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College Football 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 and Big Ten expansion and another realignment within the Big East, but other conference lineups across the country have changed since the end of last season.

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

The charts below reflect only changes in college football. We also have a primer on college basketball realignment.

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

POWER CONFERENCES

ACC

2012

2013

2014

Boston College

ATLANTIC

ATLANTIC

Clemson

Boston College

Boston College

Duke

Clemson

Clemson

Florida State

Florida State

Florida State

Georgia Tech

Maryland

Louisville

Maryland

NC State

NC State

Miami

Syracuse

Syracuse

NC State

Wake Forest

Wake Forest

North Carolina

COASTAL

COASTAL

Virginia

Duke

Duke

Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Wake Forest

Miami

Miami

 

North Carolina

North Carolina

 

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

 

Virginia

Virginia

 

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

BIG 12

2011

2012

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/AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Connecticut

Connecticut

Connecticut

Connecticut

Connecticut

Louisville

Louisville

Houston

East Carolina

East Carolina

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Louisville

Houston

Houston

Rutgers

Rutgers

Memphis

Memphis

Memphis

Syracuse

Syracuse

Rutgers

SMU

Navy

USF

Temple

SMU

Temple

SMU

W. Virginia

USF

Temple

Tulane

Temple

 

 

UCF

Tulsa

Tulane

 

 

USF

USF

Tulsa

 

 

 

USF

UCF

 

 

 

 

USF

BIG TEN

2012/2013

2014

LEADERS

EAST

Illinois

Indiana

Indiana

Maryland

Ohio State

Michigan

Penn State

Michigan State

Purdue

Ohio State

Wisconsin

Penn State

LEGENDS

Rutgers

Iowa

WEST

Michigan

Illinois

Michigan State

Iowa

Minnesota

Minnesota

Nebraska

Nebraska

Northwestern

Northwestern

 

Purdue

 

Wisconsin

SEC

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2011

2012

EAST

EAST

Florida

Florida

Georgia

Georgia

Kentucky

Kentucky

South Carolina

Missouri

Tennessee

South Carolina

Vanderbilt

Tennessee

WEST

Vanderbilt

Alabama

WEST

Arkansas

Alabama

Auburn

Arkansas

LSU

Auburn

Ole Miss

LSU

Misssissippi State

Ole Miss

 

Mississippi State

 

Texas A&M

NON-POWER CONFERENCES

Conference USA

2012

2013

2014

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

Tulsa

UTEP

Tulane

UAB

 

Tulsa

UTEP

 

UAB

UTSA

 

UTEP

Western Ky.

 

UTSA

 

*Charlotte and Old Dominion do not play FBS football at this time but expect to move up in the coming years.

Mountain West

2011

2012

2013

Air Force

Air Force

Air Force

Boise State

Boise State*

Boise State

Colorado State

Colorado State

Colorado State

New Mexico

Fresno State

Fresno State

San Diego State

Hawaii

Hawaii

TCU

Nevada

Nevada

UNLV

New Mexico

New Mexico

Wyoming

San Diego State

San Diego State

 

UNLV

San Jose State

 

Wyoming

UNLV

 

 

Utah State

 

 

Wyoming

*Boise State originally agreed to join the Big East as a football-only member in 2013 but will remain in the Mountain West.

Sun Belt

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Arkansas St.

Arkansas St.

Arkansas St.

Arkansas St.

Appalachian St.

FAU

FAU

Georgia St.

Georgia St.

Arkansas St.

FIU

FIU

UL-Lafayette

Idaho

Ga. Southern

UL-Lafayette

UL-Lafayette

South Ala.

UL-Lafayette

Georgia St.

Middle Tenn.

Middle Tenn.

Texas St.

New Mexico St.

Idaho

North Texas

North Texas

Troy

South Ala.

UL-Lafayette

Troy

South Ala.

ULM

Texas State

New Mexico St.

ULM

Troy

Western Ky.

Troy

South Ala.

Western Ky.

ULM

 

ULM

Texas State

 

Western Ky.

 

 

Troy

 

 

 

 

ULM

 

 

 

 

 

WAC

2011

2012

Fresno State

Idaho

Hawaii

Louisiana Tech

Idaho

New Mexico State

Louisiana Tech

San Jose State

Nevada

Texas State

New Mexico State

Utah State

San Jose State

UTSA

Utah State

Utah State

*With only Idaho and New Mexico State remaining, the WAC will cease to be be a football conference. Idaho and New Mexico State will be independents in FBS.