2016-2017 Division I School Affiliations
Division I schools are an interesting and diverse group of colleges that are scattered throughout the country. There are a total of 351 men's teams and 349 women's teams playing Division I basketball in 2016-2017 that are either playing in or are in the process of reclassifying to Division I. 351 men's teams and 349 women's teams count in the RPI this season, and 347 men's teams and 345 women's teams are eligible for the 2016-17 NCAA tournament, provided that they meet adequate scholastic advancement (APR) requirements and are not on another type of probation. Two (2) men's teams and one (1) women's basketball teams are not eligible this season due to APR deficiencies. There are 234 public and 117 private institutions that make up the 351 schools, and this list uses 2016-2017 conference affiliations which denotes public and private schools. Private schools that have a religious affiliation are also noted along with that specific religious affiliation.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, there were 10 conferences that were comprised of either all public or all private schools. The 6 conferences consisting of all public institutions were the Big Sky, Big West, Mid-American, Mountain West, Southwestern, and Sun Belt, while the 4 conferences consisting of all private institutions were the Big East, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, and West Coast.
Public and Private Division I School Affiliations by Conference
AMERICA EAST Albany Public Binghamton Public Hartford Private Maine Public New Hampshire Public Stony Brook Public UMass Lowell Public UMBC Public Vermont Public AMERICAN Cincinnati Public Connecticut Public East Carolina Public Houston Public Memphis Public SMU Private United Methodist South Florida Public Temple Public Tulane Private Tulsa Private Presbyterian UCF Public ATLANTIC 10 Davidson Private Presbyterian (USA) Dayton Private Catholic - Marianists Duquesne Private Catholic - Spiritans Fordham Private Catholic - Society of Jesus George Mason Public George Washington Private LaSalle Private Catholic - Christian Brothers Massachusetts Public Rhode Island Public Richmond Private Saint Joseph's Private Catholic - Society of Jesus Saint Louis Private Catholic - Society of Jesus St. Bonaventure Private Catholic - Fransiscans VCU Public ATLANTIC COAST Boston College Private Catholic - Jesuits Clemson Public Duke Private Methodist Florida St. Public Georgia Tech Public Louisville Public Miami-FL Private North Carolina Public Notre Dame Private Catholic - Holy Cross N.C. State Public Pittsburgh Public Syracuse Private Virginia Public Virginia Tech Public Wake Forest Private Baptist Heritage ATLANTIC SUN Fla. Gulf Coast Public Jacksonville Private Kennesaw St. Public Lipscomb Private Church of Christ New Jersey Tech Public North Florida Public Stetson Private USC Upstate Public BIG 12 Baylor Private Baptist Iowa St. Public Kansas Public Kansas St. Public Oklahoma Public Oklahoma St. Public TCU Private Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Texas Public Texas Tech Public West Virginia Public BIG EAST Butler Private Creighton Private Catholic - Society of Jesus DePaul Private Catholic - Vincentian Fathers Georgetown Private Catholic - Society of Jesus Marquette Private Catholic - Jesuit Providence Private Catholic - Dominican Fathers Seton Hall Private Catholic - Archdiocese of Newark St. John's Private Catholic - Vincentian Community Villanova Private Catholic - Augustinians Xavier Private Catholic - Society of Jesus BIG SKY Eastern Wash. Public Idaho Public Idaho St. Public Montana Public Montana St. Public North Dakota Public Northern Arizona Public Northern Colo. Public Portland St. Public Sacramento St. Public Southern Utah Public Weber St. Public BIG SOUTH Campbell Private Baptist Charleston So. Private Baptist Gardner-Webb Private Baptist High Point Private Methodist Liberty Private Nondenominational Christian Longwood Public Presbyterian Private Presbyterian Radford Public UNC Asheville Public Winthrop Public BIG TEN Illinois Public Indiana Public Iowa Public Maryland Public Michigan Public Michigan St. Public Minnesota Public Nebraska Public Northwestern Private Ohio St. Public Penn St. Public Purdue Public Rutgers Public Wisconsin Public BIG WEST Cal Poly Public Cal St. Fullerton Public CS Northridge Public Hawaii Public Long Beach St. Public UC Davis Public UC Irvine Public UC Riverside Public UC Santa Barbara Public COLONIAL ATHLETIC Col. Charleston Public Delaware Public Drexel Private Elon Private United Church of Christ Hofstra Private James Madison Public Northeastern Private Towson Public UNC Willmington Public William & Mary Public CONFERENCE USA Charlotte Public Florida Atlantic Public Florida Int. Public Louisiana Tech Public Marshall Public Middle Tennessee Public North Texas Public Old Dominion Public Rice Private Southern Miss Public Texas San Antonio Public Texas El Paso Public UAB Public Western Kentucky Public HORIZON Cleveland St. Public Detroit Private Catholic - Soc. Jesus & Sisters of Mercy Illinois Chicago Public No. Kentucky Public Oakland Public UW-Green Bay Public UW-Milwaukee Public Valparaiso Private Lutheran Wright St. Public Youngstown St. Public IVY LEAGUE Brown Private Columbia Private Cornell Private Dartmouth Private Harvard Private Pennsylvania Private Princeton Private Yale Private METRO ATLANTIC Canisius Private Catholic - Jesuit Fairfield Private Catholic - Society of Jesus Iona Private Catholic Manhattan Private Catholic Marist Private Catholic Monmouth Private Niagara Private Catholic - Vincentian Fathers Quinnipiac Private Rider Private Siena Private Catholic - Fransiscan Friars St. Peter's Private Catholic - Society of Jesus MID-AMERICAN Akron Public Ball St. Public Bowling Green Public Buffalo Public Central Michigan Public Eastern Michigan Public Kent St. Public Miami-OH Public Northern Illinois Public Ohio Public Toledo Public Western Michigan Public MID-EASTERN ATH. Bethune-Cookman Private Methodist Coppin St. Public Delaware St. Public Florida A&M Public Hampton Private Howard Private Maryland-E. Shore Public Morgan St. Public Norfolk St. Public N.C. A&T Public N.C. Central Public Savannah St. Public S.C. St. Public MISSOURI VALLEY Bradley Private Drake Private Evansville Private Methodist Illinois St. Public Indiana St. Public Loyola-Chicago Private Catholic - Society of Jesus Missouri St. Public Northern Iowa Public Southern Illinois Public Wichita St. Public MOUNTAIN WEST Air Force Public Boise St. Public Colorado St. Public Fresno St. Public Nevada Public New Mexico Public San Diego St. Public San Jose St. Public UNLV Public Utah St. Public Wyoming Public NORTHEAST Bryant Private Central Conn. St. Public Fairleigh Dickin. Private Long Island Univ. Private Mount St. Mary's Private Catholic Robert Morris Private Sacred Heart Private Catholic St. Francis NY Private Catholic St. Francis PA Private Catholic - Franciscans Wagner Private OHIO VALLEY Austin Peay Public Belmont Private Baptist Eastern Illinois Public Eastern Kentucky Public Jacksonville St. Public Morehead St. Public Murray St. Public SE Missouri St. Public SIU-Edwardsville Public Tennessee St. Public Tennessee Tech. Public Tennessee-Martin Public PACIFIC 12 Arizona Public Arizona St. Public California Public Colorado Public Oregon Public Oregon St. Public Southern Cal Private Stanford Private UCLA Public Utah Public Washington Public Washington St. Public PATRIOT LEAGUE American Private Methodist Army Public Boston University Private Bucknell Private Colgate Private Holy Cross Private Catholic - Society of Jesus Lafayette Private Presbyterian Lehigh Private Loyola-Maryland Private Catholic Navy Public SOUTHEASTERN Alabama Public Arkansas Public Auburn Public Florida Public Georgia Public Kentucky Public LSU Public Mississippi Public Mississippi St. Public Missouri Public South Carolina Public Tennessee Public Texas A&M Public Vanderbilt Private SOUTHERN Chattanooga Public East Tenn. St. Public Furman Private Mercer Private Baptist Samford Private Baptist The Citadel Public UNC Greensboro Public VMI Public Western Carolina Public Wofford Private Methodist SOUTHLAND Abilene Christian Private Central Arkansas Public Houston Baptist Private Baptist Incarnate Word Private Lamar Public McNeese St. Public New Orleans Public Nicholls St. Public Northwestern St. Public Sam Houston St. Public Southeastern LA Public Stephen F. Austin Public Texas A&M-CC Public SOUTHWESTERN Alabama A&M Public Alabama St. Public Alcorn St. Public Arkansas-Pine Bl. Public Grambling St. Public Jackson St. Public Mississippi Val. Public Prairie View A&M Public Southern Univ. Public Texas Southern Public SUMMIT Denver Private IPFW Public IUPUI Public Nebraska-Omaha Public North Dakota St. Public Oral Roberts Private Nondenominational Christian South Dakota Public South Dakota St. Public Western Illinois Public SUN BELT Appalachian St. Public Arkansas St. Public Coastal Carolina Public UALR Public Georgia Southern Public Georgia St. Public La.- Lafayette Public Louisiana Monroe Public South Alabama Public Texas St. Public Texas Arlington Public Troy Public WEST COAST BYU Private Mormon Gonzaga Private Catholic - Society of Jesus Loyola-Marymount Private Catholic - Society of Jesus Pacific Private Methodist Pepperdine Private Church of Christ Portland Private Catholic - Holy Cross San Diego Private Catholic San Francisco Private Catholic - Society of Jesus Santa Clara Private Catholic - Society of Jesus St. Mary's Private Catholic - Christian Brothers WESTERN ATHLETIC Chicago St. Public CS Bakersfield Public Grand Canyon Private Nondenominational Christian New Mexico St. Public Seattle Private Catholic - Jesuit Texas Pan American Public UMKC Public Utah Valley Public