Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: SWAC

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