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NCAA Football Team Names

Try to guess the team names of the 131 teams in the Bowl Subdivision of college football.
For the 2024–25 season. Next update July 2026.
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Last updated: June 19, 2024
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First submittedJuly 24, 2012
Times taken154,186
Average score79.1%
Rating4.36
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ACC
Boston College
Eagles
California
Golden Bears
Clemson
Tigers
Duke
Blue Devils
Florida State
Seminoles
Georgia Tech
Yellow Jackets
Louisville
Cardinals
Miami
Hurricanes
NC State
Wolfpack
North Carolina
Tar Heels
Pittsburgh
Panthers
SMU
Mustangs
Stanford
Cardinal
Syracuse
Orange
Virginia
Cavaliers
Virginia Tech
Hokies
Wake Forest
Demon Deacons
 
 
American Athletic
Army
Black Knights
Charlotte
49ers
East Carolina
Pirates
Florida Atlantic
Owls
Memphis
Tigers
Navy
Midshipmen
North Texas
Mean Green
Rice
Owls
South Florida
Bulls
Temple
Owls
Tulane
Green Wave
Tulsa
Golden Hurricane
UAB
Blazers
UTSA
Roadrunners
 
 
Big 12
Arizona
Wildcats
Arizona State
Sun Devils
Baylor
Bears
BYU
Cougars
Cincinnati
Bearcats
Colorado
Buffaloes
Houston
Cougars
Iowa State
Cyclones
Kansas
Jayhawks
Kansas State
Wildcats
Oklahoma State
Cowboys
TCU
Horned Frogs
Texas Tech
Red Raiders
UCF
Knights
Utah
Utes
West Virginia
Mountaineers
Big Ten
Illinois
Fighting Illini
Indiana
Hoosiers
Iowa
Hawkeyes
Maryland
Terrapins
Michigan
Wolverines
Michigan State
Spartans
Minnesota
Golden Gophers
Nebraska
Cornhuskers
Northwestern
Wildcats
Ohio State
Buckeyes
Oregon
Ducks
Penn State
Nittany Lions
Purdue
Boilermakers
Rutgers
Scarlet Knights
UCLA
Bruins
USC
Trojans
Washington
Huskies
Wisconsin
Badgers
 
 
Conference USA
Florida Intl.
Panthers
Jacksonville State
Gamecocks
Kennesaw State
Owls
Liberty
Flames
Louisiana Tech
Bulldogs
Middle Tennessee
Blue Raiders
New Mexico State
Aggies
Sam Houston
Bearkats
UTEP
Miners
Western Kentucky
Hilltoppers
 
 
Independent
Connecticut
Huskies
Massachusetts
Minutemen
Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
 
 
Mid-American
Akron
Zips
Ball State
Cardinals
Bowling Green
Falcons
Buffalo
Bulls
Central Michigan
Chippewas
Eastern Michigan
Eagles
Kent State
Golden Flashes
Miami of Ohio
RedHawks
Northern Illinois
Huskies
Ohio
Bobcats
Toledo
Rockets
Western Michigan
Broncos
Mountain West
Air Force
Falcons
Boise State
Broncos
Colorado State
Rams
Fresno State
Bulldogs
Hawaii
Warriors
Nevada
Wolf Pack
New Mexico
Lobos
San Diego State
Aztecs
San Jose State
Spartans
UNLV
Rebels
Utah State
Aggies
Wyoming
Cowboys
 
 
Pac 12
Oregon State
Beavers
Washington State
Cougars
 
 
SEC
Alabama
Crimson Tide
Arkansas
Razorbacks
Auburn
Tigers
Florida
Gators
Georgia
Bulldogs
Kentucky
Wildcats
Louisiana State
Tigers
Mississippi State
Bulldogs
Missouri
Tigers
Oklahoma
Sooners
Ole Miss
Rebels
South Carolina
Gamecocks
Tennessee
Volunteers
Texas
Longhorns
Texas A&M
Aggies
Vanderbilt
Commodores
 
 
Sun Belt
Appalachian State
Mountaineers
Arkansas State
Red Wolves
Coastal Carolina
Chanticleers
Georgia Southern
Eagles
Georgia State
Panthers
James Madison
Dukes
Louisiana
Ragin' Cajuns
Louisiana–Monroe
Warhawks
Marshall
Thundering Herd
Old Dominion
Monarchs
South Alabama
Jaguars
Southern Miss
Golden Eagles
Texas State
Bobcats
Troy
Trojans
68 Comments
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Level 27
Aug 3, 2013
More time pleez!
+1
Level ∞
May 13, 2014
Added 2 minutes.
+1
Level 62
Aug 6, 2013
Everyone but Arkansas State. Gave up with 2:40 to go.
+3
Level 75
Jul 30, 2014
My alma mater - used to be the Indians in my day.
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Level 58
Mar 5, 2015
Yup, I guessed Indians and then couldn't figure out what it is now. One of the 3 I missed. ODU and UTSA the others, both being brand new to D1.
+1
Level 23
Aug 27, 2013
1:37 left.... took a lot longer then I originally thought it would have.
+5
Level 78
Aug 29, 2013
I consistently miss Virginia. Don't know why...
+5
Level 78
May 20, 2014
Did it again 9 months later...sigh...
+5
Level 78
Mar 21, 2017
The trend continues...it's now 2017 and I STILL CAN'T REMEMBER VIRGINIA! It's not because I can't spell it...I keep trying either commodores or musketeers and just forget cavaliers all together.
+1
Level 36
Mar 26, 2022
Update?
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Level 78
Jul 1, 2022
Just took it on July 1 2022...guess the only ACC team i missed...yep...STILL EFFING VIRGINIA
+1
Level 78
Jun 27, 2024
After 11 years, on this date June 27, 2024 i have finally remember that Virginia is the home of the Cavaliers :-)
+1
Level 18
Jan 21, 2023
i know plus try out my nfl quiz please and thank you
+1
Level 46
Aug 29, 2013
Didn't even know UTSA was FBS, so that threw me off. Other than that, got em all.
+1
Level 63
Aug 29, 2013
Impressed that I got all the SEC
+1
Level 10
Jan 18, 2014
great quiz a little more time would be helpful though
+1
Level 20
Mar 2, 2014
I needed way more time. I only got 25
+1
Level 83
Apr 6, 2014
It only took 5 tries, but I finally got 100%!
+1
Level 15
Apr 24, 2014
This was too easy for me
+4
Level 3
Dec 30, 2016
Go gators🐊🐊
+4
Level 35
Jan 3, 2020
Nice username
+1
Level 20
Jun 11, 2014
128/128 w/ 4:11 left!
+2
Level 36
Jun 26, 2014
Live in Uk and new to College sports but got 50, also good luck to Michigan teams in NCAA.
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Level 70
Jul 2, 2014
seems like "cardinal" should work for the teams that are "cardinals"
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Level 62
Jul 11, 2014
100% with 4:52 remaining.
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Level 36
Sep 10, 2014
Good Stuff!!! huge college football fan. I got a few quizzes of my own for college football. Check them out!!
+1
Level 83
Dec 11, 2014
Geez, got 106, thought I did well. Only 61st percentile. Lots of college football fans.
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Level 43
Dec 29, 2014
Florida International is wrong; the updated the name by removing the Golden part and having it just be Panthers.
+1
Level ∞
Dec 29, 2014
Fixed, thanks!
+1
Level 23
Mar 26, 2015
did it with 4:35 left this time.
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Level 78
Apr 11, 2015
Finished with 6:08 remaining
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Level 78
Jun 22, 2015
6:25 remaining. I have these memorized by heart.
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Level 59
Apr 27, 2016
Quizmaster, Idaho on April 28 will move to the FCS. Check http://footballscoop.com/news/source-idaho-to-drop-to-fcs/
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Level 66
May 10, 2016
Missed Miami-OH because I typed "Redhawks" instead of capitalizing the "H."

Seems a little too picky.

+3
Level 65
Jun 17, 2016
Punctuation and capitalization don't matter, you should have gotten the answer anyway. Must have misspelled "Redhawks"
+3
Level 48
Oct 5, 2016
I very much appreciate that it required the full name of many mascots. This is coming from a guy who at least a dozen times entered a shorter name, expecting my laziness to be rewarded.
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Level 47
Jan 27, 2017
80/128 on my first try. Not bad, considering I don't follow a ton of college football.
+1
Level 29
Feb 14, 2017
117/128 first try
+1
Level 68
Feb 18, 2017
Please accept gobblers, cadets and middies
+2
Level 91
Apr 24, 2017
I sat with "golden knights" written in the answer box with 129 already filled in for about 2 minutes before i remembered they dropped the "golden" about 8 years ago.
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Level 63
Apr 27, 2017
SAME
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Level 49
Sep 19, 2017
Super small change request: can Stanford Cardinal be updated to Cardinals so we only have to type Cardinals once?
+4
Level 63
Oct 3, 2017
Their mascot is not the Cardinals...
+1
Level 16
Nov 17, 2017
130/130 with 2 minutes left. Easy
+1
Level 78
Aug 18, 2023
I'm guessing your age is less than your level.
+4
Level 52
Jun 14, 2018
This quis reminds me of my favorite Simpsons quotes:

"Who are we?" "The Wildcats!"

"Who are we going to beat?" "The Wildcats!"

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Level 90
Aug 30, 2018
Damn, Jaguars only have 33% correct? I thought that'd be higher.
+3
Level 68
Aug 30, 2018
I know nothing about American Football, but I had fun guessing names of teams - animals, birds, weather, cowboys, etc. Got 30.
+1
Level 82
Sep 2, 2022
I got 66 doing the same thing. Only worth 1 point.
+1
Level 43
Nov 19, 2018
I'd say the best team name would have to go to the North Texas Mean Green.
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Level 49
Oct 21, 2019
I always miss Louisiana-Monroe
+1
Level 64
Jan 26, 2021
Shouldn't Black Nights work for Army?
+1
Level 64
Jan 26, 2021
Wow I'm stupid after looking at answers. HOW DID I MISSPELL TAHT?!
+1
Level 68
Sep 2, 2022
Ragin' Cajuns is the best name of any sports team ever
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Level 43
Sep 4, 2022
Agreed. The name should replace Washington Commanders to Washington Ragin' Cajuns. What a name.
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Level 43
Sep 7, 2022
Finally finished. (Untimed. I don't really care about getting a level higher than 20.) The way I remembered them all was by conference. So first I started out with the original amount that I knew. Then worked on the ACC. Aced it. Then worked on the AAC. Aced it. (Big 12 was already Aced.) Worked on the Big 10. Aced it. And so on. Great quiz and a pretty difficult one.
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Level 43
Sep 8, 2022
Got all of them with 6:16 minutes to spare.
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Level 43
Sep 18, 2022
Where's the Campbell Fighting Camels?
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Level 46
Jul 31, 2023
In the fcs where they belong
+1
Level 74
Mar 6, 2023
There are some really unique names out there! I scored 94/131, thanks for the quiz!
+2
Level 68
Sep 24, 2023
Update for realignment.
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Level 79
Nov 5, 2023
Some more nicknames should be accepted beyond just Big 10 (Huskers, Terps). Noles for FSU, Buffs for CU, Cards for Louisville. Also cool to see that the Chippewas got consent from actual Chippewas to continue to use that name, good job Central Michigan.
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Level 61
Jan 8, 2024
Agree with consistency on the nicknames. I'd definitely add Vols for Tennessee and maybe Canes for Miami FL.
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Level 56
Nov 7, 2023
Need to add Sam Houston St to Conference USA
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Level 61
Jan 8, 2024
"Next update July 2024", right there in the caveats.

On Sam Houston State though, please consider not accepting "Bearcats" with a C for the Sam Houston State Bearkats, with a K. I'd argue that it's a different name and people shouldn't get a freebie for knowing Cincinnati.

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Level 45
Feb 8, 2024
Time to update. Lots of changes to Big10, Big12, and Pac12.
+1
Level 68
Jun 19, 2024
OMG I hate realigment. The ACC has been ruined!
+2
Level 64
Jun 19, 2024
Rip Pac-12.