You'd actually be surprised how often this happens. I'm an alumni of the University of Delaware (1-AA), and for the second time in 4 years Delaware has defeated a division 1-A opponent (Navy, 2003 & 2007). There are a lot of 1-A programs that are absolutely terrible and play in terrible. When you take into account 2 of the marquee 1-AA over 1-A victories this year (Appalachian over Mich. and ND State over Minn.) you have 3 this year alone, and this is only what I know of off the top of my head, there is possibly more this season.
As of the 2007 season, there are 111 Division 1-AA schools playing football. Click on the 'Division 1-AA' link on this page to see a list of those schools.
In NCAA Division I - AA there are 126 teams total as of this answer.
University of Dayton's football team is Division 1aa
no, only football
Click on the 'Division 1AA Football' link below. City and state is listed as well as their conferences and football history.
No. Division 1A (aka, FBS) football teams have not played D-2 football teams in several decades; however, most Division 1A teams now host one game against a team from D-1AA (aka, FCS). Some 1A teams even host two 1AA teams in a season, such as last year when Florida State hosted Western Carolina and Chattanooga. Do not confuse Division 2 with Division 1AA. Keep in mind that D-1A football teams are simply D-1 for all sports other than football, while D-2 teams are D-2 for everything. For example, D-1A football schools like Villanova, Georgetown, and Davidson have basketball teams who compete for the D-1 national championship. Notre Dame has not played a team from D-1AA (FCS) since D-1AA came into existence in 1979. Appalachian State has no agreement whatsoever to play Notre Dame in football at any time in the future, but ASU does have contracts to play at East Carolina, Georgia, Virginia Tech, and Florida over the next several years.
I would assume that a division IA school can schedule as many 1AA teams as they want to fill their schedule. Assuming 7 or 8 conference games, that would leave room for 4 or 5 non-conference games. This being said, I do not know why any 1A school would be willing to schedule that many 1AA schools when they would draw decreased numbers in attendance and have to share the money with the smaller school, not to mention the lack of any exposure which is the reason the Division 1AA school is where it is.
UMass, Texas State, UTSA and South Alabama.
Florida A&M, Jacksonville, and Bethune-Cookman.
No, Alaska does not have a Division 1A football school nor does it have a Division 1AA, now known as Division 1 Football Championship Subdivision, football school.
During a game last week I heard that Memphis was on of the worst free throw shooting teams in NCAA 1Aa basketball at # 334 with only 7 worse meaning there is 341.
For the 2007 season, there were 119 1A teams and 111 1AA teams.
1aa schooll The Michigan State athletic programs are Division I. In football, they are Division I-FBS (formerly known as Division-1a, NOT Division I-aa). Their athletic conference is the Big Ten.