Conference Changes For 2013-14

Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

If you think there will be a lot of conference changes this season, just wait until 2013-14 rolls around.

The 2013-14 campaign will likely see the continuation of a conference realignment cycle which started with a few moves in 2011-12 and several more for 2012-13, with even more pending for future seasons.

Summary*

(H/T to Team Rankings for the idea)

Team From (2012-13) To (2013-14)
Abilene Christian Division II Southland
Boston U. America East Patriot League
Butler Atlantic 10 Big East
Cal State Bakersfield Independent WAC
UCF
Conference USA American Athletic Conference
College of Charleston Southern Colonial Athletic
Charlotte Atlantic 10 Conference USA
Chicago State Great West WAC
Cincinnati Big East American Athletic Conference
Connecticut Big East American Athletic Conference
Creighton Missouri Valley Big East
Denver WAC Summit League
Florida Atlantic Sun Belt Conference USA
Florida International Sun Belt Conference USA
George Mason
Colonial Athletic Atlantic 10
Georgia State
Colonial Athletic Sun Belt
Grand Canyon Division II WAC (transitional, ineligible for conference title)
Houston
Conference USA American Athletic Conference
Houston Baptist Great West Southland
Incarnate Word Division II Southland (transitional, ineligible for conference title)
Louisiana Tech WAC Conference USA
Loyola of Chicago Horizon Missouri Valley
Loyola, Md. Metro Atlantic Patriot League
UMass-Lowell Division II America East (transitional, ineligible for conference title)
Memphis Conference USA American Athletic Conference
Middle Tennessee Sun Belt Conference USA
UMKC Summit League WAC
Monmouth Northeast Metro Atlantic
NJIT Great West Independent
New Orleans Independent Southland
North Texas Sun Belt Conference USA
Notre Dame Big East ACC
Oakland Summit League Horizon League
Old Dominion Colonial Athletic Conference USA
Pacific Big West West Coast
Pittsburgh Big East
ACC
Quinnipiac Northeast Metro Atlantic
San Jose State WAC Mountain West
SMU
Conference USA American Athletic Conference
USF Big East American Athletic Conference
Syracuse Big East
ACC
Temple Atlantic 10
American Athletic Conference
UT Arlington WAC
Sun Belt
UT Pan American Great West WAC
UT San Antonio WAC
Conference USA
Texas State WAC
Sun Belt
Utah State WAC
Mountain West
Utah Valley Great West WAC
Xavier Atlantic 10 Big East

America East

2012-13 2013-14
Albany Albany
Binghamton Binghamton
Boston U. (to the Patriot League) Hartford
Hartford Maine
Maine
UMBC
UMBC UMass-Lowell (from Division II, transitional ineligible for conference title)
New Hampshire New Hampshire
Stony Brook Stony Brook
Vermont Vermont

American Athletic Conference*

2012-13 2013-14
See Big East below. UCF (from Conference USA)

Cincinnati (from the Big East)

Connecticut (from the Big East)

Houston (from Conference USA)

Louisville (to the ACC in 2014-15 or 2015-16)

Memphis (from Conference USA)

Rutgers (to the Big Ten in 2014-15 or 2015-16)

SMU (from Conference USA)

USF (from the Big East)

Temple (from the Atlantic 10)

ACC

2012-13 2013-14
Boston College
Boston College
Clemson
Clemson
Duke
Duke
Florida State Florida State
Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech
Maryland Maryland (to the Big Ten in 2014-15 or 2015-16)
Miami
Miami
North Carolina North Carolina
N.C. State
N.C. State
Virginia Notre Dame (from the Big East)
Virginia Tech Pittsburgh (from the Big East)
Wake Forest Syracuse (from the Big East)

Virginia

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest

Atlantic 10

2012-13 2013-14
Butler (to the Big East) Dayton
Charlotte (to Conference USA)
Duquesne
Dayton
Fordham
Duquesne
George Mason (from the CAA)
Fordham George Washington
George Washington
La Salle
La Salle Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Rhode Island Richmond
Richmond
St. Bonaventure
St. Bonaventure St. Joseph's
St. Joseph's Saint Louis
Saint Louis VCU
Temple (to the American Athletic Conference)
VCU
Xavier (to the Big East)

Big East*

2012-13 2013-14
Cincinnati (to the American Athletic Conference) Butler (from the Atlantic 10)
Connecticut (to the American Athletic Conference) Creighton (from the Missouri Valley)
DePaul
DePaul
Georgetown
Georgetown
Louisville (to the American Athletic Conference) Marquette
Marquette
Providence
Notre Dame (to the ACC) St. John's
Pittsburgh (to the ACC)
Seton Hall
Providence
Villanova
Rutgers (to the American Athletic Conference) Xavier (from the Atlantic 10)
St. John's

Seton Hall

USF (to the American Athletic Conference)
Syracuse (to the ACC)

Villanova

Big West

2012-13 2013-14
UC Davis
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Irvine
UC Riverside
UC Riverside
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara
Cal Poly
Cal Poly
Cal State Fullerton Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Northridge Cal State Northridge
Hawai `i Hawai `i
Long Beach State Long Beach State
Pacific (to the West Coast)

Colonial Athletic

2012-13 2013-14
Delaware College of Charleston (from the Southern Conference)
Drexel Delaware
George Mason (to the Atlantic 10)
Drexel
Georgia State (to the Sun Belt)
Hofstra
Hofstra
James Madison
James Madison UNC Wilmington
UNC Wilmington Northeastern
Northeastern Towson
Old Dominion (to Conference USA)
William & Mary
Towson

William & Mary

Conference USA

2012-13 2013-14
UAB
UAB
UCF (to the American Athletic Conference) Charlotte (from the Atlantic 10)
East Carolina
East Carolina (to the American Athletic Conference in 2014-15)
Houston (to the American Athletic Conference) Florida Atlantic (from the Sun Belt)
Marshall
Florida International (from the Sun Belt)
Memphis (to the American Athletic Conference) Louisiana Tech (from the WAC)
Rice
Marshall
SMU (to the American Athletic Conference) Middle Tennessee (from the Sun Belt)
Southern Mississippi
North Texas (from the Sun Belt)
UTEP
Old Dominion (from the Colonial)
Tulane
Rice
Tulsa Southern Mississippi

UTEP

UT San Antonio (from the WAC)

Tulane (to the American Athletic Conference in 2014-15)

Tulsa (to the American Athletic Conference in 2014-15)

Great West

2012-13 2013-14
Chicago State (to the WAC) Conference will disband.
Houston Baptist (to the Southland)
NJIT (to the Independents)
UT Pan American (to the WAC)
Utah Valley (to the WAC)

Horizon League

2012-13 2013-14
Cleveland State
Cleveland State
Detroit
Detroit
Green Bay
Green Bay
Illinois-Chicago Illinois-Chicago
Loyola of Chicago (to the Missouri Valley) Milwaukee
Milwaukee Oakland (from the Summit League)
Valparaiso Valparaiso
Wright State Wright State
Youngstown State Youngstown State

Independent

2012-13 2013-14
Cal State Bakersfield (to the WAC)
NJIT (from the Great West)
New Orleans (to the Southland)

Metro Atlantic

2012-13 2013-14
Canisius
Canisius
Fairfield Fairfield
Iona
Iona
Loyola, Md. (to the Patriot League) Manhattan
Manhattan Marist
Marist Monmouth (from the Northeast)
Niagara Niagara
Rider Quinnipiac (from the Northeast)
St. Peter's Rider
Siena St. Peter's

Siena

Missouri Valley

2012-13 2013-14
Bradley
Bradley
Creighton (to the Big East) Drake
Drake
Evansville
Evansville Illinois State
Illinois State Indiana State
Indiana State Loyola of Chicago (from the Horizon)
Missouri State Missouri State
Northern Iowa Northern Iowa
Southern Illinois Southern Illinois
Wichita State Wichita State

Mountain West

2012-13 2013-14
Air Force
Air Force
Boise State Boise State
Colorado State
Colorado State
Fresno State Fresno State
Nevada Nevada
UNLV UNLV
New Mexico New Mexico
San Diego State San Diego State
Wyoming San Jose State (from the WAC)
Utah State (from the WAC)
Wyoming

Northeast

2012-13 2013-14
Bryant Bryant
Central Connecticut State Central Connecticut State
Fairleigh Dickinson Fairleigh Dickinson
Long Island U. Long Island U.
Monmouth (to the Metro Atlantic) Mount St. Mary's
Mount St. Mary's Robert Morris
Quinnipiac (to the Metro Atlantic) Sacred Heart
Robert Morris St. Francis (NY)
Sacred Heart St. Francis (PA)
St. Francis (NY) Wagner
St. Francis (PA)
Wagner

Patriot League

2012-13 2013-14
American American
Army Army
Bucknell Boston U. (from the America East)
Colgate Bucknell
Holy Cross
Colgate
Lafayette Holy Cross
Lehigh Lafayette
Navy Lehigh
Loyola, Md. (from the Metro Atlantic)
Navy

Southern

2012-13 2013-14
North Division Appalachian State
Appalachian State Chattanooga
Chattanooga The Citadel
Elon Davidson
UNC Greensboro Elon
Samford Furman
Western Carolina Georgia Southern
South Division UNC Greensboro
The Citadel Samford
College of Charleston (to the CAA) Western Carolina
Davidson Wofford
Furman
Georgia Southern
Wofford

Southland

2012-13 2013-14
Central Arkansas Abilene Christian (from Division II, ineligible for conference title)
Lamar Central Arkansas
McNeese State Houston Baptist (from the Great West)
Nicholls State Incarnate Word (from Division II, ineligible for conference title)
Northwestern State Lamar
Oral Roberts McNeese State
Sam Houston State New Orleans (from the Independents)
Southeastern Louisiana Nicholls State
Stephen F. Austin Northwestern State
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Oral Roberts

Sam Houston State
Southeastern Louisiana
Stephen F, Austin
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Summit League

2012-13 2013-14
IPFW Denver (from the WAC)
IUPUI IPFW
UMKC (to the WAC) IUPUI
Nebraska-Omaha
(transitional, ineligible for conference title)
Nebraska-Omaha
(transitional, ineligible for conference title)
North Dakota State
North Dakota State
Oakland (to the Horizon League) South Dakota
South Dakota South Dakota State
South Dakota State Western Illinois
Western Illinois

Sun Belt

2012-13 2013-14
UALR
UALR
Arkansas State Arkansas State
Florida Atlantic (to Conference USA) Georgia State (from the CAA)
Florida International (to Conference USA) Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe South Alabama
Middle Tennessee (to Conference USA) UT Arlington (from the WAC)
North Texas (to Conference USA) Texas State (from the WAC)
South Alabama
Troy
Troy Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky

WAC

2012-13 2013-14
Denver (to the Summit League) Cal State Bakersfield (from the Independents)
Idaho Vandals Chicago State (from the Great West)
Louisiana Tech (to Conference USA) Grand Canyon (from Division II, ineligible for conference title)
New Mexico State Idaho (to the Big Sky in 2014-15)
San Jose State (to the Mountain West) UMKC (from the Summit League)
Seattle New Mexico State
UT Arlington (to the Sun Belt) Seattle
UT San Antonio (to Conference USA) UT Pan American (from the Great West)
Texas State (to the Sun Belt) Utah Valley (from the Great West)
Utah State (to the Mountain West)

West Coast

2012-13 2013-14
BYU BYU
Gonzaga Gonzaga
Loyola Marymount Loyola Marymount
Pepperdine Pacific (from the Big West)
Portland Pepperdine
St. Mary's Portland
San Diego St. Mary's
San Francisco San Diego
Santa Clara San Francisco

Santa Clara

*The American Athletic Conference is technically the continuation of the former Big East Conference; however, I've kept the basketball-focused conference continuous here for the sake of simplicity.

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