New Division I College Basketball Teams This Season

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Le Moyne's Mike DePersia plays during an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, in Villanova, Pa.
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Jan 23, 2024, 1:40 PM

Le Moyne College is playing its first Division I season in 2023-24. The Le Moyne Dolphins are the only team currently in its first season at the Division I level and their full transition will end in 2028.

As of Jan. 23, the Dolphins ranked as the No. 313 men’s basketball team in KenPom

There are 11 total teams currently in their transition phase to becoming an eligible Division I institution. Here’s the complete list:

  • Bellarmine 
  • Tarleton State
  • UC San Diego
  • Utah Tech
  • St. Thomas
  • Lindenwood
  • Queens (NC)
  • Southern Indiana
  • Stonehill
  • Texas A&M-Commerce
  • Le Moyne

How Many Division I Basketball Teams Are There?

With Le Moyne reclassifying, there are now 362 NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams.

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Chase Kiddy

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.