Posts tagged ‘NCAA Division III Realignment’

03/18/2012

NCAA New Div III “New England-64”

Appendix E for article: “NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted on March 13, 2012 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com. The new Div. III “New England-64” would have six sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

SCHOLARS OF NEW ENGLAND (10 teams/3 states)
2,817–Holy Cross, Massachusetts (P-L-I) mc
2,300–Wellesley, Mass (NEWM-III) mc
2,600–Smith, Massachusetts (NEWM-III) hc
2,482–Middlebury, Vermont (NESCA-III) mc
2,124–Williams, Mass. (NESCA-III) mc
2,100–Mt. Holyoke, Mass. (NEWM-III) hc
1,838–Colby, Maine (NESCA-III) mc
1,777–Bowdoin, Maine (NESCA-III) mc
1,744–Amherst, Mass. (NESCA-III) mc
1,738–Bates, Maine (NESCA-III) mc

SCHOLARS OF NEW YORK–CT (10 teams/2 states)
2,837–Colgate, New York (P-L-I) mc
2,766–Wesleyan, Conn. (NESCA-III) mc
2,734–Skidmore, New York (Lib-III) hc
2,446–Vassar, New York (Lib-III) mc
2,341–Trinity, Connecticut (NESCA-III) hc
2,327–St. Lawrence, New York (Lib-III) hc
2,197–Union, New York (Lib-III) hc
1,958–Bard, New York (Lib-III) hc
1,911–Connecticut College (NESCA-III) hc
1,882–Hamilton, New York (NESCA-III) mc

SCHOLARS OF PENNSYLVANIA (10 teams/1 state)
2,600–Gettysburg, Penn. (CentC-III) hc
2,500–Grove City, Pennsylvania (Pres-III) hc
2,457–Muhlenberg, Penn. (CentC-III) hc
2,382–La Fayette, Pennsylvania (P-L-I) mc
2,381–Dickinson, Penn. (CentC-III) mc
2,104–Franklin-Marshall, Penn (CentC-III) hc
2,100–Allegheny, Pennsylvania (NCA-III) vc
1,890–Bryn Mawr, Penn. (CentC-III) mc
1,525–Swarthmore, Penn. (CentC-III) mc
1,519–Washington & Jeff, Penn. (Pres-III) hc

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGIATE (8 Catholic teams)
2,753–Assumption, Massachusetts (NE-10-II)
2,686–Salve Regina, Rhode Island (CCC-III)
2,437–St. Michael’s, Vermont (NE-10-II)
2,386–Stonehill, Massachusetts (NE-10-II)
2,350–Emmanuel, Massachusetts (Gt-NE-III)
2,300–Rivier, New Hampshire (Gt-NE-III)
2,251–Merrimack, Massachusetts (NE-10-II)
1,945–St. Anselm, New Hampshire (NE-10-II)

NEW ENGLAND ATHLETIC (13 private teams)
New England Division (6 teams/4 states)
3,000–Norwich, Vermont (Gt-NE-III)
2,879–U of New England, Maine (CCC-III)
2,871–Franklin Pierce, New H. (NE-10-II)
2,600–Husson, Maine (ECF-III/NAtl.-III)
2,200–Norwich, Vermont (ECF-III)
1,769–Albertus Magnus, Conn. (Gt-NE-III)
Massachusetts Division (7 teams/1 state)
3,020–Western New England, MA (CCC-III)
2,780–Clark, Massachusetts (NEWM-III)
2,079–Becker, Mass. (ECF-III/NEC-III)
1,951–Nichols, Massachusetts (CCC-III)
1,645–Gordon, Massachusetts (CCC-III)
1,550–Wheaton, Massachusetts (NEWM-III)
1,501–Bay Path, Massachusetts (NEC-III)

NEW YORK ATHLETIC (13 private teams/1 state)
3,100–Nyack, New York City (C-Atl.-II)
3,017–Yeshiva, New York (Sky-L-III)
2,900–D’Youville, New York (A-Mt-III)
2,848–Clarkson, New York (Lib-III)
2,700–Mt. St Mary, New York (Sky-L-III)
2,695–Manhattanville, NY (Mid-A-F-III)
2,500–St. John Fisher, New York (Emp.-III)
2,431–Concordia, New York (C-At-II)
2,310–Utica, New York (Emp.-III)
2,275–Wagner, New York City (NE-I)
2,200–Sage Cottages, NY (E) (Sky-L-III)
2,055–Alfred, New York (Emp.-III)
1,521–Keuka, New York (NEA-III)

For more 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); 6) NCAA New Div II “North Atlantic-64” (3-12-12).

For more Div III see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-13-12); 2) NCAA New Div III “Wild West-64” (3-14-12); 3) NCAA New Div III “Heartland-64” (3-15-12); 4) NCAA New Div III “New South-64” (3-16-12); 5) NCAA New Div III “East Coast-64” (3-17-12).

03/17/2012

NCAA New Div III “East Coast-64”

Appendix D for article: “NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted on March 13, 2012 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com The new Div. III “East Coast-64” would have five sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

EASTERN STATES (14 public teams/6 states)
Northern Division (5 public teams/3 states)
2,424–Maine-Farmington (Nac-III)
2,130–Castleton State, Vermont (Nac-III)
1,916–Johnson State, Vermont (Nac-III)
1,811–Massachusetts Liberal Arts (MASt-III)
1,600–Maine-Presque Isle (Ind.-III)
Southern Division (9 public teams/3 states)
3,029–U Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA (WV-II)
2,760–SUNY-IT-Utica, New York (NEA-III)
2,649–Lincoln State, Penn. (Cent-I-II)
2,500–SUNY-Cobleskill, NY (NEA-III)
1,950–St. Mary’s College, MD (Cap-A-III)
1,704–U of Pitt-Greensburg, PA (A-Mt-III)
1,695–Penn State-Harrisburg (NEA-III)
1,500–SUNY Maritime, NY (Sky-L-III)
1,488–Cheney State, Pennsylvania (PASt-II)

MIDDLE ATLANTIC (15 teams/1 state)
2,976–Messiah, Penn. (Mid-AtC-III)
2,808–U of Sciences, Pennsylvania (C-Atl-II)
2,416–Elizabethtown, Penn. (Mid-AtC-III)
2,401–Albright, Pennsylvania (Mid-AtC-III)
2,300–Chatham, Pennsylvania (Pres-III)
2,241–Delaware, Pennsylvania (Mid-A-F-III)
2,200–Philadelphia Bible, Penn. (Col-St-III)
2,102–Lebanon Valley, Penn. (Mid-AtC-III)
1,900–Susquehanna, Pennsylvania (LD-M-III)
1,820–Cedar Crest, Pennsylvania (Col-St-III)
1,792–Moravian, Penn. (LD-M/CeC-III)
1,791–Geneva, Pennsylvania (Pres-III)
1,600–Keystone, Pennsylvania (Col-St-III)
1,583–Ursinus, Pennsylvania (CeC-III)
1,500–Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Pres-III)

CENTRAL ATLANTIC (15 Catholic schools/1 state)
Pennsylvania Division (8 teams/1 state)
2,830–Misericordia, Penn. (Mid-A-F-III)
2,725–King’s, Pennsylvania (Mid-A-F-III)
2,618–St. Francis, Pennsylvania (NE-I)
2,470–Marywood, Pennsylvania (Col-St-III)
1,957–La Roche, Pennsylvania (A-Mt-III)
1,860–Seton Hill, Pennsylvania (WV-II)
1,652–St. Vincent, Pennsylvania (Pres-III)
1,600–Mt. Aloysius, Pennsylvania (A-Mt-III)
Philadelphia Division (7 teams/1 state)
3,000–Neumann, Pennsylvania (Col-St-III)
2,906–Alvernia, Pennsylvania (Mid-AtC-III)
2,230–Rosemont, Pennsylvania (Col-St-III)
2,100–Holy Family, Pennsylvania (C-At-II)
2,017–Gwynedd-Mercy, Penn. (Col-St-III)
2,000–Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania (C-At-II)
1,759–Cabrini, Pennsylvania (Col-St-III)

EASTERN SHORE (10 private teams/3 states & DC)
2,647–Drew, New Jersey (LD-M-III)
2,500–Stevenson, Maryland (Cap-A-III)
2,400–Wesley, Delaware (Cap-A-III)
2,248–Hood, Maryland (Cap-A-III)
2,100–Trinity, Wash. DC (Ind.-III)
2,000–Bloomfield, New Jersey (C-At-II)
1,780–Stevens Tech, New Jersey (Emp.-III)
1,800–Caldwell, New Jersey (C-At-II)
1,600–Goldey-Beacom, Delaware (C-At-II)
1,597–Centenary, New Jersey (Col-St-III)

EASTERN HARBOR (10 Catholic teams/3 states)
3,000–Siena, New York (M-At-I)
2,953–St. Francis College, New York (NE-I)
2,797–Le Moyne, New York (NE-10-II)
2,406–St. Bonaventure, New York (Atl.-10-I)
2,400–Thomas Aquinas, New York (ECC-II)
2,373–Mt. St. Mary’s, Maryland (NE-I)
2,044–St. Elizabeth, New Jersey (NEA-III)
1,700–Felcian, New Jersey (C-At-II)
1,678–Dominican, New York (C-At-II)
1,527–Mt St Vincent, New York (Sky-L-III)

For more 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” League (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); 6) NCAA New Div II “North Atlantic-64” (3-12-12).

For more Div III see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-13-12); 2) NCAA New Div III “Wild West-64” (3-14-12); 3) NCAA New Div III “Heartland-64” (3-15-12); 4) NCAA New Div III “New South-64” (3-16-12).

03/16/2012

NCAA New Div III “New South-64”

Appendix C for article: “NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted on March 13, 2012 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com. The new Div. III “New South-64” would have six sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

SCHOLARS OF THE SOUTH (11 teams/7 states)
2,682–Guilford, North Carolina (Old-D-III) vc
2,200–Wash & Lee, Virginia (Old-D-III) mc
2,100–North Greenville Baptist, SC (C-Car-II)
1,756–Davidson, North Carolina (SO-I) mc
1,690–Rhodes, Tennessee (SoColl-III) hc
1,600–Birmingham South, AL (SoColl-III)
1,500–Virginia Military (BS-I) vc
1,495–Wolford, South Carolina (SO-I) vc
1,383–Sewanee U South, TN (SoColl-III) hc
1,282–Covenant, Georgia (GtSA-III)
1,215–Centre, Kentucky (SoColl-III) hc

SOUTHERN STATES (10 public teams/6 states & DC)
3,033–Georgia Southwest State (P-B-II)
3,000–U Montevallo State, Alabama (P-B-II)
3,000–Lander State, South Carolina (P-B-II)
3,000–Concord State, West Virginia (WV-II)
2,606–Kentucky State. Frankfurt (S-I-II) mc
2,500–Mississippi Valley State (SWA-I) mc
2,400–West Liberty State, WV (WV-II)
1,800–Bluefield State, West Virginia (WV-II)
1,740–Gallaudet, Wash. DC (NEA-III/ECF-III)
1,600–Glenville State, West Virginia (WV-II)

OLD VIRGINIAN (10 private teams/1 state)
2,719–Averett, Virginia (USA-S-III)
2,500–Lynchburg, Virginia (Old-D-III)
2,242–Mary Baldwin, Virginia (USA-S-III)
2,100–Roanoke, Virginia (Old-D-III)
1,700–Virginia Union (Cent-I-II)
1,690–Bridgewater, Virginia (Old-D-III)
1,606–Shenandoah, Virginia (USA-S-III)
1,446–Virginia Wesleyan (Old-D-III)
1,146–Randolph-Macon, Virginia (Old-D-III)
1,120–Hampden-Sydney, Virginia (Old-D-III)

NORTH CAROLINIAN (11 private teams/1 state)
2,800–Shaw, North Carolina (Cent-I-II)
2,500–Mt Olive, North Carolina (C-Car-II)
2,300–Wingate, North Carolina (S-At-II)
2,215–Methodist, North Carolina (USA-S-III)
2,100–Queens, North Carolina (C-Car-II)
1,990–Meredith, North Carolina (USA-S-III)
1,800–Lenoir, North Carolina (S-At-II)
1,500–St. Augustine, NC (Cent-I-II)
1,500–Johnson C. Smith, NC (Cent-I-II)
1,320–Belmont, North Carolina (C-Car-II)
1,300–Mars Hill, North Carolina (S-At-II)

SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN (10 teams/3 states)
3,000–Lipscomb, Tennessee (Atl.-Sun-I)
2,579–Lincoln Memorial, Tennessee (S-At-II)
2,115–Carson, Tennessee (S-At-II)
2,053–Tusculum, Tennessee (S-At-II)
2,000–Lane, Tennessee (S-I-II)
1,900–Thomas More, Kentucky (Path-III)
1,800–King, Tennessee (C-Car-II)
1,720–Christian Bros, Tennessee (G-S-II)
1,692–Spalding, Kentucky (SLI-III)
1,400–West Virginia Wesleyan (WV-II)

SOUTHERN COLLEGIAN (12 teams/4 states)
3,000–Tuskegee, Alabama (S-I-II)
3,000–Morehouse, Georgia (S-I-II)
2,500–Benedict, South Carolina (S-I-II)
2,379–Anderson, South Carolina (S-At-II)
2,318–Spelman, Georgia (GtSA-III)
2,200–Stetson, Florida (A-Sun-I)
2,046–Flagler, Florida (P-B-II)
2,000–Piedmont, Georgia (GtSA-III)
1,900–Miles, Alabama (S-I-II)
1,800–Claflin, South Carolina (S-I-II)
1,500–Stillman, Alabama (S-I-II)
1,300–Presbyterian, South Carolina (BS-I)

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 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” League (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); 6) NCAA New Div II “North Atlantic-64” (3-12-12).

For more Div III see: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-13-12); 2) NCAA New Div III “Wild West-64” (3-14-12); 3) NCAA New Div III “Heartland-64” (3-15-12).

03/15/2012

NCAA New Div III “Heartland-64”

Appendix B for article: “NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted on March 13, 2012 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com. The new Div. III “Heartland-64” would have six sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

SCHOLARS OF ILLINOIS-WISCONSIN (10 teams)
2,513–Augustana, Illinois (CCIW-III) vc
2,282–Wheaton , Illinois (CCIW-III) hc
2,169–Milwaukee School of Eng (NAC-III)
2,167–North Central, Illinois (CCIW-III) vc
2,113–Illinois Wesleyan (CCIW-III) hc
1,415–Lawrence, Wisconsin (Mid-W-III) hc
1,355–Knox, Illinois (Mid-W-III) hc
1,342–Lake Forest, Illinois (Mid-W-III) vc
1,288–Beloit, Wisconsin (Mid-W-III) hc
1,036–Ripon, Wisconsin (Mid-W-III) vc

SCHOLARS OF INDIANA-MICHIGAN (10 teams)
3,050–Evansville, Indiana (MO-V) vc
2,350–DePauw, Indiana (NCA-III) hc
1,970–Rose-Hulman Tech, IN (H-LD-III) hc
1,970–Albion, Michigan (MI-III) vc
1,400–St. Mary’s Indiana (MI-III)
1,340–Kalamazoo, Michigan (MI-III) hc
1,326–Hillsdale, Michigan (GtLI-II) vc
1,300–Alma, Michigan (MI-III) vc
1,194–Earlham, Indiana (H-LD-III) vc
1,062–Hanover, Indiana (H-LD-III)

SCHOLARS OF OHIO (10 teams/1 state)
3,050–Wittenberg, Ohio (NCA-III) vc
3,000–Muskingum, Ohio (OAC-III)
2,850–Oberlin, Ohio (NCA-III) mc
2,300–Mt. Union, Alliance Ohio (OAC-III)
2,100–Dennison, Ohio (NCA-III) hc
1,850–Ohio Wesleyan (NCA-III) hc
1,827–Wooster, Ohio (NCA-III) hc
1,640–Kenyon, Ohio (NCA-III) hc
1,395–Hiram, Ohio (NCA-III)
1,350–Marietta, Ohio (OAC-III)

WISCONSIN CONFERENCE (11 teams/1 state)
2,991–Viterbo-La Crosse, Wis. (MCC-NAIA)
2,689–Wisconsin-Superior (WisIAA.-III)
2,493–Carroll, Waukesha, Wis. (Mid-W-III)
2,374–Carthage, Kenosha, Wis. (CCIW-III)
2,019–St. Norbert-DePere, Wis. (Mid-W-III)
1,963–Concordia, Mequon, Wis. (NAC-III)
1,664–Alverno, Milwaukee, Wis. (NAC-III)
1,565–Edgewood-Madison, Wis. (NAC-III)
1,443–Mt. Mary, Milwaukee, Wis. (Ind.-III)
1,383–Marian-Fond du Lac, Wis. (NAC-III)
1,082–Lakeland, Sheboygan, Wis. (NAC-III)

ILLINOIS-INDIANA CONF (11 teams/2 states)
3,065–Anderson, Indiana (H-LD-III)
2,748–Elmhurst, Illinois (CCIW-III)
2,520–Benedictine, Illinois (NAC-III)
2,118–Millikin, Illinois (CCIW-III)
1,814–North Park, Illinois (CCIW-III)
1,650–Trine, Indiana (MI-III)
1,500–St. Joseph’s, Indiana (GLV-II)
1,475–Dominican, Illinois (NAC-III)
1,314–Monmouth, Illinois (Mid-W-III)
1,269–Quincy, Illinois (GLV-II)
1,200–Greenville, Illinois (SLI-III)

OHIO-MICHIGAN CONF (12 private teams/ 2 states)
2,750–Lake Superior St., Michigan (GtLI-II)
2,600–Malone, Ohio (GtLI-II)
2,500–Walsh, Ohio (GtLI-II)
2,259–Mt. St Joseph’s, Ohio (H-LD-III)
2,238–Franciscan, Ohio (A-Mt-III)
2,237–Ohio Dominion (GtLI-II)
1,688–Northwood, Michigan (GtLI-II)
1,666–Wilmington, Ohio (OAC-III)
1,600–Heidelberg, Ohio (OAC-III)
1,505–Urbana, Ohio (G-LK)
1,191–Bluffton, Ohio (H-LD-III)
1,086–Olivet, Michigan (MI-III)

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” League (3-2-12); 3) NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” League (3-3-12); 4) “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” League (3-4-12); 5) NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” League (3-5-12); 6) NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” League (3-6-12).

For 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); 6) NCAA New Div II “North Atlantic-64” (3-12-12).

For more Div III, see jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-13-12); 2) NCAA New Div III “Wild West-64” (3-14-12).

03/14/2012

NCAA New Div III “Wild West-64”

Appendix A for article: “NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues,” posted on March 13, 2012 at jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com. The new Div. III “Wild West-64” would have six sub-conferences:

(Enrollment, Name, City, Current Conference)

SCHOLARS WEST (15 private teams/6 states)
Western Collegiate (8 teams/3 states)
2,785–U of Puget Sound, WA (NWC-III) hc
2,700–Clare-Mudd-Scripts (SCIAC-III) mc
2,500–Pomona-Pitzer, CA (SCIAC-III) mc
2,504–Whitworth, Washington (NWC-III) hc
2,469–Willamette, Oregon (NWC-III) vc
2,086–Cal. Tech (SCIAC-III) mc
1,839–Occidental, California (SCIAC-III) hc
1,450–Whitman, Washington (NWC-III) hc
Southwest Collegiate (7 teams/3 states)
2,487–Trinity, Texas (SoCol.-III) hc
2,011–Colorado College (SoCol.-III) hc
1,500–Colorado Christian (R-Mt-II) hc
1,400–Hendrix, Arkansas (SoCol.-III) vc
1,371–U of Ozarks, Arkansas (AmSW-III) mc
1,291–Austin, Texas (SoCol.-III) vc
1,265–Southwestern, Texas (SoCol.-III) hc

SCHOLARS MIDWEST (13 private teams/4 states)
Minnesota Collegiate (7 private teams/1 state)
3,007–St. Olaf, Minnesota (MNI-III) hc
2,788–Concordia, MN (N-Sun-II/MNI-III) vc
2,600–Gustavus Adolphus, MN (MNI-III) vc
2,049–St. Benedict, Minnesota (MNI-III) vc
1,996–Macalester, Minnesota (MNI-III) hc
1,958–Carleton, Minnesota (MNI-III) mc
1,917–St. John’s, Minnesota (MNI-III) vc
Midwest Collegiate (6 private teams/3 states)
1,966–Simpson, Iowa (II-III) vc
1,804–Wartburg, Iowa (II-III) vc
1,745–Augustana, South Dakota (N-Sun-II) vc
1,636–Grinnell, Iowa (Mid-W-III) hc
1,600–Nebraska Wesleyan (Ind.-III) vc
1,355–Coe, Iowa (II-III) vc

WESTERN PUBLIC (9 public teams/8 states)
3,000–Chadron State, Nebraska (R-Mt-II)
2,775–Minnesota-Crookston (N-Sun-II)
2,500–Western New Mexico (R-Mt-II)
2,486–Adams State, Colorado (R-Mt-II)
2,400–Western State, Colorado (R-Mt-II)
2,070–Sul Ross State, Texas (AmSW-III)
1,900–Minnesota-Morris (UMA-III)
1,889–NW Oklahoma State (G-Am-II)
1,200–Oklahoma Panhandle State (H-LD-II)

WESTERN AMERICAN (8 private teams/4 states)
2,500–Pacific U, Oregon (NWC-III)
2,125–Dominican, California (Pac-W-II)
2,110–Linfield, Oregon (NWC-III)
1,685–La Verne, California (SCIAC-III)
1,630–NW Nazarene, Idaho (GtNW-II)
1,628–St. Martin’s, Washington (GtNW-II)
1,600–Notre Dame, California (Pac-W-II)
1,540–Whittier, California (SCIAC-III)

SOUTHWESTERN AMERICAN (11 teams/4 states)
3,000–Rockhurst, Missouri (GLV-II)
2,900–Fontbonne, Missouri (SLI-III)
2,713–Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas (AmSW-III)
2,333–Hardin Simmons, Texas (AmSW-III)
2,200–Newman, Kansas (H-LD-II)
2,110–S. Nazarene, Oklahoma (G-Am-II)
1,448–Quachita Baptist, Arkansas (G-Am-II)
1,430–Mc Murry, Texas (AmSW-III)
1,400–Howard Payne, Texas (AmSW-III)
1,400–Texas Lutheran (AmSW-III)
1,350–East Texas Baptist (AmSW-III)

MIDWESTERN AMERICAN (8 private teams/ 3 states)
2,944–Northwestern, Minnesota (UMA-III)
2,775–Buena Vista, Iowa (II-III)
2,758–U of Mary, North Dakota (N-Sun-II)
2,573–Luther, Iowa (II-III)
1,743–Loras, Iowa (II-III)
1,575–Central, Iowa (II-III)
1,361–Dubuque, Iowa (II-III)
1,300–Crown, Minnesota (UMA-III)

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” League (3-2-12); 3) NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” League (3-3-12); 4) “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” League (3-4-12); 5) NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” League (3-5-12); 6) NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” League (3-6-12).

For 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); 6) NCAA New Div II “North Atlantic-64” (3-12-12).

For more Div III, see jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com homepage (Categories: NCAA Conferences): 1) NCAA Div III Needs Five 64-Team Leagues (3-13-12).

03/13/2012

NCAA Div III: Five 64-Team Leagues

Div III of the NCAA currently has 32 overgrown universities, with enrollments of more than 9,000 each, which should be moved into Div I, as well as 102 colleges, with between 3,107 and 9,000 students, which should join a re-designed Div II.

A new Div III should be constructed by corralling 320 small colleges, with enrollments ranging from 1,300 to 3,107, and then carving them up into five 64-member leagues, along geographic lines. In determining size, all full-time undergraduate and graduate students would be counted.

The new Div III leagues would be known as the: 1) Wild West-64; 2) Heartland-64; 3) New South-64; 4) East Coast-64; and 5) New England-64.

The five leagues of 64 each would be particularly useful in determining post-season bids for a Div III March Madness tourney, as each would be able to hold three equally exciting pre-March tournaments in Nov., Dec., and Jan.

The reconfigured Div III would start by keeping 220 teams presently among their ranks. They would then add 79 currently in Div II; 20 in Div I, and 1 from the NAIA, to assemble the 320 squads.

Realigning the divisions based strictly on enrollment is the only fair and reasonable way to do things, and the NCAA should make the necessary rule changes to bring it about.

All of us should ask: Why are there so many small schools in Div I, when they belong in Div III? The following are just some examples:

(Enrollment, College, State, Current Conference)
1,300–Presbyterian, South Carolina (Big-S-I)
1,495–Wolford, South Carolina (Southern-I)
1,500–Virginia Military (Big-S-I)
1,756–Davidson, North Carolina (Southern-I)
2,200–Stetson, Florida (Atlantic Sun-I)
2,275–Wagner, New York City (NE-I)
2,373–Mt. St. Mary’s, Maryland (NE-I)
2,382–La Fayette, Pennsylvania (Patriot-I)
2,406–St. Bonaventure, New York (Atl.-10-I)
2,500–Mississippi Valley State (SWA-I)
2,618–St. Francis, Pennsylvania (NE-I)
2,817–Holy Cross, Massachusetts (Patriot-I)
2,837–Colgate, New York (Patriot-I)
2,953–St. Francis College, New York (NE-I)
3,000–Siena, New York (Metro Atlantic-I)
3,000–Lipscomb, Tennessee (Atlantic Sun-I)
3,050–Evansville, Indiana (MO-V)

Over the next five days, the specific teams re-assigned to each of the five newly created Div III 64-member leagues will be posted here at: jeffbrinckman.wordpress.com.

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” League (3-2-12); 3) NCAA: New Div I “Southwest-64” League (3-3-12); 4) “NCAA: New Div I “Great Lakes-64” League (3-4-12); 5) NCAA: New Div I “Southeast-64” League (3-5-12); 6) NCAA: New Div I “Northeast-64” League (3-6-12).

For 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); 6) NCAA New Div II “North Atlantic-64” (3-12-12).