I asked a similar question on another post but it got me thinking.
Does anybody know how the NCAA and NJCAA divisions are aligned? What are the thresholds for D1 as opposed to D2? D2 vs D3? Is it entirely football based? Is it funding across sports? Strength of program? Curious as to why some schools are still D1 if they are barely funded and have bad programs across almost all sports. Curious as to why some schools are at lower levels when they are strong in most sports and fund. What separates the JUCO tiers? Is football required to be a D1 juco?
I know some non D1 schools have D1 sports (JHU Lax). Not looking for outliers, roster info, or budgets, just curious as to what is keeping some programs at higher levels and what is holding others back. A lot of questions but the main idea is what separates these schools?