Conference Alignment Changes for 2014
25 Jan 2014 8:27pm (Mountain)

Unless I've made a mistake there are a whopping 45 teams that will be in a different conference than there were last year. Four of those are teams new to division 1. All play a D1 schedule and historically that has meant they will count in the RPI but not be eligible for the post-season.

The biggest changes are the split-off of the football-playing Big East schools to the new American Athletic Conference and the demise of the short-lived Great West.

Team 2013 2014
Massachusetts-Lowell NonD1 America East
Central Florida Conference USA American Athletic
Cincinnati Big East American Athletic
Connecticut Big East American Athletic
Houston Conference USA American Athletic
Louisville Big East American Athletic
Memphis Conference USA American Athletic
Rutgers Big East American Athletic
South Florida Big East American Athletic
Temple Atlantic 10 American Athletic
George Mason Colonial Athletic Atlantic 10
Notre Dame Big East Atlantic Coast
Pittsburgh Big East Atlantic Coast
Butler Atlantic 10 Big East
Creighton Missouri Valley Big East
Xavier Atlantic 10 Big East
College of Charleston Southern Colonial Athletic
Florida Atlantic Sun Belt Conference USA
Florida International Sun Belt Conference USA
Louisiana Tech Western Athletic Conference USA
Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt Conference USA
North Carolina-Charlotte Atlantic 10 Conference USA
Old Dominion Colonial Athletic Conference USA
Texas-San Antonio Western Athletic Conference USA
Oakland Summit League Horizon League
Team 2013 2014
New Jersey Tech Great West Independent
New York Tech Great West Independent
Monmouth Northeast Metro Atlantic Athletic
Quinnipiac Northeast Metro Atlantic Athletic
Dallas Baptist Western Athletic Missouri Valley
San Jose State Western Athletic Mountain West
Abilene Christian NonD1 Southland
Houston Baptist Great West Southland
Incarnate Word NonD1 Southland
New Orleans Independent Southland
Georgia State Colonial Athletic Sun Belt
Texas State Western Athletic Sun Belt
Texas-Arlington Western Athletic Sun Belt
Pacific Big West West Coast
Chicago State Great West Western Athletic
Grand Canyon NonD1 Western Athletic
North Dakota Great West Western Athletic
Northern Colorado Great West Western Athletic
Texas-Pan American Great West Western Athletic
Utah Valley State Great West Western Athletic
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