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.