In addition to different divisions, the universities within those divisions are divided into conferences, or groups. These pools are based on region or the size of the university. They usually consist of 8, 10 or 12 universities.
The teams in the group all compete against each other during the competition season for the ultimate championship. The divisions always remains the same, so winning the championship doesn’t bring you to some kind of higher level. However, it offers opportunities to participate in the regional and even the national championships. That is the ultimate goal of every team!