2017-18 Evaluations of Countable & Non-Countable Opponents

(updated October 4, 2017)

The following list includes institutions evaluated under the countable opponents provisions of the  National Statistical Service (NAC Policy XXV, Section A, Item 12). This list only reflects those teams for which the NAIA National Office received countable opponent inquiries. This is not an exhaustive list of non-countable opponentsIt is an institution's responsibility to research if an opponent is countable or non-countable. 

For games to be considered countable (i.e. included in statistics, won-loss records, and coaching records), all of the following must be true:

  • The institution must be a four-year degree-granting institution.
  • The opponent must be considered a varsity sport as defined by NAIA Bylaws.
  • The institution must meet one of the following:
    • Hold active or associate membership in the NAIA,
    • Hold membership in the Universities Canada,
    • Hold membership, full or provisional, in the National Christian College Athletic Association, or
    • Accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the U.S. (Search for accreditation).
      • The New England Association of Schools & Colleges
      • The North Central Association of Colleges & Schools (Higher Learning Commission)
      • The Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities
      • The Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools
      • The Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
      • The Western Association of Schools & Colleges 

2017-18 Non-Countable Opponents

The following institutions have been evaluated and contests against these opponents may not be reported to the National Statistical Service nor will the contest be included in statistics, won-loss records and coaching records. These opponents may only be scheduled for scrimmages and/or exhibitions.

American Sports University - San Bernardino, CA: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Barber-Scotia
College - Concord, NC: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Bristol University - Anaheim, CA: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA
membership requirement

California Miramar University - San Diego, CA: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Camosun College - Victoria, British Columbia: Institution does not meet the AUCC membership requirement for Canadian institutions

Central International University - Lynchburg, VA: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Central International University - Richmond, VA: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Champions Christian College - Hot Springs, AR: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

College of Faith - Charlotte, NC:
Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

College of Faith - West Memphis, AR: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

College of the Rockies - Cranbrook, British Columbia: Institution does not meet the AUCC membership requirement for Canadian institutions

Columbia Bible College - Abbotsbord, British Columbia: Institution does not meet the AUCC membership requirement for Canadian institutions

Concordia Seminary - St. Louis, MO: Institution is not a four-year degree granting institution

Dayspring Bible College - Mundelein, IL
: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Douglas College - New Westminster, British Columbia: Institution does not meet the AUCC membership requirement for Canadian institutions

Indiana Dabney University - Hammond, IN: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Forest Trail Sports University - Iowa: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Forest Trail Sports University - North Carolina: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Future College Prep - Carson, CA: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Langara College - Vancouver, BC: Institution does not meet the AUCC membership requirement for Canadian institutions.

Logan University - Chesterfield, MO: Institution only sponsors club and recreational athletics

North American University - Houston, TX: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

North Georgia Sports Academy - Cornelia, GA
: Institution is not a 4-year degree granting institution

Ohio Midwestern College - Sharonville, OH: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Ohio State University - Marion, OH: Institution only sponsors club and recreational athletics

Quest University - Squamish, British Columbia: Institution does not meet the AUCC membership requirement for Canadian institutions

Redemption Christian College - Virginia Beach, VA: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Rhema Bible College - Broken Arrow, OK: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Robert Morris University-Arlington Heights, Ill.: Institution is considered to be an additional location and not a branch campus of the Robert Morris system.

Robert Morris University-Bensenville, Ill.: Institution is considered to be an additional location and not a branch campus of the Robert Morris system.

Robert Morris University-DuPage, Ill.: Institution is considered to be an additional location and not a branch campus of the Robert Morris system.

Robert Morris University-Elgin, Ill.: Institution is considered to be an additional location and not a branch campus of the Robert Morris system.

Robert Morris University-Lake County, Ill.: Institution is considered to be an additional location and not a branch campus of the Robert Morris system.

Robert Morris University-Orland Park, Ill.: Institution is considered to be an additional location and not a branch campus of the Robert Morris system.

Robert Morris University-Peoria, Ill.: Institution is considered to be an additional location and not a branch campus of the Robert Morris system.

Robert Morris University-Springfield, Ill.: Institution is considered to be an additional location and not a branch campus of the Robert Morris system.

Robert Morris University-Schaumburg, Ill.: Institution is considered to be an additional location and not a branch campus of the Robert Morris system.

Saint Louis Christian College - Florissant, MO: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Stratford University - Virginia: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

University of the Bahamas: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

University of British Columbia - Okanagan: Kelowna, British Columbia: 
Institution does not meet the AUCC membership requirement for Canadian institutions

University of Faith - St. Petersburg, FL: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

University of God's Chosen - Fayetteville, NC: Institution is not a four-year degree granting institution

University of Los Angeles (Calif.) - Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement (added August 28, 2017)

West Virginia University - Parkersburg, WV: Institution only sponsors club and recreational athletics

Williamson Mechanics - Media, PA: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Zoubida Cole College - Denver, CO: Institution does not meet the accreditation or NCCAA membership requirement

Please contact NAIA Legislative Services via email to submit a countable opponent inquiry or for more information on countable contests.