleyball Independent Big West[175]
Denver Pioneers Women's gymnastics MRGC Big 12[169]
East Tennessee State Buccaneers Football No team Division I FCS independent[149]
Fairfield Stags Field hockey America East MAAC[182]
FIU Panthers Beach volleyball Independent CCSA[183]
Florida Atlantic Owls Beach volleyball, men's swimming & diving Independent CCSA[183][184]
Florida State Seminoles Beach volleyball Independent CCSA[183]
Georgia State Panthers Beach volleyball Independent CCSA[183]
Hawaiʻi Rainbow Wahine Beach volleyball Independent Big West[175]
Kennesaw State Owls Football No team Big South[185]
Liberty Lady Flames Field hockey NorPac Independent
Long Beach State 49ers Beach volleyball Independent Big West[175]
Loyola Marymount Lions Beach volleyball Independent WCC[186][187]
LSU Tigers Beach volleyball Independent CCSA[183]
Mercyhurst Lakers[83] Women's water polo CWPA WWPA[188]
Merrimack Warriors Women's ice hockey Club team Hockey East[189]
Navy Midshipmen Football Division I FBS Independent The American
New Jersey City Gothic Knights[80] Bowling Independent AMCC[190][81]
NJIT Highlanders Full membership Independent Atlantic Sun[160]
NJIT Highlanders Women's tennis America East Atlantic Sun[160]
North Dakota State Bison Wrestling WWC Big 12[169]
Northern Colorado Bears Wrestling WWC Big 12[169]
Northern Kentucky Norse Full membership Atlantic Sun Horizon[191]
Old Dominion Monarchs Men's swimming & diving Independent CCSA[184]
Oregon Ducks Beach volleyball Independent Pac-12[172]
Pacific Tigers Field hockey NorPac America East[176]
Pacific Tigers Beach volleyball Independent WCC[186][187]
Pepperdine Waves Beach volleyball Independent WCC[186][187]
Portland Pilots Beach volleyball No team WCC[187]
Radford Highlanders Women's lacrosse Club team Big South[192]
Saint Mary's Gaels Beach volleyball Independent WCC[186][187]
San Francisco Dons Beach volleyball Independent WCC[186][187]
Santa Clara Broncos Beach volleyball Independent WCC[186][187]
South Carolina Gamecocks Beach volleyball Independent CCSA[183]
South Dakota State Jackrabbits Wrestling WWC Big 12[169]
Stanford Cardinal Beach volleyball Independent Pac-12[172]
Stanford Cardinal Field hockey NorPac America East[176]
Tulane Green Wave Beach volleyball Independent CCSA[183]
UAB Blazers Football C-USA Dropped football[193]
UAB Blazers Beach volleyball Independent CCSA[183]
UAB Blazers Bowling Independent Dropped bowling[193][194]
UC Davis Aggies Field hockey NorPac America East[176]
UCLA Bruins Beach volleyball Independent Pac-12[172]
UNC Wilmington Seahawks Beach volleyball No team Independent[164]
USC Trojans Beach volleyball Independent Pac-12[172]
Utah Valley Wolverines Wrestling WWC Big 12[169]
UTRGV Vaqueros[198] Men's soccer No team WAC[199]
Villanova Wildcats Women's rowing The American CAA
Washington Huskies Beach volleyball Independent Pac-12[172]
West Virginia Mountaineers Men's golf No team Big 12[200]
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers Men's and women's swimming & diving C-USA Dropped both sports[201]
Wyoming Cowboys Wrestling WWC Big 12[169]

2014–2015[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Abilene Christian Wildcats[202] Football Division I FCS independent Southland
Alabama Crimson Tide Women's rowing C-USA Big 12[203]
Appalachian State Mountaineers[204] Full membership SoCon Sun Belt
Arkansas State Red Wolves Bowling Independent Southland Bowling[206]
Bellarmine Knights[207][208] Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse SoCon[210]
Belmont Bruins[211] Men's soccer Independent Horizon League
Binghamton Bearcats Men's golf America Sky Big Sky[212]
Binghamton Bearcats Men's tennis America East MAC[213]
Boston College Eagles Fencing IFA ACC[214]
Boston University Terriers Wrestling EIWA Dropped wrestling[215]
Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes[83] Women's water polo WWPA Dropped women's water polo[216]
Charleston (WV) Golden Eagles[2] Men's volleyball Club team Independent[217]
Chicago State Cougars Women's soccer No team WAC[218]
Colorado College Tigers[219] Women's soccer C-USA Mountain West[220]
Connecticut Huskies[221] Men's ice hockey Atlantic Hockey Hockey East
Davidson Wildcats[222] Full membership SoCon Atlantic 10
Davidson Wildcats[222] Field hockey NorPac Atlantic 10
Davidson Wildcats[222] Men's and women's swimming and diving CCSA Atlantic 10
Davidson Wildcats[222] Women's lacrosse Big South Atlantic 10
Duke Blue Devils Fencing Independent ACC[214]
East Carolina Pirates[223] Full membership Conference USA The American
East Tennessee State Buccaneers[149] Full membership (non-football) Atlantic Sun SoCon
Elon Phoenix[224] Full membership SoCon CAA
Fairfield Stags[222] Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse CAA[225]
Florida Gators Women's lacrosse ALC Big East[226]
Furman Paladins Men's lacrosse Atlantic Sun SoCon[209]
Gannon Golden Knights[83] Women's water polo CWPA WWPA[216]
Georgia Regents Jaguars[227][228] Men's golf Independent MEAC
Georgia Southern Eagles[229] Full membership SoCon Sun Belt
Georgia State Panthers Men's soccer Independent Sun Belt[230]
Hartford Hawks Men's golf America Sky Big Sky[212]
Hartwick Hawks Men's soccer MAC Sun Belt[230]
High Point Panthers Men's lacrosse Atlantic Sun SoCon[209]
Houston Baptist Huskies Football Division I FCS Independent[231] Southland
Howard Bison Men's soccer Independent Sun Belt[230]
Howard Lady Bison Women's soccer Independent SWAC[232]
Idaho Vandals[233] Full membership (except football) WAC Big Sky
Idaho Vandals[234] Football Division I FBS independent Sun Belt
Incarnate Word Cardinals[235] Football Division I FCS independent Southland
Incarnate Word Cardinals[236] Men's soccer Independent WAC
Jacksonville Dolphins Men's lacrosse Atlantic Sun SoCon[209]
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays Men's lacrosse Independent Big Ten[237]
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays Women's lacrosse ALC Independent[238]
Kansas Jayhawks Women's rowing Big 12 & C-USA Big 12 only[203]
Kansas State Wildcats Women's rowing Big 12 & C-USA Big 12 only[203]
Longwood Lancers Field hockey NorPac MAC[213]
Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters Bowling Independent Southland Bowling[206]
Louisville Cardinals[239] Full membership The American ACC
Louisville Cardinals Field hockey, women's lacrosse Big East ACC[240]
Maryland Terrapins[241] Full membership ACC Big Ten
McKendree Bearcats[2] Men's volleyball Independent MIVA[242]
Mercer Bears[149] Full membership Atlantic Sun SoCon
Mercer Bears Football Pioneer SoCon[149]
Mercer Bears Women's lacrosse No team Atlantic Sun[243]
Mercer Bears Women's track and field No team SoCon[149]
Michigan Wolverines Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse Big Ten[237]
Michigan Wolverines Women's lacrosse ALC Big Ten[237]
Monmouth Hawks[244] Football Division I FCS independent Big South
Monmouth Hawks Bowling Independent Southland Bowling[206]
Montana Grizzlies[245] Softball No team Big Sky
New Mexico State Aggies[234] Football Division I FBS independent Sun Belt
NJIT Highlanders Men's lacrosse Club team Independent[246]
NJIT Highlanders Men's soccer Independent Sun Belt[230]
North Carolina Tar Heels Fencing Independent ACC[214]
North Dakota (no nickname) Men's golf America Sky Big Sky[212]
Northern Colorado Bears Men's golf America Sky Big Sky[212]
Northwestern Wildcats Women's lacrosse ALC Big Ten[237]
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Fencing MFC ACC[214]
Ohio State Buckeyes Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse Big Ten[237]
Ohio State Buckeyes Women's lacrosse ALC Big Ten[237]
Oklahoma Sooners Women's rowing Big 12 & C-USA Big 12 only[203]
Old Dominion Monarchs Women's lacrosse Independent Atlantic Sun[247]
Old Dominion Lady Monarchs Women's rowing C-USA Big 12[203]
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles[248] Full membership Southland The Summit
Pacific Tigers Men's volleyball MPSF Dropped men's volleyball[249]
Penn State Nittany Lions Men's lacrosse CAA Big Ten[237]
Penn State Nittany Lions Women's lacrosse ALC Big Ten[237]
Providence Friars Women's volleyball America East Big East[250]
Radford Highlanders Field hockey NorPac Dropped field hockey[192]
Radford Highlanders Men's track and field (indoor & outdoor) Big South Dropped both sports[192]
Radford Highlanders Women's swimming and diving CCSA Dropped women's swimming and diving[192]
Richmond Spiders Men's lacrosse Atlantic Sun SoCon[209]
Richmond Spiders Women's golf CAA Patriot League[251]
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[252]
Rutgers Scarlet Knights[253] Full membership The American Big Ten
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse Big East Big Ten[237][240]
Rutgers–Newark Scarlet Raiders[254] Men's volleyball EIVA CVC (D-III)[255]
Sacramento State Hornets Men's golf America Sky Big Sky[212]
Sacramento State Hornets Women's rowing C-USA The American[256]
Sam Houston State Bearkats Bowling Independent Southland Bowling[206]
San Diego State Aztecs Women's rowing C-USA The American[256]
Southern Utah Thunderbirds Men's golf America Sky Big Sky[212]
Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks Bowling Independent Southland Bowling[206]
Temple Owls Baseball, men's indoor and outdoor track & field, softball The American Dropped all four sports[257][259]
Temple Owls Men's gymnastics EIGL Dropped men's gymnastics[257]
Tennessee Lady Volunteers Women's rowing C-USA Big 12[203]
Texas Longhorns Women's rowing Big 12 & C-USA Big 12 only[203]
Texas–Pan American Broncs Women's soccer No team WAC[199]
Tulane Green Wave[260] Full membership Conference USA The American
Tulane Green Wave Bowling Independent Southland Bowling[206]
Tulsa Golden Hurricane[261] Full membership Conference USA The American
UMass Lowell River Hawks Men's and women's lacrosse Club teams America East[262]
Utah Valley Wolverines Men's soccer No team WAC[263]
Valparaiso Crusaders Bowling Independent Southland Bowling[206]
Vanderbilt Commodores Women's lacrosse ALC Big East[226]
Vanderbilt Commodores Bowling Independent Southland Bowling[206]
VMI Keydets[149] Full membership Big South SoCon
VMI Keydets Men's lacrosse Atlantic Sun SoCon[209]
Weber State Wildcats Men's golf America Sky Big Sky[212]
West Virginia Mountaineers Women's rowing Big 12 & C-USA Big 12 only[203]
WKU Hilltoppers[264] Full membership Sun Belt Conference USA
WKU Hilltoppers Men's tennis Sun Belt Dropped men's tennis[265]

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.[266] 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).[267] 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[202] All sports except football Lone Star (Division II) Southland
Abilene Christian Wildcats[202] Football Lone Star (Division II) Division I FCS independent
Adelphi Panthers[268] Men's soccer Division I independent Northeast-10 (Division II)
Air Force Falcons[269] Men's soccer MPSF WAC
Air Force Falcons[270] Men's swimming and diving MPSF WAC
Air Force Falcons[271] Rifle Independent PRC
Alaska Nanooks Men's ice hockey CCHA WCHA
Alaska Nanooks[271][272] Rifle Independent PRC
Albany Great Danes[273] Football NEC CAA
Azusa Pacific Cougars[274] Women's water polo CWPA Golden Coast[275]
Binghamton Bearcats[276] Wrestling CAA EIWA
Boston University Terriers[277] All sports except wrestling (non-football) America East Patriot League
Boston University Terriers[278] Wrestling CAA EIWA
Bowling Green Falcons Men's ice hockey CCHA WCHA
BYU Cougars Softball[279] PCSC WCC
Butler Bulldogs[280] All sports except football Atlantic 10 Big East (2013)
California Baptist Lancers[281] Women's water polo CWPA Golden Coast[275]
Charleston Cougars[282] All sports (non-football) SoCon CAA
Charleston Cougars[282] Men's and women's swimming and diving CCSA CAA
Charlotte 49ers[283] All sports (football in 2015) Atlantic 10 Conference USA
Charlotte 49ers Football (non-football) Division I FCS Independent
Chicago State Cougars[284] All sports (non-football) Great West WAC
Chicago State Cougars[284] Men's golf America Sky WAC
Cincinnati Bearcats Women's lacrosse Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)[240]
Colorado Buffaloes[285][286] Women's lacrosse Club team MPSF
Colorado College Tigers Men's ice hockey WCHA NCHC
Connecticut Huskies Field hockey, women's lacrosse Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)[240]
Creighton Bluejays[280] All sports (non-football) MVC Big East (2013)
CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners[287] All sports except baseball Independent WAC
CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners[287] Men's golf America Sky WAC
CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners[269] Men's soccer MPSF WAC
CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners[270] Men's swimming and diving MPSF WAC
CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners[287] Softball PCSC WAC
Dallas Baptist Patriots[288] Baseball WAC MVC
Denver Pioneers[289] 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)[290]
Denver Pioneers[289] Men's soccer MPSF The Summit
Denver Pioneers[289] Men's and women's swimming and diving MPSF The Summit
DePaul Blue Demons[291] All sports (non-football) Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)
Drexel Dragons[292] Wrestling CAA EIWA
Ferris State Bulldogs Men's ice hockey CCHA WCHA
Florida Atlantic Owls[293] All sports Sun Belt Conference USA
Florida Atlantic Owls Men's soccer MAC Conference USA
FIU Panthers[294] All sports Sun Belt Conference USA
Fresno Pacific Sunbirds[274] Women's water polo CWPA Golden Coast[275]
Furman Paladins Men's lacrosse[295] Club team Atlantic Sun
George Mason Patriots[296] All sports except men's volleyball and wrestling (non-football) CAA Atlantic 10
George Mason Patriots Wrestling[297] CAA EWL
Georgetown Hoyas[291] All sports except football Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)
Georgia State Panthers[298] All sports except men's soccer CAA Sun Belt
Georgia State Panthers Men's soccer CAA Division I independent
Grand Canyon Antelopes[299] All sports PacWest (Division II) WAC
High Point Panthers Men's lacrosse Independent Atlantic Sun[300]
Hobart Statesmen Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse NEC[301]
Hofstra Pride[302] Wrestling CAA EIWA
Houston Cougars[303] All sports Conference USA The American
Houston Cougars Women's golf No team The American[304]
Houston Baptist Huskies[305] All sports (non-football)[305] Great West Southland
Houston Baptist Huskies[305] Men's golf America Sky Southland
Houston Baptist Huskies[269] Men's soccer MPSF WAC[237]
Idaho Vandals[306] Football WAC Division I FBS independent
Incarnate Word Cardinals[235] All sports except football, men's soccer, and swimming & diving for both sexes Lone Star (Division II) Southland
Incarnate Word Cardinals[235] Football Lone Star (Division II) Division I FCS independent
Incarnate Word Cardinals[235] Men's soccer Lone Star (Division II) Independent
Incarnate Word Cardinals[307] 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[294] All sports WAC Conference USA
Louisville Cardinals Field hockey, women's lacrosse Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)[240]
Loyola (Chicago) Ramblers[308] All sports (non-football) Horizon League MVC
Loyola (MD) Greyhounds[309] All sports except men's and women's lacrosse (non-football) MAAC Patriot League
Loyola (MD) Greyhounds[309] Men's lacrosse ECAC Lacrosse Patriot League
Loyola (MD) Greyhounds[309] Women's lacrosse Big East (1979–2013) Patriot League
Loyola Marymount Lions Softball[279] PCSC WCC
Loyola Marymount Lions Women's water polo WWPA Golden Coast[275]
Marquette Golden Eagles[291] All sports (non-football) Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)
Memphis Tigers[310] All sports Conference USA The American
Mercer Bears[311] 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[293] 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[312] All sports except football NEC MAAC
Monmouth Hawks[244] 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[313]
Nevada Wolf Pack[271] Rifle Independent PRC
New Jersey City Gothic Knights[80] Bowling NEC Independent[190]
New Mexico Lobos[314] Men's soccer MPSF Conference USA
New Mexico State Aggies[315] Football WAC Division I FBS independent
New Orleans Privateers[316] All sports Independent Southland
NJIT Highlanders[307] Men's swimming & diving METS CCSA
North Dakota (no nickname)[317] Baseball Great West WAC
North Dakota (no nickname) Men's ice hockey WCHA NCHC
North Dakota (no nickname)[270] Men's swimming and diving MPSF WAC
Northern Colorado Bears[318] Baseball Great West WAC
Northern Michigan Wildcats Men's ice hockey CCHA WCHA
North Texas Mean Green[294] All sports Sun Belt Conference USA
Notre Dame Fighting Irish[319] All sports except football, fencing, and men's ice hockey Big East (1979–2013) ACC[320]
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men's ice hockey CCHA Hockey East
Oakland Golden Grizzlies[321] All sports (non-football) The Summit Horizon League
Ohio State Buckeyes Men's ice hockey CCHA Big Ten
Ohio State Buckeyes[271] Rifle Independent PRC
Old Dominion Monarchs[322] All sports (football in 2014) except field hockey and wrestling CAA Conference USA
Old Dominion Monarchs Field hockey CAA Big East (2013)[240][323]
Old Dominion Monarchs Women's lacrosse CAA Independent[247]
Old Dominion Monarchs Wrestling[324] CAA MAC
Omaha Mavericks Men's ice hockey WCHA NCHC
Pacific Tigers[325] All sports (non-football) except women's water polo Big West West Coast
Pacific Tigers Women's water polo Big West Golden Coast[275]
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[291] All sports (non-football) except men's ice hockey and women's volleyball Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)
Quinnipiac Bobcats[326] All sports (non-football) except men's and women's ice hockey NEC MAAC
Richmond Spiders Men's lacrosse[327] Club team Atlantic Sun
Richmond Spiders Men's soccer, men's track and field[328] Atlantic 10 Dropped both sports
Rider Broncs Wrestling[329] CAA EWL
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)[240]
Sacramento State Hornets Women's rowing[330] WIRA Conference USA
St. Cloud State Huskies Men's ice hockey WCHA NCHC
St. John's Red Storm[291] All sports (non-football) Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)
Saint Mary's Gaels Softball[279] PCSC WCC
San Diego Toreros Softball[279] PCSC WCC
San Diego State Aztecs Women's rowing[330] WIRA Conference USA
San Diego State Aztecs Women's water polo Big West Golden Coast[275]
San Jose State Spartans[331] All sports WAC Mountain West
San Jose State Spartans[269] Men's soccer MPSF WAC
Santa Clara Broncos Softball[279] PCSC WCC
Santa Clara Broncos Women's water polo WWPA Golden Coast[275]
Seattle Redhawks[269] Men's soccer MPSF WAC
Seattle Redhawks[270] Men's swimming and diving MPSF WAC
Seton Hall Pirates[291] All sports (non-football) Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)
South Alabama Jaguars Football Division I FCS Independent Sun Belt
SMU Mustangs[303] All sports Conference USA The American
Stetson Hatters[332] Football (non-football) Pioneer
Stony Brook Seawolves[273] Football Big South CAA
Syracuse Orange All sports except women's ice hockey Big East (1979–2013) ACC
TCU Horned Frogs[271] Rifle Independent PRC
Temple Owls[333] All sports except football and men's gymnastics Atlantic 10 The American
Temple Owls Field hockey, women's lacrosse Atlantic 10 Big East (2013)[240]
Texas–Arlington Mavericks[334] 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[334] All sports WAC Sun Belt
Towson Tigers[335] Men's soccer CAA Dropped sport
UAH Chargers[336] Men's ice hockey Division I Independent WCHA
UCF Knights[303] All sports Conference USA The American
UMass Lowell River Hawks[337] All sports except men's ice hockey Northeast-10 (Division II) America East
UMBC Retrievers[307] Men's swimming & diving America East CCSA
UMKC Kangaroos[338] All sports (non-football) The Summit WAC
UNLV Rebels[269] Men's soccer MPSF WAC
UNLV Rebels[270] Men's swimming and diving MPSF WAC
Utah State Aggies[331] All sports WAC Mountain West
Utah Valley Wolverines[287] All sports Great West WAC
Utah Valley Wolverines[287] Men's golf America Sky WAC
Utah Valley Wolverines[287] Softball PCSC WAC
UTEP Miners[271] Rifle Independent PRC
UTSA Roadrunners[339] All sports WAC Conference USA
Villanova Wildcats[291] All sports except football Big East (1979–2013) Big East (2013)
VMI Keydets Men's lacrosse MAAC Atlantic Sun[300]
Western Michigan Broncos Men's ice hockey CCHA NCHC
Wisconsin Badgers Men's ice hockey WCHA Big Ten
Wyoming Cowboys[270] Men's swimming and diving MPSF WAC
Xavier Musketeers[280] 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[340] All sports (non-football) Atlantic Sun OVC
Belmont Bruins[341] Men's Soccer Atlantic Sun Independent
Butler Bulldogs[342] All sports except football and women's golf Horizon Atlantic 10
Butler Bulldogs[343] Women's golf Horizon MAAC
BYU Cougars[344] Softball WAC PCSC
Cal Poly Mustangs[345] Football Great West Big Sky
Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners[346] Baseball Division I Independent WAC
Campbell Lady Camels Women's lacrosse No team Big South
Clemson Tigers Men's and women's swimming & diving ACC Dropped all except women's diving
Columbus State Cougars[347] Rifle Independent OVC[348]
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Women's lacrosse No team Big South
Dallas Baptist Patriots[346] Baseball Division I Independent WAC
Davidson Wildcats Women's lacrosse National Lacrosse Big South
Denver Pioneers[349] All sports (non-football) Sun Belt WAC
Detroit Titans Women's lacrosse National Lacrosse Atlantic Sun
Fresno State Bulldogs[350] All sports WAC Mountain West
Hartwick Hawks Men's soccer Atlantic Soccer MAC
Hawaiʻi (Rainbow) Warriors and Rainbow Wahine[351] All sports except football, women's indoor track and field, and swimming and diving for both sexes WAC Big West
Hawaiʻi Warriors[351] Football WAC Mountain West
Hawaiʻi Rainbow Wahine[351] Women's indoor track and field, and women's swimming and diving WAC MPSF
Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors[351] 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[352] All sports (non-football) except men's soccer and women's lacrosse Division I Independent Big South
Longwood Lancers[352] Men's soccer Atlantic Soccer Big South
Longwood Lancers[352] Women's lacrosse National Lacrosse Big South
Massachusetts Minutemen[353] 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[324] Big 12 MAC
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks[354] 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[350] All sports WAC Mountain West
NJIT Highlanders Men's soccer ASC Independent
North Dakota (no nickname)[355] All sports except hockey and baseball Great West Big Sky
Northern Colorado Bears Softball PCSC Big Sky
Northern Iowa Panthers Wrestling[324] WWC MAC
Northern Kentucky Norse[356] All sports (non-football) GLVC (Division II) Atlantic Sun
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles[357] 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[358] Women's water polo MPSF Big West
Seattle Redhawks[359] All sports (non-football) Division I Independent WAC
Seattle Redhawks[359] Softball PCSC WAC
Seattle Redhawks[359] Women's golf WCC WAC
South Dakota Coyotes[360] Football Great West MVFC
SIU Edwardsville Cougars Wrestling Division I independent Southern
Southern Utah Thunderbirds[355] All sports except football The Summit Big Sky
Southern Utah Thunderbirds[361] Baseball Great West Dropped baseball
Southern Utah Thunderbirds[355] Football Great West Big Sky
Stetson Hatters Women's lacrosse No team Atlantic Sun
TCU Horned Frogs[362] All sports Mountain West Big 12
Temple Owls[333] Football MAC Big East
Texas A&M Aggies[363] All sports Big 12 SEC
Texas–Arlington Mavericks[364] All sports (non-football) Southland WAC
Texas State Bobcats[349] All sports except football Southland WAC
Texas State Bobcats Football Division I FCS Independent WAC
UC Davis Aggies[345] Football Great West Big Sky
USC Trojans[365] Women's lacrosse (non-lacrosse) MPSF
UTSA Roadrunners[349] All sports except football Southland WAC
UTSA Roadrunners Football Division I FCS Independent WAC
VCU Rams[366] 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[367]
Winthrop Eagles Women's lacrosse No team Big South

2011–2012[edit]

School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference
Boise State Broncos[368] 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[369] 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[370] Baseball Horizon Dropped baseball
Colorado Buffaloes[371] All sports except skiing and indoor track & field Big 12 Pac-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[372] 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[373] All sports except men's golf Independent MEAC
Old Dominion Monarchs Football Division I FCS Independent CAA
Portland Pilots Women's rowing Club team WCC[374]
Savannah State Tigers[373] 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[360] All sports except football Great West The Summit
Texas State Bobcats Football Southland Division I FCS Independent
Utah Utes[375] All sports Mountain West Pac-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
Duquesne Dukes Baseball Atlantic 10 Dropped baseball
Georgia State Panthers Football (non-football) Division I FCS Independent
High Point Panthers Women's lacrosse Club team National Lacrosse Conference
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[376] 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
Arizona State Sun Devils Men's tennis Pac-10 Dropped men's tennis[citation needed]
Bryant Bulldogs All sports Northeast-10 (Division II) Independent
Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners Baseball (non-baseball) Independent
Campbell Fighting Camels Football (non-football) Pioneer
Chicago State Cougars Cross country, track & field, golf, and tennis Independent Great West
Cincinnati Bearcats Women's lacrosse Independent Big East[377]
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[378] 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
Louisville Cardinals Women's lacrosse Independent Big East[379]
Morehead State Eagles Men's and women's indoor track & field OVC Dropped both sports[159]
Morehead State Eagles Women's golf No team OVC[159]
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
Cincinnati Bearcats Women's lacrosse Club team Independent[377]
Delaware Blue Hens Football Atlantic 10 CAA
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles[380] 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
Louisville Cardinals Women's lacrosse Club team Independent[379]
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[381] All sports CIAA (Division II) Independent
North Dakota State Bison All sports except football Independent The Summit
Presbyterian Blue Hose[382] All sports South Atlantic (Division II) Independent
Rhode Island Rams Football Atlantic 10 CAA
Richmond Spiders Football Atlantic 10 CAA
South Carolina Upstate Spartans[383] 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 (NY) 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
SMU 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[384] All sports (non-football) Independent Big South
Centenary Gentlemen and Ladies[385] All sports except for women's gymnastics and men's and women's rifle Independent Mid-Con
Dallas Baptist Patriots[386] Baseball Heartland Conference (D-II) Independent
Drexel Dragons[387] Baseball CAA Dropped baseball
Drexel Dragons[387] Women's volleyball CAA Dropped women's volleyball
Elon Phoenix[388] 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[389] All sports except football and rifle A-Sun OVC
Jacksonville State Gamecocks[390] Football Southland OVC
Jacksonville State Gamecocks[389] Rifle GARC OVC
Lipscomb Bisons[391] All sports (non-football) Independent A-Sun
Morris Brown Wolverines[392] All sports Independent Discontinued athletics
Northern Colorado Bears All North Central (D-II) Independent
Samford Bulldogs[393] All sports except football A-Sun OVC
Samford Bulldogs[393] Football Division I-AA Independent OVC
St. John's Red Storm[394] 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[395] No team Big West
Utah Valley Wolverines[396] All sports (non-football) NJCAA Independent
VMI Keydets[397] 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[398] 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[399] Baseball Big West Independent
St. John's Red Storm[394] 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[394] Football Division I-AA Independent Northeast
Virginia Tech Hokies All except football & wrestling Atlantic 10 Big East

See also[edit]

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