Is NCAA Track/XC Dying?

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The recent announcements of program cuts to men's cross country at Akron and men's track at Central Michigan have resurfaced a feeling of uncertainty for the future of NCAA cross country and track. Here is a breakdown of where our sport currently stands within the NCAA system.

DI SPORTS WITH HIGHEST PARTICIPATION

Data as of the 2018-19 season...

SportDI Teams% Of DI Schools With Team
Men's Basketball351100.0%
Women's Basketball34999.4%
Women's Cross Country34899.1%
Women's Outdoor Track34096.9%
Women's Volleyball33495.2%
Women's Soccer33394.9%
Women's Indoor Track33294.6%
Men's Cross Country31790.3%
Women's Tennis31288.9%
Men's Golf29985.2%
Men's Baseball29784.6%
Women's Softball29584.0%
Men's Outdoor Track28982.3%
Men's Indoor Track26976.6%
Women's Golf26776.1%
Men's Football25472.4%
Men's Tennis25171.5%
Men's Soccer20558.4%
Women's Swimming & Diving19455.3%
Men's Swimming & Diving13137.3%
Women's Lacrosse11633.0%
Women's Rowing8825.1%
Women's Field Hockey7721.9%
Men's Wrestling7521.4%
Men's Lacrosse7320.8%
Women's Gymnastics6117.4%
Women's Sand Volleyball6017.1%
Men's Ice Hokey6017.1%
Women's Ice Hokey3510.0%
Women's Bowling349.7%

DI SCHOOLS WITHOUT MEN'S INDOOR TRACK (87)

SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.
DaytonA-10Old DominionC-USARobert MorrisNEC
Duquesne
A-10UABC-USAAustin PeayOVC
RichmondA-10College of CharlestonCAAJacksonville StateOVC
St. BonaventureA-10DelawareCAAMorehead StateOVC
Florida Gulf CoastA-SUNDrexelCAAMurray StateOVC
JacksonvilleA-SUNElonCAATennessee TechOVC
North AlabamaA-SUNJames MadisonCAAOregon StatePAC-12
StetsonA-SUNTowsonCAAUtahPAC-12
SMUAACUNC-WilmingtonCAALoyola (MD)PATRIOT
TempleAACCleveland StateHORIZONVanderbiltSEC
TulaneAACGreen BayHORIZONChattanoogaSOUTHERN
UCFAACWright StateHORIZONMercerSOUTHERN
West VirginiaBIG 12FairfieldMAACDenverSUMMIT
CreightonBIG EASTNiagaraMAACNebraska-OmahaSUMMIT
Seton HallBIG EASTQuinnipiacMAACCoastal CarolinaSUN BELT
St. John'sBIG EASTBall StateMACGeorgia SouthernSUN BELT
LongwoodBIG SOUTHBowling GreenMACGeorgia StateSUN BELT
PresbyterianBIG SOUTHCentral MichiganMACTroySUN BELT
RadfordBIG SOUTHMiami (OH)MACAlabama A&MSWAC
MarylandBIG TENNorthern IllinoisMACGramblingSWAC
NorthwesternBIG TENOhioMACCal BaptistWAC
Cal PolyBIG WESTToledoMACCal State BakersfieldWAC
Cal State FullertonBIG WESTWestern MichiganMACNew Mexico StateWAC
HawaiiBIG WESTFlorida A&MMEACLoyola MarymountWCC
UC DavisBIG WESTMissouri StateMVCPacificWCC
UC IrvineBIG WESTFresno StateMWCPepperdineWCC
UC Santa BarbaraBIG WESTNevadaMWCSaint Mary'sWCC
Florida AtlanticC-USASan Diego StateMWCSan DiegoWCC
MarshallC-USAUNLVMWCSan FranciscoWCC

DI SCHOOLS  WITHOUT MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK (64)

SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.
DaytonA-10College of CharlestonCAANevadaMWC
RichmondA-10DelawareCAASan Diego StateMWC
Florida Gulf CoastA-SUNDrexelCAAUNLVMWC
JacksonvilleA-SUNElonCAARobert MorrisNEC
North AlabamaA-SUNJames MadisonCAAAustin PeayOVC
StetsonA-SUNTowsonCAAJacksonville StateOVC
SMUAACCleveland StateHORIZONMurray StateOVC
TempleAACGreen BayHORIZONTennessee TechOVC
UCFAACWright StateHORIZONOregon StatePAC-12
West VirginiaBIG 12FairfieldMAACUtahPAC-12
CreightonBIG EASTNiagaraMAACLoyola (MD)PATRIOT
Seton HallBIG EASTQuinnipiacMAACVanderbiltSEC
St. John'sBIG EASTBall StateMACChattanoogaSOUTHERN
LongwoodBIG SOUTHBowling GreenMACMercerSOUTHERN
PresbyterianBIG SOUTHCentral MichiganMACDenverSUMMIT
RadfordBIG SOUTHNorthern IllinoisMACNebraska-OmahaSUMMIT
NorthwesternBIG TENOhioMACGeorgia SouthernSUN BELT
HawaiiBIG WESTToledoMACGeorgia StateSUN BELT
Florida AtlanticC-USAWestern MichiganMACAlabama A&MSWAC
MarshallC-USAFlorida A&MMEACNew Mexico StateWAC
Old DominionC-USAMissouri StateMVCPacificWCC
UABC-USA   

DI SCHOOLS  WITHOUT MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY (35)

SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.
SMUAACJames MadisonCAAUSCPAC-12
UCFAACTowsonCAAUtahPAC-12
West VirginiaBIG 12Cleveland StateHORIZONMississippi StateSEC
St. John'sBIG EASTAkronMACSouth CarolinaSEC
MarylandBIG TENBall StateMACDenverSUMMIT
NorthwesternBIG TENNorthern IllinoisMACNebraska-OmahaSUMMIT
HawaiiBIG WESTWestern MichiganMACGeorgia SouthernSUN BELT
Old DominionC-USAMissouri StateMVCGeorgia StateSUN BELT
Southern MissC-USASan Diego StateMWCAlabama A&MSWAC
UABC-USAUNLVMWCNew Mexico StateWAC
DelawareCAARobert MorrisNECPacificWCC
DrexelCAAOregon StatePAC-12 

DI SCHOOLS  WITHOUT WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK (22)

SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.
St. BonaventureA-10NorthwesternBIG TENMercerSOUTHERN
Florida Gulf CoastA-SUNUC Santa BarbaraBIG WESTDenverSUMMIT
North AlabamaA-SUNOld DominionC-USACal BaptistWAC
StetsonA-SUNDrexelCAALoyola MarymountWCC
CreightonBIG EASTGreen BayHORIZONPacificWCC
Seton HallBIG EASTFairfieldMAACSaint Mary'sWCC
LongwoodBIG SOUTHNiagaraMAACSan DiegoWCC
PresbyterianBIG SOUTH   

DI SCHOOLS  WITHOUT WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK (13)

SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.
Florida Gulf CoastA-SUNLongwoodBIG SOUTHDrexelCAA
North AlabamaA-SUNPresbyterianBIG SOUTHGreen BayHORIZON
StetsonA-SUNNorthwesternBIG TENFairfieldMAAC
CreightonBIG EASTOld DominionC-USADenverSUMMIT
Seton HallBIG EAST   

DI SCHOOLS  WITHOUT WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY (3)

SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.
Old DominionC-USADrexelCAADenverSUMMIT


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