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 Southwestern Athletic Conference match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?
|College Name and Location||U.S. News Rank||Team Nickname|
|1||Alabama State UniversityMontgomery, AL||unranked³||Hornets|
|2||Texas Southern UniversityHouston, TX||unranked*||Tigers|
|3||Alcorn State UniversityAlcorn State, MS||Tier 3³||Braves|
|4||Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityNormal, AL||Tier 4³||Bulldogs|
|5||Grambling State UniversityGrambling, LA||Tier 4³||Tigers|
|6||Jackson State UniversityJackson, MS||Tier 4||Tigers|
|7||Mississippi Valley State UniversityItta Bena, MS||Tier 4³||Delta Devils|
|8||Prairie View A&M UniversityPrairie View, TX||Tier 4*||Panthers|
|9||Southern University and A&M CollegeBaton Rouge, LA||Tier 4³||Jaguars|
|10||University of Arkansas–Pine BluffPine Bluff, AR||Tier 4‡||Golden Lions|
|All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.