Everything You Need To Know About NCAA Basketball Teams And Divisions

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The NCAA is a not-for-profit organization with main offices in Indianapolis, Indiana. It assists student-athletes who compete in college sports. The organization is the regulating authority of the student-athletes of thousands of North American conferences and institutions. It also organizes the athletic programs of universities and colleges in Canada and the United States. Division I and Division II schools have the power to give scholarships to athletes. Division III schools do not have the power to give any athletic scholarships.

 

Let us look at the NCAA basketball teams and the various divisions.

 

NCAA Basketball Teams' Divisions and Conferences

 

 

Division I

Division II

Division III

 

 

- America East Conference

- American Athletic Conference

- Atlantic 10 Conference

- Atlantic Coast Conference

- ASUN Conference

- Big 12 Conference

- Big East Conference

- Big Sky Conference

- Big South Conference

- Big Ten Conference

- Big West Conference

- Colonial Athletic Association

- Conference USA

- Horizon League

- Ivy League

- Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

- Mid-American Conference

- Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

- Missouri Valley Conference

- Mountain West Conference

- Northeast Conference

- Ohio Valley Conference

- Pac-12 Conference

- Patriot League

- Southeastern Conference

- Southern Conference

- Southland Conference

- Southwestern Athletic Conference

- Sun Belt Conference

- Summit League

- West Coast Conference

- Western Athletic

Conference

 

 

- California Collegiate Athletic Association

- Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

- Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

- Conference Carolinas

- East Coast Conference

- Great American Conference

- Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

- Great Lakes Valley Conference

- Great Midwest Athletic Conference

- Great Northwest Athletic Conference

- Gulf South Conference

- Lone Star Conference

- Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

- Mountain East Conference

- Northeast-10 Conference

- Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

- Pacific West Conference

- Peach Belt Conference

- Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

- Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

- South Atlantic Conference

- Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

- Sunshine State Conference

 

 

- Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

- American Rivers Conference

- American Southwest Conference

- Atlantic East Conference

- Capital Athletic Conference

- Centennial Conference

- City University of New York Athletic Conference

- College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin

- Colonial States Athletic Conference

- Commonwealth Coast Conference

- Empire 8 Conference

- Great Northeast Athletic Conference

- Great South Athletic Conference

- Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

- Landmark Conference

- Liberty League

- Little East Conference

- MAC Commonwealth

- MAC Freedom

- Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference

- Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association

- Midwest Conference

- Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

- New England Collegiate Conference

- New England Small College Athletic Conference

- New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference

- New Jersey Athletic Conference

- North Atlantic Conference

- North Coast Athletic Conference

- North Eastern Athletic Conference

- Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

- Northwest Conference

- Ohio Athletic Conference

- Old Dominion Athletic Conference

- Presidents' Athletic Conference

- St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

- Skyline Conference

- Southern Athletic Association

- Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

- Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

- State University of New York Athletic Conference

- University Athletic Association

- Upper Midwest Athletic Conference

- USA South Athletic Conference

- Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

 

Top Ranked NCAA Basketball Teams

 

 

#

College

First

Season

Seasons

Wins

Losses

Ties

Win%

1

Kentucky

1903

118

2,327

728

1

.762

2

Kansas

1899

122

2,323

871

0

.727

3

North Carolina

1911

110

2,294

829

0

.735

4

Duke

1906

115

2,214

904

0

.710

5

Temple

1895

124

1,945

1,107

0

.637

6

Syracuse

1901

119

1,940

932

0

.675

7

UCLA

1920

101

1,928

874

0

.688

8

Notre Dame

1898

117

1,915

1,057

2

.644

9

St. John's

1908

113

1,887

1,055

0

.641

10

Indiana

1901

120

1,869

1,076

0

.635

11

Arizona

1905

115

1,853

966

1

.657

12

Cincinnati

1902

119

1,848

1,036

0

.641

13

Utah

1909

112

1,847

1,032

0

.642

14

Purdue

1897

122

1,837

1,061

0

.634

15

Western Kentucky

1915

101

1,836

944

0

.660

16

Illinois

1906

115

1,835

1,029

0

.641

17

Texas

1906

114

1,828

1,105

0

.623

18

Brigham Young

1903

118

1,826

1,108

0

.622

19

Villanova

1921

100

1,817

948

0

.657

20

West Virginia

1904

111

1,811

1,120

0

.618

21

Washington

1896

118

1,810

1,224

0

.597

22

Pennsylvania

1897

120

1,807

1,122

2

.617

23

Oregon State

1902

119

1,783

1,376

0

.564

24

North Carolina State

1913

108

1,771

1,089

0

.619

25

Princeton

1901

120

1,760

1,104

0

.615

26

Louisville

1912

106

1,759

940

0

.652

27

Michigan State

1899

121

1,758

1,110

0

.613

28

Connecticut

1901

117

1,746

994

0

.637

29

Arkansas

1924

97

1,733

974

0

.640

29

Ohio State

1899

122

1,733

1,103

0

.611

31

Gonzaga

1908

112

1,730

1,101

0

.611

32

Oklahoma

1908

113

1,722

1,104

0

.609

33

Alabama

1913

107

1,717

1,067

1

.617

34

Oregon

1903

115

1,713

1,377

0

.554

35

Bradley

1903

116

1,704

1,229

0

.581

36

Missouri State

1909

108

1,703

1,015

0

.627

37

Oklahoma State

1908

111

1,701

1,198

0

.587

38

Georgetown

1907

112

1,700

1,083

0

.611

39

Iowa

1902

119

1,693

1,179

0

.589

40

Tennessee

1909

111

1,690

1,075

2

.611

41

Dayton

1904

115

1,688

1,130

0

.599

42

Kansas State

1903

116

1,681

1,196

0

.584

43

Murray State

1926

95

1,676

916

0

.647

44

Virginia

1906

115

1,673

1,182

1

.586

45

Missouri

1907

114

1,672

1,190

0

.584

46

Marquette

1917

103

1,665

1,032

0

.617

47

Saint Joseph's

1910

111

1,654

1,168

0

.586

48

Illinois State

1899

122

1,655

1,216

0

.576

49

Akron

1902

119

1,648

1,047

2

.612

50

Pittsburgh

1906

113

1,646

1,199

0

.579

 

Some Major NCAA Basketball Teams

 

1. Illinois Fighting Illini

 

The Illinois Fighting Illini are having a rollicking time. They are entering this year's tournament with consecutive away wins over estimated no. 1 seed Michigan and estimated no. 2 seed Ohio State. In their previous 12 games, the team has won 11 and lost just one. The team's conference has nine teams still running for a position in the NCAA main tournament to play with the other qualified NCAA basketball teams. In conference play also, the Illini have been great navigators with a record of 16-4. Earlier this month, they had victories over the Wolverines and the Buckeyes. They also had a couple of wins against a fighting Wisconsin team. Among all the NCAA basketball teams, this is one of the leading contenders.

 

2. Arkansas Razorbacks

 

Entering the SEC tournament, the Arkansas Razorbacks have won 11 games and lost only one. They only had one rocky stretch in January, when they lost four out of the five games they played. Their only loss in the tournament was against Oklahoma State. The team had a great game from the field and still could not get the win. In February, they had a four-game away stretch. They beat Florida, Alabama, and LSU in quick succession. They also defeated Missouri in overtime. In January, the team beat Ole Miss. The big victory over Alabama was a clear signal to the other NCAA basketball teams. Arkansas Razorbacks are on the rise.

 

3. Gonzaga Bulldogs

 

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have not lost a game of basketball since February of last year. They are on an undefeated winning streak of more than twenty-nine games. Following a significant victory in the West Coast Conference title match over BYU, the team has bulldozed their path among other NCAA basketball teams to carve their undefeated season. Critics quickly point out that the team has no real competitors apart from Cougars in the entire conference. But during non-conference matches, the team won smoothly against tournament-bound teams. A victory over West Virginia is the only time they have not won by a double-digit margin this season. Further, they have great players such as sophomore Anton Watson, former five-star recruit Andrew Nembhard, and junior guard Joel Ayayi. The team sure looks like a hot favorite among all the NCAA basketball teams right now.

 

Conclusion

The NCAA basketball teams provide some great action for all basketball fans. The student-athletes give it their all to win big for their teams and secure their place in the coveted NBA. They show great creativity and flair during the tournament. The NCAA basketball teams indicate the future of basketball.

 

 

 


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