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List of NCAA schools with the most NCAA Division I championships

Listed below are the colleges or universities with the most NCAA Division I-sanctioned team championships, individual championships, and combined team and individual championships, as documented by information published on official NCAA websites.[1] Excluded from this list are all national championships earned outside the scope of NCAA competition, including Division I FBS football titles, women's AIAW championships, equestrian titles, and retroactive Helms title nominations.


NCAA Division I Team ChampionshipsEdit

Through July 1, 2018, per NCAA annual list published every July, for sports years through that date;[1] Updated results for subsequent sports year(s) obtained from NCAA.org which provides intermittent updates throughout the year. Per the NCAA, all of these results are through 06/26/19.

Institution Undergraduate
enrollment
Total Men's Women's Co-ed† Nickname Primary conference Rank
Stanford University 7,083[2] 123 67[a] 56 0 Cardinal Pac-12 Conference 1
University of California, Los Angeles 31,002[3] 118[b] 75 43 0 Bruins Pac-12 Conference 2
University of Southern California 20,000[4] 107 85 22 0 Trojans Pac-12 Conference 3
Oklahoma State University 23,459 52 52 0 0 Cowboys Big 12 Conference 4
Pennsylvania State University 46,848 51 27 11 13 Nittany Lions Big Ten Conference 5
University of Texas at Austin 49,523 47 24 23 0 Longhorns Big 12 Conference 6
University of Arkansas 22,283 46[b] 42 4 0 Razorbacks Southeastern Conference 7
University of North Carolina 18,415 44 13 31 0 Tar Heels Atlantic Coast Conference 8
Louisiana State University 26,159 43[b] 18 25 0 Tigers Southeastern Conference 9
University of California, Berkeley 27,496 38 29 9 0 Golden Bears Pac-12 Conference 10
University of Florida 39,565 36 18 18 0 Gators Southeastern Conference 11
University of Michigan 28,395 35 33[a][5][6][7] 2 0 Wolverines Big Ten Conference 12
University of Denver 5,758 33 9 0 24 Pioneers The Summit League 13
University of Oregon 20,552 33 19 14 0 Ducks Pac-12 Conference 13
University of Oklahoma 22,152 31 23 8 0 Sooners Big 12 Conference 15
University of Georgia 26,882 31 10 21 0 Bulldogs Southeastern Conference 15
University of Maryland 27,443 31 8 23 0 Terrapins Big Ten Conference 15
Ohio State University 44,741 29 23 3 3 Buckeyes Big Ten Conference 18
Yale University 5,453 29 27[a] 2 0 Bulldogs Ivy League 18
University of Virginia 15,669 27 20 7 0 Cavaliers Atlantic Coast Conference 20
University of Alabama 38,563 27 19 8 0 Crimson Tide Southeastern Conference 20
University of Colorado 26,426 26 16 2 8 Buffaloes Pac-12 Conference 21
University of Iowa 22,354 25 24 1 0 Hawkeyes Big Ten Conference 22
University of Wisconsin 29,302 25 18 7 0 Badgers Big Ten Conference 22
Arizona State University 50,246 24 11 13 0 Sun Devils Pac-12 Conference 24
Indiana University 32,752 24 24 0 0 Hoosiers Big Ten Conference 24
Princeton University 5,391 24 19[a] 4 1 Tigers Ivy League 24
University of Connecticut 18,395 22 6 16 0 Huskies American Athletic Conference 27
University of Utah 23,909 22 2 9 11 Utes Pac-12 Conference 29
Villanova University 6,394 21 12 9 0 Wildcats Big East Conference 29
Michigan State University 39,143 20 19 1 0 Spartans Big Ten Conference 31
West Virginia University 22,563 20 1 0 19 Mountaineers Big 12 Conference 31
University of Nebraska 20,182 20 8 12 0 Cornhuskers Big Ten Conference 31
University of Arizona 31,670 19 7 12 0 Wildcats Pac-12 Conference 34
University of Notre Dame 8,448 19 7 6 6 Fighting Irish Atlantic Coast Conference 34
University of Minnesota 30,511 19 13 6 0 Golden Gophers Big Ten Conference 34
University of Illinois 32,878 18 18 0 0 Fighting Illini Big Ten Conference 37
University of Houston 34,830 17 17 0 0 Cougars American Athletic Conference 38
Duke University 6,485 17 9 8 0 Blue Devils Atlantic Coast Conference 38
University of Tennessee 21,451 16 6 10 0 Volunteers Southeastern Conference 40

† Co-ed sports include fencing (since 1990), rifle, and skiing (since 1983). Fencing championships before 1990 and skiing championships before 1983 were awarded as men's or women's championships and are counted here as such.

  1. ^ a b c d The NCAA started sponsoring the intercollegiate golf championship in 1939, but it retained the titles from the 41 championships previously conferred by the National Intercollegiate Golf Association in its records. Of these pre-NCAA titles, Yale, Princeton, Michigan and Stanford won 20, 11, 2 and 1, respectively.
  2. ^ a b c Arkansas' 2004 and 2005 men's outdoor track and field championships, LSU's 2012 women's outdoor track and field championship, and UCLA's 1995 softball championship were all vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions and are not included in the schools' totals.

Combined NCAA Division I Team and Individual ChampionshipsEdit

The following table lists the top eleven NCAA schools with the most combined NCAA Division I Team and Individual Championships.[1]

Institution Location Est. Type Under-

graduate
enrollment

Nickname Total
team
titles
Total
individual
titles
Total
combined
titles
Primary conference
Stanford University Stanford, CA 1891 Private 7,083[2] Cardinal 123[a] 524 647 Pac-12 Conference
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 1880 Private 20,000[4] Trojans 104 392 496 Pac-12 Conference
University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 1883 Public 49,696 Longhorns 45 379 424 Big 12 Conference
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 1919 Public 31,002[3] Bruins 118 278 396 Pac-12 Conference
University of Florida Gainesville, FL 1853 Public 32,776 Gators 41 313 354 Southeastern Conference

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 1817 Public 26,083 Wolverines 36[a] 317 353 Big Ten Conference
Ohio State University Columbus, OH 1870 Public 44,201 Buckeyes 29 259 288 Big Ten Conference
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 1868 Public 25,540[8] Golden Bears 38 262 300 Pac-12 Conference
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 1860 Public 24,641 Tigers 43 211 254 Southeastern Conference
University of Georgia Athens, GA 1785 Public 27,547 Bulldogs 31 220 251 Southeastern Conference
Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK 1890 Public 23,307 Cowboys 51 178 229 Big 12 Conference
  1. ^ a b See Note (a) in the table "NCAA Division I Team Championships", above.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "NCAA Combined Championship Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  2. ^ a b "Stanford University Facts 2019". Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Quick Facts - UCLA Undergraduate Admission". www.admissions.ucla.edu. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "About USC Facts and Figures". Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  5. ^ "NCAA Men's Gymnastics History". Archived from the original on 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
  6. ^ "University of Michigan Athletics National Championships". Archived from the original on 2014-01-01. Retrieved 2010-05-03.
  7. ^ Keith McCanless. "Iowa's First National Championship" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2010-09-14. The Wolverines [in 1969] possessed the very best trampolinists in the world, two of which had previously each won individual world trampoline titles in consecutive years. ... The Wolverine’s trampoline team [was] the strongest in the world[.]
  8. ^ "UC Berkeley Fall Enrollment Data - Office of Planning and Analysis". opa.berkeley.edu.
  9. ^ "Penn State Traditions :: Official Athletic Site". www.gopsusports.com. Archived from the original on 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2015-02-01.

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