football News Worthy Sport Specific

The Top Colleges For Football in 2015 – As Voted by Student-Athletes

(Flickr - Rhett Maxwell)
27
SHARES

(Flickr – Rhett Maxwell)

By this point in your recruiting, you’ve probably realized that there are a lot of schools where you can play your sport. You might know someone who goes to them, or looked at the rosters to see if players at your position have similar measurables to you, or even used some of NCSA’s tools to match yourself academically, athletically and socially to the school.

But it can still be overwhelming to get a sense of how schools relate to each other and decide which one will be best for you. After all, you can’t just go for the one that you see the most on TV or the one that has the funniest Instagram pictures. That’s a reason why we release annual lists like the NCSA Power Rankings to help recruits get a sense of a school’s performance.

Here’s another way to consider the top colleges for football in 2015

So we decided to look at schools another way, by digging into the schools athletes most often want to connect with through NCSA Athletic Recruiting. They can do this directly from their profile page by favoriting schools and showing interest in different college programs.

Check out the schools below for another way to discover the top colleges for football in these rankings, which show the top 10 schools in each division as favorited by NCSA athletes. Of course a favorite school of other student-athletes might not be your favorite as well, but we hope these top 10 lists will help you get a sense of the kind of schools you could look at, depending on which level you’d like to compete at. Ultimately, we hope this will help you determine which football program might be the best fit for you.

“Find the two-three things you look for the most in a program,” Joe Leccesi, head football recruiting coach at NCSA Athletic Recruiting, says. “When researching schools, eliminate the divisional level from the picture as one of those factors. Look at the program and school as a whole: academics, facilities, location, program history, community support, etc. When you look beyond divisional level you see many more viable options for you to play.”

You, not the school, are the most important factor, Joe says. “I tell student-athletes what my dad told me: Regardless of where you to school, your experience is going to be determined by what you make of it. You can find anything you want in a school if you work hard and take advantage of opportunities.”

You can also see Top Colleges For Sports in 2015.

Jump to a division that interests you, or just browse to your heart’s content:

OVERALL | NCAA DI A | NCAA DI AA | NCAA DII | NCAA DIII | NAIA | JUNIOR COLLEGES

Top Colleges For Football in 2015 – Overall

 

University of Oregon athletic recruiting profile1. University of Oregon


Florida State University athletic recruiting profile2. Florida State University


Ohio State University athletic recruiting profile3. Ohio State University


Auburn University athletic recruiting profile4. Auburn University


Louisiana State University athletic recruiting profile5. Louisiana State University


University of Florida athletic recruiting profile6. University of Florida


University of Alabama athletic recruiting profile7. University of Alabama


Baylor University athletic recruiting profile8. Baylor University


Texas A&M University athletic recruiting profile9. Texas A&M University


Clemson University athletic recruiting profile10. Clemson University


 

Top Colleges For Football in 2015 – NCAA Division I A

 

University of Oregon athletic recruiting profile1. University of Oregon


Florida State University athletic recruiting profile2. Florida State University


Ohio State University athletic recruiting profile3. Ohio State University


Auburn University athletic recruiting profile4. Auburn University


Louisiana State University athletic recruiting profile5. Louisiana State University


University of Florida athletic recruiting profile6. University of Florida


University of Alabama athletic recruiting profile7. University of Alabama


Baylor University athletic recruiting profile8. Baylor University


Texas A&M University athletic recruiting profile9. Texas A&M University


Clemson University athletic recruiting profile10. Clemson University


 

Top Colleges For Football in 2015 – NCAA Division I AA

 

James Madison University athletic recruiting profile1. James Madison University


Coastal Carolina University athletic recruiting profile2. Coastal Carolina University


Illinois State University athletic recruiting profile3. Illinois State University


Northern Arizona University athletic recruiting profile4. Northern Arizona University


University of North Carolina at Charlotte athletic recruiting profile5. University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Liberty University athletic recruiting profile6. Liberty University


East Tennessee State University athletic recruiting profile7. East Tennessee State University


Cornell University athletic recruiting profile8. Cornell University


University of Pennsylvania - Penn athletic recruiting profile9. University of Pennsylvania – Penn


Abilene Christian University athletic recruiting profile10. Abilene Christian University


 

Top Colleges For Football in 2015 – NCAA Division II

 

Midwestern State University athletic recruiting profile1. Midwestern State University


University of West Florida athletic recruiting profile2. University of West Florida


Southern Arkansas University athletic recruiting profile3. Southern Arkansas University


Central Washington University athletic recruiting profile4. Central Washington University


Azusa Pacific University athletic recruiting profile5. Azusa Pacific University


Texas A&M University - Commerce athletic recruiting profile6. Texas A&M University – Commerce


Angelo State University athletic recruiting profile7. Angelo State University


Northwest Missouri State University athletic recruiting profile8. Northwest Missouri State University


Colorado State University - Pueblo athletic recruiting profile9. Colorado State University – Pueblo


Ferris State University athletic recruiting profile10. Ferris State University


 

Top Colleges For Football in 2015 – NCAA Division III

 

University of Mount Union athletic recruiting profile1. University of Mount Union


University of Wisconsin - Whitewater athletic recruiting profile2. University of Wisconsin – Whitewater


University of Redlands athletic recruiting profile3. University of Redlands


Johns Hopkins University athletic recruiting profile4. Johns Hopkins University


University of Mary Hardin-Baylor athletic recruiting profile5. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor


Trinity University - Texas athletic recruiting profile6. Trinity University – Texas


Mount St. Joseph University athletic recruiting profile7. Mount St. Joseph University


Hardin-Simmons University athletic recruiting profile8. Hardin-Simmons University


University of Puget Sound athletic recruiting profile9. University of Puget Sound


Washington University in St. Louis athletic recruiting profile10. Washington University in St. Louis


 

Top Colleges For Football in 2015 – NAIA

university of jamestown athletic recruiting profile1. University of Jamestown


southern oregon university athletic recruiting profile2. Southern Oregon University


University of St. Francis - Illinois athletic recruiting profile3. University of St. Francis – Illinois


Saint Xavier University athletic recruiting profile4. Saint Xavier University


southeastern university athletic recruiting profile5. Southeastern University


faulkner university athletic recruiting profile6. Faulkner University


Kentucky Christian University athletic recruiting profile7. Kentucky Christian University


Grand View University athletic recruiting profile8. Grand View University


Eastern Oregon University athletic recruiting profile9. Eastern Oregon University


Reinhardt University athletic recruiting profile10. Reinhardt University


 

Top Colleges For Football in 2015 – Junior Colleges

 

Blinn College athletic recruiting profile1. Blinn College


Moorpark College athletic recruiting profile2. Moorpark College


Navarro College athletic recruiting profile3. Navarro College


Trinity Valley Community College athletic recruiting profile4. Trinity Valley Community College


East Mississippi Community College athletic recruiting profile5. East Mississippi Community College


Victor Valley College athletic recruiting profile6. Victor Valley College


Tyler Junior College athletic recruiting profile7. Tyler Junior College


Cisco College athletic recruiting profile8. Cisco College


Allan Hancock College athletic recruiting profile9. Allan Hancock College


East Los Angeles College athletic recruiting profile10. East Los Angeles College


Our scouts can help you determine what school is the best fit for you academically, athletically and socially. The best way to get started is with a recruiting profile.
Start a profile today

27
SHARES
About the author
Andy McKernan

Andy McKernan is the content strategist at NCSA Athletic Recruiting. A content marketer with a background in creative writing, Andy brings several years of experience to NCSA.