Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: Colonial Athletic Association

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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 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 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.
  • ¹Universities Master's (North)
  • ³Universities Master's (South)