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Eleven private colleges compose the Centennial Conference. Five of ten members of the Centennial Conference rank among the top 50 national liberal arts colleges and Johns Hopkins University is tied for tenth among national universities.
On average, Centennial members sponsor 19 varsity teams. Conference members have won thirteen NCAA team titles: Johns Hopkins women's cross country (2012, 2013, 2014), Gettysburg women's lacrosse (2011, 2017, 2018), Haverford men's cross country (2010), Franklin & Marshall women's lacrosse (2007, 2009), Ursinus field hockey (2006), Washington men's lacrosse (1998), and Washington men's tennis (1994, 1997).
According to the Centennial Conference's web site: "On June 4, 1981, Keith Spalding, then-president of Franklin & Marshall College, made the announcement that "eight private colleges found it timely and appropriate to form a round-robin football schedule among institutions with similar attitudes and practices in intercollegiate football competition." With that statement, the Centennial Conference was born. Those private colleges were Dickinson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, Johns Hopkins University, Muhlenberg College, Swarthmore College, Ursinus College, and Western Maryland College (later renamed and now known as McDaniel College).
The conference moved from a football-only conference to an all-sports conference after a 1991 feasibility study. The study also recommended to expand from eight schools to eleven. The other schools recommended were Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, and Washington College. Those three schools accepted and became charter members in 1992 as the conference expanded its sports offerings.
- Bryn Mawr is a women's college.
- Johns Hopkins had affiliate membership for some sports in the University Athletic Association until the end of the 2000–01 season. Additionally, its men's and women's lacrosse teams do not play in the Centennial Conference, but instead play as Division I teams in the Big Ten Conference.
|Cabrini University||Radnor, Pennsylvania||1957||Private/
|Juniata College||Huntingdon, Pennsylvania||1876||Private/
|Marymount University||Arlington, Virginia||1950||Private/
|United States Merchant Marine Academy||Kings Point, New York||1943||Federal||1,011||2004-05||Mariners||Skyline||wrestling|
|Moravian College||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania||1742||Private/
|Susquehanna University||Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania||1858||Private/
|Washington and Lee University||Lexington, Virginia||1749||Private||1,830||1998-99||Generals||ODAC||wrestling|
- Susquehanna University was also an affiliate member in women's golf from the 2010–11 season until the 2016–17 season.
Former affiliate members
|Neumann University||Aston, Pennsylvania||1965||Private/
|New York University||New York City||1832||Private||22,280||2011-12||2015-16||Violets||UAA||wrestling|
|Stevens Institute of Technology||Hoboken, New Jersey||1870||Private||5,260||2004-05||2018-19||Ducks||MAC
The Centennial Conference sponsors championships in the following sports:
|Track and field (indoor)|
|Track and field (outdoor)|
Men's sponsored sports by school
|School||Baseball||Basketball||Cross country||Football||Golf||Lacrosse||Soccer||Swimming||Tennis||Track & Field
|Track & Field
|Washington & Lee||1|
- Johns Hopkins sponsors men's lacrosse, however, the team does not play in the Centennial Conference, but instead play as Division I teams in the Big Ten Conference.
- Johns Hopkins sponsors men's swimming, however, the team is yet to attend a conference championship. They were a member of the Bluegrass Mountain Conference, a Division II swimming conference, from the 2009-10 season until the 2015-16 season, the team now functions as a swimming independent.
Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Centennial Conference that are played by Landmark schools
|School||Fencing||Rowing||Sailing||Squash||Trap & Skeet||Water Polo|
|Franklin & Marshall||N||MARC||N||MASC||N||N|
Women's sponsored sports by school
|Golf||Lacrosse||Soccer||Softball||Swimming||Tennis||Track & Field
|Track & Field
- Johns Hopkins sponsors women's lacrosse, however, the team does not play in the Centennial Conference, but instead play as Division I teams in the Big Ten Conference.
- Johns Hopkins sponsors women's swimming, however, the team is yet to attend a conference championship. They were a member of the Bluegrass Mountain Conference, a Division II swimming conference, from the 2009-10 season until the 2015-16 season, the team now functions as a swimming independent.
Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Centennial Conference that are played by Landmark schools
|School||Badminton||Fencing||Gymnastics||Rowing||Sailing||Squash||Trap & Skeet|
|Franklin & Marshall||N||N||N||MARC||N||MASC||N|
|Season||Sport||Women's Champion||Mens Champion|
|Fall 2019||Cross Country||Johns Hopkins (X12)||Johns Hopkins (X1)|
|Field Hockey||Johns Hopkins (X2)||N/A|
|Soccer||Johns Hopkins (X1)||Johns Hopkins (X1)|
|Volleyball||Johns Hopkins (X4)||N/A|
|Winter 2019-20||Basketball||Haverford (X1)||Swarthmore (X1)|
|Swimming||Gettysburg (X1)||Franklin & Marshall (X1)|
|Indoor Track & Field||Johns Hopkins (X10)||Johns Hopkins (X8)|
|Wrestling||N/A||Washington & Lee (X1)|
|Spring 2019||Baseball||N/A||Johns Hopkins (X1)|
|Golf||Gettysburg (X9)||Gettysburg (X1)|
|Lacrosse||Gettysburg (X2)||Ursinus (X1)|
|Tennis||Johns Hopkins (X13)||Johns Hopkins (X13)|
|Outdoor Track and Field||Johns Hopkins (X10)||Johns Hopkins (X6)|