NCAA conference realignments are now official July 1, 2013

July 1, 2013

Athletics

NCAA conference realignments are now official July 1, 2013

Conference Realignment For 2013-2014

It is now official, as of July 1, 2013, conference shifting from one conference to another is done. There are 48 university teams who have changed NCAA conferences in this offseason, In fact this is the most in a single offseason conference shit in NCAA history.

Many members of NCAA conferences have moved on to what they feel are bigger and better relationships. These universities accomplished this by joining either stronger conferences or creating stronger conferences.

Who Moved?
University Previous Conference Previous NCAA Division New Conference New NCAA Division
Abilene Christian University Lone Star Conference Division II Southland Conference Division I FCS
Boston University America East Division I non-football Patriot League Division I FCS
Butler University Atlantic 10 Conference Division I non-football Big East (new) Division I non-football
California State-Bakersfield Independent Division I (since 2010) Western Athletic Conference Division I non-football
University of Central Florida Conference USA Division I FBS American Athletic Conference Division I FBS
College of Charleston Southern Conference Division I FCS Colonial Athletic Association Division I FCS
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Atlantic 10 Division I non-football Conference USA Division I FBS
Chicago State University Great West Conference (now defunct) Division I non-football Western Athletic Conference Division I non-football
University of Cincinnati Big East (old) Division I FBS American Athletic Conference Division I FBS
University of Connecticut Big East (old) Division I FBS American Athletic Conference Division I FBS
Creighton University Missouri Valley Division I non-football Big East (new) Division I non-football
University of Denver Western Athletic Conference Division I FBS The Summit League Division I non-football
Florida Atlantic University Sun Belt Conference Division I FBS Conference USA Division I FBS
Florida International University Sun Belt Conference Division I FBS Conference USA Division I FBS
George Mason University Colonial Athletic Association Division I FCS Atlantic 10 Division I non-football
Georgia State University Colonial Athletic Association Division I FCS Sun Belt Conference Division I FBS
Grand Canyon University Pacific West Conference Division II Western Athletic Conference Division I non-football
University of Houston Conference USA Division I FBS American Athletic Conference Division I FBS
Houston Baptist University Great West Conference (now defunct) Division I non-football Southland Conference Division I FCS
University of the Incarnate Word Lone Star Conference Division II Southland Conference Division I FCS
Louisiana Tech University Western Athletic Conference Division I FBS Conference USA Division I FBS
Loyola University Chicago Horizon League Division I non-football Missouri Valley Conference Division I non-football
Loyola University Maryland Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Division I non-football Patriot League Division I FCS
University of Massachusetts Lowell Northeast-10 Conference Division II America East Conference Division I non-football
University of Memphis Conference USA Division I FBS American Athletic Conference Division I FBS
Middle Tennessee State University Sun Belt Conference Division I FBS Conference USA Division I FBS
University of Missouri-Kansas City The Summit League Division I non-football Western Athletic Conference Division I non-football
Monmouth University Northeast Conference Division I FCS Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Division I non-football
Big South Conference (2014) Division I FCS
New Jersey Institute of Technology Great West Conference (now defunct) Division I non-football Independent Division I non-football
University of New Orleans Independent Division I Southland Conference Division I FCS
University of North Texas Sun Belt Conference Division I FBS Conference USA Division I FBS
University of Notre Dame Big East (old) Division I FBS Atlantic Coast Conference Division I FBS
Oakland University The Summit League Division I non-football Horizon League Division I non-football
Old Dominion University Colonial Athletic Association Division I FCS Conference USA Division I FBS
University of the Pacific Big West Conference Division I non-football West Coast Conference Division I non-football
University of Pittsburgh Big East (old) Division I FBS Atlantic Coast Conference Division I FBS
Quinnipiac University Northeast Conference Division I FCS Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Division I non-football
San Jose State University Western Athletic Conference Division I FBS Mountain West Conference Division I FBS
Southern Methodist University Conference USA Division I FBS American Athletic Conference Division I FBS
University of South Florida Big East (old) Division I FBS American Athletic Conference Division I FBS
Syracuse University Big East (old) Division I FBS Atlantic Coast Conference Division I FBS
University of Texas at Arlington Western Athletic Conference Division I FBS Sun Belt Conference Division I FBS
University of Texas–Pan American Great West Conference (now defunct) Division I non-football Western Athletic Conference Division I non-football
University of Texas at San Antonio Western Athletic Conference Division I FBS Conference USA Division I FBS
Texas State University–San Marcos Western Athletic Conference Division I FBS Sun Belt Conference Division I FBS
Utah State University Western Athletic Conference Division I FBS Mountain West Conference Division I FBS
Utah Valley University Great West Conference (now defunct) Division I non-football Western Athletic Conference Division I non-football
Xavier University (Cincinnati) Atlantic 10 Conference Division I non-football Big East (new) Division I non-football

University of Louisville leaves the American Athletic Conference and joins the Atlantic Coast Conference for the 2014-2015 season, when the University of Maryland leaves the Atlantic Coast Conference to join the Big Ten. Rutgers University will depart the American Athletic Conference and join the Big Ten Conference for the 2014-2015 season.
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A complete breakdown of conference realignment for 2013-2014

Rob Dauster
NBC Sports

BIG EAST: The Big East that we were all raised on was put out of its misery as the clock struck midnight on Monday morning, and while Syracuse, Pitt and Notre Dame are all headed out the door — with Louisville close on their heels — college hoopheads still have some exciting basketball to look forward to. The new Big East (can we just call it the Big East now, no ‘new’?) will be comprised of the Catholic 7 — Marquette, Georgetown, Villanova, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Providence and DePaul — and will add Butler and Xavier from the Atlantic 10 and Creighton from the Missouri Valley.

ACC: Despite plenty of rumors to the contrary, the ACC will not actually be losing anyone this offseason. They will, however, be adding Syracuse, Pitt and Notre Dame this season. Louisville joins the ranks for the 2014-2015 season, when Maryland heads to the Big Ten.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: The AAC will be a hodge-podge of castoffs and programs that no one seems to want. UConn, Cincinnati and South Florida all join from the Big East. Memphis, Central Florida, Houston and SMU arrive from Conference USA. Temple joins from the Atlantic 10. Louisville and Rutgers have a one year layover in the AAC before moving on to the ACC and the Big Ten, respectively, for the 2014-2015 season. To replace them, the AAC will ring in East Carolina, Tulsa and Tulane in 2014.

ATLANTIC 10: The A-10 will undergo some radical changes, especially at the top of the league. Temple is off to the AAC, Butler and Xavier are Big East-bound, Charlotte is headed to Conference USA, and George Mason is joining the conference from the CAA. The A-10 will also be adding Davidson for the 2014-2015 season.

CONFERENCE USA: There’s too much going on here, so we’ll jump to bullet points:
•Teams remaining: UAB, Marshall, Rice, Southern Miss, UTEP
•Teams joining: Charlotte (A-10), Old Dominion (CAA), Louisiana Tech, UT-San Antonio (WAC), Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Middle Tennessee, North Texas (Sun Belt)
•Leaving in ’13-’14: Memphis, Houston, SMU, UCF
•Leaving in ’14-’15: Tulsa, East Carolina, Tulane

Got all that?

MOUNTAIN WEST: The MWC looked like it was going to get raided. TCU had already gotten scooped up by the Big 12 via the Big East, and Boise State and San Diego State both looked like their football programs were going to force their hoops programs out of the conference. But the Big East imploded, so both the Broncos and the Aztecs remain. Plus, the MWC added Utah State — who has a great basketball program — and San Jose State from the WAC.

WAC: After Idaho leaves for the Big Sky in 2014-2015, the only two WAC programs left will be New Mexico State and Seattle, and Seattle joined the conference in 2012. They will be filling out a hoops roster, however: Utah Valley, UT-Pan American, Chicago State (Great West), UMKC (Summit), Cal St-Bakersfield (Independents), and Grand Canyon (Division II) all join the league.

SUN BELT: Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Middle Tennessee, and North Texas are all headed to Conference USA, but they will be replaced by Georgia State, UT-Arlington and Texas State.

CAA: After losing VCU, the CAA will lose George Mason (A-10), Old Dominion (CUSA) and Georgia State (Sun Belt) this offseason. They do bring in the College of Charleston, however.

HORIZON: The Horizon League loses Loyola-Chicago to the MVC, but replaces them with Oakland from the Summit League.

SUMMIT: The Summit League loses Oakland and UMKC (who is headed to the WAC), but they did bring in a good Denver program from the WAC.

MISSOURI VALLEY: The MVC takes a hit with Creighton leaving for the Big East, but they get replaced by Loyola-Chicago, bringing in the league’s first major metropolitan area.

WCC: The WCC adds Pacific as their 10th member. Pacific comes from the Big West, who tried to replace them with San Diego State.

MAAC: The MAAC will lose Loyola (MD) to the Patriot League, but they somehow managed to hang on to Iona and Siena, arguably the two most desired programs in the league, while adding Quinnipiac and Monmouth from the NEC.

PATRIOT: The Patriot League was one of the big winners in realignment, adding both Boston U. (from the America East) and Loyola (MD) (from the MAAC).

AMERICA EAST: They lose BU to the Patriot, but add UMass-Lowell from the Division II ranks.

SOCON: The only change this season will be that the SoCon is losing the College of Charleston to the CAA, but next year Davidson will be headed out the door and on to the Atlantic 10.

SOUTHLAND: The Southland scooped up a bunch of the low-major leftovers from realignment, adding Houston Baptist from the Great West, New Orleans from the Independents and Division I newcomers Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word.

http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/01/a-complete-breakdown-of-conference-realignment-for-2013-2014/
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ACC
Video: ACC One-on-One: Commissioner Swofford Talks New Look ACC

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Video: C-USA

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Video: American Athletic Conference


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