Elevation level of higher football in the US

NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision
Current season, contest or edition:


2021 NCAA Division I FBS football game flavour
NCAA football icon logo.svg
Sport American football
Founded 1978
No. of teams 130 (131 in 2022; 133 in 2023)
Country United States
TV partner(due south) Various
Official website www.ncaa.com/sports/football/fbs

The
NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision
(FBS), formerly known equally
Division I-A, is the highest level of college football in the United states of america. The FBS consists of the largest schools in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). As of 2020, at that place are 10 conferences and 130 schools in FBS.

College football is one of the most popular spectator sports throughout much of the United States, and the top schools generate tens of millions of dollars in yearly revenue.[one]
[ii]
Top FBS teams draw tens of thousands of fans to games, and the ten largest American stadiums by capacity all host FBS teams or games. Starting July 1, 2021, higher athletes are now able to become paid for the use of their prototype and likeness. Prior to this date colleges were but immune to provide players with non-budgetary compensation such as athletic scholarships that provide for tuition, housing, and books.

Dissimilar other NCAA divisions and subdivisions, the NCAA does not officially laurels an FBS football national championship, nor does it sanction a playoff tournament to make up one’s mind such a champion on the field. Instead, organizations such as the Associated Printing and AFCA have historically sought to rank the teams and crown a national champion, past taking a vote of sports writers and coaches, respectively. In place of such a playoff, various cities across the United States agree their ain post-season contests, chosen
bowl games, in which they traditionally invite teams to participate in them. Historically, these bowl games were mostly considered to exist exhibition games involving a payout to participating teams. Nonetheless, in the modern era they are considered the
de facto
post-season. In that location take been agreements in recent decades (such as the Bowl Coalition from 1992 to 1994, the Basin Alliance from 1995 to 1997, the Basin Championship Series from 1998 to 2013, and the College Football Playoff from 2014 to the present) by the premier FBS conferences and basin games to organize matchups so that the FBS national championship is decided on the field.

Overview

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Number of FBS teams per state/territory as of 2014:[3]

 Vi or more FBS schools in the state

 5

 Four

 Iii

 Ii

 One

 No FBS schools

The FBS is the highest level of higher football game in the Usa, and FBS players make upwardly the vast majority of the players picked in the NFL Draft.[four]
For every sport but football, the NCAA divides schools into three major divisions: Divisions I, II, and III. Nevertheless, in football, Sectionalization I is further divided into ii sub-divisions: the Basin Subdivision, abbreviated as the FBS, and the Title Subdivision, abbreviated as the FCS.[5]
Divisions are themselves farther divided upwardly into conferences, which are groupings of schools that play each other in contention for a briefing championship. The FBS currently has ten conferences, which are often divided into the “Power V conferences” and the less prominent “Group of Five”.

Although FCS programs can describe thousands of fans per game, many FCS schools endeavour to join the FBS in hopes of increased revenue, corporate sponsorship, alumni donations, prestige, and national exposure.[six]
However, FBS programs as well confront increased expenses in regards to staff salaries, facility improvements, and scholarships.[6]
The athletic departments of many FBS schools lose money every twelvemonth, and these athletic departments must rely on subsidies from the rest of the academy.[7]
In many states, the highest-paid public employee is the head coach of an FBS squad.[8]
FBS schools are express to a total of 85 football players receiving financial assistance.[9]
Nearly all FBS schools that are not on NCAA probation give 85 full scholarships.[
citation needed
]

In order to retain FBS membership, schools must run across several requirements.[10]
FBS schools must have an boilerplate dwelling house attendance of at least 15,000 (over a rolling two-year period).[ten]
An FBS school must sponsor a minimum of 16 varsity intercollegiate teams (including football), with at least 6 men’s or coeducational teams and at least viii all-female teams.[10]
Across all sports, each FBS schoolhouse must offer at least 200 able-bodied scholarships (or spend at least $4 million on athletic scholarships) per yr, and FBS football teams must provide at least 90% of the maximum number of football scholarships (which is currently 85).[10]

Scheduling

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The FBS season begins in late August or early on September and ends in January with the College Football Playoff National Title game. Most FBS teams play 12 regular flavor games per twelvemonth, with viii or nine of those games coming against conference opponents.[11]
All ten FBS conferences concord a briefing championship game to determine the winner of the conference.[12]
Between conference games, non-conference games, a conference championship game, and up to two bowl games if ranked among the meridian iv higher teams in the country by the College Football game Playoff Committee. Merely the iv Playoff teams are eligible to participate in two bowl games in one post-flavour, and only the winners of the two playoff semifinal bowl games will play a 15th game when they run across in the College Football Playoff National Championship. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors[13]
and teams that play at Hawaii[xiv]
get a special exemption and are allowed to play a thirteenth regular season game in society to defray travel costs,[11]
so an FBS team that plays 13 regular season games, a briefing championship game, a semifinal basin game, and in the national championship game
could
theoretically play 16 games in a season. No team has played a 16th game in one season, due to the unlikelihood of a team playing Hawaii at some point, finishing the flavour ranked in the top 4, opting in to a 13th regular season game, and then winning a Playoff semifinal game. It should be noted the theoretical 16th game has simply been possible since the beginning of the Higher Football Playoff era in 2015.

Number of bowl games[15]
Year Bowls Teams in bowls[16]
1968 11 N/A
1984 18 ~xxx%
1997 20 ~35%
2017 twoscore[a] 60.5%[b]

For non-conference regular season games, FBS teams are free to schedule match-ups confronting any other FBS squad, regardless of briefing. A minor number of FBS teams are independent, and have full control over their own schedule. Not-conference games are scheduled past common agreement and often involve “home and homes” (where teams alternate as hosts) and long-established rivalries. A 2014 report found that teams from the stronger conferences often play non-conference games against teams from the weaker conferences or, occasionally, confronting FCS teams.[17]
FBS teams are costless to schedule up to xl pct of their games against FCS teams,[ten]
only FBS teams tin can only utilize one win per flavor against an FCS team for the purposes of bowl eligibility. Additionally, the FCS opponent must take averaged at least 90% of the FCS limit of 63 scholarship equivalents over a rolling two-yr period.[18]
[c]
An FBS team must schedule a full of five habitation games per year; for the purposes of scheduling, a “dwelling game” must take identify at a venue in which the team plays fifty% of its “domicile games”, although a team is allowed to count 1 neutral-site game confronting an FBS team toward the “home game” requirement.[20]
FBS-FCS games, known as “money games,” are often habitation games for the FBS team, and victories by FCS teams are unremarkably considered to be upsets.[21]
FCS teams receive hundreds of thousands of dollars for their participation in these games.[21]

New Year’southward Six Bowls
Bowl Location Est.
Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA
Durham, NC (1942)

Arlington, TX (2021)
1902
Orange Bowl Miami Gardens, FL 1935
Carbohydrate Bowl New Orleans, LA
Atlanta, GA (2006)
1935
Cotton Bowl Arlington, TX 1937
Peach Bowl Atlanta, GA 1968
Fiesta Bowl Glendale, AZ 1971

The Football Bowl Subdivision gets its name from the bowl games that many FBS teams play at the end of the twelvemonth, although other college divisions as well take their own bowl games. FBS bowl games are played at the finish of the season in December or January, and collectively generate over $400 one thousand thousand per year as of 2012.[22]
For the 2017–18 bowl season, there were xl bowl games. In order to exist bowl eligible, an FBS squad must have a winning tape. In sure cases, 5–vii and 6–7 teams can too be selected to bowls, normally to fill bowl vacancies.[23]

Many bowls have an established briefing tie-in; for instance, the Cheez-Information technology Basin provides a friction match-up between teams from ACC and the Big 12. A small number of long-established bowls played a major part in the Bowl Championship Series, which was used to select the national champion until 2015, and these bowls continue to play a major part in the Higher Football Playoff. Under the playoff, there are six major bowls, known every bit the New year’s Six, with automatic bids going to the conference champions of the Power Five conferences and the acme-ranked member of the “Group of Five.” Two of these bowls serve as semi-final games to the College Football game Playoff National Championship game. Conferences receive millions of dollars for each schoolhouse that appears in the playoff, and appearances in other bowls are also quite lucrative.[24]
In addition to the regular bowls, some mail service-season bowls, such as the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, lucifer upwardly teams of all-stars and NFL Draft entrants.

History

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NCAA Football Average Attendance
Conf. 1983[25] 1993[25] 2003[26] 2014[27]
SEC 64,842 62,789 74,059 77,694
Big Ten 67,471 63,535 lxx,198 66,869
Big 12 56,362 58,102
Pac-12 47,248 47,919 51,608 52,702
ACC 42,608 44,056 51,938 l,291
AAC[d] 38,039 46,870 29,193
MW 32,809 25,254
C-United states 32,346 20,455
Sun Chugalug fourteen,352 eighteen,294
MAC 17,351 xiv,252 17,820 fifteen,431
FBS 42,162 41,281 44,877 44,603
FCS 10,844 8,599 7,739 viii,310

Higher football has been played for over one hundred years, but the game and the organizational construction of higher football game have evolved significantly during that time. The offset college football game was played in 1869, simply the game continued to develop during the belatedly 19th and early 20th century. During this period, Walter Camp pioneered the concept of a line of scrimmage, the system of downs, and the College Football All-America Team.[28]
The 1902 Rose Bowl was the first bowl game in college football history, and the event began to exist held annually starting with the 1916 Rose Basin. In the 1930s, other basin games came into beingness, including the Sugar Basin, the Cotton Basin Classic, and the Orangish Bowl. The 1906 higher football game season was the showtime flavour played under the IAAUS (which would later alter its proper noun to the NCAA) and the showtime season in which the forward pass was legal. The IAAUS had formed afterwards President Theodore Roosevelt, responding to several deaths that had occurred during football games, requested that colleges discover means to make football a safer sport.[29]
In 1935, the Heisman Trophy was presented for the first time; the honor is generally considered to be college football’s about prestigious individual award.[30]
In 1965, the NCAA voted to allow the platoon system, in which different players played on criminal offence and defense; teams had previously experimented with the concept in the 1940s.[31]
In 1968, the NCAA began allowing freshmen to compete in games; freshmen had previously been required to take a redshirt yr.[32]
In 1975, after a growth of “grants-in-aid” (scholarships given for able-bodied rather than academic or need-based reasons), the NCAA voted to limit the number of athletic scholarships each school could offer.[33]
In 1968, the NCAA required all teams to place equally members of either the University Division (for larger schools) or the College Partitioning (for smaller schools), and in 1973, the NCAA divided into three divisions.[34]
At the urging of several larger schools seeking increased autonomy and commonality, Segmentation I-A was formed prior to the 1978 season; the remaining teams in Segmentation I formed the Football game Championship Subdivision or FCS (so known every bit Division I-AA).[35]
In 1981, members of the Higher Football game Association attempted to create a fourth division consisting solely of the most competitive schools, but this attempt was defeated.[36]
In the 1992 season, the SEC split into divisions and played the first FBS conference championship game. The Big 12 and Western Athletic Conference did the same for the 1996 season, and most conferences eventually adopted divisions and title games.

The NCAA does non officially award an FBS football title,[37]
but several teams have claimed national championships. Other organizations accept also sought to rank the teams and crown a national champion. The Dickinson Arrangement and other methods were formed in the early on 20th century to select the best team in the country, and the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll began rankings teams in the middle of the 20th century. In many seasons, selectors such every bit the AP and the Coaches Poll designated different teams as national champions. Often, more than than i team would end undefeated, as the acme teams were not guaranteed to play each other during the regular season or in bowl games. In 1992, five major conferences established the Bowl Coalition in order to determine the FBS champion. In 1998, the two remaining major conferences joined with the other v conferences to course the Bowl Championship Series. The BCS used a rankings organisation to match upwards the top two teams in the BCS National Championship Game.[38]
However, even the BCS era saw carve up national championships, as in 2003 the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll selected different national champions. The College Football Playoff, with a iv-team field, replaced the BCS starting with the 2014 season.

Currently as of March 2020, there is no unified system to provide FBS football players with financial bounty aside from collegiate scholarships. Leading the forefront of the movement on compensation is California governor Gavin Newsom. He stated, “Collegiate educatee athletes put everything on the line — their concrete health, futurity career prospects and years of their lives to compete. Colleges reap billions from these student athletes’ sacrifices and success but, in the same breath, block them from earning a unmarried dollar,” he said in a argument. “That’southward a bankrupt model — ane that puts institutions alee of the students they are supposed to serve. It needs to be disrupted.” Newsom passed a law in California called the “Fair Play to Pay Act” making it the first state to allow student athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness. The law is scheduled to go in effect on Jan one, 2023.[39]

Idiot box

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College football was first broadcast on radio in 1921, and starting time circulate on television in 1939.[40]
Television became profitable for both schools and the NCAA, which tightly controlled the airing of games in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.[41]
The NCAA limited each football team to six television appearances over a two-year catamenia.[41]
The 1981 Supreme Court case
NCAA v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma & University of Georgia
granted television rights to individual schools every bit opposed to the NCAA and allowed teams to televise all of their games.[42]
After a menstruation during which FBS schools negotiated collectively nether the Higher Football Association, Notre Dame’due south 1991 television contract ushered in an era in which schools and conferences negotiate their own telly contracts.[35]
[43]
This new era of tv set led to several waves of briefing realignment, most notably in 1996, 2005, and the early 2010s.[44]
FBS games go along to exist a major draw on television, as over 26 million people watched the 2014 BCS National Championship Game.[45]

National networks such equally CBS, ABC, NBC, several ESPN networks, and several Fox networks have all covered the FBS, as have several regional and local networks. As conferences negotiate their own boob tube deals, each briefing is affiliated with a network that airs its domicile games. In the mid-2000s, college and conferences began to create their own television networks;[46]
such networks include the Big Ten Network, BYUtv, the Longhorn Network, and the Pac-12 Network. In 2012, college football games drew over 400 one thousand thousand viewers.[47]

Teams and conferences

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Conferences

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FBS teams and conferences
Year Conferences Teams
1980 13[48] 138
1990 9[49] 107
2000 11[50] 116
2010 11[51] 120
2022 x 130

History

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The Big Ten (then popularly known as the Western Briefing) was founded in 1896, later which several other schools joined together to form conferences, including the Pacific Coast Conference, the MVIAA, the Southwest Conference, the Southern Conference, the Mount States Conference (also known every bit the Skyline Conference), and the Border Briefing. In 1928, half-dozen schools seceded from the MVIAA to class the Large Six Conference, which later expanded to the Large Eight in 1957; the remaining schools formed the Missouri Valley Conference. In 1932, several Southern schools formed the SEC afterward breaking away from the Southern Conference, and in 1953 several more schools seceded from the Southern Conference to form the ACC. In 1946, several Midwestern schools formed the MAC. Several elite Northeastern schools had formed the Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League in 1901, and its members (plus Chocolate-brown University, not an EIBL fellow member at the time) signed the Ivy Grouping Agreement, which governed football competition between the signatories, in 1945; the Ivy League was formally founded in 1954, when the agreement was extended to cover all sports. In 1959, the Pacific Coast Conference dissolved, and nigh of its former members formed the new Athletic Association of Western Universities, which became the Pac-viii when more than sometime PCC members joined. In 1962, several schools from the Mount States Conference and the Border Conference formed the Western Able-bodied Conference. In 1969, the Pacific Coast Able-bodied Clan (PCAA), later known as the Big West Conference, was formed by several Division II California schools that sought to join Division I.

Division I separated into Division I-A (the predecessor to the FBS) and I-AA (predecessor of the FCS) prior to the 1978 season. At that time, there were several independent I-A schools and twelve Division I-A conferences: the Southeastern Conference (SEC), Big 10, Pacific-10 (Pac-10), Large 8, Southwest Conference (SWC), Western Athletic Briefing (WAC), PCAA (which later changed its proper noun to the Large West), Missouri Valley Conference, Southern Briefing, Atlantic Coast Briefing (ACC), Mid-American Conference (MAC), and the Ivy League. The Ivy League and the Southern Briefing left for Division I-AA prior to the 1982 season, while the Missouri Valley Conference stopped sponsoring football prior to the 1985 season. In 1991, the Large Due east recruited several independents and began sponsoring football game, condign a major briefing. In 1996, Conference United states (C-USA), formed the previous year by the merger of the non-football Metro and Not bad Midwest Conferences, also began sponsoring football. That same year, the Southwest Conference dissolved, and iv of its former members joined with the Large 8 to form the Big 12 Conference. In 1999, 8 schools broke away from the WAC to class the Mountain Westward Conference (MW). Prior to the 2000 season, the Big West stopped sponsoring football. The Sun Belt Conference began sponsoring football in 2001. Subsequently periods of briefing realignment in 2005 and the early 2010s that saw the expansion of the ACC, Big x, SEC, and Pac-x (which changed its proper name to the Pac-12), the WAC reorganized every bit a non-football briefing and the Big E split into the American Athletic Conference and a new non-football briefing that retained the Big Due east name.[52]

Electric current conferences

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Nearly of the 130 FBS schools are members of an FBS conference, but there are also a pocket-sized number of independent schools. Since the Western Able-bodied Conference discontinued football sponsorship prior to the 2013 flavor, there accept been x conferences in the FBS. All of the FBS conferences take between ten and fourteen members, although independent Notre Dame has a scheduling agreement with the fourteen-member ACC. The ten conferences are split into two groups for the purposes of the College Football Playoff. The “Power Five conferences” consist of virtually of the largest and best-known college athletic programs in the state. A school from i of the Power V conferences won every BCS National Championship Game (which operated from 1999 to 2014), and has won every College Football Playoff National Title. The remaining five conferences are known as the “Grouping of Five.”[53]
Any conference may split its teams into two divisions,[54]
and only the American Athletic Conference and Big 12 Briefing practice not use divisions. The American had used divisions before UConn left the league in July 2020, while the Big 12 has not used divisions since the early-2010s conference realignment left it with 10 members. Every bit of the 2018 season, all conferences hold a title game that determines the conference champion. The Dominicus Belt was the last conference to launch a championship game, also every bit the nigh recent to dissever into divisions for football, with both the title game and the divisional alignment debuting in 2018. That conference chose to form football divisions despite having but 10 football members.[12]

Briefing Nickname Founded Football

Members
Sports Headquarters
American Athletic Conference The American (official)

AAC (breezy)
1979[e] eleven[f] 22 Irving, Texas
Atlantic Coast Briefing† ACC 1953 xiv[g] 27 Greensboro, Due north Carolina
Large 12 Briefing† Big 12 1996 ten 21 Irving, Texas
Big X Briefing† Large 10, B1G 1896 xiv 28 Rosemont, Illinois
Conference USA C-Us 1995[h] 14 19 Dallas, Texas
Segmentation I FBS Independents[i] 7
Mid-American Conference MAC 1946 12 24 Cleveland, Ohio
Mountain West Conference MW (official)
MWC (informal)
1999 12[j] 19 Colorado Springs, Colorado
Pac-12 Conference† Pac-12 1915[g] 12 24 San Francisco, California
Southeastern Briefing† SEC 1932 fourteen 20 Birmingham, Alabama
Lord’s day Belt Conference Sun Belt (official)
SBC (informal)
1976 10[l] 18 New Orleans, Louisiana

† “Big Five” or “Power Five” conferences with guaranteed berths in the “access bowls” associated with the Higher Football Playoff

Notes

  1. ^

    Includes the College Football Playoff National Title, which involves the winners of two semifinal bowl games.

  2. ^

    Based on 78 teams qualifying for bowl games.

  3. ^

    While the Ivy League prohibits athletic scholarships beyond all sports, the Pioneer Football League prohibits scholarships just in football, and Georgetown chooses not to offering football scholarships, wins against such schools may potentially count toward bowl eligibility. NCAA rules interpretations allow academic aid to count toward the 90% requirement. This issue came up in the 2017 season when Florida State was thought to exist bowl-ineligible because one of its six wins that season was over Delaware State, a school that did non see the 90% requirement with football-related aid. However, one time academic aid was counted, Delaware State met the threshold and FSU played in its basin game.[nineteen]

  4. ^

    Includes numbers for the Large Due east in 1993 and 2003.

  5. ^

    The conference was founded in 1979 every bit the original Big East Conference. It renamed itself the American Athletic Conference post-obit a 2013 split up forth football lines. The non-FBS schools of the original briefing left to form a new conference that purchased the Big East name, while the FBS schools connected to operate under the one-time Big East’s lease and structure. The American also inherited the old Big E’s Basin Title Series berth for the 2013 season, the final for the BCS.

  6. ^

    Navy is a football-only member, and Wichita Country is a full fellow member that does not sponsor football.

  7. ^

    Notre Dame is a full member except in football, in which information technology remains contained. Information technology has committed to play at least 5 games each season against ACC opponents, and to play each other ACC member at least once every three years.

  8. ^

    The conference was founded in 1995, with football game contest starting in 1996.

  9. ^

    Note that “Independents” is non a conference; information technology is just a designation used for schools whose football programs practise not play in any conference. All of these schools accept briefing memberships for other sports.

  10. ^

    Since 2012, Hawaii has been a football-merely associate fellow member, with nearly of its remaining teams in the not-football Big West Conference.

  11. ^

    The charter of the Pac-12 dates simply to the formation of the Able-bodied Association of Western Universities (AAWU) in 1959. However, the Pac-12 claims the history of the Pacific Coast Briefing, which was founded in 1915 and began competition in 1916, equally its own. Of the nine members of the PCC at the time of its demise in June 1959, five were charter members of the AAWU, and 3 of the 4 others joined the AAWU by 1964; only Idaho never joined the Pac-12. The PCC’s berth in the Rose Bowl passed to the AAWU.

  12. ^

    The Dominicus Belt has 12 total members, but two of them, Petty Rock and UT Arlington, practice not sponsor football.

Transition teams

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Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia joined the Dominicus Belt Conference upon transitioning to the FBS level in 2014. Prior to joining the Dominicus Belt, GASOU won six FCS (I-AA) national championships and take produced ii Walter Payton Honor winners. The Eagles outset continuously fielded a football team in 1924; however, play was suspended for World War Two and revived in 1981. The Eagles competed as an FCS contained from 1984 until 1992 as the Eagles’ primary conference at the time, the Trans America Athletic Conference (now known as the ASUN Briefing), did not sponsor football, and as a member of the Southern Conference from 1993 until 2013, winning 10 SoCon championships.

The Georgia Southern Eagles finished their commencement FBS flavour nine–three overall and was undefeated in Sun Belt Conference play at viii–0; winning the Sun Belt Conference championship outright in its first year equally an FBS member. They were likewise the first team e’er to go unbeaten in conference play in their start FBS season. Since the Eagles were under transitional status, the university filed for a postseason waiver to allow the Eagles to play in a bowl game; however, the NCAA denied Georgia Southern’southward waiver request and a subsequent appeal since enough full member FBS teams became bowl-eligible during the season.

Liberty University began their FBS transition procedure on July one, 2017. The NCAA granted the school a waiver from its normal transition rules that require an invitation from an FBS conference before beginning the transition. The Flames played in the Big South Conference in 2017 but were non eligible for the FCS playoffs. For 2018 to 2022, the Flames became an FBS independent. The school initially intended to remain a Large South fellow member in other sports until information technology received an invitation to an FBS briefing,[55]
but instead joined the non-football game ASUN Conference in 2018.[56]
Conference The states (C-USA) somewhen appear in Nov 2021 Liberty’south future addition to that conference, with Flames football game moving to C-USA starting in the 2023 flavor.[57]

The most recent school to complete an FBS transition is Coastal Carolina University, which completed its FBS transition for the 2018 flavour. The Chanticleers’ transition began with the school’s move from the Large S to the Dominicus Belt Conference on July 1, 2016. Coastal competed as a non-football Sun Belt member in 2016–17, with the football team playing the 2016 season equally an FCS independent. The school so joined Sun Belt football in 2017, playing a total briefing schedule.[58]

The post-obit FBS transitions volition take consequence on July ane, 2022, when James Madison Academy joins the Sun Belt after meeting the NCAA minimum of five FBS opponents at its abode stadium, as required and scheduled.[59]
This is after James Madison’south FCS conference Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) barred the Dukes from competing in or hosting team championships in whatever sport for that conference during the 2021–22 flavor co-ordinate to CAA bylaws. However, the Dukes are eligible for at-big bids to all NCAA team championships.[60]
On July 1, 2023, other outgoing FCS teams Jacksonville State and Sam Houston are moving to C-Usa.[61]

Realignment

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The FBS has experienced several realignments since its formation in 1978, with many teams changing conferences, dropping out of the FBS, or moving up from the FCS. In 1982, the size of the division was cut considerably, and the Southern Conference and the Ivy League were demoted to the FCS.[62]
In 1985, the Missouri Valley Conference stopped sponsoring football.[52]
In the 1980s and 1990s, several independents joined conferences, dropped football, or joined the FCS. In the 1996 NCAA conference realignment, the Southwest Conference dissolved, and four Texas teams from that conference joined with the Big 8 schools to grade the Large 12 Conference. The Western Able-bodied Conference expanded to xvi members, but one-half of the schools left in 1999 to form the Mount W Conference. Conference United states of america (C-U.s.a.) formed from a merger of the Metro Briefing and the Swell Midwest Conference, two conferences which had not sponsored football. The Big West stopped sponsoring football game afterward the 2000 season, and was essentially replaced by the Lord’s day Chugalug Briefing, which added former Large West members and began sponsoring football in 2001. In the mid-2000s, the Big Eastward added former basketball-only fellow member Connecticut, while Temple left the conference (before eventually returning in 2013). During some other stage of realignment in 2005, three schools jumped from the Large Eastward to the ACC. The Big Eastward responded by adding schools from Conference Us.[52]

College football game underwent another major conference realignment in the first half of the 2010s. Members of the Big E left the conference to join the Large 12 and ACC. The Big 12 lost members to the SEC, the Pac-12, and the Big Ten, while the Big Ten as well gained one quondam ACC fellow member. The remaining members of the Big E split into two conferences: the American Able-bodied Briefing (“The American”) and a new briefing that assumed the Big East proper noun but does not sponsor football. The American added several schools from C-USA, but lost one school each to the ACC and Big Ten after its offset flavor. In plow, C-United states of america added FCS schools and schools from the Lord’s day Belt Conference. The Sun Belt Briefing replenished its membership by adding FCS schools and schools from the Western Athletic Briefing. The Mountain West lost schools to the Big 12, Pac-12, and the FBS independent ranks, and added several schools from the WAC. After several defections, leaving the briefing with but two football-sponsoring schools remaining, the WAC dropped its sponsorship of football.[52]

The early-2010s realignment bicycle also affected the FBS contained ranks. BYU left the MW in 2011 for football independence and the not-football West Coast Conference. In 2013, Idaho and New Mexico State, the last two football-sponsoring schools in the WAC, became FBS independents, just would render to their quondam football home of the Sun Belt Conference as football-simply members the following twelvemonth. Too in 2013, Notre Matriarch became a full only non-football member of the ACC, inbound into a scheduling agreement with that conference that calls for the Fighting Irish gaelic football team to play v games each flavor confronting ACC schools, and to play each other ACC schoolhouse at least once every three years. Finally, in 2015, Navy became a football-only member of The American, ending more than a century of football independence.[52]

Realignment has connected to this twenty-four hours, though at a considerably lower level, for the fourth dimension being. Georgia Southern joined the Sun Belt Briefing upon transitioning to the FBS level in 2014. The Eagles won the Sun Chugalug Briefing title outright in its beginning year as an FBS member. The 2016 season saw FCS Coastal Carolina bring together the Sun Belt Conference for non-football sports while beginning a transition to FBS football game; the football team joined the Sunday Belt in 2017. That flavour was also the last for Idaho and New Mexico Country every bit Sun Chugalug football members. After 2017, New United mexican states State returned to independent condition, while Idaho downgraded to FCS football—becoming the first program e’er to voluntarily do so—and added football to its all-sports membership in the Big Sky Briefing. As well in 2016, UMass went independent subsequently turning down an offer of total membership in the Mid-American Conference. Most recently, UConn went contained in 2020 when the school left The American to rejoin many of its historic basketball rivals in the current Big E Conference. Notre Matriarch competed under a full ACC schedule only also in 2020 in response to logistical concerns that arose from the effects of the COVID-xix pandemic in the Us.

Future realignment is scheduled to occur beginning in 2022 with James Madison’south arrival to the Sun Belt, which is possibly expected to gain before Marshall, returning Onetime Rule, and Southern Miss too from C-USA,[59]
[63]
and in 2023, when the C-USA adds Jacksonville State, Sam Houston (both from FCS), New Mexico State and Liberty (FBS independents) merely loses Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Rice, UAB, and UTSA to The American, who will see Cincinnati, Houston, and UCF transfer to the Big 12. Additionally, BYU will give upwards its football independence and is joining the Large 12 also in 2023.[64]
In turn, the Large 12 volition encounter Texas and Oklahoma transfer to the SEC no later than 2025.[65]

Awards

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Several awards are given each year to players and coaches in the FBS. Although all college football players are eligible for many of these awards (such every bit the Heisman Trophy), FBS players usually win these awards, and other awards (such as the Walter Payton Award) exist to honour players in other divisions and the FCS. In add-on to the national awards listed below, FBS conferences as well have their own awards, and several organizations release a yearly College Football All-America Squad. In 1951, the National Football Foundation established the Higher Football Hall of Fame. Notable individual awards include:

  • Best/well-nigh valuable player: Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, Archie Griffin Honor, AP Player of the Twelvemonth, SN Player of the Year, Lombardi Award (originally lineman/linebacker, but expanded to all players in 2016)
  • Defensive player of the twelvemonth: Chuck Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Bays, Lott Trophy
  • Position awards: Dave Rimington Trophy (Center), Davey O’Brien Honour and Manning Award (Quarterback), Dick Butkus Award (Linebacker), Doak Walker Honour (Running back), Fred Biletnikoff Honour (Wide receiver), Jim Thorpe Award (Defensive dorsum), John Mackey Honour (Tight cease), Lou Groza Award (Placekicker), Outland Trophy (Interior lineman), Ray Guy Award (Punter), Ted Hendricks Award (Defensive end), Jet Honor (Return Specialist)
  • Non-positional playing awards: Paul Hornung Laurels (most versatile player), Burlsworth Trophy (superlative role player who began his college career as a walk-on), Jon Cornish Trophy (top Canadian histrion)
  • Coaching awards:
    • Head coaches: AFCA Coach of the Year, Eddie Robinson Coach of the Yr, SN Coach of the Year, Walter Camp Coach of the Yr Laurels, Paul “Behave” Bryant Honor, Dwelling Depot Coach of the Yr Award, AP Coach of the Yr
    • Assistants: Broyles Award, AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year
  • Other awards: William V. Campbell Trophy, Wuerffel Trophy, Rudy Award, Amos Alonzo Stagg Award, Walter Camp Man of the Year, Theodore Roosevelt Award

The NCAA does not officially proper noun a national champion, but several other organizations proper noun national champions and all conferences participate in the College Football game Playoff in order to determine a champion. The winner of the College Football Playoff receives the Higher Football Playoff National Title Trophy. The AP awards the AP National Championship Trophy, while the American Football Coaches Association awards the AFCA National Title Trophy. The AFCA bays was previously awarded to the winner of the BCS National Championship Game (a predecessor of the College Football Playoff National Championship game), which operated from 1999 to 2014. The Football Writers Association of America awarded the Grantland Rice Trophy until later on the 2013 season, and the National Football Foundation awards the MacArthur Bowl. Since the disputed end of the 2003 season, the various organizations have been able to hold on a unmarried national champion.

Maps of teams

[edit]

1927

[edit]

1927 map of teams

NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision is located in the United States

Penn State

Penn State

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Army

Ground forces

Navy

Navy

Syracuse

Syracuse

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Colgate

Colgate

Marquette

Marquette

Michigan State

Michigan State

Brown

Chocolate-brown

Columbia

Columbia

Cornell

Cornell

Dartmouth

Dartmouth

Harvard

Harvard

Penn

Penn

Princeton

Princeton

Yale

Yale

Detroit

Detroit

Furman

Furman

West Virginia

Due west Virginia

Davidson

Davidson

Wake Forest

Wake Forest

Duke

Duke

Georgetown

Georgetown

W&J

Due west&J

Creighton

Creighton

NYU

NYU

Lafayette

Lafayette

Carnegie Tech

Carnegie Tech

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

VMI

VMI

W&L

W&L

Citadel

Citadel

Virginia

Virginia

NC State

NC State

North Carolina

North Carolina

Clemson

Clemson

Maryland

Maryland

South Carolina

Due south Carolina

Florida

Florida

Kentucky

Kentucky

Georgia

Georgia

Tennessee

Tennessee

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

Alabama

Alabama

Auburn

Auburn

LSU

LSU

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Tulane

Tulane

Sewanee

Sewanee

BYU

BYU

Colorado State

Colorado Country

Colorado

Colorado

Wyoming

Wyoming

Utah

Utah

Utah State

Utah State

Denver

Denver

Montana State

Montana State

Colorado College

Colorado College

Colorado Mines


Colorado Mines

Western State

Western Country

Northern Colorado


Northern Colorado

Iowa State

Iowa State

Kansas

Kansas

Kansas State

Kansas State

Missouri

Missouri

Nebraska

Nebraska

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State


Oklahoma State

Drake

Drake

WUSTL

WUSTL

Grinnell

Grinnell

California

California

UCLA

UCLA

Oregon

Oregon

Oregon State

Oregon State

USC

USC

Stanford

Stanford

Washington

Washington

Washington State

Washington Land

Idaho

Idaho

Montana

Montana

SMU

SMU

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Texas

Texas

Rice

Rice

Baylor

Baylor

TCU

TCU

Arkansas

Arkansas

Indiana

Indiana

Michigan

Michigan

Ohio State

Ohio Country

Illinois

Illinois

Iowa

Iowa

Minnesota

Minnesota

Northwestern

Northwestern

Purdue

Purdue

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Chicago

Chicago

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College football game teams in 1927, before half dozen MVIAA teams formed the Large six.[66]

1956

[edit]

1956 map of teams

NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision is located in the United States

Florida State

Florida State

Penn State

Penn Country

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Louisville

Louisville

Army

Army

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

North Texas

Due north Texas

Navy

Navy

Syracuse

Syracuse

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Miami

Miami

Pacific

Pacific

Holy Cross

Holy Cross

Boston College

Boston College

Villanova

Villanova

Colgate

Colgate

Dayton

Dayton

Drake

Drake

Rutgers

Rutgers

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

Boston University


Boston University

San Jose State

San Jose State

Marquette

Marquette

Brown

Dark-brown

Columbia

Columbia

Cornell

Cornell

Dartmouth

Dartmouth

Harvard

Harvard

Penn

Penn

Princeton

Princeton

Yale

Yale

Colorado

Colorado

Iowa State

Iowa Land

Kansas

Kansas

Kansas State

Kansas State

Missouri

Missouri

Nebraska

Nebraska

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Wake Forest

Wake Woods

Virginia

Virginia

NC State

NC Country

North Carolina

North Carolina

Duke

Duke

Clemson

Clemson

Maryland

Maryland

South Carolina

South Carolina

BYU

BYU

Colorado State

Colorado Country

Wyoming

Wyoming

New Mexico

New Mexico

Utah

Utah

Utah State

Utah Country

Denver

Denver

Montana

Montana

West Virginia

West Virginia

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

GW

GW

Furman

Furman

VMI

VMI

Davidson

Davidson

Richmond

Richmond

Citadel

Citadel

W&M

Due west&1000

Houston

Houston

Tulsa

Tulsa

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

Wichita State

Wichita State

Detroit

Detroit

Arizona

Arizona

Arizona State

Arizona Land

New Mexico State

New Mexico Land

UTEP

UTEP

Hardin–Simmons


Hardin–Simmons

West Texas A&M

West Texas A&M

California

California

UCLA

UCLA

Oregon

Oregon

Oregon State

Oregon Country

USC

USC

Stanford

Stanford

Washington

Washington

Washington State

Washington Land

Idaho

Idaho

SMU

SMU

Texas A&M

Texas A&Yard

Texas

Texas

Rice

Rice

Baylor

Baylor

TCU

TCU

Arkansas

Arkansas

Florida

Florida

Kentucky

Kentucky

Georgia

Georgia

Tennessee

Tennessee

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

Alabama

Alabama

Auburn

Auburn

LSU

LSU

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Mississippi State

Mississippi Country

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Tulane

Tulane

Indiana

Indiana

Michigan

Michigan

Michigan State

Michigan State

Ohio State

Ohio State

Illinois

Illinois

Iowa

Iowa

Minnesota

Minnesota

Northwestern

Northwestern

Purdue

Purdue

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

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The “University Division” in 1956.[67]

1991

[edit]

1991 map of teams

NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision is located in the United States

South Carolina

South Carolina

Florida State

Florida Land

Penn State

Penn State

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Louisville

Louisville

Tulsa

Tulsa

East Carolina

Eastward Carolina

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech

Akron

Akron

Memphis

Memphis

Army

Army

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Southern Miss

Southern Miss

Southwestern Louisiana

Southwestern Louisiana

Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois

Arkansas State

Arkansas State

Navy

Navy

Tulane

Tulane

Houston

Houston

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

SMU

SMU

Texas A&M

Texas A&Yard

Texas

Texas

Rice

Rice

Baylor

Baylor

TCU

TCU

Arkansas

Arkansas

Arizona

Arizona

Arizona State

Arizona State

California

California

UCLA

UCLA

Oregon

Oregon

Oregon State

Oregon Country

USC

USC

Stanford

Stanford

Washington

Washington

Washington State

Washington State

Florida

Florida

Kentucky

Kentucky

Georgia

Georgia

Tennessee

Tennessee

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

Alabama

Alabama

Auburn

Auburn

LSU

LSU

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Mississippi State

Mississippi Land

Boston College

Boston College

Syracuse

Syracuse

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Miami (FL)

Miami (FL)

Rutgers

Rutgers

West Virginia

West Virginia

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

Temple

Temple

Indiana

Indiana

Michigan

Michigan

Michigan State


Michigan Land

Ohio State

Ohio State

Illinois

Illinois

Iowa

Iowa

Minnesota

Minnesota

Northwestern

Northwestern

Purdue

Purdue

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Colorado

Colorado

Iowa State

Iowa Country

Kansas

Kansas

Kansas State

Kansas State

Missouri

Missouri

Nebraska

Nebraska

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State


Oklahoma State

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Wake Forest

Wake Forest

Virginia

Virginia

NC State

NC State

North Carolina

North Carolina

Duke

Duke

Clemson

Clemson

Maryland

Maryland

BYU

BYU

San Diego State

San Diego Land

Air Force

Air Force

Utah

Utah

Wyoming

Wyoming

UTEP

UTEP

Colorado State

Colorado State

New Mexico

New Mexico

Fresno State

Fresno State

San Jose State

San Jose State

Utah State

Utah State

Pacific

Pacific

UNLV

UNLV

Long Beach State

Long Beach State

New Mexico State

New United mexican states State

Cal State Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton

BGSU

BGSU

Central Michigan

Central Michigan

Miami (OH)

Miami (OH)

Toledo

Toledo

Western Michigan


Western Michigan

Ball State

Ball State

Eastern Michigan

Eastern Michigan

Ohio

Ohio

Kent State

Kent Country

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This map shows Sectionalization I-A in 1991, when the Large East was formed and i year earlier the showtime of the Bowl Coalition. Hawaii (a member of the WAC) is not shown. Independents that joined an AQ conference past the BCS’south inaugural 1998 flavor (plus Notre Dame, which likewise automatically qualified for the BCS under sure conditions) are represented by black circles, while the remaining independents are represented by silvery pogs.

2022

[edit]

2022 map of teams

NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision is located in the United States

Notre Dame

Notre Matriarch

Army

Army

BYU

BYU

Liberty

Freedom

New Mexico State

New Mexico State

UConn

UConn

UMass

UMass

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech

Rice

Rice

UTEP

UTEP

Charlotte

Charlotte

FIU

FIU

FAU

FAU

MTSU

MTSU

North Texas

North Texas

UAB

UAB

UTSA

UTSA

Western Kentucky


Western Kentucky

Arkansas State

Arkansas

State

App. St.

App. St.

Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina

Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern

Georgia State

Georgia Land

JMU

JMU

Louisiana

Louisiana

Louisiana–Monroe

Louisiana–Monroe

Marshall

Marshall

Old Dominion

Onetime Dominion

South Alabama

Due south Alabama

Southern Miss

Southern
Miss

Texas State

Texas
State

Troy

Troy

Akron

Akron

NIU

NIU

BGSU

BGSU

Central Michigan

Central Michigan

Miami (OH)

Miami (OH)

Toledo

Toledo

WMU

WMU

Ball St.

Ball St.

EMU

EMU

Ohio

Ohio

Kent State

Kent Country

Buffalo

Buffalo

Temple

Temple

SMU

SMU

Houston

Houston

Navy

Navy

Tulane

Tulane

Memphis

Memphis

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Tulsa

Tulsa

East Carolina

E

Carolina

UCF

UCF

South Florida

Southward Florida

Arizona

Arizona

Arizona State

Arizona Country

California

California

UCLA

UCLA

Oregon

Oregon

Oregon State

Oregon State

USC

USC

Stanford

Stanford

Washington

Washington

Washington State

Washington State

Colorado

Colorado

Utah

Utah

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Arkansas

Arkansas

Florida

Florida

Kentucky

Kentucky

Georgia

Georgia

Tennessee

Tennessee

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

Alabama

Alabama

Auburn

Auburn

LSU

LSU

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

Missouri

Missouri

South Carolina

South

Carolina

Penn State

Penn State

Rutgers

Rutgers

Nebraska

Nebraska

Indiana

Indiana

Michigan

Michigan

Michigan State

Michigan State

Ohio St.

Ohio St.

Illinois

Illinois

Iowa

Iowa

Minnesota

Minnesota

Northwestern

Northwestern

Purdue

Purdue

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Maryland

Maryland

Iowa State

Iowa State

Kansas

Kansas

Kansas State

Kansas State

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State


Oklahoma State

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

Texas

Texas

Baylor

Baylor

TCU

TCU

West Virginia

West
Virginia

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

WFU

WFU

Virginia

Virginia

NCSU

NCSU

UNC

UNC

Duke

Duke

Clemson

Clemson

Boston College

Boston College

Syracuse

Syracuse

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Miami (FL)

Miami (FL)

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

Florida State

Florida State

Louisville

Louisville

San Diego State

San Diego State

Air Force

Air Forcefulness

Wyoming

Wyoming

Colorado State

Colorado State

New Mexico

New United mexican states

Fresno State

Fresno State

San Jose State

San Jose State

Utah State

Utah Land

UNLV

UNLV

Boise State

Boise Land

Nevada

Nevada

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This map shows Partition I FBS during the 2022 season. Non shown: Hawaii (Mountain W)

Transitioned schools

[edit]

Schools that accept transitioned to the FBS

NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision is located in the United States

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech

Akron

Akron

UNLV

UNLV

Arkansas State

Arkansas State

Nevada

Nevada

Louisiana–Monroe


Louisiana–Monroe

North Texas

North Texas

Boise State

Boise State

Buffalo

Buffalo

UCF

UCF

Marshall

Marshall

Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee

South Florida

S Florida

UConn

UConn

Troy

Troy

Florida Atlantic

Florida Atlantic

FIU

FIU

Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky

UMass

UMass

Charlotte

Charlotte

Liberty

Liberty

Old Dominion

Onetime Dominion

UTSA

UTSA

Appalachian State

Appalachian Country

Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern

Georgia State

Georgia State

South Alabama

Southward Alabama

Texas State

Texas State

Coastal Carolina

Littoral Carolina

James Madison

James Madison

Sam Houston

Sam Houston

Jacksonville State

Jacksonville State

Idaho

Idaho

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This map shows schools that have transitioned to the FBS since 1978. Green pogs indicate schools that transitioned before 1990, scarlet pogs indicate schools that transitioned between 1990 and 1999, blueish pogs indicate schools that transitioned between 2000 and 2009, orange pogs betoken schools that transitioned afterwards 2010, and black pogs that transition later on 2020. White pog denotes Idaho, a school that has transitioned from FCS to FBS (1997) and dorsum to FCS (2018).

Programs by state

[edit]

Alabama

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Electric current conference First played
Alabama Crimson Tide Tuscaloosa Bryant–Denny Stadium SEC 1892
Auburn Tigers Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium SEC 1892
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Jacksonville Burgess-Snow Field ASUN (FCS in 2022)[a] 1903
South Alabama Jaguars Mobile Hancock Whitney Stadium Dominicus Belt 2009
Troy Trojans Troy Veterans Memorial Stadium Sun Belt 1909
UAB Blazers Birmingham Protective Stadium C-USA[b] 1991

  1. ^

    Jacksonville State will move to C-USA in 2023.

  2. ^

    UAB will move to the American Able-bodied Conference in 2023.

Arizona

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference First played
Arizona Wildcats Tucson Arizona Stadium Pac-12 1899
Arizona State Sun Devils Tempe Sun Devil Stadium Pac-12 1897

Arkansas

[edit]

Squad Nickname Metropolis Stadium Current conference First played
Arkansas Razorbacks Fayetteville Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium[a] SEC 1894
Arkansas Country Reddish Wolves Jonesboro Centennial Depository financial institution Stadium Dominicus Belt 1911

  1. ^

    Arkansas as well plays select home games at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

California

[edit]

Team Nickname Metropolis Stadium Electric current briefing Kickoff played
California Aureate Bears Berkeley California Memorial Stadium Pac-12 1886
Fresno State Bulldogs Fresno Bulldog Stadium MW 1921
San Diego State Aztecs San Diego Aztec Stadium MW 1921
San Jose State Spartans San José CEFCU Stadium MW 1893
Stanford Primal Stanford Stanford Stadium Pac-12 1891
UCLA Bruins Los Angeles Rose Bowl (Pasadena) Pac-12 1919
USC Trojans Los Angeles Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Pac-12 1888

Colorado

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference First played
Air Force Falcons Colorado Springs Falcon Stadium MW 1955
Colorado Buffaloes Boulder Folsom Field Pac-12 1890
Colorado State Rams Fort Collins Canvas Stadium MW 1890

Connecticut

[edit]

Squad Nickname City Stadium Current conference Beginning played
UConn Huskies Storrs Pratt & Whitney Stadium (Eastward Hartford) Independent 1896

Florida

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference First played
FIU Panthers Academy Park Riccardo Silva Stadium C-U.s. 2002
Florida Gators Gainesville Ben Hill Griffin Stadium SEC 1906
Florida Atlantic Owls Boca Raton FAU Stadium C-USA[a] 2001
Florida State Seminoles Tallahassee Doak Campbell Stadium ACC 1902
Miami (FL) Hurricanes Coral Gables Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens) ACC 1926
South Florida Bulls Tampa Raymond James Stadium The American 1997
UCF Knights Orlando Bounce House The American[b] 1979

  1. ^

    Florida Atlantic will motion to The American in 2023.

  2. ^

    UCF volition motion to the Large 12 Conference in 2023.

Georgia

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference First played
Georgia Bulldogs Athens Sanford Stadium SEC 1892
Georgia Southern Eagles Statesboro Paulson Stadium Sun Belt 1924
Georgia State Panthers Atlanta Heart Parc Stadium Lord’s day Chugalug 2010
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Atlanta Bobby Dodd Stadium ACC 1892

Hawaii

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference Kickoff played
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Honolulu Ching Athletics Complex[a] MW 1909

  1. ^

    Temporary stadium during the sabotage of the current Aloha Stadium, as well in Honolulu, and its replacement by a new stadium on office of that venue’s site. The new Aloha Stadium is currently scheduled to open up in 2024.

Idaho

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference First played
Boise State Broncos Boise Albertsons Stadium MW 1933

Illinois

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current briefing Beginning played
Illinois Fighting Illini Champaign–Urbana Memorial Stadium Big Ten 1890
Northern Illinois Huskies DeKalb Huskie Stadium MAC 1899
Northwestern Wildcats Evanston Ryan Field Large Ten 1876

Indiana

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current briefing First played
Ball State Cardinals Muncie Scheumann Stadium MAC 1924
Indiana Hoosiers Bloomington Memorial Stadium Big 10 1887
Notre Dame Fighting Irish gaelic Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium Independent 1887
Purdue Boilermakers Westward Lafayette Ross–Ade Stadium Big Ten 1887

Iowa

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference Commencement played
Iowa Hawkeyes Iowa Metropolis Kinnick Stadium Large Ten 1889
Iowa Land Cyclones Ames Jack Trice Stadium Big 12 1891

Kansas

[edit]

Team Nickname Metropolis Stadium Current briefing Kickoff played
Kansas Jayhawks Lawrence David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium Big 12 1890
Kansas State Wildcats Manhattan Nib Snyder Family Stadium Big 12 1896

Kentucky

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference Kickoff played
Kentucky Wildcats Lexington Kroger Field SEC 1881
Louisville Cardinals Louisville Cardinal Stadium ACC 1910
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Bowling Greenish Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium C-Us 1908

Louisiana

[edit]

Squad Nickname Metropolis Stadium Current conference First played
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Lafayette Cajun Field Sun Belt 1902
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Ruston Joe Aillet Stadium C-The states 1901
LSU Tigers Baton Rouge Tiger Stadium SEC 1893
Tulane Green Moving ridge New Orleans Yulman Stadium The American 1893
UL Monroe Warhawks Monroe Malone Stadium Sun Belt 1931

Maryland

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference First played
Maryland Terrapins Higher Park Maryland Stadium Big Ten 1888
Navy Midshipmen Annapolis Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium The American 1879

Massachusetts

[edit]

Squad Nickname Urban center Stadium Electric current conference First played
Boston College Eagles Chestnut Hill Alumni Stadium ACC 1893
UMass Minutemen Amherst Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium Contained 1879

Michigan

[edit]

Team Nickname Metropolis Stadium Current conference Get-go played
Central Michigan Chippewas Mount Pleasant Kelly/Shorts Stadium MAC 1896
Eastern Michigan Eagles Ypsilanti Rynearson Stadium MAC 1891
Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor Michigan Stadium Large Ten 1879
Michigan State Spartans East Lansing Spartan Stadium Big X 1885
Western Michigan Broncos Kalamazoo Waldo Stadium MAC 1905

Minnesota

[edit]

Team Nickname Metropolis Stadium Current conference Offset played
Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis–Saint Paul Huntington Depository financial institution Stadium Big 10 1882

Mississippi

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference Commencement played
Mississippi Country Bulldogs Starkville[a] Davis Wade Stadium SEC 1895
Ole Miss Rebels Oxford Vaught–Hemingway Stadium SEC 1890
Southern Miss Gold Eagles Hattiesburg M. Yard. Roberts Stadium Sun Chugalug 1912

  1. ^

    Almost all of the Mississippi Land campus, including the university’south athletic facilities, is located in a office of unincorporated Oktibbeha Canton that is designated by the Us Postal service as Mississippi State, Mississippi.

Missouri

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference Kickoff played
Missouri Tigers Columbia Faurot Field SEC 1890

Nebraska

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current briefing First played
Nebraska Cornhuskers Lincoln Memorial Stadium Big Ten 1890

Nevada

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference Commencement played
Nevada Wolf Pack Reno Mackay Stadium MW 1896
UNLV Rebels Paradise Allegiant Stadium MW 1968

New Jersey

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference Starting time played
Rutgers Scarlet Knights New Brunswick–Piscataway SHI Stadium Big Ten 1869

New Mexico

[edit]

Squad Nickname City Stadium Current briefing First played
New United mexican states Lobos Albuquerque Dreamstyle Stadium MW 1892
New Mexico State Aggies Las Cruces Aggie Memorial Stadium Contained[a] 1893

New York

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Electric current conference Get-go played
Regular army Black Knights West Point Michie Stadium Independent 1890
Buffalo Bulls Buffalo–Amherst University at Buffalo Stadium MAC 1894
Syracuse Orange Syracuse Carrier Dome ACC 1889

N Carolina

[edit]

Team Nickname Urban center Stadium Current conference First played
Appalachian State Mountaineers Boone Kidd Brewer Stadium Sun Chugalug 1928
Charlotte 49ers Charlotte Jerry Richardson Stadium C-USA[b] 2013
Duke Blue Devils Durham Wallace Wade Stadium ACC 1888
East Carolina Pirates Greenville Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium The American 1932
NC State Wolfpack Raleigh Carter–Finley Stadium ACC 1892
North Carolina Tar Heels Chapel Hill Kenan Memorial Stadium ACC 1888
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Winston–Salem Truist Field ACC 1888

Ohio

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current briefing First played
Akron Zips Akron InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field MAC 1891
Bowling Green Falcons Bowling Green Doyt Perry Stadium MAC 1919
Cincinnati Bearcats Cincinnati Nippert Stadium The American[c] 1885
Kent State Golden Flashes Kent Dix Stadium MAC 1920
Miami (OH) RedHawks Oxford Yager Stadium MAC 1888
Ohio Bobcats Athens Peden Stadium MAC 1894
Ohio Country Buckeyes Columbus Ohio Stadium Big Ten 1889
Toledo Rockets Toledo Drinking glass Bowl MAC 1917

  1. ^

    New United mexican states State volition move to the C-Usa in 2023.

  2. ^

    Charlotte will move to The American in 2023.

  3. ^

    Cincinnati will move to the Big 12 Conference in 2023.

Oklahoma

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference First played
Oklahoma Sooners Norman Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Big 12[a] 1895
Oklahoma State Cowboys Stillwater Boone Pickens Stadium Large 12 1901
Tulsa Gilded Hurricane Tulsa Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium The American 1895

  1. ^

    Oklahoma will movement to the Southeastern Conference no later than 2025.

Oregon

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Electric current conference Commencement played
Oregon Ducks Eugene Autzen Stadium Pac-12 1894
Oregon Country Beavers Corvallis Reser Stadium Pac-12 1893

Pennsylvania

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference First played
Penn State Nittany Lions State Higher[a] Beaver Stadium Big Ten 1881
Pittsburgh Panthers Pittsburgh Heinz Field ACC 1890
Temple Owls Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field The American 1895

  1. ^

    Most of the Penn Country campus, including the football stadium, lies outside the municipality of State College, instead lying in a portion of College Township designated by the U.S. Postal Service as Academy Park, Pennsylvania.

Southward Carolina

[edit]

Squad Nickname City Stadium Current conference First played
Clemson Tigers Clemson Memorial Stadium ACC 1896
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Conway Brooks Stadium Sun Belt 2003
South Carolina Gamecocks Columbia Williams-Brice Stadium SEC 1892

Tennessee

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Team Nickname Metropolis Stadium Current conference Start played
Memphis Tigers Memphis Freedom Bowl Memorial Stadium The American 1912
Middle Tennessee Bluish Raiders Murfreesboro Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium C-USA 1911
Tennessee Volunteers Knoxville Neyland Stadium SEC 1891
Vanderbilt Commodores Nashville Vanderbilt Stadium SEC 1890

Texas

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Electric current conference Beginning played
Baylor Bears Waco McLane Stadium Big 12 1899
Houston Cougars Houston TDECU Stadium The American[a] 1946
North Texas Mean Green Denton Apogee Stadium C-USA[b] 1913
Rice Owls Houston Rice Stadium C-USA[c] 1912
Sam Houston Bearkats Huntsville Bowers Stadium WAC (FCS)[d] 1912
SMU Mustangs Dallas[due east] Gerald J. Ford Stadium The American 1915
TCU Horned Frogs Fort Worth Amon Carter Stadium Big 12 1896
Texas Longhorns Austin Darrell K Majestic–Texas Memorial Stadium Big 12[f] 1893
Texas A&M Aggies College Station Kyle Field SEC 1894
Texas State Bobcats San Marcos Bobcat Stadium Sunday Belt 1904
Texas Tech Ruby Raiders Lubbock Jones AT&T Stadium Large 12 1925
UTEP Miners El Paso Sun Basin C-United states 1914
UTSA Roadrunners San Antonio Alamodome C-USA[g] 2011

  1. ^

    Houston will motility to the Big 12 Conference in 2023.

  2. ^

    North Texas will move to The American no afterwards than 2023.

  3. ^

    Rice will movement to The American no later than 2023.

  4. ^

    Sam Houston volition move to C-USA in 2023.

  5. ^

    Nigh all of the SMU campus, including the football stadium, lies in Academy Park, a split up city surrounded by Dallas. The U.S. Postal Service considers all locations inside University Park to take a Dallas mailing address.

  6. ^

    Texas will motion to the Southeastern Conference no later than 2025.

  7. ^

    UTSA volition move to The American no later on than 2023.

Utah

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current briefing Start played
BYU Cougars Provo LaVell Edwards Stadium Independent[a] 1922
Utah Utes Table salt Lake Metropolis Rice–Eccles Stadium Pac-12 1892
Utah State Aggies Logan Maverik Stadium MW 1892

  1. ^

    BYU will move to the Big 12 Conference in 2023.

Virginia

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Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference First played
James Madison Dukes Harrisonburg Bridgeforth Stadium CAA (FCS)[a] 1972
Liberty Flames Lynchburg Williams Stadium Independent[b] 1973
Old Dominion Monarchs Norfolk S. B. Ballard Stadium Lord’s day Belt 2009
Virginia Cavaliers Charlottesville Scott Stadium ACC 1888
Virginia Tech Hokies Blacksburg Lane Stadium ACC 1892

  1. ^

    James Madison volition bring together the Sun Belt in 2022.

  2. ^

    Liberty will motility to the C-USA in 2023.

Washington

[edit]

Squad Nickname City Stadium Current conference First played
Washington Huskies Seattle Husky Stadium Pac-12 1889
Washington State Cougars Pullman Martin Stadium Pac-12 1893

Due west Virginia

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference First played
Marshall Thundering Herd Huntington Joan C. Edwards Stadium Sun Belt 1895
West Virginia Mountaineers Morgantown Milan Puskar Stadium Large 12 1891

Wisconsin

[edit]

Team Nickname City Stadium Current conference First played
Wisconsin Badgers Madison Camp Randall Stadium Big Ten 1889

Wyoming

[edit]

Team Nickname Metropolis Stadium Current briefing First played
Wyoming Cowboys Laramie War Memorial Stadium MW 1893
  • Nine states (Alaska, Delaware, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Due north Dakota, Rhode Isle, South Dakota, Vermont) and Washington, D.C. practice not have FBS programs.

See besides

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  • NCAA Men’due south Division I Football game Bowl Subdivision alignment history
  • Listing of NCAA Division I non-football programs
  • List of NCAA Sectionalization I FBS football stadiums

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