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College Basketball Conference Realignment: Tracking all changes

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Conference realignment has been one of the major storylines in college football and basketball the last few years. Some moves have been major, such as ACC expansion and another realignment within the Big East, but other conference lineups across the country have changed since the end of last season.

In college basketball, realignment will be a two-year storyline (at least). The SEC will have two new members as will the Atlantic 10, for starters. But the major dominoes start to fall in 2013-14 when the Pittsburgh and Syracuse move to the ACC, and the Big East reorganizes as a result. From there the dominoes fall.

Need to catch up? Want to look ahead? Here’s our guide to college basketball realignment for the next two seasons.

The following conferences do not expect any change in membership: Ivy League, MAC, MEAC, Pac-12, and SWAC.

These charts refer only to changes in basketball conference lineups. We also tracked realignment in college football.

Teams in italics are leaving the conference listed. Teams in bold are joining the conference listed.

POWER CONFERENCES

ACC

2011-12/2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Boston College

Boston College

Boston College

Clemson

Clemson

Clemson

Duke

Duke

Duke

Florida State

Florida State

Florida State

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Maryland

Maryland#

Louisville

Miami

Miami

Miami

NC State

NC State

NC State

North Carolina

North Carolina

North Carolina

Virginia

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Virginia Tech

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Wake Forest

Syracuse

Syracuse

 

Virginia

Virginia

 

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

 

Wake Forest

Wake Forest

AMERICAN

2013-14

2014-15

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Connecticut

Connecticut

Houston

East Carolina

Louisville

Houston

Memphis

Memphis

Rutgers

SMU

SMU

Temple

Temple

Tulane

UCF

Tulsa

USF

UCF

 

USF

 

 

BIG 12

2011-12

2012-13

Baylor

Baylor

Iowa State

Iowa State

Kansas

Kansas

Kansas State

Kansas State

Missouri

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

TCU

Texas

Texas

Texas A&M

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

West Virginia

BIG EAST

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Butler

Connecticut

Connecticut

Creighton

DePaul

DePaul

DePaul

Georgetown

Georgetown

Georgetown

Louisville

Louisville

Marquette

Marquette

Marquette

Providence

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Seton Hall

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

St. John's

Providence

Providence

Villanova

Rutgers

Rutgers

Xavier

Seton Hall

Seton Hall

 

St. John's

St. John's

 

Syracuse

Syracuse

 

USF

USF

 

Villanova

Villanova

 

West Virginia

 

 

BIG TEN

2012-13

2014-15

Illinois

Illinois

Indiana

Indiana

Iowa

Iowa

Michigan

Maryland

Michigan State

Michigan

Minnesota

Michigan State

Nebraska

Minnesota

Northwestern

Nebraska

Ohio State

Northwestern

Penn State

Ohio State

Purdue

Penn State

Wisconsin

Purdue

 

Rutgers

 

Wisconsin

SEC

2011-12

2012-13 and beyond

Alabama

Alabama

Arkansas

Arkansas

Auburn

Auburn

Florida

Florida

Georgia

Georgia

Kentucky

Kentucky

LSU

LSU

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

South Carolina

Missouri

Tennessee

South Carolina

Vanderbilt

Tennessee

 

Texas A&M

 

Vanderbilt

MULTI-BID CONFERENCES AND TOP MID-MAJORS

Atlantic 10

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Charlotte

Butler

Dayton

Davidson

Dayton

Charlotte

Duquesne

Dayton

Duquesne

Dayton

Fordham

Duquesne

Fordham

Duquesne

George Mason

Fordham

George Washington

Fordham

George Washington

George Mason

La Salle

George Washington

La Salle

George Washington

Massachusetts

La Salle

Massachusetts

La Salle

Rhode Island

Massachusetts

Rhode Island

Massachusetts

Richmond

Rhode Island

Richmond

Rhode Island

Saint Louis

Richmond

Saint Louis

Richmond

St. Bonaventure

Saint Louis

St. Bonaventure

Saint Louis

St. Joseph's

St. Bonaventure

St. Joseph's

St. Bonaventure

Temple

St. Joseph's

VCU

St. Joseph's

Xavier

Temple

 

VCU

 

VCU

 

 

 

Xavier

 

 

Colonial Athletic Association

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Delaware

Delaware

Charleston

Charleston

Drexel

Drexel

Delaware

Delaware

George Mason

George Mason

Drexel

Drexel

Georgia State

Georgia State

Hofstra

Elon

Hofstra

Hofstra

James Madison

Hofstra

James Madison

James Madison

Northeastern

James Madison

Northeastern

Northeastern

Towson

Northeastern

Old Dominion

Old Dominion

UNC Wilmington

Towson

Towson

Towson

William & Mary

UNC Wilmington

UNC Wilmington

UNC Wilmington

 

William & Mary

VCU

William & Mary

 

 

William & Mary

 

 

 

Conference USA

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

East Carolina

Charlotte

Charlotte

Houston

East Carolina

FAU

Marshall

FAU

FIU

Memphis

FIU

Louisiana Tech

Rice

Louisiana Tech

Marshall

SMU

Marshall

Middle Tenn.

Southern Miss

Middle Tenn.

North Texas

Tulane

North Texas

Old Dominion

Tulsa

Old Dominion

Rice

UAB

Rice

Southern Miss

UCF

Southern Miss

UAB

UTEP

Tulane

UTEP

 

Tulsa

UTSA

 

UAB

Western Ky.

 

UTEP

 

 

UTSA

 

Missouri Valley

2012-13

2013-14

Bradley

Bradley

Creighton

Drake

Drake

Evansville

Evansville

Illinois State

Illinois State

Indiana State

Indiana State

Loyola Chicago

Missouri State

Missouri State

Northern Iowa

Northern Iowa

Southern Illinois

Southern Illinois

Wichita State

Wichita State

Mountain West

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Air Force

Air Force

Air Force

Boise State

Boise State

Boise State

Colorado State

Colorado State

Colorado State

New Mexico

Fresno State

Frenso State

San Diego State

Nevada

Nevada

TCU

New Mexico

New Mexico

UNLV

San Diego State

San Diego State

Wyoming

UNLV

San Jose State

 

Wyoming

UNLV

 

 

Utah State

 

 

Wyoming

Sun Belt

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

UALR

UALR

UALR

Appalachian St.

Arkansas St.

Arkansas St.

Arkansas St.

UALR

Denver

FAU

Georgia St.

Arkansas St.

FAU

FIU

UL-Lafayette

Ga. Southern

FIU

UL-Lafayette

South Ala.

Georgia St.

UL-Lafayette

Middle Tenn.

Texas St.

UL-Lafayette

Middle Tenn.

North Texas

Troy

South Ala.

North Texas

South Ala.

ULM

Texas State

South Ala.

Troy

UT Arlington

Troy

Troy

ULM

Western Ky.

ULM

ULM

Western Ky.

 

UT Arlington

Western Ky.

 

 

 

WAC

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Fresno State

Denver

Cal State Bakersfield

Hawaii

Idaho

Chicago State

Idaho

Louisiana Tech

Grand Canyon#

Louisiana Tech

New Mexico State

Idaho*

Nevada

San Jose State

New Mexico State

New Mexico State

Seattle

Seattle

San Jose State

Texas State

UMKC

Utah State

Utah State

UT Pan American

 

UT-Arlington

Utah Valley

 

UTSA

 

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*Idaho will leave the WAC to join the Big Sky as a non-football member in 2014-15.
#Transitional member, ineligible for postseason

West Coast Conference

2012-13

2013-14

BYU

BYU

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

Loyola Marymount

Loyola Marymount

Pepperdine

Pacific

Portland

Pepperdine

San Diego

Portland

San Francisco

San Diego

Santa Clara

San Francisco

St. Mary's

Santa Clara

 

St. Mary's

TRADITIONAL ONE-BID CONFERENCES

America East

2012-13

2013-14

Albany

Albany

Binghamton

Binghamton

Boston University

Hartford

Hartford

Maine

Maine

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

Stony Brook

Stony Brook

UMass-Lowell*

UMBC

UMBC

Vermont

Vermont

*not eligible for conference championship until 2017.

Atlantic Sun

2011-12

2012-13

Belmont

East Tennessee State

East Tennessee State

Florida Gulf Coast

Florida Gulf Coast

Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State

Lipscomb

Lipscomb

Mercer

Mercer

North Florida

North Florida

Northern Kentucky

USC Upstate

USC Upstate

Stetson

Stetson

Big Sky

2011-12

2012-13/2013-14

2014-15

Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington

Idaho State

Idaho State

Idaho

Montana

Montana

Idaho State

Montana State

Montana State

Montana

Northern Arizona

North Dakota

Montana State

Northern Colorado

Northern Arizona

North Dakota

Portland State

Northern Colorado

Northern Arizona

Sacramento State

Portland State

Northern Colorado

Weber State

Sacramento State

Portland State

 

Southern Utah

Sacramento State

 

Weber State

Southern Utah

 

 

Weber State

Big South

2012-13

2013-14

Campbell

Campbell

Charleston Southern

Charleston Southern

Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina

Gardner-Webb

Gardner-Webb

High Point

High Point

Liberty

Liberty

Presbyterian

Longwood

Radford

Presbyterian

UNC Asheville

Radford

VMI

UNC Asheville

Winthrop

VMI

 

Winthrop

Big West

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Cal Poly

Cal Poly

Cal Poly

Cal State Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton

Cal State Northwood

Cal State Northwood

Cal State Northwood

Long Beach State

Hawaii

Hawaii

Pacific

Long Beach State

Long Beach State

UC Davis

Pacific

UC Davis

UC Irvine

UC Davis

UC Irvine

UC Riverside

UC Irvine

UC Riverside

UC Santa Barbara

UC Riverside

UC Santa Barbara

 

UC Santa Barbara

 

Horizon League

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Butler

Cleveland State

Cleveland State

Cleveland State

Detroit

Detroit

Detroit

Green Bay

Green Bay

Green Bay

Loyola Chicago

Milwaukee

Loyola Chicago

Milwaukee

Oakland

Milwaukee

UIC

UIC

UIC

Valparaiso

Valparaiso

Valparaiso

Wright State

Wright State

Wright State

Youngstown State

Youngstown State

Youngstown State

 

 

MAAC

2012-13

2013-14

Canisius

Canisius

Fairfield

Fairfield

Iona

Iona

Loyola (Md.)

Manhattan

Manhattan

Marist

Marist

Monmouth

Niagara

Niagara

Rider

Quinnipiac

Saint Peter's

Rider

Siena

Saint Peter's

 

Siena

Northeast

2012-13

2013-14

Bryant

Bryant

Central Connecticut

Central Connecticut

Fairleigh Dickinson

Fairleigh Dickinson

LIU Brooklyn

LIU Brooklyn

Monmouth

Mount St. Mary's

Mount St. Mary's

Robert Morris

Quinnipiac

Sacred Heart

Robert Morris

St. Francis (NY)

Sacred Heart

St. Francis (Pa.)

St. Francis (NY)

Wagner

St. Francis (Pa.)

 

Wagner

 

Ohio Valley

2011-12

2012-13

Austin Peay

EAST

Eastern Illinois

Belmont

Eastern Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky

Jacksonville State

Jacksonville State

Morehead State

Morehead State

Murray State

Tennessee State

SIU-Edwardsvile

Tennesee Tech

Southeaste Missouri State

WEST

Tennessee State

Austin Peay

Tennessee Tech

Eastern Illinois

UT Martin

Murray State

 

SIU-Edwardsville

 

Southeast Missouri State

 

UT Martin

Patriot League

2012-13

2013-14

American

American

Army

Army

Bucknell

Boston University

Colgate

Colgate

Holy Cross

Holy Cross

Lafayette

Lafayette

Lehigh

Lehigh

Navy

Loyola (Md.)

 

Lehigh

 

Navy

Southern

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Appalachian State

Appalachian State

Chattanooga

Charleston

Chattanooga

The Citadel

Chattanooga

The Citadel

Furman

The Citadel

Davidson

Samford

Davidson

Elon

UNC Greensboro

Elon

Furman

Western Carolina

Furman

Georgia Southern

Wofford

Georgia Southern

Samford

 

Samford

UNC Greensboro

 

UNC Greensboro

Western Carolina

 

Western Carolina

Wofford

 

Wofford

 

 

Southland

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Central Arkansas

Central Arkansas

Abilene Christian

Lamar

Lamar

Central Arkansas

McNeese State

McNeese State

Houston Baptist

Nicholls State

Nicholls State

Incarnate Word

Northwestern State

Northwestern State

Lamar

Sam Houston State

Oral Roberts

McNeese State

SE Louisiana

Sam Houston State

New Orleans

Stephen F. Austin

SE Louisiana

Nicholls State

TAMU-Corpus Christi

Stephen F. Austin

Northwestern State

Texas State

TAMU-Corpus Christi

Oral Roberts

UT Arlington

 

Sam Houston State

UTSA

 

SE Louisiana

 

 

Stephen F. Austin

 

 

TAMU-Corpus Christi

Summit League*

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne

Denver

IUPUI

IUPUI

Fort Wayne

Kansas City

Kansas City

IUPUI

North Dakota

North Dakota State

North Dakota State

North Dakota State

Oakland

Omaha

Oakland

Omaha

South Dakota

Oral Roberts

South Dakota

South Dakota State

South Dakota

South Dakota State

Western Illinois

South Dakota State

Western Illinois

 

Southern Utah

 

 

Western Illinois

 

 

*A number of Summit League teams have shifted their school names to reflect cities, rather than acronyms. Among the changes in use this season: IPFW is now Fort Wayne, UMKC is now Kansas City, Nebraska-Omaha is now Omaha.