List of Oklahoma Sooners football championships

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This is a list of championships garnered by the Oklahoma Sooners college football program.

The team has captured 44 conference titles, including 14 in a row between 1946–59, and seven claimed national championships: 1950, 1955, 1956, 1974,1975, 1985, 2000. In addition to the seven claimed national titles the NCAA also recognizes ten others: 1915, 1949, 1953, 1957, 1967, 1973, 1978, 1980, 1986, and 2003.[1]

National championships (17)[edit]

The following list of national titles accounts for the seven that are officially claimed by the University of Oklahoma (in bold) and the additional titles awarded by other sources that are recognized by the NCAA:

Year Selectors Coach Overall Record
1915 Billingsley Report Bennie Owen 10–0
1949 Football Research Bud Wilkinson 11–0
1950 AP, Coaches, Berryman, Helms, Litkenhous, UPI, William-son Bud Wilkinson 10–1
1953 Berryman, Football Research Bud Wilkinson 9–1–1
1955 AP, Coaches, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, Foot-ball Research, FW, Helms, INS, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess), UPI, Williamson Bud Wilkinson 11–0
1956 AP, Coaches, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, Foot-ball Research, FW, Helms, INS, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess), UPI, Williamson Bud Wilkinson 10–0
1957 Berryman Bud Wilkinson 10–1
1967 Poling Chuck Fairbanks 10–1
1973 DeVold, Dunkel,
Football Research, Sagarin
Barry Switzer 10–0–1
1974 AP, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, FACT, FB News, Football Research, Helms*, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation*, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess) Barry Switzer 11–0
1975 AP, Coaches, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, FACT*, FB News, Football Research, FW, Helms*, National Championship Foundation*, NFF, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess), UPI Barry Switzer 11–1
1978 DeVold, Dunkel,
FACT, Helms, Litkenhous,
Matthews, Poling, Sagarin
Barry Switzer 11–1
1980 Dunkel, Matthews Barry Switzer 10–2
1985 AP, Coaches, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, FACT, FB News, Football Research, FW, National Championship Foundation, NFF, NY Times, Sagarin*, Sporting News, UPI, USA/CNN Barry Switzer 11–1
1986 Berryman, DeVold, Dunkel,
Football Research, NY Times, Sagarin
Barry Switzer 11–1
2000 AP, Coaches, BCS, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, Eck, FACT, FB News, FW, Massey, Matthews, National Championship Foundation, NFF, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess), Seattle Times, Sporting News, USA/ESPN Bob Stoops 13–0
2003 Berryman Bob Stoops 12–2


Conference championships (44)[edit]

Conference Years Championships won
(by number)
Independent 1895–1913 None
Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference 1914–1919 None
Southwest Conference 1915–1919 2
Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association 1920–1927 1
Big Six Conference* 1928–1995 5
Big Seven Conference* 10
Big Eight Conference* 18[2]
Big 12 Conference 1996–present 8

*Before 1964 when the Big Eight legally assumed the name Big Eight Conference the conference was informally known as the Big Six and Big Seven.

# Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1 1915 Southwest Bennie Owen 10–0 3–0
2 1918 Southwest Bennie Owen 6–0 2–0
3 1920 MVIAA Bennie Owen 6–0–1 4–0–1
4 1938 Big 6 Tom Stidham 10–1 5–0
5 1943 Big 6 Dewey Luster 7–2 5–0
6 1944 Big 6 Dewey Luster 6–3–1 4–0–1
7 1946 Big 6 Jim Tatum 8–3 4–1
8 1947 Big 6 Bud Wilkinson 7–2–1 4–0–1
9 1948 Big 7 Bud Wilkinson 10–1 5–0
10 1949 Big 7 Bud Wilkinson 11–0 5–0
11 1950 Big 7 Bud Wilkinson 10–1 6–0
12 1951 Big 7 Bud Wilkinson 8–2 6–0
13 1952 Big 7 Bud Wilkinson 8–1–1 5–0
14 1953 Big 7 Bud Wilkinson 9–1–1 6–0
15 1954 Big 7 Bud Wilkinson 10–0 6–0
16 1955 Big 7 Bud Wilkinson 11–0 6–0
17 1956 Big 7 Bud Wilkinson 10–0 6–0
18 1957 Big 7 Bud Wilkinson 10–1 6–0
19 1958 Big 8 Bud Wilkinson 10–1 6–0
20 1959 Big 8 Bud Wilkinson 7–3 5–1
21 1962 Big 8 Bud Wilkinson 8–3 7–0
22 1967 Big 8 Chuck Fairbanks 10–1 7–0
23 1968 Big 8 Chuck Fairbanks 7–4 6–1
24 1972 Big 8 Chuck Fairbanks 11-1 6-1
25 1973 Big 8 Barry Switzer 10–0–1 7–0
26 1974 Big 8 Barry Switzer 11–0 7–0
27 1975 Big 8 Barry Switzer 11–1 6–1
28 1976 Big 8 Barry Switzer 9–2–1 6–1
29 1977 Big 8 Barry Switzer 10–2 7–0
30 1978 Big 8 Barry Switzer 11–1 6–0
31 1979 Big 8 Barry Switzer 11–1 7–0
32 1980 Big 8 Barry Switzer 10–2 7–0
33 1984 Big 8 Barry Switzer 9–2–1 6–1
34 1985 Big 8 Barry Switzer 11–1 7–0
35 1986 Big 8 Barry Switzer 11–1 7–0
36 1987 Big 8 Barry Switzer 11–1 7–0
37 2000 Big 12 Bob Stoops 13–0 8–0
38 2002 Big 12 Bob Stoops 12–2 6–2
39 2004 Big 12 Bob Stoops 12–1 8–0
40 2006 Big 12 Bob Stoops 11–3 7–1
41 2007 Big 12 Bob Stoops 11–3 6–2
42 2008 Big 12 Bob Stoops 12-2 7–1
43 2010 Big 12 Bob Stoops 11-2 6–2
44 2012† Big 12 Bob Stoops 10-3 8-1
Denotes a shared title


Division championships (8)[edit]

The Sooners have been a member of only one division, the Big 12 South, in their entire history. They were members from 1996 until 2010, after which the Big 12 ceased divisional play.

Year Conference Division Coach Overall Record Conference Record
2000 Big 12 South Bob Stoops 13–0 8–0
2002 Big 12 South Bob Stoops 12–2 6–2
2003 Big 12 South Bob Stoops 12–2 8–0
2004 Big 12 South Bob Stoops 12–1 8–0
2006 Big 12 South Bob Stoops 11–3 7–1
2007 Big 12 South Bob Stoops 11–3 6–2
2008 Big 12 South Bob Stoops 12–2 7–1
2010 Big 12 South Bob Stoops 11–2 6-2

Denotes a shared title.

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