NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64”


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

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

BIG 10–GREAT LAKE NAVIGATORS (10 teams/10 states)
41,000–Michigan–Ann Arbor (Big-10)
30,800–Iowa–Iowa City (Big-10)
42,000–Indiana–Bloomington (Big-10)
42,000–Wisconsin–Madison (Big-10)
41,900–Illinois–Urbana (Big-10)
52,000–Minnesota–Minneapolis (Big-10)
24,000–Nebraska–Lincoln (Big-10)
42,421–U of Cincinnati, Ohio (Big-E)
28,823–U of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Big-E)
14,100–North Dakota–Grand Forks (B-Sky)

BIG 10–GREAT LAKE EXPLORERS (10 teams/10 states)
41,000–Michigan State–East Lansing (Big-10)
29,000–Iowa State–Ames (Big-12)
39,000–Purdue–West Lafayette (Big-10)
30,000–Wisconsin–Milwaukee (Horizon)
25,000–Northern Illinois–DeKalb (Mid-A)
15,649–Minnesota State–Mankato (N-Sun)
14,000–Nebraska–Omaha (Summit)
56,000–Ohio State–Columbus (Big-10)
44,505–Penn State–Carlisle (Big-10)
10,100–South Dakota–Vermillion (Sum)

GREAT LAKE PIONEERS (12 private schools/7 states)
15,000–Northwestern–Evanston, Illinois (Big-10)
11,733–Notre Dame–South Bend, Indiana (Big-E)
11,599–Marquette–Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Big-E)
25,398–DePaul–Chicago, Illinois (Big–E)
15,000–Loyola–Chicago, Illinois (Horizon)
10,900–Dayton, Ohio (Atl.-10)
10,100–Duquesne–Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Atl.-10)
16,500–St. Louis University, Missouri (Atl.-10)
13,000–Washington U–St. Louis, Missouri (UAA-III)
14,788–University of Chicago, Illinois (UAA-III)
9,814–Case Western–Cleveland, Ohio (UAA-III)
10,800–St. Thomas–St. Paul, Minnesota (MNIAC-III)

GREAT LAKE–EIRE (11 public/2 states)
31,000–Wayne State–Detroit, Michigan (GL-II)
29,000–U of Akron, Ohio (Mid-A)
24,000–Kent State, Ohio (Mid-A)
22,043–Eastern Michigan–Ypsilanti Mid-A)
22,000–U of Toledo, Ohio (Mid-A)
20,619–Ohio University–Athens (Mid-A)
20,286–Miami of Ohio–Oxford (Mid-A)
18,000–Bowling Green State, Ohio (Mid-A)
17,000–Wright State–Dayton, Ohio (Horizon)
16,400–Cleveland State, Ohio (Horizon)
12,500–Youngstown State, Ohio (Horizon)

GREAT LAKE–HURON (10 public/3 states)
27,000–Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis (Sum)
27,000–Illinois–Chicago (Horizon)
26,866–Central Michigan–Mt. Pleasant (Mid-A)
24,829–Western Michigan–Kalamazoo (Mid-A)
24,229–Grand Valley St.—Allendale, MI (GL-II)
20,000–Ball State–Muncie, Indiana (Mid-A)
17,624–Oakland State–Rochester, MI (Sum)
14,000–Indiana Purdue–Ft. Wayne (Sum)
13,000–Ferris State-Big Rapids, MI (GL-II)
10,400–Saginaw Valley State, MI (GL-II)

GREAT LAKE–SUPERIOR (11 public/7 states)
10,500–Minnesota–Duluth (N-Sun)
17,231–St. Cloud State, Minnesota (N-Sun)
14,769–North Dakota State–Fargo (Sum)
14,000–Northern Iowa–Cedar Falls (M-V)
13,600–Western Illinois–Macomb (M-V)
12,800–South Dakota State–Brookings (Sum)
12,753–Wisconsin–Oshkosh (Wis.-III)
11,140–Wisconsin–Eau Claire (Wis.-III)
10,962–Wisconsin–Whitewater (Wis.-III)
10,074–Wisconsin–La Crosse (Wis.-III)
9,417–Northern Michigan, Marquette (GtLI-II)

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