NCAA Division I

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Division I is the highest level of college sports in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States. Its schools generally have the biggest budgets, the best facilities, and offer more their students more athletic scholarships than Divisions II and III.

Below is a list of sports conferences belonging to Division I:

Football Bowl Subdivision[change | change source]

Football Championship Subdivision[change | change source]

These conferences only play football:

Other conferences[change | change source]

These conferences do not play football, but do play basketball:

This conference does not play either football or basketball:

  • Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

These conferences only play ice hockey:

These conferences only play water polo:

These conferences only do wrestling:

  • Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association
  • Eastern Wrestling League
  • Western Wrestling Conference

These conferences play only one sport:

  • Coastal Collegiate Swim Association (both men's and women's swimming and diving)
  • Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges
  • Northern Pacific Field Hockey Conference
  • Pacific Coast Swim Conference

In some sports, the NCAA does not split schools into divisions because only a small number of schools play a given sport. Technically, conferences in these sports are not Division I. However, most of the schools in these conferences are in Division I in other sports.

These conferences only play men's volleyball (note that women's volleyball is split into divisions):

  • Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
  • Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association

These conferences only compete in skiing:

  • Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association
  • Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association

These conferences only compete in gymnastics:

  • Eastern Intercollegiate Gymnastics League (men only)
  • Midwest Independent Conference (women only)
  • Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference (women only) — Formed in 2013, but not yet officially recognized by the NCAA. The conference plans to gain recognition for the 2014–15 school year.

These conferences only compete in rifle shooting:

  • Great America Rifle Conference
  • Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference
  • Patriot Rifle Conference

This conference only does fencing:

  • Midwest Fencing Conference