Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: Southland Conference

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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 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.
  • ³Universities Master's (South)
  • *Universities Master's (West)