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 Southland Conference match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?
|College Name and Location||U.S. News Rank||Team Nickname|
|1||Texas State University–San MarcosSan Marcos, TX||38*||Bobcats|
|2||McNeese State UniversityLake Charles, LA||Tier 3³||Cowboys|
|3||Northwestern State University of LouisianaNatchitoches, LA||Tier 3³||Demons|
|4||Stephen F. Austin State UniversityNacogdoches, TX||Tier 3*||Lumberjacks|
|5||Texas A&M University–Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi, TX||Tier 3*||Islanders|
|6||University of Texas–San AntonioSan Antonio, TX||Tier 3*||Roadrunners|
|7||Lamar UniversityBeaumont, TX||Tier 4*||Cardinals|
|8||Nicholls State UniversityThibodaux, LA||Tier 4³||Colonels|
|9||Sam Houston State UniversityHuntsville, TX||Tier 4*||Bearkats|
|10||Southeastern Louisiana UniversityHammond, LA||Tier 4³||Lions|
|11||University of Texas–ArlingtonArlington, TX||Tier 4||Mavericks|
|All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.