Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: Big South

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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 South Conference match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?

  College Name and Location U.S. News Rank Team Nickname
1 High Point UniversityHigh Point, NC 5‡ Panthers
2 Winthrop UniversityRock Hill, SC 26³ Eagles
3 Radford UniversityRadford, VA 38³ Highlanders
4 Gardner-Webb UniversityBoiling Springs, NC 47³ Runnin' Bulldogs
5 Virginia Military InstituteLexington, VA 62^ Keydets
6 Presbyterian CollegeClinton, SC 105^ Blue Hose
7 Charleston Southern UniversityCharleston, SC Tier 3³ Buccaneers
8 University of North Carolina–AshevilleAsheville, NC Tier 3^ Bulldogs
9 Coastal Carolina UniversityConway, SC Tier 4^ Chanticleers
10 Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VA Tier 4³ Flames
All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.
  • ‡Baccalaureate Colleges (South)
  • ^Liberal Arts Colleges
  • ³Universities Master's (South)