List of Atlantic Coast Conference national championships

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The list of ACC national champions begins in the Atlantic Coast Conference's first full academic year of competition in 1953 and totals 120 NCAA-sanctioned team national championships. In the 2012-2013 academic year, ACC members won a total of four national championships including women's soccer (North Carolina), men's tennis (Virginia), men's lacrosse (Duke), and women's lacrosse (North Carolina).[1]

Listed below are all championship teams of NCAA sponsored events, as well as the titles won in football, which is not an official NCAA-sanctioned championship. Up to 1982, teams representing member schools also claimed five Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women championships.

Totals by school[edit]

The following table ranks the current ACC schools by the number of NCAA recognized national championships each school has won as an ACC member. This does not include Division I-A/FBS football championships, or Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women championships.

Institution Nickname Location Founded Joined Conference Varsity Sports NCAA Championships
(as of July 1, 2013)
Pre-ACC Championships
Boston College Eagles Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 1863 2005 31 4 2
Clemson University Tigers Clemson, South Carolina 1889 1953 19 4 0
Duke University Blue Devils Durham, North Carolina 1838 1953 20 15 0
Florida State University Seminoles Tallahassee, Florida 1851 1991 17 6 4
Georgia Institute of Technology Yellow Jackets Atlanta, Georgia 1885 1978 17 1 0
University of Maryland, College Park Terrapins College Park, Maryland 1856 1953 27 24 0
University of Miami Hurricanes Coral Gables, Florida 1925 2004 17 21 21
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1789 1953 27 38 0
North Carolina State University Wolfpack Raleigh, North Carolina 1887 1953 25 32 0
University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish South Bend, Indiana 1842 2013 23 16 16
University of Pittsburgh Panthers Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1787 2013 19 0 0
Syracuse University Orange Syracuse, New York 1870 2013 20 12 12
University of Virginia Cavaliers Charlottesville, Virginia 1819 1953 25 19 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Hokies Blacksburg, Virginia 1872 2004 21 0 0
Wake Forest University Demon Deacons Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1834 1953 18 8 0

Fall sports[edit]

Men's cross country (0)[edit]

  • Prior to joining the ACC in 2013, Syracuse won one NCAA team title in 1951.

Women's cross country (4)[edit]

Year School Notes
1979 NC State AIAW
1980 NC State AIAW
1981 Virginia
1982 Virginia

Field hockey (17)[edit]

Year School
1987 Maryland
1989 North Carolina
1993 Maryland
1995 North Carolina
1996 North Carolina
1997 North Carolina
1999 Maryland
2002 Wake Forest
2003 Wake Forest
2004 Wake Forest
2005 Maryland
2006 Maryland
2007 North Carolina
2008 Maryland
2009 North Carolina
2010 Maryland
2011 Maryland

Football (5)[edit]

The NCAA does not name an official champion for Division I-A/FBS football. The following table lists national titles that are reported by the NCAA's web page.[2]

Year School Notes
1953 Maryland AP, Coaches, UPI
1981 Clemson AP, Coaches, UPI
1990 Georgia Tech Coaches
1993 Florida State AP, Coaches
1999 Florida State AP, BCS, Coaches
2013 Florida State AP, BCS, Coaches
  • Prior to becoming a charter member of the ACC in 1953, Maryland claims a national championship in 1951.
  • Prior to joining the ACC in 1978, Georgia Tech was named national champion in 1917, 1928, 1952 by the Helms Athletic Foundation.
  • Prior to joining the ACC in 2004, Miami was named national champion in 1983 (AP & UPI), 1987 (AP & UPI), 1989 (AP & Coaches), 1991 (AP), and 2001 (AP, Coaches, BCS).
  • Prior to joining the ACC in 2005, Boston College claims a national championship in 1940.
  • Notre Dame, which joined the ACC in non-football sports in 2013 but remains an FBS independent. officially claims 11 national titles. Many sources, however, credit the Fighting Irish with 13 titles. See Notre Dame Fighting Irish football national championships for more details.

Men's soccer (15)[edit]

Year School Notes
1968 Maryland Shared with Michigan State; championship match was tied after two overtime periods.
1984 Clemson
1987 Duke
1988 Clemson
1989 Virginia Shared with Santa Clara; championship match was stopped after two overtime periods due to weather.
1991 Virginia
1992 Virginia
1993 Virginia
1994 Virginia
2001 North Carolina
2005 Maryland
2007 Wake Forest
2008 Maryland
2009 Virginia
2011 North Carolina

Women's soccer (21)[edit]

Year School Notes
1981 North Carolina AIAW
1982 North Carolina
1983 North Carolina
1984 North Carolina
1986 North Carolina
1987 North Carolina
1988 North Carolina
1989 North Carolina
1990 North Carolina
1991 North Carolina
1992 North Carolina
1993 North Carolina
1994 North Carolina
1996 North Carolina
1997 North Carolina
1999 North Carolina
2000 North Carolina
2003 North Carolina
2006 North Carolina
2008 North Carolina
2009 North Carolina
2012 North Carolina
  • Prior to joining the ACC in 2013, Notre Dame won three national titles (1995, 2004, 2010).

Winter sports[edit]

Men's basketball (12 official, 1 more claimed)[edit]

Year School Notes
1924 North Carolina Awarded by the Helms Athletic Foundation
1957 North Carolina
1974 North Carolina State
1982 North Carolina
1983 North Carolina State
1991 Duke
1992 Duke
1993 North Carolina
2001 Duke
2002 Maryland
2005 North Carolina
2009 North Carolina
2010 Duke
  • Prior to 1939 the NCAA did not sanction a post-season tournament to determine a national champion. Some schools claim basketball national championships based on polls from this era.
  • Prior to joining the ACC in 2013, Syracuse won one NCAA title (2003). Syracuse also claims two pre-1939 national titles (1918, 1926).
  • Two other schools that joined the ACC in 2013 claim pre-1939 national titles:
  • Future ACC member Louisville (joining in 2014) has won three NCAA titles (1980, 1986, 2013).

Women's basketball (2)[edit]

Year School
1994 North Carolina
2006 Maryland
  • Prior to joining the ACC in 2013, Notre Dame won one NCAA title (2001).

Men's ice hockey (3)[edit]

Year School
2008 Boston College
2010 Boston College
2012 Boston College
  • The ACC does not sanction men's ice hockey. Boston College competes as a member of Hockey East. The Eagles also won national championships in 1949 and 2001 prior to their joining the ACC in 2005.

Women's indoor track and field (1)[edit]

Year School Notes
1981 Virginia AIAW

Fencing (0)[edit]

  • The ACC will reinstate fencing as a sponsored sport in the 2014–15 school year. No member school has won a national title while a member of the conference.
  • Prior to joining the ACC in 2013, Notre Dame won a total of eight national team titles: three men's (1977, 1978, 1986), one women's (1987), and four combined titles (1994, 2003, 2005, 2011).

Spring sports[edit]

Baseball (1)[edit]

Year School
1955 Wake Forest
  • Prior to joining the ACC in 2004, Miami won national championships in baseball in 1982, 1985, 1999, and 2001.

Men's golf (4)[edit]

Year School
1974 Wake Forest
1975 Wake Forest
1986 Wake Forest
2003 Clemson
  • Prior to joining the ACC in 2013, Notre Dame won an NCAA national championship in men's golf in 1944.

Women's golf (6)[edit]

Year School
1999 Duke
2002 Duke
2005 Duke
2006 Duke
2007 Duke
2014 Duke
  • Prior to joining the ACC in 2004, Miami won the DGWS championship in 1970, AIAW championships in 1972, 1977, and 1978, and an NCAA national championship in 1984.
  • Prior to joining the ACC in 1991, Florida State won the AIAW championship in 1981.

Men's lacrosse (19)[edit]

Year School Notes
1955 Maryland Wingate Memorial Trophy
1956 Maryland Wingate Memorial Trophy
1959 Maryland Wingate Memorial Trophy
1967 Maryland Wingate Memorial Trophy
1970 Maryland Wingate Memorial Trophy
1972 Virginia
1973 Maryland
1975 Maryland
1981 North Carolina
1982 North Carolina
1986 North Carolina
1991 North Carolina
1999 Virginia
2003 Virginia
2006 Virginia
2010 Duke
2011 Virginia
2013 Duke
2014 Duke

Women's lacrosse (15)[edit]

Year School Notes
1981 Maryland AIAW
1986 Maryland
1991 Virginia
1992 Maryland
1993 Virginia
1995 Maryland
1996 Maryland
1997 Maryland
1998 Maryland
1999 Maryland
2000 Maryland
2001 Maryland
2004 Virginia
2010 Maryland
2013 North Carolina
2014 Maryland

Men's outdoor track and field (2)[edit]

Year School
2006 Florida State
2008 Florida State
  • Florida State's 2007 national championship was vacated by the NCAA's Committee on Infractions.[3]

Women's rowing (2)[edit]

Year School
2010 Virginia
2012 Virginia

Women's tennis (2)[edit]

Year School
2007 Georgia Tech
2009 Duke

Men's tennis (1)[edit]

Year School
2013 Virginia
  • Prior to joining the ACC in 2013, Notre Dame won one NCAA team title (1959, shared with Tulane).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncaa/feature/video/_/id/5810542/ncaa-championships
  2. ^ "FBS Football Championship History". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "NCAA appeals committee upholds Florida State penalties". National Collegiate Athletics Association. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.