List of NCAA conferences

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is divided into three divisions, based roughly on school size. Each division is made up of several conferences for regional league play. Unless otherwise noted, changes in conference affiliation will occur on July 1 of the given year.

Contents

Division I

Football Bowl Subdivision

ConferenceNicknameFoundedMembersSportsHeadquartersMap
American Athletic Conference The American2013 [lower-alpha 1] 11 [lower-alpha 2] 22 Irving,
Texas
American Athletic Conference map.svg
Atlantic Coast Conference ACC195315 [lower-alpha 3] 27 [lower-alpha 4] Greensboro,
North Carolina
ACC overview map 2012-13a.png
Big Ten Conference Big Ten
B1G
18961428 Rosemont,
Illinois
Big 10 Map.svg
Big 12 Conference Big 1219961023 Irving,
Texas
Big 12 Conference Map.svg
Conference USA C-USA19951419 Irving,
Texas
C-USA-USA-states.PNG
Division I
FBS Independents
Ind.71None NCAA Division I FBS independent schools map.svg
Mid-American Conference MAC19461224 Cleveland,
Ohio
Mac States.svg
Mountain West Conference MW
MWC
199911 [lower-alpha 5] 18 Colorado Springs,
Colorado
Mountain West for 2012-13.png
Pac-12 Conference Pac-121959 [lower-alpha 6] 1224 [lower-alpha 7] San Francisco,
California
Pac-12 Conference states.svg
Southeastern Conference SEC19321421 Birmingham,
Alabama
SEC-USA-states2011.png
Sun Belt Conference Sun Belt197612 [lower-alpha 8] 18 [lower-alpha 9] New Orleans,
Louisiana
Sun Belt states map updated 2016.svg
  1. Known as Big East Conference prior to 2013.
  2. 11 full members with Wichita State as a non-football member; 11 football members with Navy as a football-only affiliate.
  3. 15 members (14 football)
  4. 26 sports by NCAA count. The ACC sponsors separate championships for men's and women's fencing, which the NCAA considers to be a single sport.
  5. 11 members (12 football) with Hawaii as a football-only affiliate
  6. Pacific Coast Conference chartered in 1915; current charter formed 1959 by five former PCC members, with three others joining by 1964
  7. 23 NCAA-sanctioned sports plus men's rowing; the NCAA governs women's rowing but not men's.
  8. 12 full members with Little Rock and UT Arlington as non-football members
  9. 17 sports in 2021 with dropping of men's soccer.

Football Championship Subdivision

ConferenceNicknameFoundedFull MembersSportsHeadquartersMap
Big Sky Conference Big Sky
BSC
196311 [lower-alpha 1] 16 Ogden, Utah Big Sky Map.svg
Big South Conference Big South198311 [lower-alpha 2] 19 Charlotte, North Carolina BigSouthMap.PNG
Colonial Athletic Association CAA198310 [lower-alpha 3] 21 Richmond, Virginia Colonial Athletic Association Map.svg
Division I FCS Independents 3 [lower-alpha 4] 1
Ivy League Ivy League1954 [lower-alpha 5] 832 [lower-alpha 6] Princeton, New Jersey Ivy League map.png
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference MEAC197011 [lower-alpha 7] 15 Norfolk, Virginia Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference map.svg
Missouri Valley Football Conference MVFC1985 [lower-alpha 8] 111 St. Louis, Missouri Missouri Valley Football Conference map.png
Northeast Conference NEC198110 [lower-alpha 9] 24 Somerset, New Jersey MapNEC (Football).PNG
Ohio Valley Conference OVC194812 [lower-alpha 10] 19 Brentwood, Tennessee Ohio Valley Conference map.png
Patriot League Patriot198610 [lower-alpha 11] 24 Center Valley, Pennsylvania Patriot League Map.svg
Pioneer Football League PFL19919 [lower-alpha 12] 1 St. Louis, Missouri Pioneer Football League map.png
Southern Conference SoCon192110 [lower-alpha 13] 21 Spartanburg, South Carolina Southern Conference Map version 1.1revised03092021.png
Southland Conference Southland196313 [lower-alpha 14] 18 Frisco, Texas Southland Conference Map.svg
Southwestern Athletic Conference SWAC192010 [lower-alpha 15] 18 Birmingham, Alabama SWACstates.PNG
  1. 11 full members and 13 football members
    • 10 full members and 12 football members in 2022 with loss of Southern Utah.
  2. 11 full members and 8 football members
    • 12 full members, 9 football members in 2021 with addition of North Carolina A&T.
    • 7 football members in 2022 with loss of Kennesaw State and North Alabama.
  3. 10 full members and 12 football members
  4. No independents in 2021 with Dixie State and Tarleton State adding football to their Western Athletic Conference memberships, and Presbyterian football joining the Pioneer League
  5. While the Ivy League considers its athletic conference to have been established in 1954, the history of the athletic league can be traced back decades earlier:
    • In 1901, the Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League (EIBL) was formed by five schools that would later become part of the current Ivy League; the EIBL membership eventually became identical to that of the future all-sports league. The EIBL was directly absorbed into the all-sports Ivy League, which considers the EIBL to be part of its history.
    • In 1945, the Ivy Group Agreement, which governed competition and policies among the Ivy schools in football, was signed by all eight schools that eventually formed the all-sports league.
    • The official formation of the athletic Ivy League came in 1954, when the Ivy Group Agreement was extended to cover all sports.
    For more details, see the section on the history of the athletic Ivy League.
  6. The Ivy League, by NCAA count, sponsors 28 NCAA-sanctioned sports. The Ivy League awards separate men's and women's fencing championships, while the NCAA considers fencing a single coeducational sport. Additionally, the Ivy League sponsors championships in the non-NCAA sports of men's rowing plus men's and women's squash.
  7. 11 full members, 9 football members
    • 8 full members, 6 football members in 2021 with loss of Bethune–Cookman, Florida A&M, and North Carolina A&T.
  8. While the MVFC began football competition in 1985, the conference charter dates to 1982. See History of the Missouri Valley Football Conference for more details.
  9. 10 full members, 8 football members
  10. 12 full members, 9 football members (one full member, Morehead State, plays football outside the OVC in the Pioneer Football League
  11. 10 full members and 7 football members
  12. 11 members in 2021 with addition of Presbyterian and St. Thomas (MN).
  13. 10 full members, 9 football members
  14. 13 full members, 11 football members
    • 8 full members, 6 football members in 2021 with loss of Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, Lamar, Sam Houston State, and Stephen F. Austin
  15. 12 members in 2021 with addition of Bethune–Cookman and Florida A&M.

Non-football, multi-sport conferences

ConferenceNicknameFoundedMembersSportsHeadquartersMap
America East Conference America East
AmEast
197910 [lower-alpha 1] 18 Boston, Massachusetts America East Conference Locations.png
ASUN Conference ASUN19789 [lower-alpha 2] 19 [lower-alpha 3] Atlanta, Georgia ASUN Map.svg
Atlantic 10 Conference A-1019751421 Newport News, Virginia Atlantic 10 Conference map.svg
Big East Conference Big East1979 [lower-alpha 4] 1122 New York City, New York Big East Conference states map.svg
Big West Conference Big West
BWC
19691118 Irvine, California Big West-USA-states.png
Coastal Collegiate Sports Association CCSA200824 [lower-alpha 5] 3 [lower-alpha 6] Macon, Georgia Coastal Collegiate Sports Association map.png
Horizon League Horizon19791219 Indianapolis, Indiana Horizon League map 2015.png
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference MAAC19801124 [lower-alpha 7] Edison, New Jersey Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference map.svg
Missouri Valley Conference MVC
The Valley
19071017 St. Louis, Missouri Missouri Valley Conference map.svg
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation MPSF19923810 Woodland, California Mountain Pacific Sports Federation map.svg
Summit League The Summit19829 [lower-alpha 8] 19 Sioux Falls, South Dakota The Summit League map.svg
West Coast Conference WCC19521014 San Bruno, California WCC West Coast Conference Map.PNG
Western Athletic Conference WAC19629 [lower-alpha 9] 19 [lower-alpha 10] [1] [2] [3] Englewood, Colorado Map - Western Athletic Conference.svg
  1. 9 members in 2023 with loss of Hartford.
  2. 12 members in 2021 with addition of Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky, and Jacksonville State
    • At least 5 football members in 2022 with the three 2021 arrivals and current full members Kennesaw State and North Alabama
  3. 20 sports in 2021 with addition of men's lacrosse
    • 21 sports in 2022 with addition of FCS football
  4. Although the charter of the current Big East dates only to the 2013 split of the original Big East, both the current Big East and the American Athletic Conference claim 1979 as their founding dates. The current Big East maintains the pre-split history of the original conference in all sports that it sponsors. In football and rowing, the two sports that are sponsored by The American but not the current Big East, neither conference recognizes the history of the original Big East.
  5. Total conference membership; no more than 14 schools compete in any one of the CCSA's three sports.
  6. Sponsors only men's and women's swimming & diving, plus beach volleyball.
  7. 23 NCAA-sanctioned sports plus the non-NCAA sport of men's rowing.
  8. 10 members in 2021 with addition of St. Thomas (MN).
  9. 13 members and 9 football members in 2021 with addition of Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston State, and Stephen F. Austin as all-sports members and Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky, and Jacksonville State for football only. These new members will compete in the temporary ASUN–WAC (or WAC–ASUN) Challenge. Dixie State and Tarleton State, full WAC members with football, will have guaranteed games against alliance members but will not initially be part of the football league due to NCAA transitional rules.
    • 13 members and 7 football members in 2022 with addition of Southern Utah, loss of full non-football member Chicago State, and moves of Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky, and Jacksonville State to the newly formed ASUN football league
    • 8 football members by 2024 with addition of football by current full member UTRGV
  10. 20 sports in 2021 with reinstatement of football at the FCS level

Ice hockey conferences

ConferenceNicknameFoundedMembers (Men/Women)HeadquartersMap
Atlantic Hockey Atlantic Hockey199711 (11/none) [lower-alpha 1] Haverhill, Massachusetts Map - College Hockey - Atlantic Hockey states.svg
College Hockey America CHA1999 [lower-alpha 2] 6 (none/6) [lower-alpha 3] Haverhill, Massachusetts Map - College Hockey - College Hockey America states.svg
ECAC Hockey ECAC196212 (12/12) Albany, New York Map - College Hockey - ECAC Hockey states.svg
Hockey East Hockey East
HEA
198412 (11/10) Wakefield, Massachusetts Map - College Hockey - Hockey East states.svg
Independents 2 (2/0) [lower-alpha 4] [lower-alpha 5] Map - College Hockey - Independents states.svg
New England Women's Hockey Alliance NEWHA2018 [lower-alpha 6] 6 (none/6) [lower-alpha 7] Winthrop, Massachusetts
National Collegiate Hockey Conference NCHC2011 [lower-alpha 8] 8 (8/none) Colorado Springs, Colorado NCHC states.svg
Western Collegiate Hockey Association WCHA195115 (10/7) [lower-alpha 9] Edina, Minnesota Map - College Hockey - WCHA states.svg

Future conference

ConferenceNicknameFoundedStarting playMembers (Men/Women)HeadquartersMap
Central Collegiate Hockey Association CCHA2020 [lower-alpha 10] 20218 (8/none)TBA
  1. 10 members in 2021 with loss of Robert Morris.
  2. College Hockey America was formed in 1999 as a men's-only conference; women's play began in 2002. The men's side of CHA folded after the 2009–10 season.
  3. 5 members in 2021 with loss of Robert Morris.
  4. Both current men's independents played the 2020–21 season as scheduling partners of D-I hockey conferences—Arizona State with the Big Ten Conference and LIU with Atlantic Hockey.
  5. 4 men's independents likely in 2021, with Alaska and Alabama–Huntsville being left behind with the demise of the men's WCHA.
  6. Established as a scheduling alliance in 2017, officially organized as a conference in 2018, and officially recognized by the NCAA in 2019.
  7. 7 members in 2022 with addition of Stonehill.
  8. Although founded in 2011, the NCHC did not begin play until 2013.
  9. Likely disbanding as a men's conference in 2021 with announced departure of 8 of the 10 men's members.
  10. This conference is a revival of an earlier CCHA that existed from 1971 to 2013. Bowling Green, which was a member of the original CCHA for its entire existence and is a charter member of the revived conference, maintained rights to the league name.

Other single-sport conferences

This list includes conferences in sports that the NCAA does not fully split into divisions, such as men's volleyball and rifle. Sports in which the NCAA sponsors separate championships for men and women are officially treated by the NCAA as two separate sports.

ConferenceNicknameFoundedMembersSportsHeadquartersMap
Central Collegiate Ski Association CCSA20097 [lower-alpha 1] 1 (Skiing) ?
Collegiate Water Polo Association CWPA1970s27 [lower-alpha 2] 1 (water polo) Bridgeport, Pennsylvania
East Atlantic Gymnastics League EAGL199571 (gymnastics) ?
Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges EARC ?181 (rowing) Danbury, Connecticut Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges map.png
Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges EAWRC ?181 (rowing) Danbury, Connecticut Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges map.png
Eastern Intercollegiate Gymnastics League EIGL ?41 (gymnastics) Danbury, Connecticut
Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association EISA ?151 (Skiing) ?
Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association EIVA19778 [lower-alpha 3] 1 (men's volleyball) Bronxville, New York
Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association EIWA1905171 (wrestling) ?
Eastern Women's Fencing ConferenceEWFC200071 (fencing) ? EWFC map.svg
Golden Coast Conference GCC2013 [lower-alpha 4] 6 (men)
8 (women)
1 (water polo) ? CCAAstates.png
Great America Rifle Conference GARC199891 (rifle) ?
Intercollegiate Fencing Conference of Southern CaliforniaIFCSC1996?2 [lower-alpha 5] 1 (fencing) ? IFCSC map.svg
Metropolitan Swimming Conference METS ?18 (men)
19 (women)
1 (swimming) ? MetroSwimstates.png
Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Fencing AssociationMACFA19528 [lower-alpha 6] 1 (fencing) Hackettstown, New Jersey MACFA map.svg
Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference MAC19787 [lower-alpha 7] 1 (rifle) ?
Midwest Fencing ConferenceMFC19686 [lower-alpha 8] 1 (fencing) University of Notre Dame (?) MFC map.svg
Midwest Independent Conference MIC ?61 (women's gymnastics) UIC (?)
Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association MIVA196181 (men's volleyball) Columbus, Ohio
Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference MRGC201341 (women's gymnastics)
National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association NIWFA192910 [lower-alpha 9] 1 (fencing) ? NIWFA map.svg
New England Intercollegiate Fencing ConferenceNEIFC ?8 [lower-alpha 10] 1 (fencing) ? NEIFC map.svg
Northeast Fencing ConferenceNFC19928 [lower-alpha 11] 1 (fencing) ? NFC map.svg
Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive ConferencePCSC20029 (men)
15 (women)
1 (swimming) ?
Patriot Rifle Conference PRC201361 (rifle) Colorado Springs, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association RMISA19507 [lower-alpha 12] 1 (Skiing) ?
Southland Bowling League SBL2015 [lower-alpha 13] 81 (bowling) Frisco, Texas
Western Water Polo Association WWPA19818 (men)
8 (women)
1 (water polo) ?
  1. There are 7 NCAA varsity members; the conference also has one junior college member.
  2. 9 schools have both men's & women's varsity teams, 10 have men's varsity teams only, 8 have women's varsity teams only; additionally, there are 136 men's and 86 women's club teams.
    • 26 total members and 9 with only men's varsity teams in 2021 with loss of La Salle.
  3. 9 members in 2021 with addition of St. Francis Brooklyn.
  4. Founded in 2013 as a women's-only conference; men's play added in 2016.
  5. There are 2 varsity members; the conference also has 7 college club members.
  6. There are 8 varsity members; the conference also has 7 college club members.
  7. There are 7 varsity members; the conference also has 6 college club members.
  8. There are 6 varsity members; the conference also has 13 college club members.
  9. There are 10 varsity members; the conference also has 10 college club members.
  10. There are 8 varsity members; the conference also has 13 college club members.
  11. There are 8 varsity members; the conference also has 5 college club members.
  12. There are 7 varsity members; the conference also has 4 college club members.
  13. The SBL was established during the 2014–15 school year with competition starting immediately. While the Southland Conference provides administrative support, the SBL operates separately. [4]

Division II

Current conferences

Football conferences highlighted in yellow.

ConferenceNicknameFoundedMembersSportsHeadquartersMap
California Collegiate Athletic Association CCAA19381213 Walnut Creek, California CCAAstates.png
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference CACC196114 [lower-alpha 1] 16 New Haven, Connecticut CACCstates.PNG
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association CIAA191212 [lower-alpha 2] 15 Hampton, Virginia Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, coverage map2.png
Conference Carolinas CC193011 [lower-alpha 3] 24 Thomasville, North Carolina CVACstates.PNG
East Coast Conference ECC19891117 Central Islip, New York ECCMap.png
Great American Conference GAC20111216 Russellville, Arkansas GACstates.png
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference GLIAC197212 [lower-alpha 4] 21 Bay City, Michigan GLIACstates.png
Great Lakes Valley Conference GLVC197815 [lower-alpha 5] 24 Indianapolis, Indiana GLVCstates.png
Great Midwest Athletic Conference G-MAC201112 [lower-alpha 6] 23 [lower-alpha 7] Greenwood, Indiana Great midwest athletic conference map2.png
Great Northwest Athletic Conference GNAC200110 [lower-alpha 8] 16 Portland, Oregon Gnac-States.PNG
Gulf South Conference GSC197013 [lower-alpha 9] 17 Birmingham, Alabama Gulf South Conference map.png
Division II Independents 5 [lower-alpha 10] DII-indiesstates.png
Lone Star Conference LSC193118 [lower-alpha 11] 18 Richardson, Texas LSCstates.png
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association MIAA191214 [lower-alpha 12] 19 Kansas City, Missouri MIAAstates.svg
Mountain East Conference MEC201212 [lower-alpha 13] 23 Bridgeport, West Virginia MECstates.png
Northeast-10 Conference NE-10198014 [lower-alpha 14] 23 Mansfield, Massachusetts Northeast10-USA-states.png
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference NSIC193216 [lower-alpha 15] 18 St. Paul, Minnesota NSICstates.svg
Pacific West Conference PacWest19921115 Newport Beach, California PWCstates.png
Peach Belt Conference PBC199012 [lower-alpha 16] 15 Augusta, Georgia Peachbeltstates.png
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference PSAC195118 [lower-alpha 17] 23 Lock Haven, Pennsylvania PSACstates.png
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference RMAC190915 [lower-alpha 18] 23 Colorado Springs, Colorado RMACstates.svg
South Atlantic Conference SAC197513 [lower-alpha 19] 20 Rock Hill, South Carolina SAC-USA-states.png
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference SIAC191315 [lower-alpha 20] 14 Tucker, Georgia SIACstates.png
Sunshine State Conference SSC19751118 Melbourne, Florida Sunshineconferencestates.png
  1. 13 members in 2021 with closure of Concordia (NY).
  2. 12 full members, 11 football members.
  3. 13 members in 2021 with addition of Francis Marion and UNC Pembroke.
  4. 12 full members, 9 football members.
    • 11 full members and 8 football members in 2021 with loss of Ashland.
  5. 15 full members, 8 football members.
  6. 12 members, 8 football members.
    • 12 total members and 9 football members in 2021 with addition of Ashland as an all-sports member, loss of Ohio Valley, and addition of football by current full member Trevecca Nazarene.
  7. Emerging sport wrestling included.
  8. 10 full members, 3 football members.
  9. 13 full members, 9 football members with North Greenville as a football-only affiliate.
  10. 5 all-sports independents. 2 football independents are full members of non-football conferences.
    • 6 all-sports independents in 2021 with addition of Emory & Henry.
    • 5 all-sports independents in 2022 with Emory & Henry joining the South Atlantic Conference.
  11. 18 full members, 8 football members.
  12. 12 full members, all with football, plus 2 non-football associates that house all of their sports in the MIAA.
  13. 12 full members with Davis & Elkins as a non-football member; 12 football members with UNC Pembroke as a football affiliate.
  14. 14 full members, 9 football members.
  15. 16 full members, 14 football members.
  16. 10 members in 2021 with loss of Francis Marion and UNC Pembroke.
  17. 18 full members, 16 football members.
  18. 15 full members, 10 football members.
  19. 13 full members, 9 football members. Football independent Barton has a scheduling agreement with the SAC for 2020 and 2021.
    • 14 total members and 10 football members in 2022 with addition of Emory & Henry.
    • 14 total members and 11 football members no later than 2024 with addition of football by current full member Anderson (SC).
  20. 15 full members, 13 football members.

Single-sport conferences

ConferenceNicknameFoundedMembersSportHeadquartersMap
Appalachian Swimming Conference ASC ?6 (men)
4 (women)
swimming  ? ASCstates.png
Bluegrass Mountain Conference BMC20009 (men)
7 (women)
swimming Spartanburg, South Carolina BMC swim states.png
players+ ECAC Division II Field Hockey League ECAC20146 field hockey Danbury, Connecticut
ECAC Division II Wrestling League ECAC20157 wrestling Danbury, Connecticut
New South Intercollegiate Swim ConferenceNSISC19956 (men)
6 (women)
swimming  ? NSISC swim states.png
Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference PCSC20034 (men)
7 (women)
swimming  ? PacificCollegiateSwim.png

    Other sports

    These all-sports conferences sponsor sports which do not have D-II championships.

    ConferenceNicknameFoundedMembers [lower-alpha 1] SportHeadquartersMap
    Conference Carolinas CC19308 [lower-alpha 2] men's volleyball Thomasville, North Carolina CVACstates.PNG
    Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association CIAA191210 bowling Hampton, Virginia Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, coverage map.png
    East Coast Conference ECC19899 bowling Central Islip, New York ECCMap.png
    Great Lakes Valley Conference GLVC19788 bowling Indianapolis, Indiana GLVCstates.png
    Northeast-10 Conference NE-1019806 men's ice hockey South Easton, Massachusetts Northeast10-USA-states.png
    Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference SIAC19136 men's volleyball Tucker, Georgia SIACstates.png
    1. Number reflects membership in the sport that lacks a D-II championship, not the total conference membership.
    2. 9 men's volleyball members in 2021 with addition of Converse, a full conference member adding men's sports.

    Division III

    Current conferences

    ConferenceNicknameFoundedMembersSportsHeadquartersMap
    Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference AMCC1997916 North Boston, New York ALMCC-USA-states.png
    American Rivers Conference ARC1922922 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Iowa-USA-states.png
    American Southwest Conference ASC199612 [lower-alpha 1] 16 Richardson, Texas ASW-USA-states.png
    Atlantic East Conference AEC20187 [lower-alpha 2] 20 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    Centennial Conference Centennial19811124 Lancaster, Pennsylvania CC-USA-states.png
    City University of New York Athletic Conference CUNYAC1987816 Flushing, Queens, New York CUNYAC-USA-states.png
    Coast to Coast Athletic Conference C2C198911 [lower-alpha 3] 20Fredericksburg, Virginia Coast to Coast Member Map.png
    College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin CCIW1946925 Naperville, Illinois CCIW-USA-states.png
    Colonial States Athletic Conference CSAC19921017 Aston, Pennsylvania PAC-USA-states.png
    Commonwealth Coast Conference CCC19841017 Springfield, Massachusetts Map of the USA with The Commonwealth Coast Conference region highlighted.png
    Commonwealth Coast Football [lower-alpha 4] CCC Football1965 [lower-alpha 5] 8 [lower-alpha 6] 1 Springfield, Massachusetts Map of the USA with The Commonwealth Coast Conference region highlighted.png
    Eastern Collegiate Football Conference ECFC200971 Wilmington, Vermont Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Map.svg
    Empire 8 E81964922 Rochester, New York E8-USA-states.png
    Great Northeast Athletic Conference GNAC199513 [lower-alpha 7] 17 Boston, Massachusetts GNEAC-USA-states.png
    Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference HCAC19871016 Greenwood, Indiana Heartland-USA-states.png
    Division III Independents 0
    3 (basketball)
    D3Indies-USA-states.png
    Landmark Conference Landmark2006818 Madison, New Jersey Landmark-USA-states.png
    Liberty League Liberty19951126 Canton, New York Liberty-USA-states.png
    Little East Conference LEC1986921 North Dartmouth, Massachusetts LEC-USA-states.png
    Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference MASCAC1971816 Westfield, Massachusetts MASAC-USA-states.png
    Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association MIAA1888922 Freeland, Michigan MIAA-USA-states.png
    Middle Atlantic Conferences MAC191218 [lower-alpha 8] 27 Annville, Pennsylvania MAC-USA-states.png
    Midwest Conference Midwest1921920 Ripon, Wisconsin Midwest-USA-states.png
    Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference MIAC192013 [lower-alpha 9] 22 St. Paul, Minnesota MIAC-USA-states.png
    New England Collegiate Conference NECC20087 [lower-alpha 10] 16 Attleboro, Massachusetts NECC-USA.png
    New England Small College Athletic Conference NESCAC19711126 Hadley, Massachusetts NESCAC-USA-states.png
    New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference NEWMAC19981120 Wellesley, Massachusetts NEWAMC-USA-states.png
    New Jersey Athletic Conference NJAC19851021 Pitman, New Jersey NJAC-USA-states.png
    North Atlantic Conference NAC19961215 Waterville, Maine NAC-USA-states.PNG
    North Coast Athletic Conference NCAC19831023 Westlake, Ohio NCAC-USA-states.png
    North Eastern Athletic Conference NEAC20048 [lower-alpha 11] 18 Gansevoort, New York NEAC-USA-states.png
    Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference NACC20061419 Waukesha, Wisconsin CCIW-USA-states.png
    Northwest Conference NWC1926920 Seattle, Washington NWC-USA-states.png
    Ohio Athletic Conference OAC19021023 Austintown, Ohio OAC-USA-states.png
    Old Dominion Athletic Conference ODAC197615 [lower-alpha 12] 24 Forest, Virginia ODAC-USA-states.png
    Presidents' Athletic Conference PAC19551023 Wexford, Pennsylvania Presidents Athletic Conference map.svg
    Skyline Conference Skyline19891217 Lawrenceville, New Jersey SL-USA-states.png
    Southern Athletic Association SAA2012821 Atlanta, Georgia Southern Athletic Association Map.svg
    Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference SCIAC1915921 Los Angeles, California SCIAC-USA-states.png
    Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference SCAC1962918 Lawrenceville, Georgia Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Map.svg
    State University of New York Athletic Conference SUNYAC19581120 Fredonia, New York SL-USA-states.png
    St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference SLIAC19899 [lower-alpha 13] 14 St. Louis, Missouri SLIAC-USA-states.png
    University Athletic Association UAA1986822 Rochester, New York UAA-USA-states.png
    Upper Midwest Athletic Conference UMAC19729 [lower-alpha 14] 16 St. Paul, Minnesota Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Map.svg
    USA South Athletic Conference USA South196518 [lower-alpha 15] 14 Fayetteville, North Carolina USASouth-USA-states.png
    Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference WIAC1913822 Madison, Wisconsin WIAC-USA-states.png
    1. 11 members in 2021 with loss of Louisiana College.
    2. 6 members in 2021 with loss of Wesley.
    3. 8 members in 2021 with loss of Pine Manor, St. Mary's (MD), and Southern Virginia.
      • 7 members in 2023 with loss of Mills.
    4. Commonwealth Coast Football is operated by the Commonwealth Coast Conference, but remains a separate entity.
    5. Commonwealth Coast Football is a 2017 rebranding of the New England Football Conference, which was founded in 1965.
    6. 7 members in 2021 with closure of Becker.
    7. 14 members in 2022 with addition of Elms.
    8. The MAC is actually an umbrella organization of three conferences. Nine schools are members of the Commonwealth Conference and nine others are members of the Freedom Conference. Each league conducts competition in the same set of 14 sports, not including football. The third league, called the Middle Atlantic Conference, combines schools from the Commonwealth and Freedom Conferences for 13 other sports, including football.
    9. 13 members in 2021 with expulsion of St. Thomas (MN) and addition of St. Scholastica.
    10. 6 members in 2021 with closure of Becker.
      • 5 members in 2022 with loss of Elms.
    11. 9 members in 2021 with addition of St. Mary's (MD).
    12. 14 members in 2021 with loss of Emory & Henry.
      • 15 members in 2022 with addition of Averett.
    13. 8 members in 2021 with loss of Iowa Wesleyan.
    14. 8 members in 2021 with loss of St. Scholastica.
    15. 19 members in 2021 with addition of Southern Virginia.
      • 18 members in 2022 with loss of Averett.

    Single-sport conferences

    ConferenceNicknameFoundedMembersSportHeadquartersMap
    Colonial Hockey Conference CHC20155 [lower-alpha 1] Women's ice hockey
    Continental Volleyball Conference CVC20119 Men's volleyball Madison, New Jersey
    Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League MCVL20149Men's volleyball Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Midwest Lacrosse Conference MLC20098Men's lacrosse Waukesha, Wisconsin
    Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference MWLC201010Women's Lacrosse Waukesha, Wisconsin
    New England Hockey Conference NEHC201510 (men)
    13 (women)
    Ice hockey N/A Map - College Hockey - D3 - ECAC East states.svg
    Northeast Women's Hockey League NEWHL20177Women's ice hockey
    Northern Collegiate Hockey Association NCHA198110 (men)
    7 (women)
    Ice hockey Waukesha, Wisconsin Map - College Hockey - D3 - NCHA states.svg
    Ohio River Lacrosse Conference ORLC20147 (men)
    10 (women)
    Lacrosse Greenwood, Indiana
    United Volleyball Conference UVC20108Men's volleyball Rochester, New York
    United Collegiate Hockey Conference UCHC20169 (men)
    10 (women)
    Ice hockey Danbury, Connecticut Map - College Hockey - D3 - ECAC West states.svg
    1. 4 members in 2021 with closure of Becker.

    Other sports

    These all-sports conferences sponsor sports which do not have D-III championships.

    ConferenceNicknameFoundedMembers [lower-alpha 1] SportHeadquartersMap
    Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference AMCC19978 Bowling North Boston, New York ALMCC-USA-states.png
    College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin CCIW19468 Bowling Naperville, Illinois CCIW-USA-states.png
    Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference WIAC19138Women's gymnastics Madison, Wisconsin
    1. Number reflects membership in the sport that lacks a D-III championship, not the total conference membership.

    Defunct NCAA conferences

    ConferenceDivisionFoundedFoldedFate
    America Sky ConferenceDivision I20072014Men's golf conference absorbed by the Big Sky Conference. [5]
    American Collegiate Athletic Association Division III20172020Merged with the Capital Athletic Conference, with the merged conference renaming itself the Coast to Coast Athletic Conference shortly thereafter.
    American Lacrosse Conference Division I20012014Women's lacrosse conference that folded after the 2014 season due to fallout of the early-2010s conference realignment, specifically the 2013 announcement by the Big Ten that it would add men's and women's lacrosse for the 2014–15 school year (2015 season). Four of the seven final ALC members are full Big Ten members. Johns Hopkins went independent before joining Big Ten women's lacrosse in the 2017 season. The other two members became Big East affiliates.
    American South Conference Division I19871991Merged with the Sun Belt Conference. The new conference used the Sun Belt name. [6]
    Atlantic Central Football Conference Division III19972010Disbanded
    Atlantic Soccer Conference Division I20002012Disbanded
    Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference Division III19952007Disbanded
    Big Central Soccer Conference Division I19871991Men's soccer-only conference disbanded after the all-sports conferences of all but two of its members began sponsoring the sport.
    Big Eight Conference Division I19071996Initially formed in January 1907 as the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association, before six schools split away to form the Big Six in 1928. Disbanded to join with four former Southwest Conference schools to create the Big 12 Conference.
    Border Conference University Division19311962Members split between the newly formed WAC and Independent statuses.
    Central Collegiate Hockey Association Division I19712013The decision of the Big Ten Conference to add men's ice hockey as a sponsored sport in the 2013–14 season, taking three of the most successful members of the then-11-member league, led to a major conference realignment that ultimately consumed the CCHA. Two members joined the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference, one member joined Hockey East, and the remaining five members joined or rejoined the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. The CCHA, however, is set to be revived in 2021 with eight members, four of which played in the final season of the original league.
    Central Intercollegiate Bowling ConferenceDivision III20192020Bowling-only league effectively absorbed by the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. [7]
    Continental Divide ConferenceDivision II ???1992Women's-only conference that merged with the men's-only Great Northwest Conference (not to be confused with the current Great Northwest Athletic Conference) to form the Pacific West Conference.
    Deep South Conference Division II19942013Men's lacrosse conference disbanded when the South Atlantic Conference and Sunshine State Conference, home to all nine of the final conference members, began sponsoring the sport.
    Dixie Conference *19301942Disbanded after most of its members suspended athletics during World War II.
    Dixie Conference *19481954Disbanded
    East Coast Conference Division I19581994Absorbed by the Mid-Continent Conference, now known as The Summit League.
    Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League *19011955Basketball-only conference absorbed by the Ivy League, which claims the EIBL as part of its own history.
    Eastern Wrestling League Division I19752019Wrestling-only league absorbed by the Mid-American Conference. [8]
    ECAC Lacrosse League Division I19992014Men's lacrosse conference that disbanded after the 2014 season. The conference lost many members after the 2010 season when the original Big East launched a men's lacrosse league, and lost still more members with the Big Ten announcement. At the end of the final ECAC Lacrosse season, only one member had not announced a new lacrosse affiliation for the 2014–15 school year; that school would later join Southern Conference men's lacrosse.
    ECAC Division II Lacrosse League Division II20122016Disbanded. Six members began play in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, leaving three members to become independents.
    ECAC Northeast Division III19712016Ice Hockey-only conference Disbanded
    ECAC West Division III19842016Ice Hockey-only conference. Disbanded
    Freedom Football Conference Division III19922003Disbanded
    Great Lakes Football Conference Division II20062012Football-only conference, effectively absorbed by the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
    Great Midwest Conference Division I19911995Merged with Metro Conference to form Conference USA.
    Great Northwest ConferenceDivision II ???1992The second part of the merger that created the current Pacific West Conference.
    Great South Athletic Conference Division III19992016Disbanded
    Great West Conference Division I20042013Disbanded after all but one of its members joined more established conferences during the early-2010s conference realignment. The men's golf history and Internet presence of the Great West were maintained by the America Sky Conference (above) before the latter conference's absorption by the Big Sky.
    Great West Hockey Conference Division I19851988Ice hockey-only conference formed by four Western schools, but had one of its members drop hockey after its first season. After failing to attract additional members in 1988, the league folded when one of the remaining members shut down its entire athletic program.
    Great Western Lacrosse League Division I19932010Members joined the ECAC Lacrosse League (see above).
    Gulf Coast Conference College Division19491957Disbanded
    Gulf Star Conference Division I19841987Effectively absorbed by the Southland Conference.
    Heartland Conference Division II19992019In August 2017, eight of the nine members announced a mass exodus to the Lone Star Conference (LSC)—a conference with which the Heartland Conference had recently discussed a potential merger [9] — effective in 2019. [10] One of the eight schools changed course and instead opted to become a de facto member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in 2019, [11] joining the remaining Heartland member in that status. [12]
    High Country Athletic Conference Division I19831990Women's-only conference absorbed by the Western Athletic Conference.
    Indiana Collegiate Conference Division II19501978Disbanded
    Indiana Intercollegiate Conference *19221950Disbanded
    Indiana Intercollegiate Conference Unknown19221950Split into two conferences, the Indiana Collegiate Conference was made of the larger schools; the Hoosier Collegiate Conference was made of the small, private schools
    Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference University Division19081970Previously known as Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, disbanded.
    Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the Northwest *18921893Disbanded, precursor to the Big Ten Conference.
    Lake Michigan Conference Division III19742007Merged with the Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference to form the Northern Athletics Conference, now known as the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference.
    Metro Conference Division I19751995Merged with Great Midwest Conference to form Conference USA.
    Metropolitan Collegiate Conference University Division19651969Disbanded
    Metropolitan New York Conference University Division19331963Disbanded
    Mid-Continent Athletic Association Division II, later Division I19781981Football-only conference absorbed by the Association of Mid-Continent Universities in 1982. Effectively one of the precursors to the current Missouri Valley Football Conference.
    Midwest Athletic Conference for WomenDivision III19771994Merged with the men's Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference, forming the current Midwest Conference.
    Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association Division III19982013Absorbed by the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.
    Midwestern Conference University Division19701972The five member schools were unable to find the 6th member required for NCAA recognition.
    Mountain States Conference (aka Skyline Conference)University Division19381962Disbanded, members split between the newly formed WAC and Independent statuses.
    Mountain West Athletic Conference Division I19821988Women's-only conference (not to be confused with the modern Mountain West Conference) absorbed by the Big Sky Conference.
    National Lacrosse Conference Division I20082012Disbanded after the ASUN Conference and Big South Conference began sponsoring women's lacrosse.
    New England Conference *19381947Disbanded; the final four members joined two other schools to form the Yankee Conference under a new charter. Effectively the earliest ancestor of today's Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) football conference.
    New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance Division III19982012Disbanded
    New South Women's Athletic ConferenceDivision I19851991Women's-only conference initially known as the New South Conference; absorbed by the Trans America Athletic Conference, now known as the ASUN Conference.
    North Central Conference Division II19222008Disbanded
    North East Collegiate Volleyball Association Division III19952011Men's volleyball conference disbanded in 2011 due to the 2012 establishment of the NCAA Men's Division III Volleyball Championship. Most of the all-sports conferences that were home to NECVA members began sponsoring men's volleyball at that time.
    North Star Conference Division I19831992Women's-only conference effectively absorbed by the Mid-Continent Conference (now The Summit League).
    Northern California Athletic Conference Division II19251996Football-only conference, dissolved when most members decided to drop football
    Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference Division III19692007Merged with the Lake Michigan Conference to form the Northern Athletics Conference, now known as the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference.
    Northern Pacific Conference Division I19821986Women's-only conference. Disbanded when the Pac-10, home to five of the seven final conference members, began sponsoring women's sports.
    Northern Pacific Field Hockey Conference Division I19822015Field hockey-only conference that folded after the 2014 season. After a period in which the conference expanded to span both coasts, most of the eastern teams left over time. Four of the six final members, all from California (and also the league's founding members), became America East affiliates. The remaining two members became independents; one is now a field hockey member of the Big East and the other is now a MAC field hockey member.
    Northern Sun ConferenceDivision II19791992Women's-only conference that merged with the men's Northern Intercollegiate Conference, forming the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
    Pacific Coast Conference University Division19151959Forerunner to the Pac-12, disbanded due to scandal and infighting
    Pacific Coast Softball Conference Division I20022013Softball-only; disbanded due to fallout from the early-2010s conference realignment. After the 2012 season, it lost five members when the Big Sky added the sport and a sixth to the WAC. After the 2013 season, the final seven members left when the West Coast Conference began sponsoring the sport (five were already WCC members, and the other two joined the WAC in softball).
    Pilgrim Lacrosse League Division III19862014Absorbed by the NEWMAC
    Southeast Team Handball ConferenceUnknown19972006Handball only, disbanded
    Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association *18941941Disbanded with the onset of American involvement in World War II.
    Southwest Conference Division I19141996Disbanded, members split into the Big 12, WAC, and C-USA
    United Soccer Conference Division I20052009Women's soccer-only, absorbed by Great West Conference
    West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Division II19242013Disbanded after the conference's football schools announced a split from the non-football schools. Ultimately, nine of the final schools became charter members of the Mountain East Conference, three joined the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, two joined the PSAC, and one went independent.
    Western Collegiate Athletic Association Division I19811986Women's-only conference; known in its final season of 1985–86 as the Pacific West Conference (not to be confused with the current NCAA Division II conference). Disbanded when the Pac-10, home to the final five conference members, began sponsoring women's sports.
    Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division II20102015Lacrosse-only conference absorbed by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference; all final teams are members of the RMAC, including one affiliate. The RMAC had absorbed the women's side of the WILA in 2013; five of the members were RMAC members including one affiliate, one additional women's member became an independent.
    Western Wrestling Conference Division I20062015Wrestling-only conference effectively absorbed by the Big 12 Conference, with all of its final members becoming single-sport Big 12 associates.
    Yankee Conference Division I19471997Football-only conference from 1975 until its absorption by the Atlantic 10 Conference in 1997. Also an effective ancestor of today's CAA football conference.

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