Each NCAA Division has top level play as well as lower level play. * for example - some top level DII or DIII athletic programs would be stronger than a lower level DI athletic program.
Jr. College (JUCO) is a viable option for a student-athlete hoping to play at NCAA Division I or II level and is academically ineligible. It is possible to transfer from a Jr. College to a 4 year college once you have become academically eligbile.
NAIA provides student-athletes with an alternative to the highly competitive world of recruiting. There are many good athletetic programs competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.