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

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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 basketball 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 best colleges for basketball 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 basketball program might be the best fit for you.

You can also see the Top Colleges For Sports in 2015.

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

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

Top Colleges For Basketball in 2015 – Overall

 

1. Duke University


2. University of Kentucky


3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


4. University of Florida


5. Ohio State University


6. Baylor University


7. University of California – UCLA


8. Kansas University


9. Florida State University


10. Michigan State University

 

Top Colleges For Basketball in 2015 – NCAA Division I

 

1. Duke University


2. University of Kentucky


3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


4. University of Florida


5. Ohio State University


6. Baylor University


7. University of California – UCLA


8. Kansas University


9. Florida State University


10. Michigan State University

 

Top Colleges For Basketball in 2015 – NCAA Division II

 

1. University of Tampa


2. Barry University


3. Anderson University – South Carolina


4. California State University – Los Angeles


5. University of West Florida


6. Midwestern State University


7. University of Charleston


8. Angelo State University


9. Wingate University


10. Palm Beach Atlantic University

 

Top Colleges For Basketball in 2015 – NCAA Division III

 

1. University of California – Santa Cruz


2. Colorado College


3. Albion College


4. Southwestern University


5. Emory University


6. Norwich University


7. Johns Hopkins University


8. New York University


9. Aurora University


10. University of Chicago

 

Top Colleges For Basketball in 2015 – NAIA

 

1. Westmont College


2. Azusa Pacific University


3. California State University – San Marcos


4. Indiana Wesleyan University


5. Taylor University


6. Biola University


7. Lindenwood University – Belleville


8. Auburn University – Montgomery


9. Faulkner University

 

Top Colleges For Basketball in 2015 – Junior Colleges

 

1. Oxford College of Emory University


2. Columbia College – California


3. Houston Community College – Northeast


4. Blinn College


5. Palm Beach State College


6. Allan Hancock College


7. Eastern Florida State College


8. American River College


9. Angelina College


10. Southwest Texas Junior 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.

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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.