It depends on the sport you are talking about and the division. A conference like the Missouri Valley Conference that could be considered a major Basketball conference, wouldn't be considered one in football. A basketball mid-major like the Colonial Athletic Association is a major football conference, but in FCS (former D1AA) where they're the FCS version of say the SEC.
There are 11 conferences in NCAA Division in which a college has a football team. The exist in all areas of the United States.
There are 32 Divisions in D-I NCAA basketball.
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NCAA has the same rules for all teams in all conferences.
The NCAA is an association that regulates 1,281 colleges, including several conferences and organizations. In addition, the NCAA is broken up into three separate divisions, based on a variety of factors.
There are 338 teams within 37 conferences
There are 347 schools in 32 Division I basketball conferences.
The NCAA is the National Collegiate Athletic Association - the association which regulates athletes of 1281 institutions, conferences and organizations, including many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
346 teams in 32 conferences plus 4 independent schools.
Great West and Independent conferences
No. After a lawsuit, NCAA announced that they would not license their name for the football game anymore, and the major conferences followed suit. Because of this, EA Sports announced that they would no longer develop a college football game.
There are now 32 conferences in Division I with the recent addition of the Great West Conference. They currently do not have an autmoatic bid for their champion to go to the NCAA Basketball Tournament and will not have one for at least four years.
In college sports, the SEC is the Southeastern Conference. It is one of the NCAA Division I conferences.
348 schools spread throughout 32 conferences with 7 independents
There are 303 as of today. These come from 22 regional conferences and 22 unaffiliated schools.
The NCAA was founded in 1906 as a response to White House conferences called by President Theodore Roosevelt that encouraged reform. The original name was the Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the NCAA was taken up in 1910.
The NFL does have conferences -- two of them. The American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFL). The two conference winners play each other in the Super Bowl.
Northwestern in the Big Ten.
11 conferences plus 1 independent
An AQ is an automatic qualifier, a category of conferences in the NCAA whose champions receive automatic bids to the Bowl Championship Series.