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 Colonial Athletic Association match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?
|College Name and Location||U.S. News Rank||Team Nickname|
|1||James Madison UniversityHarrisonburg, VA||4³||Dukes|
|2||University of North Carolina–WilmingtonWilmington, NC||12³||Seahawks|
|3||College of William and MaryWilliamsburg, VA||33||Tribe|
|4||Towson UniversityTowson, MD||43¹||Tigers|
|5||University of DelawareNewark, DE||68||Fightin' Blue Hens|
|6||Northeastern UniversityBoston, MA||80||Huskies|
|7||Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, PA||88||Dragons|
|8||George Mason UniversityFairfax, VA||Tier 3||Patriots|
|9||Hofstra UniversityHempstead, NY||Tier 3||Pride|
|10||Old Dominion UniversityNorfolk, VA||Tier 3||Monarchs|
|11||Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, VA||Tier 3||Rams|
|12||Georgia State UniversityAtlanta, GA||Tier 4||Panthers|
|All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.