Since the Division I split into I-A and I-AA (now called FBS and FCS), there have been 3,099 games played between FBS and FCS teams through the 2020-21 season. During that time, a few conferences have come and gone at both the FBS and FCS levels.
Below is a list of all the records for each conference since 1978 through the 2020-21 season. The records below are based on this spreadsheet that we cultivated from historical records. A list of all FCS over FBS victories can be found here.
Keep in mind this is a snapshot of each conference at the time the game took place. For example, Memphis spent several seasons as an FBS independent but has changed conferences twice since 1995. Memphis’ records are included in FBS independents from 1978 through 1995, Conference USA from 1996 through 2012, and the American Conference since 2013.
The below table is current through games as of March 7, 2021.
|Atlantic 10 Conference (Includes Yankee Conference)*||38-109-2|
|Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)||300-20-2|
|American Athletic Conference (AAC)||66-8|
|American West Conference (AWC)*||1-2|
|Big 10 Conference||125-8|
|Big 12 Conference (Also includes Big 8 years)||192-20|
|Big East Conference*||91-5|
|Big Sky Conference||75-376|
|Big South Conference||6-106|
|Big West (Includes Pacific Coast Conference)*||112-61|
|Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)||18-130|
|Great West Conference*||9-33|
|Gulf Star Conference*||3-2|
|Mid-American Conference (MAC)||249-72-1|
|Mid Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)||9-142|
|Missouri Valley Conference*||54-59|
|Missouri Valley Football Conference (Includes Gateway Conference)||49-264|
|Mountain West Conference||132-14|
|Northeast Conference (NEC)||0-19|
|Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)||42-269-3|
|Pacific-12 (Includes Pac-10 years)||128-10|
|Patriot League (Also includes Colonial League)||9-63|
|Pioneer Football League (PFL)||0-5|
|Southeastern Conference (SEC)||247-5-1|
|Southern Conference (SoCon)||61-342-4|
|Southwest Conference (SWC)*||44-5|
|Sun Belt Conference (SBC)||99-28|
|Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)||2-124|
|Western Athletic Conference (WAC)**||127-10|
* Denotes that a conference has either disbanded or no longer sponsors football
** The WAC is in the process of sponsoring football and will begin as an FCS conference in the fall of 2021.