In honor of the NCAA basketball tournament, U.S. News has taken a look at the Division I conferences. How do the schools in the Big Sky Conference match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?
|College Name and Location||U.S. News Rank||Team Nickname|
|1||Eastern Washington UniversityCheney, WA||54*||Eagles|
|2||California State University–SacramentoSacramento, CA||Tier 3*||Hornets|
|3||Montana State UniversityBozeman, MT||Tier 3||Bobcats|
|4||University of MontanaMissoula, MT||Tier 3||Grizzlies|
|5||Weber State UniversityOgden, UT||Tier 3*||Wildcats|
|6||Idaho State UniversityPocatello, ID||Tier 4||Bengals|
|7||Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff, AZ||Tier 4||Lumberjacks|
|8||Portland State UniversityPortland, OR||Tier 4||Vikings|
|9||University of Northern ColoradoGreeley, CO||Tier 4||Bears|
|All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.