List of NCAA Division I FBS football programs

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Map of the FBS football programs, 2013-14

This is a list of schools in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States. By definition, all schools in this grouping have varsity football teams. Schools in Division I FBS are distinguished from those in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) by the following:

  • The three service academies that play in Division I FBS — Air Force, Army, and Navy — are theoretically subject to this rule, but are exempt in practice because all students at these schools receive full scholarships from the federal government.

FBS programs[edit]

TeamSchoolCityStateConference
Alabama Crimson TideAlabama !University of AlabamaTuscaloosaAlabamaSEC
Auburn TigersAuburn UniversityAuburnAlabamaSEC
South Alabama JaguarsSouth Alabama !University of South AlabamaMobileAlabamaSun Belt
Troy TrojansTroy UniversityTroyAlabamaSun Belt
UAB BlazersAlabama Birmingham !University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamAlabamaC-USA
Arizona !Arizona WildcatsArizona !University of ArizonaTucsonArizonaPac-12
Arizona State Sun DevilsArizona State UniversityTempeArizonaPac-12
Arkansas RazorbacksArkansas !University of ArkansasFayettevilleArkansasSEC
Arkansas State Red WolvesArkansas State UniversityJonesboroArkansasSun Belt
California Golden BearsCalifornia Berkeley !University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyCaliforniaPac-12
Fresno State BulldogsCalifornia State University, FresnoFresnoCaliforniaMountain West
San Diego State AztecsSan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoCaliforniaMountain West
San Jose State SpartansSan Jose State UniversitySan JoseCaliforniaMountain West
Stanford CardinalStanford UniversityPalo AltoCaliforniaPac-12
UCLA BruinsCalifornia Los Angeles !University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesCaliforniaPac-12
USC TrojansSouthern California !University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesCaliforniaPac-12
Air Force FalconsAir Force !United States Air Force AcademyColorado SpringsColoradoMountain West
Colorado BuffaloesColorado !University of Colorado at BoulderBoulderColoradoPac-12
Colorado State RamsColorado State UniversityFort CollinsColoradoMountain West
Connecticut HuskiesConnecticut !University of ConnecticutStorrsConnecticutAmerican
FIU PanthersFlorida International UniversityMiamiFloridaC-USA
Florida !Florida GatorsFlorida !University of FloridaGainesvilleFloridaSEC
Florida Atlantic OwlsFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonFloridaC-USA
Florida State SeminolesFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeFloridaACC
Miami HurricanesMiami Florida !University of MiamiCoral GablesFloridaACC
South Florida BullsSouth Florida !University of South FloridaTampaFloridaAmerican
UCF KnightsCentral Florida !University of Central FloridaOrlandoFloridaAmerican
Georgia BulldogsGeorgia !University of GeorgiaAthensGeorgiaSEC
Georgia State PanthersGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaGeorgiaSun Belt
Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaGeorgiaACC
Hawaii WarriorsHawaii !University of Hawaiʻi at MānoaHonoluluHawaiiMountain West
Boise State BroncosBoise State UniversityBoiseIdahoMountain West
Idaho VandalsIdaho !University of IdahoMoscowIdahoIndependent
Illinois Fighting IlliniIllinois !University of Illinois at Urbana–ChampaignUrbana-ChampaignIllinoisBig Ten
Northern Illinois HuskiesNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalbIllinoisMAC
Northwestern WildcatsNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonIllinoisBig Ten
Ball State CardinalsBall State UniversityMuncieIndianaMAC
Indiana HoosiersIndiana UniversityBloomingtonIndianaBig Ten
Notre Dame Fighting IrishNotre Dame !University of Notre DameSouth BendIndianaIndependent
Purdue BoilermakersPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteIndianaBig Ten
Iowa HawkeyesIowa !University of IowaIowa CityIowaBig Ten
Iowa State CyclonesIowa State UniversityAmesIowaBig 12
Kansas JayhawksKansas !University of KansasLawrenceKansasBig 12
Kansas State WildcatsKansas State UniversityManhattanKansasBig 12
Kentucky WildcatsKentucky !University of KentuckyLexingtonKentuckySEC
Louisville CardinalsLouisville !University of LouisvilleLouisvilleKentuckyAmerican
WKU HilltoppersWestern Kentucky UniversityBowling GreenKentuckySun Belt
Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' CajunsLouisiana Lafayette !University of Louisiana at LafayetteLafayetteLouisianaSun Belt
Louisiana–Monroe WarhawksLouisiana Monroe !University of Louisiana at MonroeMonroeLouisianaSun Belt
Louisiana Tech BulldogsLouisiana Tech UniversityRustonLouisianaC-USA
LSU TigersLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeLouisianaSEC
Tulane Green WaveTulane UniversityNew OrleansLouisianaC-USA
Maryland TerrapinsMaryland !University of Maryland, College ParkCollege ParkMarylandACC
Navy MidshipmenNaval !United States Naval AcademyAnnapolisMarylandIndependent
Boston College EaglesBoston CollegeChestnut HillMassachusettsACC
UMass MinutemenMassachusetts !University of Massachusetts AmherstAmherstMassachusettsMAC
Central Michigan ChippewasCentral Michigan UniversityMount PleasantMichiganMAC
Eastern Michigan EaglesEastern Michigan UniversityYpsilantiMichiganMAC
Michigan !Michigan WolverinesMichigan !University of MichiganAnn ArborMichiganBig Ten
Michigan State SpartansMichigan State UniversityEast LansingMichiganBig Ten
Western Michigan BroncosWestern Michigan UniversityKalamazooMichiganMAC
Minnesota Golden GophersMinnesota !University of Minnesota Twin CitiesMinneapolisMinnesotaBig Ten
Mississippi State BulldogsMississippi State UniversityStarkvilleMississippiSEC
Ole Miss RebelsMississippi !University of MississippiOxfordMississippiSEC
Southern Miss Golden EaglesSouthern Mississippi !University of Southern MississippiHattiesburgMississippiC-USA
Missouri TigersMissouri !University of MissouriColumbiaMissouriSEC
Nebraska CornhuskersNebraska !University of Nebraska–LincolnLincolnNebraskaBig Ten
Nevada Wolf PackNevada Reno !University of Nevada, RenoRenoNevadaMountain West
UNLV RebelsNevada Las Vegas !University of Nevada, Las VegasParadiseNevadaMountain West
Rutgers Scarlet KnightsRutgers UniversityPiscatawayNew JerseyAmerican
New Mexico LobosNew Mexico !University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueNew MexicoMountain West
New Mexico State AggiesNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesNew MexicoIndependent
Army Black KnightsMilitary !United States Military AcademyWest PointNew YorkIndependent
Buffalo BullsBuffalo !University at Buffalo, The State University of New YorkBuffaloNew YorkMAC
Syracuse OrangeSyracuse UniversitySyracuseNew YorkACC
Duke Blue DevilsDuke UniversityDurhamNorth CarolinaACC
East Carolina PiratesEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleNorth CarolinaC-USA
North Carolina Tar HeelsNorth Carolina !University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillNorth CarolinaACC
NC State WolfpackNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighNorth CarolinaACC
Wake Forest Demon DeaconsWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemNorth CarolinaACC
Akron ZipsAkron !University of AkronAkronOhioMAC
Bowling Green FalconsBowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenOhioMAC
Cincinnati BearcatsCincinnati !University of CincinnatiCincinnatiOhioAmerican
Kent State Golden FlashesKent State UniversityKentOhioMAC
Miami RedHawksMiami Ohio !Miami UniversityOxfordOhioMAC
Ohio BobcatsOhio UniversityAthensOhioMAC
Ohio State BuckeyesOhio State UniversityColumbusOhioBig Ten
Toledo RocketsToledo !University of ToledoToledoOhioMAC
Oklahoma SoonersOklahoma !University of OklahomaNormanOklahomaBig 12
Oklahoma State CowboysOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterOklahomaBig 12
Tulsa Golden HurricaneTulsa !University of TulsaTulsaOklahomaC-USA
Oregon DucksOregon !University of OregonEugeneOregonPac-12
Oregon State BeaversOregon State UniversityCorvallisOregonPac-12
Penn State Nittany LionsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkPennsylvaniaBig Ten
Pittsburgh PanthersPittsburgh !University of PittsburghPittsburghPennsylvaniaACC
Temple OwlsTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaAmerican
Clemson TigersClemson UniversityClemsonSouth CarolinaACC
South Carolina GamecocksSouth Carolina !University of South CarolinaColumbiaSouth CarolinaSEC
Memphis TigersMemphis !University of MemphisMemphisTennesseeAmerican
Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersMiddle Tennessee State UniversityMurfreesboroTennesseeC-USA
Tennessee VolunteersTennessee !University of TennesseeKnoxvilleTennesseeSEC
Vanderbilt CommodoresVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleTennesseeSEC
Baylor BearsBaylor UniversityWacoTexasBig 12
Houston CougarsHouston !University of HoustonHoustonTexasAmerican
North Texas Mean GreenNorth Texas !University of North TexasDentonTexasC-USA
Rice OwlsRice UniversityHoustonTexasC-USA
SMU MustangsSouthern Methodist UniversityUniversity ParkTexasAmerican
TCU Horned FrogsTexas Christian UniversityFort WorthTexasBig 12
Texas !Texas LonghornsTexas !University of Texas at AustinAustinTexasBig 12
Texas A&M AggiesTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationTexasSEC
Texas State BobcatsTexas State University–San MarcosSan MarcosTexasSun Belt
Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas Tech UniversityLubbockTexasBig 12
UTEP MinersTexas El Paso !University of Texas at El PasoEl PasoTexasC-USA
UTSA RoadrunnersTexas San Antonio !University of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioTexasC-USA
BYU CougarsBrigham Young UniversityProvoUtahIndependent
Utah UtesUtah !University of UtahSalt Lake CityUtahPac-12
Utah State AggiesUtah State UniversityLoganUtahMountain West
Virginia CavaliersVirginia !University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleVirginiaACC
Virginia Tech HokiesVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgVirginiaACC
Washington HuskiesWashington !University of WashingtonSeattleWashingtonPac-12
Washington State CougarsWashington State UniversityPullmanWashingtonPac-12
Marshall Thundering HerdMarshall UniversityHuntingtonWest VirginiaC-USA
West Virginia MountaineersWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownWest VirginiaBig 12
Wisconsin BadgersWisconsin !University of Wisconsin–MadisonMadisonWisconsinBig Ten
Wyoming CowboysWyoming !University of WyomingLaramieWyomingMountain West

Programs moving to FBS[edit]

TeamSchoolCityStateConferenceFull
Membership
Appalachian State MountaineersAppalachian State UniversityBooneNorth CarolinaSun Belt2015
Georgia Southern EaglesGeorgia Southern UniversityStatesboroGeorgiaSun Belt2015
Charlotte 49ersNorth Carolina Charlotte !University of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotteNorth CarolinaC-USA2015
Old Dominion MonarchsOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkVirginiaC-USA2015

Former programs[edit]

TeamSchoolCityStateFormer FBS ConferenceFinal SeasonCurrent Status
Appalachian State MountaineersAppalachian State UniversityBooneNorth CarolinaSouthern1981FCS transitional
Brown BearsBrown UniversityProvidenceRhode IslandIvy1981FCS
Cal State Fullerton TitansCalifornia State University, FullertonFullertonCaliforniaIndependent1992Discontinued
Colgate RaidersColgate UniversityHamiltonNew YorkIndependent1981FCS
Columbia LionsColumbia UniversityManhattanNew YorkIvy1981FCS
Cornell Big RedCornell UniversityIthacaNew YorkIvy1981FCS
Dartmouth Big GreenDartmouth UniversityHanoverNew HampshireIvy1981FCS
Harvard CrimsonHarvard UniversityCambridgeMassachusettsIvy1981FCS
Holy Cross CrusadersCollege of the Holy CrossWorcesterMassachusettsIndependent1981FCS
Illinois State RedbirdsIllinois State UniversityNormalIllinoisMissouri Valley1981FCS
Indiana State SycamoresIndiana State UniversityTerre HauteIndianaMissouri Valley1981FCS
Long Beach State 49ersCalifornia State University, Long BeachLong BeachCaliforniaIndependent1991Discontinued
Pacific TigersUniversity of the PacificStocktonCaliforniaBig West1995Discontinued
Penn QuakersUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaIvy1981FCS
Princeton TigersPrinceton UniversityPrincetonNew JerseyIvy1981FCS
Richmond SpidersRichmond UniversityRichmondVirginiaIndependent1981FCS
Southern Illinois SalukisSouthern Illinois University CarbondaleCarbondaleIllinoisMissouri Valley1981FCS
Chattanooga MocsUniversity of Tennessee at ChattanoogaChattanoogaTennesseeSouthern1981FCS
Tennessee State TigersTennessee State UniversityNashvilleTennesseeIndependent1980FCS
William & Mary TribeCollege of William & MaryWilliamsburgVirginiaIndependent1981FCS
Villanova WildcatsVillanova UniversityVillanovaPennsylvaniaIndependent1980FCS
Western Carolina CatamountsWestern Carolina UniversityCullowheeNorth CarolinaSouthern1981FCS
Wichita State ShockersWichita State UniversityWichitaKansasIndependent1986Discontinued
Yale BulldogsYale UniversityNew HavenConnecticutIvy1981FCS

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