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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:

  • FBS programs are allowed to provide scholarship aid to a total of 85 players, and may grant a full scholarship to all 85. FCS schools are limited to financial assistance amounting to a maximum of 63 full scholarships, although some conferences voluntarily place further restrictions on athletic aid. Unlike FBS schools, for whom an athlete receiving a partial scholarship counts fully against the limit of 85, FCS schools can freely grant partial scholarships, but are also limited to a total of 85 players receiving assistance.
  • The three service academies that play in Division I FBS — Air Force, Army, and Navy — are exempt from this rule because all students at these schools receive full scholarships from the federal government.
  • Division I FBS football is the only NCAA sport without a formal tournament to determine an undisputed national champion. FBS schools instead play in a series of postseason bowl games, culminating in the BCS National Championship Game, which attempts to crown a single national champion. Other organizations, most notably the Associated Press, crown their own champions via polling. The BCS and AP have not always agreed on a single champion. In contrast, Division I FCS football conducts a 20-team single-elimination tournament, the NCAA Division I Football Championship, to determine its undisputed champion.

Football Bowl Subdivision programs

School[1] Team[2] City[3] State[4] Current

Conference[5]

Former

Conferences[6]

First

Played[7]

Joined

Div I[8]

Air Force Falcons Colorado Springs Colorado Mountain West Independent, WAC 1955
Akron Zips Akron Ohio MAC 1891
Alabama Crimson Tide Tuscaloosa Alabama SEC SIAA, Southern 1892
Arizona Wildcats Tucson Arizona Pac-12 BIAA, WAC 1899
Arizona State Sun Devils Tempe Arizona Pac-12 BIAA, WAC 1897
Arkansas Razorbacks Fayetteville Arkansas SEC SWC 1894
Arkansas State Red Wolves Jonesboro Arkansas Sun Belt 1911
Army Black Knights West Point New York Independent Independent, C-USA 1890
Auburn Tigers Auburn Alabama SEC SIAA, Southern 1892
Ball State Cardinals Muncie Indiana MAC 1924
Baylor Bears Waco Texas Big 12 SWC 1899
Boise State Broncos Boise Idaho WAC Big Sky, Big West 1933[1] 1996
Boston College Eagles Chestnut Hill Massachusetts ACC Big East 1893
Bowling Green Falcons Bowling Green Ohio MAC 1919
Buffalo Bulls Buffalo New York MAC 1894
BYU Cougars Provo Utah Independent Rocky Mountain, Mountain States, WAC, MWC 1922
California Golden Bears Berkeley California Pac-12 Pacific Coast 1882
Central Michigan Chippewas Mount Pleasant Michigan MAC 1896
Cincinnati Bearcats Cincinnati Ohio Big East C-USA 1885
Clemson Tigers Clemson South Carolina ACC SAIAA, SIAA, Southern 1896
Colorado Buffaloes Boulder Colorado Pac-12 Colorado Football Association, Rocky Mountain, Mountain States, Big Eight, Pac-12 1890
Colorado State Rams Fort Collins Colorado Mountain West WAC 1893
Connecticut Huskies Storrs Connecticut Big East Yankee, A10, Independent 1896
Duke Blue Devils Durham North Carolina ACC Southern 1888
Eastern Michigan Eagles Ypsilanti Michigan MAC 1891
ECU Pirates Greenville North Carolina C-USA Independent, North State Conference, Carolinas Conference, Southern Conference 1932
FIU Golden Panthers Miami Florida Sun Belt 2002 2005
Florida Gators Gainesville Florida SEC SIAA, Southern 1906
Florida Atlantic Owls Boca Raton Florida Sun Belt 2001
Florida State Seminoles Tallahassee Florida ACC Independent 1947
Fresno State Bulldogs Fresno California WAC 1921
Georgia Bulldogs Athens Georgia SEC SIAA, Southern 1892
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Atlanta Georgia ACC SIAA, Southern, SEC, Independent 1892
Hawaii Warriors Honolulu Hawaii WAC 1909
Houston Cougars Houston Texas C-USA SWC 1946
Idaho Vandals Moscow Idaho WAC Big Sky, Big West, Sun Belt 1894
Illinois Fighting Illini Urbana-Champaign Illinois Big Ten 1890
Indiana Hoosiers Bloomington Indiana Big Ten 1887
Iowa Hawkeyes Iowa City Iowa Big Ten Missouri Valley 1889
Iowa State Cyclones Ames Iowa Big 12 Missouri Valley, Big 6, Big 7, Big 8 1892
Kansas Jayhawks Lawrence Kansas Big 12 Missouri Valley, Big 6, Big 8 1890
Kansas State Wildcats Manhattan Kansas Big 12 Big 8 1893
Kent State Golden Flashes Kent Ohio MAC 1920
Kentucky Wildcats Lexington Kentucky SEC SIAA, Southern 1881
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Ruston Louisiana WAC SIAA, Southland Conference, Independent, Big West 1901
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Lafayette Louisiana Sun Belt Independent, Big West 1901
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Monroe Louisiana Sun Belt SIAA 1931
Louisville Cardinals Louisville Kentucky Big East SIAA, Independent, C-USA 1912
LSU Tigers Baton Rouge Louisiana SEC SIAA, Southern 1893
Marshall Thundering Herd Huntington West Virginia C-USA WVIAC, MAC, Southern, MAC 1895
Maryland Terrapins College Park Maryland ACC MIFA, SAIAA, Southern 1892
Memphis Tigers Memphis Tennessee C-USA SIAA 1912
Miami Hurricanes Coral Gables Florida ACC SIAA, Independent, Big East 1926
Miami University RedHawks Oxford Ohio MAC 1888
Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor Michigan Big Ten IAAN 1879
Michigan State Spartans East Lansing Michigan Big Ten 1896
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Murfreesboro Tennessee Sun Belt SIAA, OVC 1912
Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis-Saint Paul Minnesota Big Ten IAAN 1882
Mississippi State Bulldogs Starkville Mississippi SEC SIAA, Southern 1895
Missouri Tigers Columbia Missouri Big 12 Big 8 1890
Navy Midshipmen Annapolis Maryland Independent 1879
NC State Wolfpack Raleigh North Carolina ACC SAIAA, SIAA, Southern 1892
Nebraska Cornhuskers Lincoln Nebraska Big Ten Big 8, Big 12, Missouri Valley, Big 6, Big 7, 1890
Nevada Wolf Pack Reno Nevada WAC 1896
New Mexico Lobos Albuquerque New Mexico Mountain West BIAA, WAC 1889
New Mexico State Aggies Las Cruces New Mexico WAC BIAA, MVC, PCAA/Big West, Sun Belt 1888
North Carolina Tar Heels Chapel Hill North Carolina ACC SAIAA, SIAA, Southern 1888
North Texas Mean Green Denton Texas Sun Belt 1913
Northern Illinois Huskies DeKalb Illinois MAC 1899
Northwestern Wildcats Evanston Illinois Big Ten IAAN 1876
Notre Dame Fighting Irish South Bend Indiana Independent 1887
Ohio Bobcats Athens Ohio MAC 1894
Ohio State Buckeyes Columbus Ohio Big Ten 1890
Oklahoma Sooners Norman Oklahoma Big 12 Big 8 1895
Oklahoma State Cowboys Stillwater Oklahoma Big 12 Big 8 1901
Ole Miss Rebels Oxford Mississippi SEC SIAA, Southern 1893
Oregon Ducks Eugene Oregon Pac-12 1894
Oregon State Beavers Corvallis Oregon Pac-12 1893
Penn State Nittany Lions University Park Pennsylvania Big Ten Independent 1887
Pittsburgh Panthers Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Big East Independent 1890
Purdue Boilermakers West Lafayette Indiana Big Ten 1887
Rice Owls Houston Texas C-USA SWC, WAC 1912
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Piscataway New Jersey Big East 1869
San Diego State Aztecs San Diego California Mountain West WAC 1921
San Jose State Spartans San José California WAC 1893
SMU Mustangs University Park Texas C-USA SWC, WAC 1915
South Carolina Gamecocks Columbia South Carolina SEC SIAA, Southern, ACC, Independent 1892
South Florida Bulls Tampa Florida Big East Independent, C-USA 1997 2001
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Hattiesburg Mississippi C-USA SIAA 1912
Stanford Cardinal Palo Alto California Pac-12 1891
Syracuse Orange Syracuse New York Big East 1889
TCU Horned Frogs Fort Worth Texas Mountain West SWC, WAC, C-USA 1896
Temple Owls Philadelphia Pennsylvania MAC Independent, Big East 1894
Tennessee Volunteers Knoxville Tennessee SEC SIAA, Southern 1891
Texas Longhorns Austin Texas Big 12 SIAA, SWC 1893
Texas A&M Aggies College Station Texas Big 12 SIAA, SWC 1894
Texas Tech Red Raiders Lubbock Texas Big 12 SWC 1925
Toledo Rockets Toledo Ohio MAC 1917
Troy Trojans Troy Alabama Sun Belt SIAA 1909
Tulane Green Wave New Orleans Louisiana C-USA SIAA, Southern, SEC, Independent 1893
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Tulsa Oklahoma C-USA WAC 1895
UAB Blazers Birmingham Alabama C-USA 1991 1996
UCF Knights Orlando Florida C-USA MAC 1979 1996
UCLA Bruins Los Angeles California Pac-12 1919
UNLV Rebels Las Vegas Nevada Mountain West PCAA/Big West, WAC 1968 1978
USC Trojans Los Angeles California Pac-12 1888
Utah Utes Salt Lake City Utah Pac-12 Mountain States, WAC, MWC 1892
Utah State Aggies Logan Utah WAC Big West, Independent 1892
UTEP Miners El Paso Texas C-USA BIAA, WAC 1914
Vanderbilt Commodores Nashville Tennessee SEC SIAA, Southern 1890
Virginia Cavaliers Charlottesville Virginia ACC SAIAA, Southern 1888
Virginia Tech Hokies Blacksburg Virginia ACC SAIAA, SIAA, Southern, Independent, Big East 1892
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Winston-Salem North Carolina ACC Southern 1888
Washington Huskies Seattle Washington Pac-12 1889
Washington State Cougars Pullman Washington Pac-12 1894
West Virginia Mountaineers Morgantown West Virginia Big East Southern, Independent 1891
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Bowling Green Kentucky Sun Belt Sun Belt 1913 2009
Western Michigan Broncos Kalamazoo Michigan MAC MCC 1905
Wisconsin Badgers Madison Wisconsin Big Ten IAAN 1889
Wyoming Cowboys Laramie Wyoming Mountain West WAC 1893

[edit] Reclassifying to FBS from Division I FCSEdit

South Alabama Jaguars Mobile, Alabama Sun Belt 2012, full FBS member 2013
Texas State Bobcats San Marcos, Texas WAC 2012
Massachusetts Minutemen Amherst, Massachusetts MAC 2012, full FBS member 2013
UTSA Roadrunners San Antonio, Texas WAC 2012

[edit] FBS programs by stateEdit

[edit] AlabamaEdit

Alabama Crimson Tide University of Alabama Tuscaloosa
Auburn Tigers Auburn University Auburn
Troy Trojans Troy University Troy
UAB Blazers University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham

[edit] ArizonaEdit

Arizona Wildcats University of Arizona Tucson
Arizona State Sun Devils Arizona State University Tempe

[edit] ArkansasEdit

Arkansas Razorbacks University of Arkansas Fayetteville
Arkansas State Red Wolves Arkansas State University Jonesboro

[edit] CaliforniaEdit

California Golden Bears University of California, Berkeley Berkeley
Fresno State Bulldogs California State University, Fresno Fresno
San Diego State Aztecs San Diego State University San Diego
San José State Spartans San Jose State University San Jose
USC Trojans University of Southern California Los Angeles
Stanford Cardinal Stanford University Palo Alto
UCLA Bruins University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles

[edit] ColoradoEdit

Air Force Falcons United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs
Colorado Buffaloes University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder
Colorado State Rams Colorado State University Ft. Collins

[edit] ConnecticutEdit

Connecticut Huskies University of Connecticut Storrs

[edit] FloridaEdit

FIU Golden Panthers Florida International University Miami
Florida Gators University of Florida Gainesville
Florida Atlantic Owls Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton
Florida State Seminoles Florida State University Tallahassee
Miami Hurricanes University of Miami Coral Gables
South Florida Bulls University of South Florida Tampa
UCF Knights University of Central Florida Orlando

[edit] GeorgiaEdit

Georgia Bulldogs University of Georgia Athens
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta

[edit] HawaiiEdit

Hawaiʻi Warriors University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Honolulu

[edit] IdahoEdit

Boise State Broncos Boise State University Boise
Idaho Vandals University of Idaho Moscow

[edit] IllinoisEdit

Illinois Fighting Illini University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Urbana-Champaign
Northern Illinois Huskies Northern Illinois University DeKalb
Northwestern Wildcats Northwestern University Evanston

[edit] IndianaEdit

Ball State Cardinals Ball State University Muncie
Indiana Hoosiers Indiana University Bloomington
Notre Dame Fighting Irish University of Notre Dame South Bend
Purdue Boilermakers Purdue University West Lafayette

[edit] IowaEdit

Iowa Hawkeyes University of Iowa Iowa City
Iowa State Cyclones Iowa State University Ames

[edit] KansasEdit

Kansas Jayhawks University of Kansas Lawrence
Kansas State Wildcats Kansas State University Manhattan

[edit] KentuckyEdit

Kentucky Wildcats University of Kentucky Lexington
Louisville Cardinals University of Louisville Louisville
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Western Kentucky University Bowling Green

[edit] LouisianaEdit

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe
LA Tech Bulldogs Louisiana Tech University Ruston
LSU Tigers Louisiana State University Baton Rouge
Tulane Green Wave Tulane University New Orleans

[edit] MarylandEdit

Maryland Terrapins University of Maryland, College Park College Park
Navy Midshipmen United States Naval Academy Annapolis

[edit] MassachusettsEdit

Boston College Eagles Boston College Chestnut Hill

[edit] MichiganEdit

Central Michigan Chippewas Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant
Eastern Michigan Eagles Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti
Michigan Wolverines University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Michigan State Spartans Michigan State University East Lansing
Western Michigan Broncos Western Michigan University Kalamazoo

[edit] MinnesotaEdit

Minnesota Golden Gophers University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis and St. Paul

[edit] MississippiEdit

Mississippi State Bulldogs Mississippi State University Starkville
Ole Miss1 Rebels University of Mississippi Oxford
Southern Miss Golden Eagles University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg

[edit] MissouriEdit

Missouri Tigers University of Missouri Columbia

[edit] NebraskaEdit

Nebraska Cornhuskers University of Nebraska–Lincoln Lincoln

[edit] NevadaEdit

Nevada Wolf Pack University of Nevada, Reno Reno
UNLV Rebels University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas

[edit] New JerseyEdit

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Rutgers University Piscataway

[edit] New MexicoEdit

New Mexico Lobos University of New Mexico Albuquerque
New Mexico State Aggies New Mexico State University Las Cruces

[edit] New YorkEdit

Army Black Knights United States Military Academy West Point
Buffalo Bulls University at Buffalo Buffalo
Syracuse Orange Syracuse University Syracuse

[edit] North CarolinaEdit

Duke Blue Devils Duke University Durham
East Carolina Pirates East Carolina University Greenville
North Carolina Tar Heels University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill
North Carolina State Wolfpack North Carolina State University Raleigh
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Wake Forest University Winston-Salem

[edit] OhioEdit

Akron Zips University of Akron Akron
Bowling Green Falcons Bowling Green State University Bowling Green
Cincinnati Bearcats University of Cincinnati Cincinnati
Kent State Golden Flashes Kent State University Kent
Miami RedHawks Miami University Oxford
Ohio Bobcats Ohio University Athens
Ohio State Buckeyes Ohio State University Columbus
Toledo Rockets University of Toledo Toledo

[edit] OklahomaEdit

Oklahoma Sooners University of Oklahoma Norman
Oklahoma State Cowboys Oklahoma State University–Stillwater Stillwater
Tulsa Golden Hurricane University of Tulsa Tulsa

[edit] OregonEdit

Oregon Ducks University of Oregon Eugene
Oregon State Beavers Oregon State University Corvallis

[edit] PennsylvaniaEdit

Penn State Nittany Lions Pennsylvania State University University Park
Pittsburgh Panthers University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
Temple Owls Temple University Philadelphia

[edit] South CarolinaEdit

Clemson Tigers Clemson University Clemson
South Carolina Gamecocks University of South Carolina Columbia

[edit] TennesseeEdit

Memphis Tigers University of Memphis Memphis
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro
Tennessee Volunteers University of Tennessee Knoxville
Vanderbilt Commodores Vanderbilt University Nashville

[edit] TexasEdit

Baylor Bears Baylor University Waco
Houston Cougars University of Houston Houston
North Texas Mean Green University of North Texas Denton
Rice Owls Rice University Houston
SMU Mustangs Southern Methodist University Dallas
TCU Horned Frogs Texas Christian University Fort Worth
Texas Longhorns University of Texas at Austin Austin
Texas A&M Aggies Texas A&M University College Station
Texas Tech Red Raiders Texas Tech University Lubbock
UTEP Miners University of Texas at El Paso El Paso

[edit] UtahEdit

BYU Cougars Brigham Young University Provo
Utah Utes University of Utah Salt Lake City
Utah State Aggies Utah State University Logan

[edit] VirginiaEdit

Virginia Cavaliers University of Virginia Charlottesville
Virginia Tech Hokies Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg

[edit] WashingtonEdit

Washington Huskies University of Washington Seattle
Washington State Cougars Washington State University Pullman

[edit] West VirginiaEdit

Marshall Thundering Herd Marshall University Huntington
West Virginia Mountaineers West Virginia University Morgantown

[edit] WisconsinEdit

Wisconsin Badgers University of Wisconsin–Madison Madison

[edit] WyomingEdit

Wyoming Cowboys University of Wyoming Laramie
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