NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)



As of the 2016 college football season, there are currently 128 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams. This is the level of college football commonly referred to as major college football.

Even at this level, however, there are both formal and informal ways of referring to the different levels of competition. The ‘Power Five’ conferences refer to the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big 12 Conference, the Big Ten Conference, the Pac-12 Conference and the Southeastern Conference. While no Power Five conferences are guaranteed a spot in the College Football Playoff, the champions of these conferences do receive, at the very least, a bid to one of the prestigious ‘New Year’s Six’ bowl games which rotate as hosts of the College Football Playoff semifinals.

The remaining five conferences at this level are known as the ‘Group of Five’ – the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference and the Sun Belt Conference. These conferences are not guaranteed a spot in the College Football Playoff either, and only the highest-ranked Group of Five champion is even guaranteed a spot in one of the New Year’s Six bowls. While these schools are full members of the FBS, they are informally referred to as ‘mid-majors’ sometimes due to the fact that the quality of competition is generally considered to be below the level of the Power Five conferences while still being above the level of the remaining Division I schools that play in the Football Championship Subdivision.

In addition to the 10 conferences that currently make up the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, there are also four Independents (Army West Point, BYU, Notre Dame and UMass) that currently play at this level.

 





TeamMascotHomepageConferenceDivisionCityST
Air ForceFalconsHOMEMountain WestMountainColorado SpringsCO
AkronZipsHOMEMid-AmericanEastAkronOH
AlabamaCrimson TideHOMESoutheasternWestTuscaloosaAL
Appalachian StateMountaineersHOMESun BeltBooneNC
ArizonaWildcatsHOMEPac-12SouthTucsonAZ
Arizona StateSun DevilsHOMEPac-12SouthTempeAZ
ArkansasRazorbacksHOMESoutheasternWestFayettevilleAR
Arkansas StateRed WolvesHOMESun BeltJonesboroAR
Army West PointBlack KnightsHOMEIndependentWest PointNY
AuburnTigersHOMESoutheasternWestAuburnAL
BYUCougarsHOMEIndependentProvoUT
Ball StateCardinalsHOMEMid-AmericanWestMuncieIN
BaylorBearsHOMEBig 12WacoTX
Boise StateBroncosHOMEMountain WestMountainBoiseID
Boston CollegeEaglesHOMEAtlantic CoastAtlanticChestnut HillMA
Bowling GreenFalconsHOMEMid-AmericanEastBowling GreenOH
BuffaloBullsHOMEMid-AmericanEastBuffaloNY
CaliforniaGolden BearsHOMEPac-12NorthBerkeleyCA
Central MichiganChippewasHOMEMid-AmericanWestMount PleasantMI
Charlotte49ersHOMEConference USAEastCharlotteNC
CincinnatiBearcatsHOMEAmerican AthleticEastCincinnatiOH
ClemsonTigersHOMEAtlantic CoastAtlanticClemsonSC
Coastal CarolinaChanticleersHOMESun BeltConwaySC
ColoradoBuffaloesHOMEPac-12SouthBoulderCO
Colorado StateRamsHOMEMountain WestMountainFort CollinsCO
DukeBlue DevilsHOMEAtlantic CoastCoastalDurhamNC
East CarolinaPiratesHOMEAmerican AthleticEastGreenvilleNC
Eastern MichiganEaglesHOMEMid-AmericanWestYpsilantiMI
FIUPanthersHOMEConference USAEastMiamiFL
FloridaGatorsHOMESoutheasternEastGainesvilleFL
Florida AtlanticOwlsHOMEConference USAEastBoca RatonFL
Florida StateSeminolesHOMEAtlantic CoastAtlanticTallahasseeFL
Fresno StateBulldogsHOMEMountain WestWestFresnoCA
GeorgiaBulldogsHOMESoutheasternEastAthensGA
Georgia SouthernEaglesHOMESun BeltStatesboroGA
Georgia StatePanthersHOMESun BeltAtlantaGA
Georgia TechYellow JacketsHOMEAtlantic CoastCoastalAtlantaGA
Hawai'iRainbow WarriorsHOMEMountain WestWestHonoluluHI
HoustonCougarsHOMEAmerican AthleticWestHoustonTX
IdahoVandalsHOMESun BeltMoscowID
IllinoisFighting IlliniHOMEBig TenWestChampaignIL
IndianaHoosiersHOMEBig TenEastBloomingtonIN
IowaHawkeyesHOMEBig TenWestIowa CityIA
Iowa StateCyclonesHOMEBig 12AmesIA
KansasJayhawksHOMEBig 12LawrenceKS
Kansas StateWildcatsHOMEBig 12ManhattanKS
Kent StateGolden FlashesHOMEMid-AmericanEastKentOH
KentuckyWildcatsHOMESoutheasternEastLexingtonKY
LA TechBulldogsHOMEConference USAWestRustonLA
LSUTigersHOMESoutheasternWestBaton RougeLA
Louisiana-LafayetteRagin' CajunsHOMESun BeltLafayetteLA
LouisvilleCardinalsHOMEAtlantic CoastAtlanticLouisvilleKY
MarshallThundering HerdHOMEConference USAEastHuntingtonWV
MarylandTerrapinsHOMEBig TenEastCollege ParkMD
MemphisTigersHOMEAmerican AthleticWestMemphisTN
Miami (FL)HurricanesHOMEAtlantic CoastCoastalCoral GablesFL
Miami (OH)RedHawksHOMEMid-AmericanEastOxfordOH
MichiganWolverinesHOMEBig TenEastAnn ArborMI
Michigan StateSpartansHOMEBig TenEastEast LansingMI
Middle TennesseeBlue RaidersHOMEConference USAEastMurfreesboroTN
MinnesotaGolden GophersHOMEBig TenWestMinneapolisMN
Mississippi StateBulldogsHOMESoutheasternWestStarkvilleMS
MissouriTigersHOMESoutheasternEastColumbiaMO
NC StateWolfpackHOMEAtlantic CoastAtlanticRaleighNC
NavyMidshipmenHOMEAmerican AthleticWestAnnapolisMD
NebraskaCornhuskersHOMEBig TenWestLincolnNE
NevadaWolf PackHOMEMountain WestWestRenoNV
New MexicoLobosHOMEMountain WestMountainAlbuquerqueNM
New Mexico StateAggiesHOMESun BeltLas CrucesNM
North CarolinaTar HeelsHOMEAtlantic CoastCoastalChapel HillNC
North TexasMean GreenHOMEConference USAWestDentonTX
Northern IllinoisHuskiesHOMEMid-AmericanWestDeKalbIL
NorthwesternWildcatsHOMEBig TenWestEvanstonIL
Notre DameFighting IrishHOMEIndependentSouth BendIN
OhioBobcatsHOMEMid-AmericanEastAthensOH
Ohio StateBuckeyesHOMEBig TenEastColumbusOH
OklahomaSoonersHOMEBig 12NormanOK
Oklahoma StateCowboysHOMEBig 12StillwaterOK
Old DominionMonarchsHOMEConference USAEastNorfolkVA
Ole MissRebelsHOMESoutheasternWestOxfordMS
OregonDucksHOMEPac-12NorthEugeneOR
Oregon StateBeaversHOMEPac-12NorthCorvallisOR
Penn StateNittany LionsHOMEBig TenEastState CollegePA
PittsburghPanthersHOMEAtlantic CoastCoastalPittsburghPA
PurdueBoilermakersHOMEBig TenWestWest LafayetteIN
RiceOwlsHOMEConference USAWestHoustonTX
RutgersScarlet KnightsHOMEBig TenEastNew BrunswickNJ
SMUMustangsHOMEAmerican AthleticWestDallasTX
San Diego StateAztecsHOMEMountain WestWestSan DiegoCA
San Jose StateSpartansHOMEMountain WestWestSan JoseCA
South AlabamaJaguarsHOMESun BeltMobileAL
South CarolinaGamecocksHOMESoutheasternEastColumbiaSC
Southern MissGolden EaglesHOMEConference USAWestHattiesburgMS
StanfordCardinalHOMEPac-12NorthStanfordCA
SyracuseOrangeHOMEAtlantic CoastAtlanticSyracuseNY
TCUHorned FrogsHOMEBig 12Fort WorthTX
TempleOwlsHOMEAmerican AthleticEastPhiladelphiaPA
TennesseeVolunteersHOMESoutheasternEastKnoxvilleTN
TexasLonghornsHOMEBig 12AustinTX
Texas A&MAggiesHOMESoutheasternWestCollege StationTX
Texas StateBobcatsHOMESun BeltSan MarcosTX
Texas TechRed RaidersHOMEBig 12LubbockTX
ToledoRocketsHOMEMid-AmericanWestToledoOH
TroyTrojansHOMESun BeltTroyAL
TulaneGreen WaveHOMEAmerican AthleticNew OrleansLA
TulsaGolden HurricaneHOMEAmerican AthleticTulsaOK
UABBlazersConference USAWestBirminghamAL
UCFKnightsHOMEAmerican AthleticEastOrlandoFL
UCLABruinsHOMEPac-12SouthLos AngelesCA
UConnHuskiesHOMEAmerican AthleticEastStorrsCT
ULMWarhawksHOMESun BeltMonroeLA
UMassMinutemenHOMEMid-AmericanEastAmherstMA
UNLVRebelsHOMEMountain WestWestLas VegasNV
USCTrojansHOMEPac-12SouthLos AngelesCA
USFBullsHOMEAmerican AthleticEastTampaFL
UTEPMinersHOMEConference USAWestEl PasoTX
UTSARoadrunnersHOMEConference USAWestSan AntonioTX
UtahUtesHOMEPac-12SouthSalt Lake CityUT
Utah StateAggiesHOMEMountain WestMountainLoganUT
VanderbiltCommodoresHOMESoutheasternEastNashvilleTN
VirginiaCavaliersHOMEAtlantic CoastCoastalCharlottesvilleVA
Virginia TechHokiesHOMEAtlantic CoastCoastalBlacksburgVA
Wake ForestDemon DeaconsHOMEAtlantic CoastAtlanticWinston-SalemNC
WashingtonHuskiesHOMEPac-12NorthSeattleWA
Washington StateCougarsHOMEPac-12NorthPullmanWA
West VirginiaMountaineersHOMEBig 12MorgantownWV
Western KentuckyHilltoppersHOMEConference USAEastBowling GreenKY
Western MichiganBroncosHOMEMid-AmericanWestKalamazooMI
WisconsinBadgersHOMEBig TenWestMadisonWI
WyomingCowboysHOMEMountain WestMountainLaramieWY