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List of Pacific-12 Conference national championships

The following is a list of current Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12) members' NCAA championships. Current Pac-12 members have won 452 NCAA national championships (As of June 30, 2013). For the 2012-13 academic year, the Pac-12 won 10 NCAA titles: baseball (UCLA), men's and women's water polo and women's golf (USC), men’s swimming and diving, women's indoor track and field and women's cross country (Oregon), men's cross country and skiing (Colorado) and women's tennis (Stanford).

This list also includes championships won by current Pac-12 schools while members of the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC), a closely related league that was formed in 1916 and disbanded in 1959. Although the current charter of what is now known as the Pac-12 dates only to the formation of the Athletic Association of Western Universities immediately after the demise of the PCC, the Pac-12 claims the PCC's history as its own. There is considerable continuity between the PCC and Pac-12—eight of the nine final members of the PCC (all except Idaho) are now Pac-12 members; five of these schools had founded the AAWU, and all eight had joined the AAWU by the 1964–65 school year.

Current members

Institution Location Nickname NCAA Team
Championships
(through July 2, 2014)[1]
University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona Wildcats 18
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona Sun Devils 23
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California Golden Bears 33
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California Bruins 111
University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado Buffaloes 24
University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon Ducks 24
Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon Beavers 3
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California Trojans 100
Stanford University Stanford, California Cardinal 105
University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Utes 20
University of Washington Seattle, Washington Huskies 6
Washington State University Pullman, Washington Cougars 2

Fall Sports

Men's Sports

* Won while a member of another conference, or an independent.

  • Oregon State was not initially invited to join the AAWU upon its 1959 formation. It played as an independent until joining the AAWU in 1964.
  • Colorado won its pre-2013 men's cross country titles as a member of the Big 12 Conference.

Football

The NCAA does not officially declare football national championships. Various polls, formulas, and other third-party systems have been used to determine national championships, not all of which are universally accepted.

USC claims 11 national football championships,[2] California claims 5,[3][4] Washington and Stanford claim 2,[5][6] and Colorado and UCLA claim 1.[7][8][9][10]

Women's Sports

* Won while a member of another conference.

  • The conference now known as the Pac-12 did not sponsor women's sports until the 1986–87 school year, when it was known as the Pacific-10 Conference. Oregon won its 1983 women's cross country title as a member of the Northern Pacific Conference, while USC in 1981 and UCLA in 1984 won women's volleyball titles as members of the Western Collegiate Athletic Association.
  • Colorado won both of its women's cross country championships as a member of the Big 12 Conference.

Winter Sports

Men's Sports

* Won while a member of another conference.

Women's Sports

* Won while a member of another conference.

Spring Sports

Men's Sports

* Won while a member of another conference.

  • Oregon was not initially invited to join the AAWU on its formation in 1959. It won its 1962 and 1964 men's outdoor track and field titles as an independent; it did not join the AAWU until the 1964–65 school year.
  • All national titles in baseball and men's outdoor track and field won by Arizona and Arizona State prior to the 1978–79 school year were won while the two schools were in the Western Athletic Conference.

Women's Sports

* Won while a member of another conference.

  • As noted previously, the then-Pac-10 did not sponsor women's sports until 1986–87.
    • UCLA: Three national championships in softball (1982, 1984, 1985) and two in women's outdoor track and field (1982, 1983) were won as a member of the Western Collegiate Athletic Association (WCAA).
    • Stanford: Three national championships in women's tennis (1982, 1984, 1986) were won as a member of the WCAA (known as the Pacific West Conference in the 1985–86 school year).
    • USC: Two national championships in women's tennis (1983, 1985) were won as a member of the WCAA.
    • Oregon: One national championship in women's track and field (1985) was won as a member of the Northern Pacific Conference.

Other NCAA championships

The following are NCAA championships won by Pac-12 members but in sports not sponsored by the Pac-12

Men's Sports

* Won while a member of another conference.

  • All of Colorado's championships in men's skiing between 1959 and 1982 were won as a full member of the Big Eight Conference, which never sponsored skiing in its history.
  • Utah's 1981 men's skiing title was won as a full member of the Western Athletic Conference, which like the Pac-12 has never sponsored skiing.

Women's Sports

Water Polo (14)
Year School
2001 UCLA
2002 Stanford
2003 UCLA
2004 USC
2005 UCLA
2006 UCLA
2007 UCLA
2008 UCLA
2009 UCLA
2010 USC
2011 Stanford
2012 Stanford
2013 USC
2014 Stanford

Combined Sports

Skiing (16)
Year School
1983 Utah*
1984 Utah*
1986 Utah*
1987 Utah*
1988 Utah*
1991 Colorado*
1993 Utah*
1995 Colorado*
1996 Utah*
1997 Utah*
1998 Colorado*
1999 Colorado*
2003 Utah*
2006 Colorado*
2011 Colorado*
2013 Colorado
2015 Colorado

* Won while a member of another conference.

  • Utah: Championships between 1983 and 1997 won as a full member of the Western Athletic Conference, and 2003 championship won as a full member of the Mountain West Conference. Neither conference has ever sponsored skiing.
  • Colorado: Championships in 1991 and 1995 won as a full member of the Big Eight Conference, and championships between 1998 and 2011 won as a full member of the Big 12 Conference. The Big Eight never sponsored skiing before its demise in 1996, and the Big 12 has never sponsored the sport.

See also

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