NCAA Division I

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Providence College Friars play Cornell in the NCAA Hockey East Regional at the Dunkin' Donuts Center, April 7, 2019

Highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States, which accepts players globally.

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NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision

Highest level of college football in the United States.

For every sport but football, the NCAA divides schools into three major divisions: Divisions I, II, and III.

Power Five conferences

The Power Five conferences are five athletic conferences which are considered to be the elite in college football in the United States.

Game action between Michigan (in white) and Ohio State, members of the Big Ten, one of the Power Five conferences

They are part of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate football in the nation.

Big Ten Conference

Oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference in the United States, incorporated as the Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives in 1896, predating the founding of its regulating organization, the NCAA.

Big Ten logo (1990–2011). To reflect the addition of the 11th school, Penn State, the number 11 was placed in the negative space of the "Big Ten" lettering.
The conference's headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois

They compete in the NCAA Division I; its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly known as Division I-A, the highest level of NCAA competition in that sport.

Big West Conference

Locations of Big West Conference full member institutions.
The logo of the Big West from 2000 to 2021

The Big West Conference (BWC) is an American collegiate athletic conference whose member institutions participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I.

Northeast Conference

Collegiate athletic conference whose schools are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Teams in the NEC compete in Division I for all sports; football competes in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), formerly known as Division I-AA.

Conference Carolinas

Conference Carolinas, formerly known as the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) or the Carolinas Conference, is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) primarily in Division II, and as one of the five Division I conferences for men's volleyball.

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

College athletic conference with members located mostly in the western United States, although it now has members as far east as Pennsylvania.

The conference participates at the NCAA Division I level, primarily in Olympic sports that are not directly sponsored by a school's home conference (such as the Pac-12 and Big West, whose members all participate in MPSF competition in at least one of its sports).

Big East Conference

Locations of the current Big East Conference member institutions

The Big East Conference (stylized as BIG EAST) is a collegiate athletic conference that competes in NCAA Division I in ten men's sports and twelve women's sports.

2010–2014 NCAA conference realignment


The 2010–2014 NCAA conference realignment refers to extensive changes in conference membership at all three levels of NCAA competition—Division I, Division II, and Division III— beginning in the 2010–11 academic year.

NCAA Division II

Intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

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It offers an alternative to both the larger and better-funded Division I and to the scholarship-free environment offered in Division III.