Big West Conference

collegiate athletic conference based in the western coast of the United States

The Big West Conference is a NCAA conference that plays in the NCAA Division I. The conference is based in Irvine, California, and eight of its nine current members are from California. The other member is from Hawaii.



This is a list of colleges and universities who play sports in the Big West. Since the University of the Pacific left in 2013, all of the members are now public schools. Four are from the University of California system, five are from the California State University system, and the other is the main campus of the University of Hawaii system.

The conference once sponsored football, but dropped the sport in 2000. Three of its members play football in other conferences:


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