Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: Summit League

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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 Summit League match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?

  College Name and Location U.S. News Rank Team Nickname
1 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL 62² Leathernecks
2 Centenary College of Louisiana Shreveport, LA Tier 3^ Gents
3 North Dakota State University Fargo, ND Tier 3 Bison
4 Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT Tier 3* Thunderbirds
5 University of Missouri–Kansas City Kansas City, MO Tier 3 Tigers
6 Indiana University-Purdue University–Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN Tier 4² Mastadons
7 Indiana University-Purdue University–Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN Tier 4 Jaguars
8 Oakland University Rochester, MI Tier 4 Golden Grizzlies
9 Oral Roberts University Tulsa, OK Tier 4 Golden Eagles
10 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD Tier 4 Jackrabbits
All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.
  • ^Liberal Arts Colleges
  • ²Universities Master's (Midwest)
  • *Universities Master's (West)