College Basketball Teams

America East Conference

Albany Great Danes
Binghamton Bearcats
Bryant Bulldogs
Maine Black Bears
Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers
Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks
New Hampshire Wildcats
New Jersey Tech Highlanders
Vermont Catamounts

American Athletic Conference

Charlotte 49ers
East Carolina Pirates
Florida Atlantic Owls
Memphis Tigers
North Texas Mean Green Eagles
Rice Owls
South Florida Bulls
Temple Owls
Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners
Tulane Green Wave
Tulsa Golden Hurricane
UAB Blazers
Wichita State Shockers

Atlantic 10 Conference

Davidson Wildcats
Dayton Flyers
Duquesne Dukes
Fordham Rams
George Mason Patriots
George Washington Revolutionaries
La Salle Explorers
Loyola-Chicago Ramblers
Massachusetts Minutemen
Rhode Island Rams
Richmond Spiders
Saint Louis Billikens
Saint Joseph's Hawks
Saint Bonaventure Bonnies
Virginia Commonwealth Rams

Atlantic Coast Conference

Boston College Eagles
California Golden Bears
Clemson Tigers
Duke Blue Devils
Florida State Seminoles
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Louisville Cardinals
Miami-Florida Hurricanes
North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina State Wolfpack
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Pittsburgh Panthers
Southern Methodist Mustangs
Stanford Cardinal
Syracuse Orange
Virginia Cavaliers
Virginia Tech Hokies
Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Atlantic Sun Conference

Austin Peay State Governors
Bellarmine Knights
Central Arkansas Bears
Eastern Kentucky Colonels
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
Jacksonville Dolphins
Liberty Flames
Lipscomb Bison
North Alabama Lions
North Florida Ospreys
Queens (NC) Royals
Stetson Hatters

Big 12 Conference

Arizona Wildcats
Arizona State Sun Devils
Baylor Bears
Brigham Young Cougars
Central Florida Knights
Cincinnati Bearcats
Colorado Buffaloes
Houston Cougars
Iowa State Cyclones
Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas State Wildcats
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Texas Christian Horned Frogs
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Utah Utes
West Virginia Mountaineers

Big East Conference

Butler Bulldogs
Connecticut Huskies
Creighton Blue Jays
DePaul Blue Demons
Georgetown Hoyas
Marquette Golden Eagles
Providence Friars
Seton Hall Pirates
St. John's Red Storm
Villanova Wildcats
Xavier Musketeers

Big South Conference

Campbell Fighting Camels
Charleston Southern Buccaneers
Gardner Webb Runnin' Bulldogs
High Point Panthers
Longwood Lancers
Presbyterian Blue Hose
Radford Highlanders
South Carolina-Upstate Spartans
UNC-Asheville Bulldogs
Winthrop Eagles

Big Sky Conference

Eastern Washington Eagles
Idaho Vandals
Idaho State Bengals
Montana Grizzlies
Montana State Bobcats
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
Northern Colorado Bears
Portland State Vikings
Sacramento State Hornets
Weber State Wildcats

Big West Conference

Cal Poly-Slo Mustangs
Cal State-Fullerton Titans
Cal State-Northridge Matadors
Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
Long Beach State 49ers
UC-Davis Aggies
UC-Irvine Anteaters
UC-Riverside Highlanders
UC-San Diego Tritons
UCSB Gauchos

Big Ten Conference

Illinois Fighting Illini
Indiana Hoosiers
Iowa Hawkeyes
Maryland Terrapins
Michigan Wolverines
Michigan State Spartans
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Northwestern Wildcats
Ohio State Buckeyes
Oregon Ducks
Penn State Nittany Lions
Purdue Boilermakers
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Southern California Trojans
UCLA Bruins
Washington Huskies
Wisconsin Badgers

Coastal Athletic Association

Charleston Cougars
Delaware Blue Hens
Drexel Dragons
Elon Phoenix
Hampton Pirates
Hofstra Pride
Monmouth Hawks
Northeastern Huskies
North Carolina A&T Aggies
Stony Brook Seawolves
Towson Tigers
UNC-Wilmington Seahawks
William & Mary Tribe

Conference USA

Florida International Panthers
Jacksonville State Gamecocks
Kennesaw State Owls
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders
New Mexico State Aggies
Sam Houston State Bearkats
Texas-El Paso Miners
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Horizon League

Cleveland State Vikings
Detroit-Mercy Titans
Green Bay Phoenix
Illinois-Chicago Flames
Indiana-Purdue Jaguars
Milwaukee Panthers
Northern Kentucky Norse
Oakland Golden Grizzlies
Purdue-Fort Wayne Mastadons
Robert Morris Colonials
Wright State Raiders
Youngstown State Penguins

Ivy League

Brown Bears
Columbia Lions
Cornell Big Red
Dartmouth Big Green
Harvard Crimson
Pennsylvania Quakers
Princeton Tigers
Yale Bulldogs

Mid-American Conference

Akron Zips
Ball State Cardinals
Bowling Green State Falcons
Buffalo Bulls
Central Michigan Chippewas
Eastern Michigan Eagles
Kent State Golden Flashes
Miami-Ohio Redhawks
Northern Illinois Huskies
Ohio Bobcats
Toledo Rockets
Western Michigan Broncos

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Coppin State Eagles
Delaware State Hornets
Howard Bison
Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks
Morgan State Bears
North Carolina Central Eagles
Norfolk State Spartans
South Carolina State Bulldogs

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Canisius Golden Griffins
Fairfield Stags
Iona Gaels
Manhattan Jaspers
Marist Red Foxes
Mount Saint Mary's Mountaineers
Niagara Purple Eagles
Quinnipiac Bobcats
Rider Broncs
Siena Saints
St. Peter's Peacocks

Missouri Valley Conference

Belmont Bruins
Bradley Braves
Drake Bulldogs
Evansville Aces
Illinois State Redbirds
Indiana State Sycamores
Missouri State Bears
Murray State Racers
Northern Iowa Panthers
Southern Illinois Salukis
Valparaiso Beacons

Mountain West Conference

Air Force Falcons
Boise State Broncos
Colorado State Rams
Fresno State Bulldogs
Nevada Wolf Pack
New Mexico Lobos
San Diego State Aztecs
San Jose State Spartans
UNLV Rebels
Utah State Aggies
Wyoming Cowboys

Northeast Conference

Central Connecticut State Blue Devils
Fairleigh-Dickinson Knights
LeMoyne Dolphins
Long Island Brooklyn Blackbirds
Merrimack Warriors
Sacred Heart Pioneers
St. Francis Red Flash
Stonehill Skyhawks
Wagner Seahawks

Ohio Valley Conference

Eastern Illinois Panthers
Lindenwood Lions
Little Rock Trojans
Morehead State Eagles
SIU-Edwardsville Cougars
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks
Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks
Tennessee State Tigers
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
Western Illinois Leathernecks

Pacific-12 Conference

Oregon State Beavers
Washington State Cougars

Patriot League

American Eagles
Army Black Knights
Boston University Terriers
Bucknell Bison
Colgate Red Raiders
Holy Cross Crusaders
Lafayette Leopards
Lehigh Mountain Hawks
Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds
Navy Midshipmen

Southern Conference

East Tennessee State Buccaneers
Furman Paladins
Mercer Bears
Samford Bulldogs
The Citadel Bulldogs
UNC-Greensboro Spartans
UT-Chattanooga Moccasins
VMI Keydets
Western Carolina Catamounts
Wofford Terriers

Southeastern Conference

Alabama Crimson Tide
Arkansas Razorbacks
Auburn Tigers
Florida Gators
Georgia Bulldogs
Kentucky Wildcats
Louisiana State Tigers
Mississippi Rebels
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Missouri Tigers
Oklahoma Sooners
South Carolina Gamecocks
Tennessee Volunteers
Texas Longhorns
Texas A&M Aggies
Vanderbilt Commodores

Southland Conference

Houston Baptist Huskies
Incarnate Word Cardinals
Lamar Cardinals
McNeese State Cowboys
New Orleans Privateers
Nicholls State Colonels
Northwestern State Demons
Southeastern Louisiana Lions
Texas A&M-Commerce Lions
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders
Texas Rio Grande Vaqueros

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Alabama A&M Bulldogs
Alabama State Hornets
Alcorn State Braves
Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions
Bethune Cookman Wildcats
Florida A&M Rattlers
Grambling State Tigers
Jackson State Tigers
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
Prairie View A&M Panthers
Southern Jaguars
Texas Southern Tigers

Summit League

Denver Pioneers
Kansas City Kangaroos
North Dakota Fighting Hawks
North Dakota State Bison
Omaha Mavericks
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
South Dakota Coyotes
South Dakota State Jackrabbits
St. Thomas (MN) Tommies

Sun Belt Conference

Appalachian State Mountaineers
Arkansas State Red Wolves
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Georgia Southern Eagles
Georgia State Panthers
James Madison Dukes
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
Marshall Thundering Herd
Old Dominion Monarchs
South Alabama Jaguars
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
Texas State Bobcats
Troy Trojans

Western Athletic Conference

Abilene Christian Wildcats
California Baptist Lancers
Grand Canyon Antelopes
Seattle University Red Hawks
Stephen F. Austin State Lumberjacks
Southern Utah Thunderbirds
Tarleton State Texans
Texas-Arlington Mavericks
Utah Tech Trailblazers
Utah Valley Wolverines

West Coast Conference

Gonzaga Bulldogs
Loyola-Marymount Lions
Pacific Tigers
Pepperdine Waves
Portland Pilots
San Diego Toreros
San Francisco Dons
Santa Clara Broncos
St. Mary's Gaels


If there is one sport where many ‘sharp’ bettors believe they have an edge on the bookmakers, it’s College Basketball and it has to do with familiarity. There are over 350 College Basketball Teams and they’re divided into over 30 conferences. No matter how many man hours you can put forth, it’s next to impossible to have a solid pulse on every College Basketball Conference Team. The power ratings on the lower tier schools are difficult to figure out and that’s where the advantage goes to the bettor. The only caveat is that the betting limits on College Basketball is very low compared to other sports and that’s how the house or in the case the sportsbook protects itself from getting slammed by the professional bettors.

Fun fact for college basketball bettors – 49 of the 50 states in the United States has at least one College Basketball Conference Team represented. The lone outlier is Alaska. The states that make up the most College Basketball Teams are from three states – California, Texas and New York. That shouldn’t be surprisingly since all of those teams boast some of the highest population numbers. The NCAA Tournament or what’s known as March Madness does award all of the conferences with automatic bids. There are currently 36 at-large selections that are given to the College Basketball Conference winners and they’ll battle it out in the Brackets.


For College Basketball, there are six major college basketball conferences.

  • Big Ten
  • Big 12
  • ACC
  • Big East
  • SEC
  • Pac-12

The ACC boasts the most members with 15 while the Big Ten and SEC both have 14 schools. The Pac-12 has a dozen teams while the Big 12 only has 10 even though the name could be confusing. The Big East also has 10 and most of these members come from universities are known as “Catholic Schools.”

The top College Basketball Conferences often win the national championship and there have been very few teams that sit outside this group according to the History feature.

After the main six conferences in College Basketball, there are groups that have been given the label as mid-majors. Notable conferences include the Atlantic 10, Conference USA, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt, West Coast and the WAC.

The best College Basketball Team that has made noise from those conferences is Gonzaga, a member of the West Coast Conference (WCC). The small school out of Spokane, Washington is a perennial contender yet it’s only made one trip to the Final Four.