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NCAA/NAIA National Championships: National Championships by Sport

Posted by Andrew McKillop on June 16, 2011

Yesterday I examined NCAA/NAIA national championships by school.  Tonight I’ll examine national champions by sport.  Check out the table below to see which schools have won the most team national championships in specific sports.

Just an important reminder that only NCAA/NAIA officially sponsored championship sports were included in the study.  To see a detailed list of sports included click here.  Vacated championship weren’t counted.

Baseball
School Org Div Championships
Southern California NCAA I 12
Florida Southern NCAA II 9
Marietta (OH) NCAA III 5
Lewis-Clark St (ID) NAIA I 16
Men’s Basketball
School Org Div Championships
UCLA (CA) NCAA I 11
Kentucky Wesleyan NCAA II 8
North Park (IL) NCAA III 5
Oklahoma City (OK) NAIA I 6
Bethel NAIA II 3
Women’s Basketball
School Org Div Championships
Tennessee NCAA I 8
North Dakota St NCAA II 5
Washington-St. Louis (MO) NCAA III 5
Southern Nazarene (OK) NAIA I 7
Northwestern (IA) NAIA II 4
Women’s Bowling
School Org Div Championships
Nebraska NCAA I 3
Men’s Cross Country
School Org Div Championships
Arkansas NCAA I 11
Adams St (CO) NCAA II 8
North Central (IL) NCAA III 13
Adams St (CO) NAIA I 12
Women’s Cross Country
School Org Div Championships
Villanova NCAA I 9
Adams St (CO) NCAA II 15
Cortland St (NY) NCAA III 7
Simon Fraser (BC) NAIA I 10
Men’s & Women’s Fencing
School Org Div Championships
Penn St NCAA I 12
Field Hockey
School Org Div Championships
Old Dominion (VA) NCAA I 9
Bloomsburg (PA) NCAA II 13
The College of NJ NCAA III 9
Football
School Org Div Championships
Alabama NCAA I-FBS 8
Notre Dame (IN) NCAA I-FBS 8
Georgia Southern NCAA I-FCS 6
North Dakota St NCAA II 5
Mount Union (OH) NCAA III 10
Texas A&M-Kingsville NAIA I 7
Westminster (PA) NAIA II 6
Men’s Golf
School Org Div Championships
Houston (TX) NCAA I 16
Florida Southern NCAA II 12
Cal St Stanislaus NCAA III 12
Oklahoma City (OK) NAIA I 7
Women’s Golf
School Org Div Championships
Arizona St NCAA I 7
Rollins (FL) NCAA II 5
Methodist (NC) NCAA III 12
Oklahoma City (OK) NAIA I 5
Men’s Gymnastics
School Org Div Championships
Penn St NCAA I 12
Women’s Gymnastics
School Org Div Championships
Georgia NCAA I 10
Men’s Ice Hockey
School Org Div Championships
Michigan NCAA I 9
Middlebury (VT) NCAA III 8
Women’s Ice Hockey
School Org Div Championships
UM Duluth (MN) NCAA I 5
Middlebury (VT) NCAA III 3
Men’s Indoor Track & Field
School Org Div Championships
Arkansas NCAA I 19
Abilene Christian (TX) NCAA II 13
UW La Crosse (WI) NCAA III 15
Azusa Pacific (CA) NAIA I 8
Women’s Indoor Track & Field
School Org Div Championships
LSU (LA) NCAA I 11
Abilene Christian (TX) NCAA II 13
UW Oshkosh (WI) NCAA III 7
Wayland Baptist (TX) NAIA I 5
Men’s Lacrosse
School Org Div Championships
Syracuse (NY) NCAA I 10
Adelphi (NY) NCAA II 7
Hobart (NY) NCAA III 13
Women’s Lacrosse
School Org Div Championships
Maryland NCAA I 10
Adelphi (NY) NCAA II 5
The College of NJ NCAA III 12
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field
School Org Div Championships
Southern California NCAA I 25
Abilene Christian (TX) NCAA II 19
UW La Crosse (WI) NCAA III 11
Azusa Pacific (CA) NAIA I 15
Women’s Outdoor Track & Field
School Org Div Championships
LSU (LA) NCAA I 14
Abilene Christian (TX) NCAA II 10
UW Oshkosh (WI) NCAA III 9
Prairie View A&M (TX) NAIA I 9
Men’s & Women’s Rifle
School Org Div Championships
West Virginia NCAA I 14
Women’s Rowing
School Org Div Championships
Brown (RI) NCAA I 7
Western Washington NCAA II 7
Williams (MA) NCAA III 7
Men’s & Women’s Skiing
School Org Div Championships
Denver NCAA I 21
Men’s Soccer
School Org Div Championships
Saint Louis (MO) NCAA I 10
S Connecticut St NCAA II 6
Messiah (PA) NCAA III 8
Quincy (IL) NAIA I 11
Women’s Soccer
School Org Div Championships
North Carolina NCAA I 20
Franklin Pierce (NH) NCAA II 5
UC San Diego (CA) NCAA III 5
Westmont (CA) NAIA I 5
Softball
School Org Div Championships
UCLA (CA) NCAA I 11
Cal St Northridge NCAA II 4
The College of NJ NCAA III 6
Oklahoma City (OK) NAIA I 8
Men’s Swimming & Diving
School Org Div Championships
Michigan NCAA I 11
Ohio St NCAA I 11
Cal St Bakersfield NCAA II 13
Kenyon (OH) NCAA III 31
Simon Fraser (BC) NAIA I 17
Women’s Swimming & Diving
School Org Div Championships
Stanford (CA) NCAA I 8
Drury (MO) NCAA II 8
Kenyon (OH) NCAA III 23
Simon Fraser (BC) NAIA I 11
Men’s Tennis
School Org Div Championships
Southern California NCAA I 19
Lander (SC) NCAA II 8
Kalamazoo (MI) NCAA III 7
UC Santa Cruz (CA) NCAA III 7
Redlands (CA) NAIA I 11
Women’s Tennis
School Org Div Championships
Stanford (CA) NCAA I 16
BYU-Hawaii NCAA II 7
Williams (MA) NCAA III 6
Auburn-Montgomery (AL) NAIA I 11
Men’s Volleyball
School Org Div Championships
UCLA (CA) NCAA I 19
Women’s Volleyball
School Org Div Championships
Stanford (CA) NCAA I 6
Concordia (MN) NCAA II 4
Portland St (OR) NCAA II 4
Washington-St. Louis (MO) NCAA III 10
BYU-Hawaii NAIA I 8
Men’s Water Polo
School Org Div Championships
California NCAA I 13
Women’s Water Polo
School Org Div Championships
UCLA (CA) NCAA I 7
Wrestling
School Org Div Championships
Oklahoma St NCAA I 31
Cal Poly NCAA II 8
Cal St Bakersfield NCAA II 8
Augsburg (MN) NCAA III 11
Adams St (CO) NAIA I 8
Central St (OH) NAIA I 8
Discontinued Championships
Men’s Bowling
School Org Div Championships
Harding (AR) NAIA I 4
Men’s Boxing
School Org Div Championships
Wisconsin NCAA I 4
Men’s Fencing
School Org Div Championships
NYU NCAA 1 12
Women’s Fencing
School Org Div Championships
Wayne St (MI) NCAA I 3
Women’s Golf
School Org Div Championships
Methodist (NC) NCAA I/II 3
Men’s Gymnastics
School Org Div Championships
Cal St Northridge NCAA II 4
UW Oshkosh (WI) NAIA I 8
Women’s Gymnastics
School Org Div Championships
Jacksonville St (AL) NCAA II 2
Centenary (LA) NAIA I 2
Georgia College NAIA I 2
Winona St (MN) NAIA I 2
Men’s Ice Hockey
School Org Div Championships
Bemidji St (MN) NCAA II 5
Bemidji St (MN) NAIA I 7
Men’s Trampoline
School Org Div Championships
Michigan NCAA I 2
Men’s Volleyball
School Org Div Championships
George Williams (WI) (Defunct) NAIA I 3
Graceland (IA) NAIA I 3

 

  • Methodist (NC) has won every NCAA Women’s Golf Division III national championship, but that only includes 12 seasons.  Michigan also won every championships in the shortly run NCAA Trampoline championship (2 seasons).
  • Kenyon’s (OH) Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving teams have won 54 out of the 67 (81%) national championships handed out in the sport.  From 1984-2000 Kenyon (OH) won every Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming championships.
  • Abilene Christian (TX), Adams St (CO), Oklahoma City (OK), and UCLA (CA) have won the “most” national championships in four different sports.



Some collegiate sports have been dominated by a select few.  Take for example in Women’s Cross Country Division II where Adams St (15) and Cal Poly (9) have won over 85% of the sports championships.  Meanwhile the most dominate teams (Alabama & Notre Dame (IN) in Division I-FBS College Football have won only 9% of the sports championships.  Check out the chart below to check each sports championship parity or lack thereof.

Legend: # of Dif Champ (The number of different schools that have won national championships), Champ/School (The number of championships won per championship winning schools).

Note: A low Champ/School number indicates more championship parity.

Baseball
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/School
NCAA I 25 2.6
NCAA II 22 2.0
NCAA III 19 1.9
NAIA I 31 1.8
Men’s Basketball
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 35 2.1
NCAA II 37 1.5
NCAA III 23 1.6
NAIA I 52 1.4
NAIA II 15 1.3
Women’s Basketball
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 14 2.1
NCAA II 16 1.8
NCAA III 19 1.4
NAIA I 12 2.6
NAIA II 11 1.8
Women’s Bowling
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 4 2.0
Men’s Cross Country
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 22 3.3
NCAA II 25 2.1
NCAA III 16 2.4
NAIA I 17 3.2
Women’s Cross Country
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 11 2.7
NCAA II 4 7.0
NCAA III 12 2.6
NAIA I 15 2.1
Men’s & Women’s Fencing
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 6 3.7
Field Hockey
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 8 3.8
NCAA II 5 4.4
NCAA III 11 2.7
Football
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I-FBS 30 2.8
NCAA I-FCS 20 1.7
NCAA II 21 1.8
NCAA III 17 2.2
NAIA I 30 2.0
NAIA II 15 1.8
Men’s Golf
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 28 2.7
NCAA II 22 2.2
NCAA III 14 2.6
NAIA I 29 2.1
Women’s Golf
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 12 2.4
NCAA II 3 4.0
NCAA III 1 12.0
NAIA I 9 1.9
Men’s Gymnastics
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 19 3.7
Women’s Gymnastics
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 4 7.5
Men’s Ice Hockey
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 18 3.6
NCAA III 12 2.3
Women’s Ice Hockey
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 3 3.7
NCAA III 5 2.0
Men’s Indoor Track & Field
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 16 2.9
NCAA II 4 6.5
NCAA III 6 4.7
NAIA I 18 2.6
Women’s Indoor Track & Field
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 9 3.2
NCAA II 7 3.7
NCAA III 8 3.4
NAIA I 13 2.4
Men’s Lacrosse
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 8 5.0
NCAA II 12 2.3
NCAA III 7 4.6
Women’s Lacrosse
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 10 3.0
NCAA II 4 2.8
NCAA III 8 3.3
Men’s Outdoor Track
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 23 3.8
NCAA II 15 3.3
NCAA III 11 3.5
NAIA I 24 2.5
Women’s Outdoor Track
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 10 3.0
NCAA II 7 4.3
NCAA III 11 2.8
NAIA I 12 2.7
Men’s & Women’s Rifle
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 7 4.6
Women’s Rowing
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 6 2.5
NCAA II 3 3.3
NCAA III 3 3.7
Men’s & Women’s Skiing
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 7 8.4
Men’s Soccer
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 22 2.4
NCAA II 23 1.7
NCAA III 19 1.9
NAIA I 25 2.2
Women’s Soccer
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 7 4.1
NCAA II 14 1.6
NCAA III 12 2.1
NAIA I 11 2.5
Softball
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 10 2.9
NCAA II 20 1.5
NCAA III 16 1.9
NAIA I 18 1.7
Men’s Swimming & Diving
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 13 5.8
NCAA II 11 4.4
NCAA III 5 7.4
NAIA I 13 4.2
Women’s Swimming & Diving
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 8 3.8
NCAA II 7 4.3
NCAA III 4 7.5
NAIA I 8 3.9
Men’s Tennis
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 13 5.2
NCAA II 20 2.6
NCAA III 14 2.6
NAIA I 21 2.9
Women’s Tennis
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 8 3.8
NCAA II 10 3.0
NCAA III 15 2.0
NAIA I 14 2.4
Men’s Volleyball
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 10 4.0
Women’s Volleyball
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 10 3.0
NCAA II 15 2.0
NCAA III 9 3.3
NAIA I 11 2.8
Men’s Water Polo
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 7 6.0
Women’s Water Polo
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 3 3.7
Wrestling
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 10 7.7
NCAA II 13 3.8
NCAA III 10 3.8
NAIA I 18 3.1
Discontinued Championships
Men’s Bowling
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NAIA I 11 1.5
Men’s Boxing
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 7 2.0
Men’s Fencing
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 14 3.4
Women’s Fencing
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 5 1.6
Women’s Golf
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I/II 2 2.0
Men’s Gymnastics
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA II 8 2.1
NAIA I 6 3.5
Women’s Gymnastics
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA II 4 1.3
NAIA I 5 1.6
Men’s Ice Hockey
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA II 7 2.0
NAIA I 5 1.6
Men’s Trampoline
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NCAA I 1 2.0
Men’s Volleyball
Org Div # of Dif Champ Champ/Tm
NAIA I 6 1.8



Reference: Sources used to compile list of NCAA/NAIA national champions.

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6 Responses to “NCAA/NAIA National Championships: National Championships by Sport”

  1. Tex Noel said

    Great job Andrew.

    However, a small change:
    Westminster (UT) NAIAII6………. should be Westminster (PA) NAIA II 6

    • Andrew McKillop said

      Thanks for the correction Tex. It says Westminster (PA) on the NAIA site, so it must have grabbed the wrong state/city in the vlookup command. Which is good because today I’m working on the geography of NCAA/NAIA national championships.

  2. mike said

    u of m has 11 in football

    • Andrew McKillop said

      I’m not refuting that Michigan won 11 national championships in football, but most of those came before the two widely recognized polls were conducted, thus I didn’t count them. Princeton and Yale would also have a pile of football national championships if I counted unofficial championships won retroactively.

      It’s also important to keep in mind that there are a handful of polls/rating systems today that award national champions. If I were to include every poll/rating system, Missouri and Utah would have to be listed as winning national champions. An accolade most wouldn’t agree with.

      This is why I only used the AP and Coaches poll to select FBS football national champions for the database.

  3. Muldoon said

    Andrew, all good stuff and very interesting. But limiting this research to the NCAA and ignoring the existence of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (and Men’s Rowing in general) is a shortfall.

    Look here: http://www.rowinghistory.net/IRA.htm

    In this list, you’ll find that Cornell has won 38 national championships since 1871 (and that is just in the varsity heavyweight division). It appears that would make Cornell Men’s Rowing first on your list of all-time champs.

    • Andrew McKillop said

      I suppose it’s a shortfall but it’s what I’m sticking to. Perhaps I’ll make a second list for non-NCAA/NAIA sports.

      If I start including sports outside of the NCAA/NAIA and lump them all together where do I stop? I wanted to include rowing originally, but then I felt I would probably have to add table tennis, ultimate frisbee, rodeo, etc.

      I certainly appreciate the history of rowing and it’s significance in college athletics. But my scope was the NCAA and NAIA.

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