Posts tagged ‘NCAA Division II Realignment’

03/12/2012

NCAA New Div II “North Atlantic-64”

Appendix E for article: “NCAA Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted 3-7-12 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com. The new Div. II “North Atlantic-64” would have six sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

UPPER IVY (10 private teams/7 states) (6 mc, 4 hc)
8,649–Brown, Rhode Island (Ivy) mc
7,592–Princeton, New Jersey (Ivy) mc
6,974–Lehigh, Pennsylvania (P-L-I) mc
6,141–Dartmouth, New Hampshire (Ivy) mc
5,601–U of Rochester, New York (Lib-III) hc
5,327–Brandies, Massachusetts (UAA-III) hc
5,138–Tufts, Massachusetts (NESCA-III) mc
4,478–Johns Hopkins, Maryland (CeC-III) mc
3,869–Worcester Tech, Mass (NEWM-III) hc
3,650–Bucknell, Pennsylvania (P-L-I) hc

NEW ENGLAND NORTH (10 private teams/1 state)
5,497–Bentley, Mass (NE-10-II)
5,062–Springfield, Mass (NEWM-III)
4,912–Simmons, Mass (Gt-NE-III)
3,800–Emerson, Mass (Gt-NE-III)
3,728–Wentworth Tech, Mass (CCC-III)
3,490–Southern New Hampshire (NE-10-II)
3,200–Babson, Massachusetts (NEWM-III)
3,198–Endicott, Massachusetts (CCC-III)
3,182–Curry, Massachusetts (CCC-III)
3,177–American International, MA (NE-10-II)

NEW ENGLAND SOUTH (9 private teams/3 states)
8,520–Quinnipiac, Connecticut (NE-I)
7,366–Hartford, Connecticut (Am-E)
6,938–Sacred Heart, Connecticut (NE-I)
5,100–Fairfield, Connecticut (M-At-I)
5,082–Bryant, Rhode Island (NE-I)
4,590–Roger Williams, Rhode Is. (CCC-III)
4,585–Providence College, Rhode Is. (Big-E)
4,391–U of New Haven, Conn. (NE-10-II)
4,018–U of Bridgeport, Conn. (ECC-II)

NEW YORK CONFERENCE (10 private teams/1 state)
6,115–Marist, New York (M-At-I/PioF-I)
6,098–Ithaca, New York (Emp.-III)
3,533–Molloy, New York (ECC-II)
4,708–Canisius, New York (M-At-I)
4,648–Iona, New York (M-At-I)
4,514–Polytech of New York (Sky-L-III)
3,925–Medaille, New York (A-Mt-III)
3,746–Niagara, New York (M-At-I)
3,140–Nazareth, New York (Emp.-III)
3,116–St. Rose, New York (NE-10-II)

PENN-CENTRAL (10 private teams/1 state)
7,900–St. Joseph’s, Pennsylvania (Atl.-10-I)
6,454–Widener, Pennsylvania (Mid-AC-III)
6,176–LaSalle, Pennsylvania (Atl-10-I)
5,367–York College, Penn. (Cap-A-III)
5,160–Scranton, Pennsylvania (LD-M-III)
5,136–Wilkes, Pennsylvania (Mid-A-F-III)
4,235–Eastern, Pennsylvania (Mid-A-F-III)
4,078–Arcadia, Pennsylvania (MID-AC-III)
3,500–Philadelphia U, Penn. (C-Atl.-II)
3,199–De Sales, Pennsylvania (Mid-A-F-III)

ATLANTIC CENTRAL (15 private teams/3 states)
New York City—Long Island (8 teams/1 state)
8,928–Pace U, NYC (NE-10-II)
8,472–Long Island-Post, New York (ECC-II)
8,110–Adelphi, New York (NE-10-II)
7,000–Dowling, NY (ECC-II)
6,800–New Rochelle, NYC (Ind.-III)
5,431–Rensselaer Tech, NYC (Lib-III)
4,853–St. Joseph’s, NYC (Ind-/Sky-L-III)
3,500–Manhattan, Riverdale NY (M-At-I)
New Jersey–Maryland (7 teams/2 states)
7,440–Monmouth, New Jersey (NE-I)
5,000–Rider, New Jersey (M-At-I)
3,941–Stevenson, Maryland (Mid-AC-III)
3,700–St. Peter’s, New Jersey (M-At-I)
3,641–McDaniel, Maryland (CeC-III)
3,288–Farleigh-D-Florham, NJ (Mid-A-F-III)
3,153–Georgian Court, New Jersey (C-Atl.-II)

For Div I see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Needs 5 Leagues of 64 Teams Each, (3-1-12); 2) “NCAA: New Div I “Pacific-64” (3-2-12); 3) NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” (3-3-12); 4) “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” (3-4-12); 5) NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” (3-5-12); 6) NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” (3-6-12).

For more Div II see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-7-12); 2) NCAA: New Div II “Western-64” (3-8-12); 3) NCAA: New Div II “Northern-64” (3-9-12); 4) NCAA New Div II “Southern-64” (3-10-12); 5) NCAA New Div II “Eastern States-64” (3-11-12).

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03/11/2012

NCAA New Div II “Eastern States-64”

Appendix D for article: “NCAA Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted 3-7-12 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com. The new Div. II “Eastern States-64” would have five sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

PATRIOT LEAGUE (12 public now Div-I teams/6 states)
Traditional Div. (6 teams/4 states)
9,220–Radford State, Virginia (BS-I)
7,700–William & Mary, Virginia (Col-I)
5,263–NJ Tech State., New Jersey (Gt-W-I)
4,800–Longwood State, Virginia (BS-I/Ind.)
4,487–Army, West Point, NY (P-L-I)
4,400–Navy, Maryland (P-L-I)
Historic Div. (6 teams/4 states)
8,587–NC Central State, Durham (Mid-E-I)
7,226–Morgan State, Maryland (Mid-E-I)
6,993–Norfolk State, Virginia (Mid-E-I)
4,433–Maryland-Eastern Shore (Mid-E-I)
3,801–Choppin State, Maryland (Mid-E-I)
3,609–Delaware State, Delaware (Mid-E-I)

NEW ENGLAND STATES (11 public D-III teams/4 states)
9,254–Salem State, Massachusetts (MASt-III)
9,000–Rhode Island College, RI (L-E-III)
7,261–Mass-Dartmouth, Mass. (L-E-III)
6,156–Framingham State, Mass. (MASt-III)
6,400–Keene State, New Hampshire (L-E-III)
6,001–Western Connecticut State (L-E-III)
5,470–Worcester State, Mass. (MASt-III)
5,264–Plymouth State, New Hampshire (L-E-III)
5,201–Fitchburg State, Mass. (MASt-III)
5,166–Westfield State, Mass. (MASt-III)
5,113–Eastern Connecticut State (L-E-III)

UPSTATE NEW YORK STATE (15 public teams-III)
8,909–Oswego, New York (SUNY-III)
8,275–Brockport, New York (SUNY-III)
8,205–New Paltz, New York (SUNY-III)
7,234–Cortland, New York (SUNY-III)
7,081–Medgar Evers, New York (CUNY-III)
6,800–Farmingdale State, NYC (Sky-L-III)
6,358–Plattsburgh, New York (SUNY-III)
6,000–York, NYC (CUNY-III)
5,893–Oneonta, New York (SUNY-III)
5,585–Geneseo, New York (SUNY-III)
5,573–Fredonia, New York (SUNY-III)
4,325–Potsdam, New York (SUNY-III)
4,052–Purchase College, NY (SUNY-III)
3,896–SUNY-Old Westbury, NY (Sky-L-III)
3,356–SUNY-Morrisville, NY (SUNY-III)

NORTHEAST ATLANTIC STATES (13 public D-II-III teams)
Pennsylvania East Division (7 teams/1 state)
9,512–Bloomsburg State Pennsylvania (PASt-II)
8,427–Millersville State Pennsylvania (PASt-II)
8,253–Shippensburg State, PA (PASt-II)
7,576–East Stroudsburg State, PA (PASt-II)
3,569–Mansfield State, Pennsylvania (PASt-II)
3,400–Penn State-Abington (NEA-III)
3,216–Penn State-Berks (NEA-III)
New Jersey Division (6 teams/1 state)
9,300–Rowan State, New Jersey (NJ-III)
7,450–Richard Stockton State, NJ (NJ-III)
7,300–NJ City State, New Jersey (NJ-III)
6,800–College of New Jersey State (NJ-III)
5,450–Rutgers-Camden, New Jersey (NJ-III)
5,233–Ramapo State, New Jersey (NJ-III)

CENTRAL ATLANTIC STATES (13 public D-II-III/4 states)
7,383–Salisbury State, Maryland (Cap-A-III)
7,000–Fairmont State, West Virginia (WV-II)
6,000–Virginia State (Ce-I-II)
6,000–Fayetteville State, NC (Ce-I-II)
6,000–Winston-Salem State, NC (Ce-I-II)
5,600–Bowie State, Maryland (Ce-I-II)
5,471–U of DC (ECC-II)
5,215–Frostburg State, Maryland (Cap-A-III)
5,000–West Virginia State, (WV-II)
4,862–Mary Wash. St, Virginia (Cap-A-III)
4,793–Christopher Newport State, VA (USA-III)
3,900–Shepherd State, West Virginia (WV-II)
3,100–Elizabeth City State, NC (Ce-I-II)

For Div I see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Needs 5 Leagues of 64 Teams Each, (3-1-12); 2) “NCAA: New Div I “Pacific-64” (3-2-12); 3) NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” (3-3-12); 4) “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” (3-4-12); 5) NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” (3-5-12); 6) NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” (3-6-12).

For more Div II see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div II Five 64-Team Leagues (3-7-12); 2) NCAA: New Div II “Western-64” (3-8-12); 3) NCAA: New Div II “Northern-64” (3-9-12); 4) NCAA New Div II “Southern-64” (3-10-12).

03/10/2012

NCAA New Div II “Southern-64”

Appendix C for article: “NCAA Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted 3-7-12 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com. The new “Southern-64” would have six sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

SOUTHERN PRIVATE-MAJORS (13 private now Div I)
Northern Division (6 teams/3 states)
5,916–Elon, North Carolina (SO-I)
5,402–Hampton, Virginia (Mid-E-I)
4,249–Richmond, Virginia (Atl.-10-I)
4,000–Gardner-Webb, North Carolina (BS-I)
3,603–High Point, North Carolina (BS-I)
3,500–Loyola, Maryland (M-At-I)
Southern Division (7 teams/5 states)
8,200–Mercer, Macon, Georgia (A-Sun-I)
7,426–Jacksonville, Florida (PioF-I/A-Sun-I)
5,800–Belmont, Tennessee (A-Sun-I/O-V)
4,758–Samford, Alabama (SO-I)
3,614–Bethune-Cookman, Florida (Mid-E-I)
3,224–Charleston Southern, SC (BS-I)
3,121–Furman, South Carolina (SO-I)

SOUTHERN PRIVATES (15 private schools now Div II)
Southern Division (8 teams/7 states)
6,810–Harding, Arkansas (G-Am-II)
5,510–Catholic, Wash. DC (LD-M-III)
4,186–Union, Tennessee (G-S-II)
4,162–Mississippi College (AmSW-III)
3,824–Notre Dame, Maryland (Col-St-III)
3,684–Marymount, Virginia (Cap-A-III)
3,300–Limestone, South Carolina (C-Car-II)
3,134–Bellarmine, Kentucky (GLV-II)
Florida–Georgia Division (7 teams/2 states)
7,626–Florida Tech (Sun-S-II)
4,660–Lynn, Florida (Sun-S-II)
4,320–Rollins, Florida (Sun-S-II)
4,000–Clark, Atlanta, Georgia (S-I-II)
3,584–Eckerd, Florida (Sun-S-II)
3,500–Shorter, Georgia (G-S-II)
3,488–Florida Southern (Sun-S-II)

SOUTHEAST STATES (8 public teams in Div I)
8,360–Coastal Carolina, South Carolina (BS-I)
6,292–Winthrop State, South Carolina (BS-I)
5,810–Tennessee-Martin, TN (O-V)
4,538–South Carolina State (Mid-E-I)
4,500–South Carolina Upstate (A-Sun-I)
3,897–North Carolina-Asheville (BS-I)
3,820–Savannah State, Georgia (Mid-E-I)
3,390–Citadel State, South Carolina (SO-I)

PEACH STATES (11 public teams Div II)
8,597–Columbus State, Georgia (P-B-II)
6,728–Armstrong Atlantic State, GA (P-B-II)
6,212–Clayton State, Georgia (P-B-II)
6,041–Georgia College State (P-B-II)
6,000–Augusta State, Georgia (P-B-II)
5,827–North Carolina–Pembroke (P-B-II)
4,500–North Georgia College State (P-B-II)
4,500–Ft. Valley State, Georgia (S-I-II)
4,176–Albany State, Georgia (S-I-II)
4,008–Francis Marion State, SC (P-B-II)
3,280–South Carolina-Aiken (P-B-II)

SOUTHWEST STATES (9 public now in Div I)
8,300–Jackson State, Mississippi (SWA-I)
7,500–Nicholls State, Louisiana (S-LD)
7,300–Southern State, Louisiana (SWA-I)
7,194–Troy State, Alabama (Sun-B)
6,900–Grambling State, Louisiana (SWA-I)
6,000–Alabama A & M (SWA-I)
6,000–Alabama State (SWA-I)
3,200–Arkansas-Pine Bluff (SWA-I)
3,200–Alcorn State, Mississippi (SWA-I)

GULF STATES (8 public teams now in Div II)
7,500–Alabama-Huntsville (G-S-II)
7,244–North Alabama (G-S-II)
7,000–Arkansas-Ft. Smith (H-LD-II)
5,157–West Alabama (G-S-II)
4,392–Delta State, Mississippi (G-S-II)
3,584–Henderson State, Arkansas (G-Am-II)
3,400–Arkansas-Monticello (G-Am-II)
3,224–Southern Arkansas (G-Am-II)

For Div I see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Needs 5 Leagues of 64 Teams Each, (3-1-12); 2) “NCAA: New Div I “Pacific-64” (3-2-12); 3) NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” (3-3-12); 4) “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” (3-4-12); 5) NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” (3-5-12); 6) NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” (3-6-12).

For more Div II, see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-7-12); 2) NCAA: New Div II “Western-64” (3-8-12); 3) NCAA: New Div II “Northern-64” (3-9-12).

 

03/09/2012

NCAA New Div II “Northern-64”

Appendix B for article: “NCAA Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted 3-7-12 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com The new Div. II “Northern-64” would have six sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

NORTHERN STARS (10 private teams/8 states)
7,300–Creighton, Nebraska (MO-V-I)
6,584–Xavier, Ohio (Atl.-10-I)
6,100–Bradley, Illinois (MO-V-I)
5,700–Detroit-Mercy, Michigan (Horizon-I)
5,464–Robert Morris, Pennsylvania (NE-I)
5,200–Drake, Iowa (MO-V/Pioneer-I)
5,200–Lewis U, Illinois (GLV-II)
4,900–Hamline, Minnesota (MNI-III)
4,200–Butler, Indiana (Horizon) (PioF-I)
4,000–Valparaiso, Indiana (Horizon-I)

NORTHERN SUN (13 private teams/ 4 states)
Minnesota—Iowa Div. (6 teams/2 states)
7,100–St. Mary’s, Minnesota (MNI-III)
5,596–Bethel, Minnesota (MNI-III)
5,246–St. Catherine, Minnesota (MNI-III)
3,785–Augsburg, Minnesota (MNI-III)
3,600–Upper Iowa, IA (N-Sun-II)
3,309–St. Scholastica, Minnesota (UMA-III)
Missouri—Illinois–Indiana Div. (7 teams/3 states)
5,100–Drury, Missouri (GLV-II)
5,000–Webster, Missouri (SLI-III)
4,437–Aurora, Illinois (NAC-III)
4,300–U of Indianapolis, Indiana (GLV-II)
3,656–SW Baptist, Missouri (M-AmI-II)
3,500–Mc Kendree, Illinois (GLV-II)
3,400–Maryville, Missouri (GLV-II)

NORTHERN LIGHTS (12 private teams/4 states)
6,816–Tiffin, Ohio (GtLI-II)
4,680–Baldwin-Wallace, Ohio (OAC-III)
4,247–Findlay, Ohio (GtLI-II)
4,238–Gannon, Pennsylvania (PASt-II)
4,200–Calvin, Michigan (MI-III)
4,050–John Carroll, Ohio (OAC-III)
3,895–Capital, Ohio (OAC-III)
3,526–Ohio Northern, OH (OAC-III)
3,217–Mercyhurst, Pennsylvania (PASt-II)
3,200–Hope, Michigan (MI-III)
3,146–Ashland, Ohio (GtLI-II)
3,100–Otterbein, Ohio (OAC-III)

NORTHERN STATES (11 public teams/3 states)
9,163–Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Wis.-III)
9,017–Wisconsin-Stout-Menomonie (Wis.-III)
8,631–Winona State, Minnesota (N-Sun-II)
7,512–Wisconsin-Platteville (Wis.-III)
7,497–Minnesota-Moorhead (N-Sun-II)
7,013–Michigan Tech, UP/MI (GtLI-II)
6,555–Wisconsin-River Falls (Wis.-III)
6,549–Wisconsin-Green Bay, WI (Horizon-I)
5,365–Bemidji St., MN (N-Sun-II)
5,000–Wisconsin-Parkside (GLV-II)
3,700–SW Minnesota State (N-Sun-II)

NORTH-CENTRAL STATES (11 public teams/4 states)
7,521–Missouri Science & Tech (GLV-II)
7,131–Chicago State, Illinois (Gt-W-I)
7,076–NW Missouri State (M-AmI-II)
6,543–Nebraska-Kearney (M-AmI-II)
6,000–Missouri Western State (M-AmI-II)
5,880–Truman State, Missouri (M-AmI-II)
5,541–Missouri Southern State (M-AmI-II)
5,174–Illinois-Springfield, IL (GLV-II)
3,571–Wayne State, Nebraska (N-Sun-II)
3,500–Northern State, South Dakota (N-Sun-II)
3,109–Lincoln State, Missouri (M-AmI-II)

PENN STATE WEST CONF (7 public teams/1 state)
9,017–Calf State U of Pennsylvania (PASt-II)
8,648–Slippery Rock St, PA (PASt-II)
8,286–Edinboro State, Pennsylvania (PASt-II)
7,346–Clarion State, Pennsylvania (PASt-II)
5,329–Lock Haven St, Pennsylvania (PASt-II)
4,046–Penn St.-Eire, Pennsylvania (A-Mt-III)
3,800–Penn St-Altoona, PA (A-Mt-III)

For Div I see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div I Needs 5 Leagues of 64 Teams Each, (3-1-12); 2) “NCAA: New Div I “Pacific-64” (3-2-12); 3) NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” (3-3-12); 4) “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” (3-4-12); 5) NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” (3-5-12); 6) NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” (3-6-12).

For more Div II, see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA: Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-7-12); 2) NCAA: New Div II “Western-64” (3-8-12).

03/08/2012

NCAA New Div II “Western-64”

Appendix A for article: “NCAA: Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted 3-7-12 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com. The new Div. II “Western-64” would have six sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

WEST COAST (11 teams now in D-I/6 states)
8,300–Santa Clara, California (WCC)
7,900–Seattle University, Washington (W-A)
7,549–San Diego, California (WCC)
7,229–Gonzaga, Washington (WCC)
6,700–Rice, Houston, Texas (USA)
6,000–Pepperdine, Malibu, California (WCC)
4,768–St. Mary’s, Moraga, California (WCC)
4,417–Air Force, Colorado (Mt-W)
4,170–Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA)
3,740–U Pacific, Stockton, California (B-W)
3,200–Portland, Oregon (WCC)

PACIFIC WEST (11 private teams D-II/III/3 states)
8,539–Azusa Pacific, California (Pac-W-II)
6,398–Chapman, Orange, California (Ind.-III)
4,715–Cal-Baptist, Riverside, CA (Pac-W-II)
4,400–Redlands, San Bern, CA (SCIAC-III)
3,773–Seattle Pacific, Washington (GtNW-II)
3,700–Fresno Pacific, California (Pac-W-II)
3,669–Pacific Lutheran, WA (NWC-III)
3,487–Pt Loma Nazarene, SD, CA (Pac-W-II)
3,433–Lewis & Clark, Oregon (NWC-III)
3,382–George Fox, Oregon (NWC-III)
3,298–Cal-Lutheran, T. Oaks, CA (SCIAC-III)

GREAT WEST (10 private teams/3 states)
6,361–Incarnate Word, Texas (LStar-II)
6,123–Regis, Denver, Colorado (R-Mt-II)
5,500–Dallas Baptist, Texas (H-LD-II)
5,500–St. Edwards, Texas (H-LD-II)
4,669–Abilene Christian, Texas (LStar-II)
4,500–St. Mary’s, Texas (H-LD-II)
3,758–Le Tourneau, Texas (AmSW-III)
3,417–Oral Roberts, Tulsa, Oklahoma (Sum-I)
3,255–U of Dallas, Texas (SoColl-III)
3,100–Houston Baptist, Texas (Gt-W-I)

WESTERN STATES (12 public teams/4 states)
Northwest Division (6 teams/3 states)
8,836–Cal State Stanislaus, California (Cal-II)
8,769–Sonoma State, California (Cal-II)
7,435–Humboldt State, California (Cal-II)
5,654–Western Oregon, Oregon (GtNW-II)
4,600–Montana State-Billings (GtNW-II)
3,820–Cal State Monterey Bay, CA (Cal-II)
Mountain Division (6 teams/2 states)
8,042–Colorado State-Mesa (R-Mt-II)
7,800–Cal. State-Bakersfield, CA (Ind.-I)
7,400–Colorado-Colorado Springs (R-Mt-II)
5,145–Colorado State-Pueblo (R-Mt-II)
4,000–Ft. Lewis State, Colorado (R-Mt-II)
3,338–Colorado Mines State (R-Mt-II)

ROCKY MT. STATES (11 public teams/4 states)
7,509–Southern Utah State (Big Sky/Sum-I)
7,127–Pittsburg State, Kansas (M-AmI-II)
6,545–Washburn State, Kansas (M-AmI-II)
6,404–Emporia State, Kansas (M-AmI-II)
5,944–Dixie State Utah (Pac-W-I)
5,727–East Central Oklahoma (G-Am-II)
5,574–Eastern New Mexico (LStar-II)
5,449–Cameron State, Oklahoma (LStar-II)
4,850–SW Oklahoma State (G-Am-II)
3,889–SE Oklahoma State (G-Am-II)
3,500–New Mexico-Highlands (R-Mt-II)

SOUTHWESTERN STATES (9 public teams/1 state)
8,300–Prairie View A & M, Texas (SWA-I)
7,759–West Texas A & M, TX (LStar-II)
6,898–Angelo State, Texas (LStar-II)
6,687–Tarleton State, Texas (LStar-II)
6,149–Texas AM Kingsville, TX (LStar-II)
6,093–Midwestern State, Texas (LStar-II)
5,326–Texas-Tyler, TX (AmSW-III)
4,298–Texas A & M Inter, TX (H-LD-II)
3,600–Texas Permian Basin, TX (H-LD-II)

For Div I, see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): NCAA Needs 5 Leagues of 64 Teams Each, (3-1-12); “NCAA: New Div I “Pacific-64” (3-2-12); NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” (3-3-12); “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” (3-4-12); NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” (3-5-12); NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” (3-6-12).

For more Div II, see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div II Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-7-12).

03/07/2012

NCAA Div II: Five 64-Team Leagues

Should the NCAA have divisions? Should every school from 400 students up to 40,000 just play each other? Most would agree we need divisions, and the only logical way to divide them is through enrollment numbers.

My NCAA plan is as follows: 1) Div I would take the largest 320, with over 9,194 students each; 2) Div II would have the following 320, with enrollments between 3,107 and 9,194; 3) Div. III would use the next 320, ranging from 1,000 to 3,107; and 4) Div IV would be created for the remaining 112 teams, with less than 1,000 to 1,500, depending on the geographic region.

Divisions I, II, and III would each be further divided into five leagues of 64 teams each. The new Div II leagues would be known as the: 1) Western-64; 2) Northern-64; 3) Southern-64; 4) Eastern States-64; and 5) North Atlantic-64.

As in Div I, the five 64-member leagues would be particularly useful in determining post-season invitations to a Div II March Madness tourney, as each area would have exactly 64 squads, and could hold three pre-March tournaments in Nov., Dec., and Jan.

The newly reconstructed division would start with 128 teams currently in Div II. They would then accept 90 squads, with enrollments of only 3,107 to 9,194, now in Div I, and would complete the picture with 102 Div III colleges, each with at least 3,107 students.

Why do we currently have 90 schools in Div I that have only 3,107 to 9,194 students? The following are just some examples of those that don’t belong in Div I. There are many more.

Enrollment, school, state, current conference)
3,100–Houston Baptist, Texas (Gt-W)
3,200–U of Portland, Oregon (WCC)
3,224–Charleston Southern, SC (BS-I)
3,417–Oral Roberts, Tulsa, Oklahoma (Sum)
3,603–High Point, North Carolina (BS-I)

It’s time all divisions were realigned, using enrollment as the sole criterion. No other method would be fair or reasonable.

(Note: For Div I, see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com at homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): NCAA Needs 5 Leagues of 64 Teams Each, (3-1-12); “NCAA: New Div I “Pacific-64” (3-2-12); NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” (3-3-12); “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” (3-4-12); NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” (3-5-12); NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” (3-6-12).