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 Missouri Valley Conference match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?
|College Name and Location||U.S. News Rank||Team Nickname|
|1||Creighton UniversityOmaha, NE||1²||Bluejays|
|2||Drake UniversityDes Moines, IA||3²||Bulldogs|
|3||Bradley UniversityPeoria, IL||6²||Braves|
|4||University of EvansvilleEvansville, IN||10²||Aces|
|5||University of Northern IowaCedar Falls, IA||16²||Panthers|
|6||Missouri State UniversitySpringfield, MO||40²||Bears|
|7||Illinois State UniversityNormal, IL||Tier 3||Redbirds|
|8||Southern Illinois University–CarbondaleCarbondale, IL||Tier 3||Salukis|
|9||Indiana State UniversityTerre Haute, IN||Tier 4||Sycamores|
|10||Wichita State UniversityWichita, KS||Tier 4||Shockers|
|All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.