2021 Final Conference Rankings will be posted January 1st, 2022! Please click on the conference name to view current conference standings (conferences are in numerical order based on their national end-of-season ranking from the previous year):

1.Pennsylvania 2.Peach Belt 3.Northeast-10 4.Great Lakes Valley 5.California Collegiate 6.Rocky Mountain 7.Mid-America 8.Gulf South 9.East Coast 10.Great Northwest 11.Northern Sun 12.Great Lakes 13.South Atlantic 14.Sunshine State 15.Heartland 16.West Virginia 17.Great American 18.Pacific West 19.Lone Star 20.Conference Carolinas 21.Central Atlantic

The following is a national ranking of all conferences & an in depth analysis of the previous year.

Statistics: Definition of symbols (click on the capitalized conference name for season-long performance review)

  • ` overall winning record
  • $ won the regular season
  • ^ won the conference tournament
  • * advanced to the NCAA Tournament
  • *2 advanced to the second round
  • *3 advanced to the third round
  • *4 advanced to the fourth round
  • *5 advanced to the Final Four
  • *6 advanced to the Final
  • # won the NCAA Championship
  • N national academic rank (2016)
  • R regional academic rank (2016)

Academic Rank: The academic rank is drawn from US News & World Report Best Colleges 2016 (N = national rank; NLA = national rank for liberal arts colleges; R = regional rank).

Conference Rank: The conferences are listed in order starting with the best conference in the country:

0. Sunshine State Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Rollins ' $ * 2 7-1-0 12-5-2 R (South): 1
2. Tampa ' ^ * 3 5-1-2 15-4-4 R (South): 23
3. Nova Southeastern 3-3-2 4-8-3 n/a
3. Florida Southern 3-3-2 6-8-4 R (South): 2
5. Lynn 3-4-1 5-8-3 n/a
5. Eckerd ' 3-4-1 10-7-3 NLA: 144
7. Florida Tech ' 2-4-2 7-6-3 N: 164
8. Saint Leo 1-6-1 2-12-2 R (South): 63
9. Barry 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. West Chester ' * 4 10-3-1 15-5-1 R (North): 82
1. Gannon ' * 10-3-1 13-4-2 R (North): 52
3. Edinboro ' * 9-3-2 13-4-3 n/a
3. Kutztown ' 9-3-2 11-6-2 R (North): 122
5. East Stroudsburg ' 8-3-3 10-5-5 R (North): 52
6. Slippery Rock ' ^ * 3 7-5-2 14-6-3 R (North): 94
7. Indiana (Pa.) ' 6-5-3 9-6-4 n/a
8. Shippensburg 4-8-2 6-9-3 R (North): 82
9. Lock Haven 3-7-4 6-7-4 n/a
10. California (Pa.) 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. Lone Star Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. West Texas A&M ' $ ^ * 10-4-0 13-7-1 R (West): 71
2. Incarnate Word ' 9-5-0 9-8-1 R (West): 63
3. Midwestern State 6-5-3 8-10-3 n/a
4. Texas Woman's 6-7-1 7-10-2 n/a
5. Eastern New Mexico 4-10-0 5-13-0 n/a
5. Texas A&M-Commerce 4-10-0 5-12-0 n/a
7. Angelo State 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
7. Abilene Christian 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. East Coast Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. LIU Post ' $ * 7-0-1 15-3-2 R (North): 112
2. Queens (N.Y.) ' 5-1-2 10-4-4 R (North): 60
3. Dowling ' ^ * 3 4-2-2 14-4-3 n/a
4. Roberts Wesleyan ' 4-4-0 11-8-1 R (North): 47
5. NYIT 2-5-1 6-10-1 R (North): 68
5. Molloy 2-5-1 4-10-1 R (North): 52
7. Mercy 1-6-1 5-12-1 n/a
8. St. Thomas Aquinas 0-6-2 5-9-2 R (North): 125
9. Bridgeport 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. Northeast-10 Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Saint Rose ' $ * 5 12-1-2 20-3-3 R (North): 39
2. So. New Hampshire ' ^ * 8-4-3 13-5-4 R (North): 110
3. New Haven ' 8-6-1 11-7-1 R (North): 110
3. Merrimack ' 8-6-1 11-8-1 R (North): 8
3. Franklin Pierce ' 8-6-1 9-7-2 R (North): 125
6. So. Connecticut ' 7-5-3 9-6-3 R (North): 125
7. Stonehill ' 5-5-5 6-5-6 NLA: 112
8. UMass Lowell 5-9-1 6-9-2 N: 177
8. Pace 5-9-1 5-10-3 N: 170
10. Saint Anselm 3-6-6 4-7-6 NLA: 139
11. Saint Michael's 4-9-2 4-11-2 NLA: 99
12. Le Moyne 1-9-5 3-9-5 R (North): 18
13. American Int'l 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
13. Adelphi 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
13. Assumption 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
13. Bentley 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. California Collegiate Athletic Association(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
North
1. Sonoma State ' $ * 2 11-2-1 16-3-2 R (West): 44
2. Chico State 4-10-0 7-11-0 n/a
3. Cal State Stanislaus 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
3. Cal State Monterey Bay 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
3. Cal State East Bay 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
3. Humboldt St. 0-0-0 1-13-0 R (West): 48
South
1. UC San Diego ' $ ^ * 6 11-2-2 17-3-4 N: 37
2. San Francisco State 4-8-3 6-8-3 R (West): 48
3. Cal Poly Pomona 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
3. Cal State San Bernardino 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
3. Cal State L.A. 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
3. Cal State Dominguez Hills 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. Great Lakes Valley Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Quincy ' $ ^ * 2 12-2-0 16-3-0 R (MidWest): 91
2. UW-Parkside ' * 3 11-3-0 14-5-1 n/a
3. Rockhurst ' * 2 10-2-3 14-4-3 R (MidWest): 19
4. Southern Indiana ' 9-5-1 10-7-1 n/a
5. Lewis ' 8-6-1 10-7-1 R (MidWest): 41
6. McKendree ' 7-6-2 10-6-2 R (MidWest): 49
6. Drury ' 7-6-2 9-7-3 R (MidWest): 10
8. Indianapolis 7-8-0 8-9-0 R (MidWest): 35
9. Maryville 3-8-4 4-10-4 NLA: 171
10. Missouri-St. Louis 4-10-1 4-11-2 n/a
11. Missouri S&T 4-11-0 6-11-0 n/a
12. Illinois Springfield 2-12-1 3-12-2 R (MidWest): 28
12. Saint Joseph's 2-12-1 3-14-1 R (North): 82
14. Kentucky Wesleyan 0-14-1 2-15-1 R (South): 23
15. William Jewell 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
15. Bellarmine 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Regis ' $ * 10-2-2 13-6-2 n/a
2. Colorado Mines ' ^ * 4 10-3-1 18-4-2 N: 75
3. Metro State ' * 3 9-3-2 15-6-2 n/a
3. UC-Colorado Springs ' 9-3-2 13-4-2 R (West): 39
5. Fort Lewis ' 8-3-3 13-4-3 n/a
6. Colorado Mesa ' 6-6-2 9-7-3 n/a
7. New Mexico Highlands 4-8-2 6-10-2 n/a
8. CSU-Pueblo 2-11-1 2-13-2 n/a
9. Colorado Christian 0-13-1 2-15-1 n/a
10. Adams State 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. Peach Belt Athletic Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Columbus State ' * 3 8-2-1 18-3-2 n/a
1. Lander ' 8-2-1 10-4-2 R (South): 61
3. Clayton State ' 6-3-2 10-7-2 R (South): 52
3. North Georgia ' * 2 6-3-2 15-5-2 R (South): 56
5. Georgia College ' 5-5-1 10-8-1 R (South): 36
5. UNC Pembroke ' 5-5-1 10-7-3 R (South): 89
7. Montevallo 4-6-1 6-9-2 R (South): 36
8. USC Aiken 3-7-1 4-11-3 R (South): 14
9. Flagler 2-7-2 7-7-3 R (South): 10
10. Armstrong Atlantic State 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
10. Young Harris 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
12. Ga. Southwestern 0-11-0 2-14-2 n/a

0. Great Northwest Athletic Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Western Washington ' $ ^ * 3 12-2-0 19-4-0 R (West): 22
2. Seattle Pacific ' * 2 11-1-2 15-4-2 R (West): 16
3. Montana State Billings ' 8-5-1 13-6-1 R (West): 83
4. Western Oregon 6-7-1 8-10-1 R (West): 83
5. Saint Martin's 5-7-2 7-9-2 R (West): 57
6. Northwest Nazarene 5-8-1 8-9-1 R (West): 53
7. Central Washington 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
8. Simon Fraser 0-14-0 1-16-0 n/a

0. Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Grand Valley St. ' $ ^ * 5 11-1-1 19-2-3 R (MidWest): 37
1. Michigan Tech ' 11-1-1 14-3-2 N: 115
3. Saginaw Valley ' 8-2-3 10-4-5 n/a
4. Findlay 8-4-1 8-9-1 R (MidWest): 53
5. Ferris St. ' 7-4-2 9-7-3 R (MidWest): 72
6. Ohio Dominican ' 6-4-3 10-6-3 R (MidWest): 98
7. Tiffin ' 6-5-2 9-8-2 n/a
8. Northwood (Mich.) 6-6-1 6-10-1 n/a
9. Walsh ' 5-6-2 9-6-2 R (MidWest): 66
10. Northern Mich. 3-10-0 4-13-0 R (MidWest): 72
11. Notre Dame (OH) 2-10-1 3-13-1 R (MidWest): 58
11. Lake Erie 2-10-1 3-14-1 n/a
13. Malone 0-12-1 1-14-1 R (MidWest): 60
14. Ashland 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. Gulf South Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. West Florida ' $ ^ * # 9-0-0 24-1-0 n/a
2. Valdosta State ' * 6-2-1 13-5-2 R (South): 71
2. North Alabama ' * 2 6-2-1 13-6-1 R (South): 56
4. West Alabama 5-3-1 7-9-3 R (South): 89
5. Shorter 3-5-1 5-12-1 n/a
6. Union 2-5-2 4-9-2 n/a
6. West Georgia 2-5-2 6-11-3 n/a
8. Delta State 2-6-1 3-12-2 R (South): 68
9. Christian Brothers 1-7-1 6-10-1 R (South): 24
10. Alabama Huntsville 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. Conference Carolinas(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Lees-McRae ' $ 10-1-0 12-5-2 n/a
2. Limestone ' 8-3-0 11-6-1 R (South): 58
3. Pfeiffer ' 7-2-2 10-7-3 R (South): 71
4. Queens (N.C.) 7-3-1 9-9-1 R (South): 21
5. Mount Olive 6-5-0 7-10-1 R (South): 71
6. Converse 3-6-2 7-10-2 R (South): 17
6. King (Tenn.) 3-6-2 4-10-2 R (South): 61
8. Coker 3-7-1 4-12-2 R (South): 18
9. Erskine 3-8-0 3-12-1 NLA: 144
10. North Greenville 0-9-2 1-12-2 R (South): 30
11. Belmont Abbey 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
11. Barton 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. South Atlantic Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Lenoir-Rhyne ' $ ^ * 9-0-0 16-2-2 R (South): 28
2. Tusculum ' 6-2-1 12-3-3 n/a
3. Lincoln Memorial 3-4-2 7-7-2 R (South): 80
4. Newberry 2-4-3 7-8-4 R (South): 47
5. Mars Hill 2-7-0 6-13-0 R (South): 35
6. Wingate 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
6. Catawba 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
6. Anderson 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
6. Carson-Newman 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
6. Brevard 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. Pacific West Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Point Loma ' 9-3-2 12-5-3 R (West): 17
2. Grand Canyon ' 8-4-2 9-7-2 n/a
3. Notre Dame De Namur 7-6-1 8-9-1 R (West): 69
4. Dominican (Ca.) 6-5-3 7-7-3 R (West): 37
4. Hawai'i Pacific 6-5-3 7-8-3 R (West): 87
6. Fresno Pacific 5-5-4 5-7-5 R (West): 72
7. Dixie State 6-8-0 6-10-2 n/a
8. Hawai'i Hilo 3-11-0 5-12-0 n/a
9. Holy Names 0-13-1 0-15-1 R (West): 86
9. Chaminade 0-13-1 0-15-1 n/a
11. California Baptist 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
11. Azusa Pacific 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
11. BYU-Hawaii 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
11. Academy of Art 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Davis & Elkins ' 5-3-2 11-4-2 R (South): 26
1. Shepherd 5-3-2 7-8-3 R (South): 82
1. Charleston 5-3-2 9-9-3 R (South): 14
4. Concord ' 5-4-1 10-7-2 R (South): 38
4. Seton Hill ' 5-4-1 10-7-1 R (North): 13
6. Pitt-Johnstown ' 5-5-0 11-7-0 n/a
7. West Liberty 1-9-0 2-15-0 R (South): 66
8. Alderson-Broaddus 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
8. WV Wesleyan 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
8. Wheeling Jesuit 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
11. Ohio Valley 0-10-0 2-16-0 R (South): 23

0. Heartland Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Dallas Baptist ' $ ^ * 2 9-1-0 18-3-0 R (West): 48
1. St. Edward's ' $ * 2 9-1-0 18-3-0 R (West): 21
3. Texas A&M International ' 5-4-1 11-7-1 R (West): 71
4. St. Mary's 3-7-0 9-10-0 R (West): 12
5. Newman 2-7-1 7-10-1 R (MidWest): 110
6. Texas-Permian Basin 1-9-0 3-15-0 R (West): 83
7. McMurry 0-0-0 4-12-1 R (West): 12
7. Oklahoma Christian University 0-0-0 3-13-0 R (West): 43

0. Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Minnesota State ' $ * 4 14-0-1 17-1-5 R (MidWest): 70
2. Upper Iowa ' 11-2-2 15-3-2 n/a
3. Minot State ' ^ * 11-3-1 15-4-3 R (MidWest): 107
4. U-Mary ' 10-5-0 10-8-0 R (MidWest): 103
5. St. Cloud State ' 8-6-1 9-8-2 R (MidWest): 81
6. Minnesota Duluth ' 7-5-3 8-7-3 R (MidWest): 36
7. Concordia-St. Paul 7-7-1 8-9-1 R (MidWest): 98
8. Southwest Minnesota State 5-9-1 7-9-1 R (MidWest): 108
9. MSU Moorhead 3-10-2 4-12-2 R (MidWest): 81
10. Wayne State 3-11-1 3-14-1 R (MidWest): 98
11. Northern State 2-10-3 3-12-3 R (MidWest): 47
12. Minnesota, Crookston 2-12-1 2-15-1 R (MidWest): 53
13. Sioux Falls 0-14-1 0-17-1 n/a
14. Winona State 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
14. Bemidji 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
14. Augustana 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. Central Atlantic Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Philadelphia U. ' 10-2-0 13-8-0 R (North): 74
2. Georgian Court ' 8-4-0 10-10-2 R (North): 108
3. Nyack 7-4-1 8-9-3 n/a
4. Chestnut Hill 7-5-0 8-11-0 R (North): 132
4. Holy Family 7-5-0 8-11-0 R (North): 104
6. Felician 5-6-1 7-9-1 n/a
6. Dominican (N.Y.) 5-6-1 6-8-1 n/a
8. Post 3-9-0 4-12-0 n/a
9. Goldey-Beacom 1-11-0 3-13-0 n/a
10. Wilmington (Del.) 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
10. Caldwell 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
10. Bloomfield 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
13. Concordia (N.Y.) 0-12-0 0-15-0 R (North): 42

0. Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Truman ' 8-4-0 12-6-1 R (MidWest): 8
2. Northeastern State ' 7-4-1 13-5-1 n/a
3. Northwest Missouri ' 6-4-2 8-7-3 R (MidWest): 103
4. Fort Hays State ' ^ * 6-5-1 14-7-1 n/a
5. Missouri Southern 5-5-2 5-10-3 R (MidWest): 72
6. Southwest Baptist 4-6-2 7-10-2 n/a
6. Nebraska Kearney ' 4-6-2 9-7-2 R (MidWest): 43
8. Missouri Western 4-7-1 6-9-1 n/a
9. Washburn 4-8-0 4-14-0 R (MidWest): 66
10. Lindenwood 1-10-0 5-11-1 n/a
11. Emporia State 0-9-2 4-11-2 R (MidWest): 98
12. Central Missouri 0-0-0 0-0-0 0
12. Central Oklahoma 0-0-0 0-0-0 0

0. Great American Conference(0 points)

School Stats Conf Record Overall Record Acad Rank
1. Southwestern Oklahoma ' $ ^ * 2 9-0-1 20-1-1 R (West): 88
2. Southern Nazarene (Okla.) ' 5-4-1 13-8-1 R (West): 81
3. East Central (Okla.) 4-4-2 4-11-4 n/a
4. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) ' 4-5-1 10-8-1 NLA: 165
4. Harding (Ark.) 4-5-1 7-9-2 R (South): 20
6. Northwestern Oklahoma 0-8-2 0-16-2 n/a