Conference Changes CheatSheet for 2012-13

With the mess of realignment that has been going on, here is a helpful guide to the changes for each conference for the 2012-13 season.  Of course, there is going to be a ton of additional changes for 2013-14, but this is the list for next season.

America East:
No Changes

Atlantic Coast:
No Changes

Atlantic Sun:
ADDITIONS: Northern Kentucky (from Division II)
DELETIONS: Belmont (to Ohio Valley)

Atlantic Ten:
ADDITIONS: Butler (from Horizon), VCU (from Colonial)

Big East:
DELETIONS: West Virginia (to Big Twelve)

Big Sky:
ADDITIONS: North Dakota (from Great West), Southern Utah (from Summit)

Big South:
ADDITIONS: Longwood (from Independents)

Big Ten:
No Changes

Big Twelve:
ADDITIONS: TCU (from Moutain West), West Virginia (from Big East)
DELETIONS: Missouri (to SEC), Texas A&M (to SEC)

Big West:
ADDITIONS: Hawai’i (from WAC)

DELETIONS: VCU (to Atlantic Ten)

Conference USA:
No Changes

Great West:
DELETIONS: North Dakota (to Big Sky)

DELETIONS: Butler (to Atlantic Ten)

Ivy League:
No Changes

Metro Atlantic:
No Changes

No Changes

Mid-Eastern Athletic:
No Changes

Missouri Valley:
No Changes

Mountain West:
ADDITIONS: Fresno State (from WAC), Nevada (from WAC)
DELETIONS: TCU (to Big Twelve)

No Changes

Ohio Valley:
ADDITIONS: Belmont (from Atlantic Sun)

No Changes

Patriot League:
No Changes

ADDITIONS: Missouri (from Big Twelve), Texas A&M (from Big Twelve)

No Changes

ADDITIONS: Oral Roberts (from Summit)
DELETIONS: Texas State (to WAC), Texas-Arlington (to WAC), Texas-San Antonio (to WAC)

Southwestern Athletic:
No Changes

Sun Belt:
DELETIONS: Denver (to WAC)

ADDITIONS: Nebraska-Omaha (from Division II)
DELETIONS: Southern Utah (to Big Sky), Oral Roberts (to Southland)

West Coast:
No Changes

Western Athletic:
ADDITIONS: Denver (from Sun Belt), Seattle (from Independents), Texas State (from Southland), Texas-Arlington (from Southland), Texas-San Antonio (from Southland)
DELETIONS: Hawai’i (to Big West), Fresno State (to Mountain West), Nevada (to Mountain West)

ADDITIONS: New Orleans (from some sort of purgatory that wasn’t quite Division I, II or III)
DELETIONS: Longwood (to Big South), Seattle (to WAC)

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2 Responses to Conference Changes CheatSheet for 2012-13

  1. David Griggs says:

    I believe New Orleans’s was technically classified as division III transitional.  Otherwise they would not be able to reenter div1 as an Independent.  I do not believe they have to repeat the transitional phase, which makes them eligible for the NCAA Tournament right away.  In other news, I am eligible to win the lottery.  Odds-makers are debating which is more likely to happen.  

    • Chad Sherwood says:

      UNO first announced they were dropping to D3.  Then, before last season they changed their minds and decided to go to D2 instead.  Therefore, they were a transitional team from D1 down to D2.  This means they competed at the D2 level while still being a D1 team technically (much like teams transitioning up from D2 to D1 will play D1 schedules for 3-4 years but “technically” remain a D2 team until their transition is complete).  Now that UNO has decided to remain at D1, they simply cancel their transition and return to what I believe will be full D1 status.  While I am not certain yet, I believe they will even be eligible for the NCAA tournament next season.

      One more note on UNO: they are now even talking about putting in a football team if the Southland accepts them.  It is good to see that the school has decided to make a solid commitment to athletics going forward.  I just hope they can afford the financial commitment it will take.

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