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Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Data
Classification NCAA Division II
Established 1909
Members 14
Sports fielded 19 (10 men's, 9 women's)
Region Mountain states
States 3 - Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico
Past names Colorado Faculty Athletic Conference (1909-1910)
Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference (1910-1967)
Headquarters Colorado Springs, Colorado
Commissioner Joel Smith
Locations

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the western United States, mostly in Colorado with some members in Nebraska and New Mexico. It participates in the NCAA's Division II.

Founded in 1909, the RMAC is the fourth oldest college athletic conference in the United States (oldest in Division II), surpassed only by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the Big Ten Conference and the Missouri Valley Conference. For its first thirty years, the RMAC was considered a major conference equivalent to today's Division I, before 7 larger members left and formed the Mountain States Conference (also called the Skyline Conference).

The Colorado Faculty Athletic Conference changed its name to the Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference (RMFAC) on May 7, 1910. Continued until 1967 when the name of the conference changed to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The RMAC merged with the Colorado Athletic Conference in 1996.

Charter Members

Other Members

Member schools

Institution Location Nickname Founded Affiliation Enrollment
Adams State College Alamosa, Colorado Grizzlies 1925 Public 2,486
Chadron State College Chadron, Nebraska Eagles 1911 Public 3,000
Colorado Christian University* Lakewood, Colorado Cougars 1914 Private/Baptist 1,500
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs* Colorado Springs, Colorado Mountain Lions 1965 Public 7,400
Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado Orediggers 1873 Public 3,100
Colorado State University-Pueblo Pueblo, Colorado ThunderWolves 1933 Public 4,000
Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado Skyhawks 1911 Public 4,000
Mesa State College Grand Junction, Colorado Mavericks 1925 Public 6,062
Metropolitan State College of Denver* Denver, Colorado Roadrunners 1965 Public 21,109
University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, Nebraska Lopers 1903 Public 6,379
New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, New Mexico Cowboys/Cowgirls 1941 Public 3,500
Regis University* Denver, Colorado Rangers 1877 Private/Catholic 6,123
Western New Mexico University Silver City, New Mexico Mustangs 1893 Public 2,500
Western State College of Colorado Gunnison, Colorado Mountaineers 1901 Public 2,400

Football champions

  • 1909 Colorado & Denver
  • 1910 Colorado College & Colorado
  • 1911 Colorado
  • 1912 Colorado Mines
  • 1913 Colorado
  • 1914 Colorado Mines
  • 1915 Colorado State
  • 1916 Colorado State
  • 1917 Denver
  • 1918 Colorado Mines
  • 1919 Colorado College
  • 1920 Colorado State
  • 1921 Colorado
  • 1922 Utah
  • 1923 Colorado
  • 1924 Colorado
  • 1925 Colorado State
  • 1926 Utah
  • 1927 Colorado State
  • 1928 Utah
  • 1929 Utah
  • 1930 Utah
  • 1931 Utah
  • 1932 Utah
  • 1933 Utah
  • 1934 Colorado
  • 1935 Colorado
  • 1936 Utah State
  • 1937 Colorado
  • 1938 Montana State
  • 1939 Colorado Mines
  • 1940 Colorado College
  • 1941 Colorado College
  • 1942 Colorado Mines
  • 1943 No League play World War II
  • 1944 No League play World War II
  • 1945 Colorado College
  • 1946 Montana State
  • 1947 Montana State
  • 1948 Northern Colorado
  • 1949 Colorado College
  • 1950 Colorado College
  • 1951 Colorado Mines
  • 1952 Idaho State
  • 1953 Idaho State
  • 1954 Montana State
  • 1955 Idaho State
  • 1956 Montana State
  • 1957 Idaho State
  • 1958 Colorado College & Colorado Mines
  • 1959 Idaho State
  • 1960 Adams State
  • 1961 Adams State
  • 1962 Adams State
  • 1963 Western State
  • 1964 Western State
  • 1965 Western State
  • 1966 Western State
  • 1967 Adams State
  • 1968 Adams State
  • 1969 Northern Colorado
  • 1970 Pittsburg State
  • 1971 Northern Colorado
  • 1972 Adams State
  • 1973 Western State
  • 1974 Western State
  • 1975 Western State
  • 1976 Western State
  • 1977 Western State
  • 1978 Western State
  • 1979 Western State
  • 1980 Adams State & Southern Colorado
  • 1981 N.M. Highlands
  • 1982 Mesa State
  • 1983 Mesa State
  • 1984 Fort Lewis
  • 1985 Mesa State
  • 1986 Mesa State
  • 1987 Mesa State
  • 1988 Mesa State
  • 1989 Adams State
  • 1990 Mesa State
  • 1991 Western State
  • 1992 Western State
  • 1993 Fort Hays State
  • 1994 Western State
  • 1995 Fort Hays State & Western State
  • 1996 Chadron State
  • 1997 Western State
  • 1998 Chadron State & Western State
  • 1999 Chadron State & N.M. Highlands
  • 2000 Mesa State
  • 2001 Chadron State
  • 2002 Nebraska-Kearney
  • 2003 Mesa State
  • 2004 Colorado Mines
  • 2005 Nebraska-Kearney
  • 2006 Chadron State
  • 2007 Chadron State

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