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List of NAIA conferences

The following is a list of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics's conferences as of the 2015–16 school year.

Football conferences

Conference Nickname Founded Members Sports Headquarters Map
Central States Football League CSFL 2000 7 [FB 1] 1 Waco, Texas
Frontier Conference Frontier 1952 8 [FB 2] 16 Billings, Montana
Great Plains Athletic Conference GPAC 1969 12 [FB 3] 19 Sioux City, Iowa
Heart of America Athletic Conference HAAC 1971 12 [FB 4] 20 Overland Park, Kansas
NAIA Independents 0 1
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference KCAC 1928 11 [FB 5] 21 Wichita, Kansas
Mid-South Conference MSC 1995 9 [FB 6] 22 Louisville, Kentucky
Mid-States Football Association MSFA 1993 13 1 Findlay, Ohio
North Star Athletic Association NSAA 2013 9 [FB 7] 18 Jamestown, North Dakota
The Sun Conference The Sun 1990 11 [FB 8] 16 Daytona Beach, Florida
Notes
  1. ^ 8 members with alliance member Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
    • 7 members in 2016 with loss of Oklahoma Panhandle State University
  2. ^ 8 members; 8 football members with football affiliates Eastern Oregon University, College of Idaho, and Southern Oregon University.
  3. ^ 12 members; 10 football members.
  4. ^ 14 members; 12 football members in 2016 with addition of Clarke University and Mount Mercy University.
  5. ^ 11 members; 10 football members.
    • 12 members; 10 football members in 2016 with addition of York College.
  6. ^ 9 members; 12 football members with football affiliates Bethel University, Bluefield College, Faulkner University, Kentucky Christian University, Reinhardt University, and Union College.
  7. ^ 9 members; 7 football members
  8. ^ 11 members; 6 football members with football affiliates Edward Waters College and Point University.

Non-football conferences

Conference Nickname Founded Members Sports Headquarters Map
American Midwest Conference AMC 1998 13 17 St. Louis, Missouri
Appalachian Athletic Conference AAC 1985 12 16 Asheville, North Carolina
California Pacific Conference CalPac 1996 12 10 Oakland, California
Cascade Collegiate Conference CCC 1988 11 13 Clackamas, Oregon
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference CCAC 1949 15 16 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Crossroads League CL 1959 10 15 Hartford City, Indiana
Golden State Athletic Conference GSAC 1986 9 13 Azusa, California
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference GCAC 1981 7 16 Liberty, Missouri
NAIA Independents 28 [NF 1] 21
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference KIAC 1916 13 15 Berea, Kentucky
Red River Athletic Conference RRAC 1998 12 15 Dallas, Texas
Sooner Athletic Conference SAC 1978 10 15 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Southern States Athletic Conference SSAC 1999 13 [NF 2] 15 Atlanta, Georgia
Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference WHAC 1992 12 21 Livonia, Michigan
Notes
  1. ^ 25 members in 2016 with loss of Clarke (IA), Mount Mercy (WI), and York (NE).
  2. ^ 12 members in 2016 with loss of Auburn–Montgomery.

Defunct conferences

See also

References

External links

  • NAIA Member Schools
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