College Volleyball Teams in Division I


College volleyball teams have been competing to win the NCAA women's

championship title for 31 years.


The very first NCAA volleyball championship was a very close 3-2 match

between the University of Southern California Trojans coached by Chuck

Erbe at the time and the University of California in Los Angeles Bruins

coached by Andy Banachowski.


The Women of Troy took home the championship title and trophy, the

year was 1981, my first year in college at the University of Tennessee,

Knoxville.



College Volleyball Teams in the NCAA Playoff Tournament


There are 330 college volleyball teams that compete in NCAA Division I

womens volleyball competition.


Each team belongs to one of 32 college volleyball conferences across

the country such as the Mid American Conference, the

Southeastern Conference, the Big 12 Conference or the Pac-12

(formerly known as the Pac-10) Conference.


A total of 64 teams make up the NCAA volleyball tournament field, of

which 31 are comprised of college volleyball teams that earned

an automatic bid to the NCAA volleyball championship playoffs by

winning their end-of-season conference championships.

Of these 31 conferences, nine of them do not have a season ending

tournament that names a conference champions. So they award their

automatic bid to the college volleyball team that finishes in first place

during their regular season. 

So every game they play in during their regular season takes on

considerably more importance because each point is a chance for them

to be considered to play in the NCAA championship playoffs.


These nine conferences are the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12,

Big West, Big Ten, Ivy League, Mountain West, Pac-12, the

Southeastern Conference and the West Coast Conference


The other 22 college volleyball teams finish their regular season and

then they hold a conference championship which crowns the winner of

the tournament who is also awarded the automatic bid which gives them

the right to play in the NCAA volleyball playoff tournament.


The other 33  "at-large" teams, these are teams that didn't win their

conference championships,  are usually chosen to participate by the

NCAA championship committee.


These remaining 33 college volleyball teams receive what is called an "at

large bid" which is a widely anticipated invitation to participate in the

NCAA volleyball playoffs for that year.


It has become a tradition for teams to watch the annual televised

NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Selection Show on ESPNews to see if

their team was one of the lucky 33 college volleyball teams picked to

participate in the NCAA playoffs.


Below, you'll find a list of NCAA Division I college volleyball teams

divided by conference.


America East Conference

Albany

Binghamton

Boston-leaving for Patriot League in 2013

Hartford

Maine

New Hampshire

Stony Brook

UMBC

Vermont




Atlantic 10 Conference


Butler


Charlotte

Dayton

Duquesne

Fordham

George Washington

La Salle

Rhode Island

Richmond

Saint Louis

Temple

Xavier

VCU

Saint Joseph's





Atlantic Coast Conference



Atlantic Division

Boston College

Clemson

Florida State

University of Maryland

North Carolina State

Syracuse

Wake Forest


Coastal Division

Duke University

Georgia Tech

University of Miami-Florida

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

University of Pittsburgh

University of Virginia

Virginia Tech



Atlantic Sun Conference



Belmont

Campbell

East Tennessee State

Florida Gulf Coast

Gardner-Webb

Jacksonville

Kennesaw State

Lipscomb

Mercer

Northern Kentucky

South Carolina Upstate

Stetson

UNF



Big 12 Conference



Baylor

Iowa State

Kansas

Kansas State

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State

Texas

Texas Christian University

Texas Tech University

West Virginia University


Big East Conference


University of Cincinnati-2013 leaves for American Athletic Conference

DePaul

Georgetown

Louisville-2013 leaves for American Athletic Conference

Marquette

Notre Dame

Providence

St. Johns's

Seton Hall

Villanova

Rutgers-2013 leaves for American Athletic Conference

University of Pittsburgh-2013 leaves for American Coast Conference

Syracuse-2013 leaves for Atlantic Coast Conference

UConn-2013 leaves for American Athletic Conference

USF

West Virginia

Big Sky Conference


Eastern Washington

Idaho State

Montana

Montana State

Northern Arizona University

University of North Dakota

Northern Colorado

Portland State

Southern Utah University

California State University in Sacramento

Weber State University

Big South Conference


Charleston Southern

Coastal Carolina

Gardner Webb

Presbyterian

UNC Asheville

Winthrop


Campbell

High Point

Liberty

Longwood

Radford

VMI



Big Ten Conference


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Indiana University

University of Iowa

University of Michigan

Michigan State University

University of Minnesota

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Northwestern University

Ohio State University

Penn State University

Purdue University

University of Wisconsin in Madison



Big West Conference

Cal Poly

Cal State Fullerton

Cal State Northridge

University of Hawaii

Long Beach State

University of the Pacific-will return to the WCC in 2013

UC Davis

UC Irvine

UC Riverside

UC Santa Barbara



Colonial Athletic Association

College of Charleston-joins in 2013

Delaware

George Mason-joins in 2013

Georgia State-joins in 2013

Hofstra

James Madison

Northeastern

Old Dominion-joins in 2013

Towson

UNC Wilmington

College of William & Mary


Conference USA


University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Central Florida

East Carolina

Marshall

Memphis

Southern Miss

University of Houston

Rice

Southern Methodist

Tulane

Tulsa

UTEP



Horizon League


Cleveland State

University of Detroit Mercy

Illinois-Chicago

Loyola-Chicago

Valparaiso

Wisconsin-Green Bay

Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Wright State

Youngstown State


Independents

Cal State-Bakersfield

Chicago State

NJIT

North Carolina Central

Providence

Savannah State

Texas-Pan American

Utah Valley State

Winston Salem State


Ivy League


Brown

Columbia

Cornell

Dartmouth

Harvard

Penn

Princeton

Yale



Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference


Canisius

Fairfield

Iona

Loyola College

Manhattan College

Marist

Niagara

Rider

Saint Peters

Siena



Mid-American Conference


Akron

Bowling Green

Buffalo

Kent State

Miami-OH

Ohio


Ball State

Central Michigan

Eastern Michigan

Northern Illinois

Toledo

Western Michigan



Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference


Coppin State

Delaware State

Hampton

Howard

Maryland Eastern Shore

Morgan State

Norfolk State


Bethune-Cookman

Florida A&M

North Carolina A&T

South Carolina State

North Carolina Central

Savannah State


Missouri Valley Conference


Bradley

Creighton-headed to Big East in 2013

Drake

Evansville

Illinois State

Indiana State

Missouri State

University of Northern Iowa

Southern Illinois University

Wichita State University


Mountain West Conference


Air Force

Boise State

Colorado State

California State Fresno

University of Nevada Reno

University of New Mexico

San Diego State

UNLV

Wyoming



Northeast Conference


Bryant

Central Connecticut State

Fairleigh Dickinson

Long Island

Monmouth

Mt St. Mary's


Quinnipiac

Robert Morris

Sacred Heart

St. Francis-NY

St. Francis-PA

Wagner



Ohio Valley Conference


Austin Peay

Belmont

Eastern Illinois

Eastern Kentucky

Jacksonville State

Morehead State

Murray State

Samford

Southeast Missouri State

Southern Illinois

Tennessee State

Tennessee Tech

Tennessee-Martin


Pac-12 Conference


University of Arizona

Arizona State University

University of California Berkeley

University of Colorado

University of Oregon

Oregon State University

Stanford

UCLA

USC

University of Utah

Washington

Washington State

Patriot League


American

Army

Bucknell

Colgate

Holy Cross

Lafayette

Lehigh

Navy



Southeastern Conference


Florida

Georgia

Kentucky

Missouri

LSU

Mississippi State

Ole Miss

South Carolina

Tennessee

Vanderbilt


Mississippi State

Ole Miss

Louisiana State

Mississippi

Texas A&M

Alabama

Arkansas

Auburn

Southern Conference


Appalachian State-leaves in 2013

University of Tennessee in Chattanooga

Elon

Samford

UNC Greensboro

Western Carolina


The Citadel

Wofford

College of Charleston

Davidson

Furman

Georgia Southern


Southland Conference


Central Arkansas

Lamar

McNeese State

Nicholls State

Northwestern State

Oral Roberts

Sam Houston State

Southeastern Louisiana

Stephen F. Austin

Texas A&M Corpus Christi




Southwestern Athletic Conference


Alabama A&M

Alabama State

Alcorn State

Grambling State

Jackson State

Mississippi Valley State



Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Grambling State

Prairie View A&M

Southern

Texas Southern





The Summit League


Centenary

IPFW

IUPUI

Nebraska at Omaha

North Dakota State

Oakland

Oral Roberts

South Dakota

South Dakota State

UMKC-joins Western Athletic Conference in 2013

Western Illinois



Sun Belt Conference


Arkansas State

Arkansas-Little Rock

Denver

Florida Atlantic-leaving in 2013

Florida International-leaving in 2013

South Alabama

Troy University

Western Kentucky-leaving in 2014


Arkansas at Little Rock

Arkansas State

Louisiana-Lafayette

Louisiana-Monroe

Middle Tennessee-leaving in 2013

University of North Texas


Western Athletic Conference


University of Denver-leaving in 2013

University of Idaho-leaving in 2014

Louisiana Tech-leaving in 2013

New Mexico State

San Jose State-leaving in 2013

Seattle

Texas at Arlington-leaving in 2013

Texas at San Antonio-leaving in 2013

Texas State at San Marcos-leaving in 2013

Utah State-leaving in 2013




West Coast Conference


Brigham Young University

Gonzaga

Loyola Marymount

Pepperdine

Portland

Saint Marys

San Diego

San Francisco

Santa Clara

UOP (new member in 2013)


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