College Champs

California, with 25 Division I schools, rises above the rest in the alltime accumulation of collegiate laurels. Texas, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania have been big-time players; Mississippi and South Dakota are the only states whose schools haven't won an NCAA title
December 27, 2004

NCAA Division I Basketball Titles

These totals are for both men and women, so Tennesseans can thank Pat Summitt (right) for all six of its titles. If you can't recall Wyoming's cutting down the nets, you're not alone. The NIT was once the most prominent postseason tournament, and in 1943 the Cowboys beat Georgetown in the NCAAs while St. John's won the NIT.

Home of Champions

California again tops the list of schools with the most titles.

School Number
SPORT WITH THE MOST TITLES

1. UCLA 94
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL 18

2. Stanford 89
MEN'S TENNIS 17

3. USC 87
MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD 26

4. Oklahoma State 45
WRESTLING 32

5. LSU 41
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD 13

6. Arkansas 40
MEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD 17

7. Texas 38
MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING 9

8. Michigan 33
MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING 11

9. Penn State 31
MEN'S GYMNASTICS 11

10. North Carolina 30
WOMEN'S SOCCER 17

NCAA Division I Football Titles

Back in the day, the power was up north. Before 1961 Minnesota (led by QB Sandy Stephens in '60, right) won four AP titles, but the South has since risen. Florida schools, which had not won a title before Miami's in 1983, now have eight. This listing also includes Division IAA, in which Montana and Idaho won their crowns.

NCAA
Division I Titles, All Sports

While football and basketball get the most airtime, they're not the sports that fill trophy cases. Anson Dorrance's North Carolina women's soccer team has brought nearly twice as many titles (17) to the state as its noted basketball teams (9). Wrestling (38) and golf (11) have given Oklahoma more titles than its football teams (7). The sport that has brought the most titles to Nebraska? Gymnastics (8).

California's domination derives from its mastery of all sports. The success of UCLA basketball (11 titles) and USC baseball (12) certainly helps, but more significant is its success in sports that reflect its climate and culture: tennis (64), volleyball (46), water polo (38) and swimming (29).

Some states are truly dependent on one school or sport. In New Jersey, Princeton's golf and lacrosse teams have collected all of the state's 21 titles. Oregon's and Arkansas's totals consist almost entirely of track and field and cross-country titles. Iowa's count is boosted by its 30 wrestling crowns. And without the seven rifle titles won by the Nanooks of the University of Alaska--Fairbanks (above), our 49th state would be left out in the cold.

COLOR MAPInternational Mapping NCAA Divison I Titles, All Sports Maine 2
New Hampshire 4
Vermont 6
New York 30
Massachusetts 19
Connecticut 36
Rhode Island 6
New Jersey 21
Delaware 2
Pennsylvania 61
Maryland 26
DC 3
Virginia 28
North Carolina 44
South Carolina 6
Georgia 25
Florida 31
Ohio 33
West Virginia 15
Kentucky 15
Tennessee 17
Alabama 19
Mississippi 0
Michigan 59
Indiana 44
Wisconsin 13
Illinois 23
Minnesota 20
Iowa 40
Missouri 11
Arkansas 40
Louisiana 44
North Dakota 7
South Dakota 0
Nebraska 18
Kansas 9
Oklahoma 68
Texas 92
Montana 3
Wyoming 3
Colorado 45
New Mexico 1
Washington 5
Oregon 15
Idaho 2
Utah 30
Nevada 2
Arizona 25
California 332
Hawaii 4
Alaska 7

COLOR MAPInternational Mapping NCAA Division I Basetball Titles ME 0
NH 0
VT 0
NY 2
MA 1
RI 0
CT 7
PA 2
NJ 0
DE 0
MD1
DC 1
NC 9
SC 0
GA 0
FL 0
VA 1
WV 0
OH 3
KY 9
TN 6
AL 0
MS 0
MI 3
IN 7
WI 2
IL 1
MN 0
IA 0
MO 0
AR 1
ND 0
SD 0
NE 0
KS 2
Ok 2
TX 3
MT0
WY 1
CO 0
NM 0
ID 0
UT 1
AZ 1
WA 1
OR 1
NV 1
CA 19
HI 0
AK 0
COLOR PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER COLOR MAPInternational Mapping NCAA Divison I Football Titles NH 0
VT 0
ME 0
MA 1
RI 0
CT 0
NJ 0
NY 3
DE 1
MD 1
DC 0
VA 1
NC 0
SC 2
GA 8
FL 9
PA 4
OH 9
WV 2
MI 4
IN 8
KY 3
TN 2
AL 8
WI 0
IL 1
MS 0
MN 4
IA 0
MO 0
AR 0
ND 0
SD 0
NE 5
KS 0
OK 7
TX 5
MT3
WY 0
CO 1
NM 0
WA 1
ID 2
OR 0
NV 0
UT 1
AZ 0
CA 7
HI 0
AK 0
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