NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64”


Appendix B for article: “NCAA Needs 5 Leagues of 64 Teams Each,” posted on March 1, 2012 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com. The new Div. I “Southwest-64” would have six sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

BIG–SW–TRAILBLAZERS (10 teams/10 states)
30,000–Kansas–Lawrence (Big-12)
29,000–Oklahoma–Norman (Big-12)
50,000–Texas–Austin (Big-12)
33,000–Missouri–Columbia (Big-12)
23,000–Arkansas–Fayetteville (SEC)
28,000–Louisiana St.–Baton Rouge (SEC)
19,879–Mississippi St.–Starkville (SEC)
21,428–U of Memphis-Tennessee (USA)
16,076–E. Kentucky–Richmond (O-V)
20,000–Illinois St.-Normal (M-Val)

BIG–SW–PATHFINDERS (10 teams/10 states)
23,000–Kansas St.–Manhattan (Big-12)
23,000–Oklahoma St.–Stillwater (Big-12)
50,082–Texas AM–Coll. Station (Big-12)
18,515–Missouri St.–Springfield (M-Val)
13,400–Arkansas St.–Jonesboro (Sun-B)
11,800–Louisiana Tech–Ruston (W-A)
17,000–S. Mississippi–Hattiesburg (USA)
24,037–Tenn. State-Murfreesboro (Sun-B)
18,507–W. Kentucky–Bowling G. (Sun-B)
19,000–S. Illinois–Carbondale (M-Val)

SOUTHWEST SUN BELT (10 teams/6 states)
15,000–Wichita State, Kansas (M-Val)
14,000–Missouri–Kansas City (Sum)
11,844–C. Oklahoma–Edmond (MAI-II)
12,033–Arkansas–Little Rock (Sun-B)
16,900–Louisiana–Lafayette (Sun-B)
36,452–North Texas–Denton (Sun-B)
32,000–Texas State–San Marcos (W-A)
31,000–Texas–San Antonio (W-A)
33,000–Texas–Arlington (W-A)
39,000–U of Houston, Texas (USA)

SOUTHWEST LONE STARS (10 teams)
17,225–Sam Houston –Huntsville (S-LD)
12,900–S. Austin St.–Nacogdoches (S-LD)
14,300–Lamar -Beaumont, TX (S-LD)
9,600–Texas AM–Corpus Christi (S-LD)
24,924–Texas-Pan Am–Edinburg (G-W)
11,000–Texas Southern-Houston (SW-A)
10,300–Texas AM–Commerce (L-Star-II)
14,076–Texas Women’s U (Lone St-II)
18,864–Texas-Dallas–Rich (Am-SW-III)
17,300–Texas—Brownsville (Red-R-NAIA)

SOUTHWEST VALLEY (12 teams/3 states)
10,400–Tennessee St.–Nashville (O-V)
9,217–Tennessee Tech, Cookeville (O-V)
9,192–Austin Peay, Clarksville, TN (O-V)
9,509–Morehead St., Kentucky (O-V)
15,405–N. Kent.–Highland Hts. (GLV-II)
10,400–Murray St., Kentucky (O-V)
16,485–SE Louisiana-Hammond (S-LD)
10,100–NW Louisiana–Natchitoches (S-LD)
8,784–Mc Neese St., LA (S-LD)
9,004–Louisiana Monroe (Sun-B)
10,548–Southern AM-Baton Rouge (SW-A)
10,512–U of New Orleans, LA (Gulf-S-II)

SOUTHWEST PLAINS (12 teams/6 states)
10,540–S. Indiana–Vanderburgh (GLV-II)
11,100–Indiana St.–Terre Haute (M-V)
14,000–S. Illinois–Edwardsville (O-V)
11,600–E. Illinois–Charleston (O-V)
11,000–C. Missouri-Warrensburg (MAI-II)
17,351–Lindenwood, MO (MAI-II)
15,615–Missouri–St. Louis (GLV-II)
9,615–SE Missouri St., C. Girardeau (O-V)
10,000–Fort Hays St., Hays, KS (MAI-II)
9,769–NE Oklahoma, Tahlequah (MAI-II)
13,000–Central Arkansas-Conway (S-LD)
10,400–Ark. Tech–Russellville (G-Am-II)

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