Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: Sun Belt

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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 Sun Belt Conference match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?

  College Name and Location U.S. News Rank Team Nickname
1 Western Kentucky UniversityBowling Green, KY 31³ Hilltoppers
2 University of South AlabamaMobile, AL 47³ Jaguars
3 Middle Tennessee State UniversityMurfreesboro, TN 56³ Blue Raiders
4 University of DenverDenver, CO 84 Pioneers
5 Arkansas State UniversityState University, AR Tier 3³ Red Wolves
6 Troy UniversityTroy, AL Tier 3³ Trojans
7 Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca Raton, FL Tier 4 Owls
8 Florida International UniversityMiami, FL Tier 4 Golden Panthers
9 University of Arkansas–Little RockLittle Rock, AR Tier 4 Trojans
10 University of Louisiana–LafayetteLafayette, LA Tier 4 Ragin' Cajuns
11 University of Louisiana–MonroeMonroe, LA Tier 4³ Warhawks
12 University of New OrleansNew Orleans, LA Tier 4 Privateers
13 University of North TexasDenton, TX Tier 4 Mean Green
All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.
  • ³Universities Master's (South)