There Are 834 College Football Teams In The United States As Of This Moment

Published on June 12th, 2022 5:45 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



The numbers are in flux, but there are around 800+ college football teams in the U.S. How many college football teams are there in the United States?

The answer: many hundreds of them.

Let's attempt to break down the total number (as of June, 2022).

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Let's start at Division 1.

In Division 1, you have two divisions of teams - the FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) and FCS (Football Championship Subdivision).

Most of the teams that you are likely familiar with are in the FBS.

The FBS consists of 129 teams and includes a number of different conferences, including the SEC, Big 12 and Pac-12.

The FCS consists of 125 teams and includes a number of different conferences, including the Big Sky, Big South and more.

So - we have a total of 254 Division 1 teams.

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Next up - Division 2 football, which includes a total of 169 teams.

Division 2 has a total of 17 conferences, including the GAC, GNAC and Gulf South, to name a few.

We are up to 423 teams.

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Next up - Division 3.

There are currently 250 Division 3 schools in the United States, and they play in the following conferences:

ASC
CCC Football
CCIW
Centennial
ECFC
Empire 8
HCAC
IIAC
Independent
Liberty
MAC
MASCAC
MIAA
MIAC
MWC
NACC
NCAC
NESCAC
NEWMAC
NIAC
NWC
OAC
ODAC
PAC
SAA
SCIAC
UAA
UMAC
USA South
WIAC

We are up to 673 teams.

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Next up - the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics).

The NAIA comprises a number of different small colleges and universities in North America, including a couple of Canada and oen in the US Virgin Islands.

There are currently 96 NAIA teams playing in conferences such as Frontier Conference and Great Plains Athletic.

This brings us up to 769 teams.

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Last but not least - JUCO, or Junior College.

There are currently 65 junior college teams in the United States, playing in conferences such as Minnesota Athletic Conference or the Southwest Junior College Football Conference.

That brings us up to a grand total of 834 college football teams in the United States.

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These numbers are constantly in flux, as schools will close, open, withdraw/add football programs, etc.

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