The Conference of Champions

The Pac-12 Conference is dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders by championing excellence in academics, athletics, and the well-being of our student-athletes.


Team NCAA titles won by Pac-12 institutions, over 200 more than the next league.

Built on a firm foundation of academic excellence and superior athletic performance, the Pac-12 Conference continues to renew its undisputed claim as the Conference of Champions®. Beyond the courts and fields, the Pac-12's accomplishments extend into the classrooms across 12 campuses, and outside its traditional geographic footprint into new corners around the world.

The only conference to win 500 NCAA Championships, the Pac-12 has captured 207 NCAA team titles since 1999-2000 and 370 since 1981-82, the start of women's sports sponsorship, for an average of over nine per year. Even more impressive has been the breadth of the Pac-12's success with championships coming in 28 different men's and women's sports. The Pac-12 has led or tied the nation in NCAA Championships in 55 of the last 61 years (through the 2020-21 season), with the exceptions coming no lower than third. In 2020-21, the Pac-12 captured eight NCAA team titles with men's indoor track & field (Oregon), skiing (Utah), men's water polo (UCLA), women's basketball (Stanford), men's gymnastics (Stanford), beach volleyball (USC), women's water polo (USC) and women's outdoor track & field (USC).

The Pac-12 has won the most or tied for the most NCAA titles for 16 consecutive seasons (through 2020-21), winning at least six every year from 1999-2000 to 2018-19 and a record 14 in 1996-97. No other conference has won double-digit NCAA championships in a single year.

Spanning over a century of outstanding athletics achievements, the Pac-12 has claimed 537 NCAA Championships (308 men's, 197 women's, 32 combined), over 200 more than the next league.


Consecutive years the Pac-12 Conference has won the most NCAA titles.


Individual NCAA titles won by Pac-12 student-athletes.

Pac-12 members have won 308 NCAA team championships on the men's side, over 80 more than the next closest conference. Men's NCAA crowns have come at a phenomenal rate for the Pac-12 - 16 basketball titles by six schools, 54 tennis titles, 47 outdoor track & field crowns and 29 baseball titles. Pac-12 members have won 25 of 51 NCAA titles in volleyball, 47 of 52 in water polo, and 25 swimming & diving national championships.

On the women's side, the story is much the same. Since the NCAA began conducting women's championships 40 years ago, Pac-12 members have claimed at least four national titles in a single season on 32 occasions (through 2020-21), including every year since 2000-01 except the shortened 2019-20 campaign. Pac-12 teams have captured 197 NCAA women's titles, easily outdistancing the SEC. Pac-12 members have dominated a number of sports, winning 24 softball titles, 24 tennis crowns, 17 volleyball titles, 19 in golf and 17 in swimming & diving.

Individually, the Conference has produced an impressive number of NCAA individual champions. Over 2,300 individual crowns have been won by Pac-12 student-athletes over the years with over 1,300 by male student-athletes. Pac-12 women student-athletes have captured an unmatched 800+ NCAA individual crowns, an average of nearly 21 championships per season. Student-athletes have also captured over 180 individual titles at combined championships (i.e., skiing and fencing).

The Pac-12's excellence is further proven in the annual Division I Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup competition, the prestigious award that honors the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country. STANFORD won an unprecedented 25th-consecutive Directors' Cup in 2018-19 to lead the Conference with at least five member institutions earning scores in the top 25 each year of the Directors' Cup program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Directors' Cup was not awarded in 2019-20.

Television and Digital Exposure

Pac-12 Networks was created in 2011 and incorporates one national and six regional television networks, plus extensive digital content accessible through social media, university websites, and Pac-12 Now, its TV Everywhere service. It is the innovative TV and multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference, and is the first such company to be wholly owned by 12 universities.

Each year, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as numerous women's and Olympic sports.

The Pac-12 Conference also has television agreements with ESPN and FOX that run through 2023-24. ESPN distributes games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ABC, while FOX airs games on FOX or FS1 and simulcasts several games on FOX Deportes.

The Pac-12 digital platform includes, the official athletic website of member universities, mobile applications, social media and other innovative digital initiatives across the company. Pac-12 Plus, a broadband platform, offers live streaming of additional events produced by the conference's 12 universities not available on linear television.