USNWR Rankings and Their Respective Sports League

<p>For football season coming up, another bragging right comparison...</p>

Princeton (1)
Harvard (2)
Yale (3)
Penn (5)
Columbia (9)
Dartmouth (11)
Cornell (12)
Brown (14)</p>

<p>All top notch schools here.</p>

Stanford (4)
Cal (21)
UCLA (25)
USC (27)
Washington (42)
Arizona (96)
Oregon (112)
Washington St. (118)
Arizona St. (124)
Oregon St.</p>

<p>Interesting that the California schools have a pretty big gap academically from the other schools (with the exception of Washington).</p>

<p>Big 10
Northwestern (14)
Michigan (25)
Wisconsin (38)
Illinois (38)
Penn St. (48)
Ohio St. (57)
Iowa (64)
Purdue (64)
Michigan St. (71)
Minnesota (71)
Indiana (75)</p>

<p>Lots of good big public schools and all are pretty closely ranked.</p>

Duke (8)
Virginia (23)
North Carolina (28)
Wake Forest (30)
Boston College (35)
Georgia Tech (35)
Miami (52)
Maryland (54)
Clemson (67)
Virginia Tech (71)
North Carolina St. (85)
Florida St. (112)</p>

<p>Who says southern schools aren't that good? Well rounded conference.</p>

<p>Big 12
Texas (44)
Texas A&M (62)
Baylor (75)
Colorado (79)
Kansas (85)
Iowa St. (85)
Missouri (91)
Nebraska (91)
Oklahoma (108)
Kansas St. (124)
Oklahoma St.
Texas Tech</p>

<p>'s a lower tier conference academically. No big name private schools to pull it up...they should get the privates from Conference USA.</p>

<p>Big East
Syracuse (50)
Pittsburgh (59)
Rutgers (59)
Connecticut (64)
South Florida
West Virginia</p>

<p>Interesting that the conference has 4 schools ranked similarly and the other half is in lower tier.</p>

Vanderbilt (19)
Florida (49)
Georgia (59)
Alabama (91)
Auburn (96)
Tennessee (96)
South Carolina (112)
Kentucky (122)
Arkansas (124)
Mississippi St.</p>

<p>They can play football...</p>

<p>Conference USA
Rice (17)
Tulane (50)
SMU (67)
Southern Mississippi
Central Florida
East Carolina
Alabama - Birmingham</p>

<p>The private schools are the only ones in top tier.</p>

<p>You're leaving out the most competitive sports conference. We kick everyone's asses.</p>

<p>University Athletic Association</p>

<p>University of Chicago (9)
Washington University in St. Louis (12)
Emory University (17)
Carnegie Mellon University (22)
Brandeis University (31)
New York University (34)
University of Rochester (35)
Case Western Reserve University (41)</p>

<p>Cool! Thanks.</p>

<p>UAA isn't a div-1 league.</p>

<p>UAA is Div 3. Ivy is Div 1-AA. </p>

<p>I was looking on Wikipedia and Johns Hopkins used to participate in the UAA. I love the conference nickname..."The Nerdy Nine"</p>

<p>Where's JHU now? I think their lax team is in the Div-1 league</p>

Ivy is Div 1-AA


<p>Division I-AA doesn't exist anymore (last year was the last season of I-AA). The Ivy League competes in Division I Football Championship Subdivision.</p>

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<p>BIG TEN: Average - 3.9
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor * 4.5
Northwestern University (IL) 4.3
University of Wisconsin—Madison * 4.1
University of Illinois—Urbana - Champaign * 4
Pennsylvania State University—University Park * 3.8
Purdue University—West Lafayette (IN) * 3.8
Ohio State University—Columbus * 3.7
University of Minnesota—Twin Cities * 3.7
Indiana University—Bloomington * 3.7
University of Iowa * 3.6
Michigan State University * 3.5</p>

<p>PAC 10: Average - 3.8
Stanford University (CA) 4.9
University of California—Berkeley * 4.8
University of California—Los Angeles * 4.2
University of Southern California 4
University of Washington * 3.9
University of Arizona * 3.6
University of Oregon * 3.3
Arizona State University * 3.3
Washington State University * 3
Oregon State University * 2.9</p>

<p>ACC: Average - 3.6
Duke University (NC) 4.4
University of Virginia * 4.3
University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill * 4.2
Georgia Institute of Technology * 4
Boston College 3.6
University of Maryland—College Park * 3.6
Wake Forest University (NC) 3.5
Virginia Tech * 3.4
University of Miami (FL) 3.2
Clemson University (SC) * 3.1
North Carolina State University—Raleigh * 3.1
Florida State University * 3</p>

<p>BIG 12: Average - 3.2
University of Texas—Austin * 4.1
Texas A&M University—College Station * 3.6
University of Colorado—Boulder * 3.5
University of Kansas * 3.4
University of Missouri—Columbia * 3.3
Baylor University (TX) 3.2
Iowa State University * 3.2
University of Nebraska—Lincoln * 3.2
University of Oklahoma * 3
Kansas State University * 2.9
Texas Tech University * 2.7
Oklahoma State University * 2.7</p>

<p>SEC: Average - 3.1
Vanderbilt University (TN) 4
University of Florida * 3.6
University of Georgia * 3.5
Auburn University (AL) * 3.1
University of Tennessee * 3.1
University of Alabama * 3
University of Kentucky * 3
University of South Carolina—Columbia * 2.9
Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge * 2.9
University of Arkansas * 2.8
University of Mississippi * 2.7
Mississippi State University * 2.4</p>

<p>BIG EAST: Average - 3.0
Syracuse University (NY) 3.4
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—New Brunswick (NJ) * 3.4
University of Pittsburgh * 3.4
University of Connecticut * 3.2
University of Louisville * 2.7
West Virginia University * 2.7
University of Cincinnati * 2.7
University of South Florida * 2.6</p>


Division I-AA doesn't exist anymore (last year was the last season of I-AA). The Ivy League competes in Division I Football Championship Subdivision.


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But they are now under something called "championship subdivision" instead of bowl subdivision where the big boys play. Whatever the label is, they have the same schedule they had before.</p>


<p>I was addressing the previous post by UCBChemEGrad who posted:</p>

Ivy is Div 1-AA.


<p>This is technically incorrect as Division I-AA no longer exists.</p>

<p>There are two distinctions for NCAA Division I Football:</p>

<li>Football Bowl Subdivision (teams that compete for bids in the BCS)</li>
<li>Football Championship Subdivision (where the Ivies compete)</li>

<p>My point was simply to correct the error that the Ivies compete in Div I-AA.</p>

<p>Except that the Ivy League doesn't allow any post-season play, so technically they're not even in the championship subdivision...</p>

<p>BIG TEN! Yeah Yeah!</p>

Except that the Ivy League doesn't allow any post-season play, so technically they're not even in the championship subdivision...


<p>No. Technically the Ivy League is a member of the Championship Subdivision. </p>

<p>The Ivy League and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) elect not to participate in the year-end championship tournament. Further its also incorrect to say that the the Ivy League does "not allow any post-season play". For instance in other major sports, basketball (where the Ivy champ gets an automatic bid to the NCAA tourney), hockey, lacrosse, etc. the Ivies are well represented in post season play.</p>

<p>So TECHNICALLY speaking for football, the Ivy League is a member of D-I Championship Subdivision. Why is this so difficult for people to understand?</p>

<p>A few notes, the Ivy league is Division 1 in all sports. In football they fall into what used to be called Division 1AA which just underwent a name change. In hockey they are part of the ECAC conference.</p>

<p>So, is this listing for all sports conferences or just football? If so, Notre Dame should be included in the Big East. They are part of the Big East for all/most sports except football. Additionally, what about other 1 off conferences, i.e. ECAC, Hockey East, etc. For example, Boston College plays hockey in the Hocky East conference since there are no other ACC schools that have a hockey program.</p>

<p>Might look at the Patriot League-DIV1 for all sports as is Ivy. Colgate, Holy Cross, Bucknell, Army, Navy,Lafayette all ranked in the top35 of National LAC's. Lehigh is highly ranked in National Univ, category.</p>