Northern California Athletic Conference

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Northern California Athletic Conference
(NCAC)
Northern California Athletic Conference logo
Established 1925
Dissolved 1998
Association NCAA
Division Division II
Members 12 (total)
Region West Coast
Former names Far Western Conference (1925–1982)

The Northern California Athletic Conference (NCAC), a former NCAA-affiliated Division II college athletic association that sponsored American football, was formed in 1925. It disbanded in 1998 after the majority of its member schools were forced to drop football.

History[edit]

The NCAC was founded as the Far Western Conference in 1925 by its charter member schools: Fresno State, Saint Mary’s, UC Davis, Nevada, San Jose State, and Pacific.[1]

Nevada's departure from the conference in 1940 left the conference with only four members; Chico State, Fresno State, College of the Pacific, and the California Aggies.[2] The conference looked to four nominees in Humboldt State, San Francisco State, Santa Barbara State, and California Poly of San Luis Obispo.[3]

Shortly after World War II, all of these charter members, with the exception of UC Davis, would leave for other conferences, to be replaced by San Francisco State, Sacramento State, Hayward State, Southern Oregon, Sonoma State and Chico State. During the 1990s, each of the universities associated with the California State system chose to disband their football teams in order to comply with Title IX, with the exception of Humboldt State, which added two women's sports to achieve compliance,and Sacramento State University.

Members[edit]

Far Western Conference logo.png

Membership timeline[edit]

California State University, East Bay Sonoma State University Sacramento State Hornets San Francisco State Gators football Southern Oregon Raiders Humboldt State University San Jose State Spartans football San Francisco Dons football Fresno State Bulldogs football Pacific Tigers football Nevada Wolf Pack football Nevada Wolf Pack football Saint Mary's College Gaels UC Davis Aggies California State University, Chico

Conference champions[edit]

Football[edit]

  • 1925 Saint Mary’s
  • 1926 Saint Mary’s
  • 1927 Saint Mary’s
  • 1928 Saint Mary’s
  • 1929: UC Davis
  • 1930: Fresno State
  • 1931: No Champion
  • 1932: San Jose State & Nevada
  • 1933: Nevada
  • 1934: San Jose State & Fresno State
  • 1935: Fresno State
  • 1936: Pacific
  • 1937: Fresno State
  • 1938: Pacific
  • 1939: Nevada
  • 1940: Pacific
  • 1941: Pacific
  • 1942: Pacific
  • 1943: No Champion
  • 1944: No Champion
  • 1945: No Champion
  • 1946: No Champion
  • 1947: UC Davis & Southern Oregon
  • 1948: Southern Oregon
  • 1949: UC Davis
  • 1950: San Francisco State
  • 1951: UC Davis
  • 1952: UC Davis
  • 1953: UC Davis
  • 1954: San Francisco State
  • 1955: No Champion
  • 1956: San Francisco State & UC Davis
  • 1957: San Francisco State
  • 1958: San Francisco State
  • 1959: San Francisco State
  • 1960: Humboldt State
  • 1961: Humboldt State
  • 1962: San Francisco State
  • 1963: California Davis
  • 1964: Sacramento State
  • 1965: San Francisco State
  • 1966: Sacramento State
  • 1967: San Francisco State
  • 1968: Humboldt State
  • 1969: Hayward State
  • 1970: Hayward State &
  • 1971: UC Davis
  • 1972: UC Davis
  • 1973: UC Davis
  • 1974: UC Davis
  • 1975: UC Davis
  • 1976: UC Davis
  • 1977: UC Davis
  • 1978: UC Davis
  • 1979: UC Davis
  • 1980: UC Davis
  • 1981: UC Davis
  • 1982: UC Davis
  • 1983: UC Davis
  • 1984: UC Davis
  • 1985: UC Davis
  • 1986: UC Davis
  • 1987: UC Davis
  • 1988: UC Davis
  • 1989: UC Davis
  • 1990: UC Davis
  • 1991: Sonoma State
  • 1992: UC Davis
  • 1993: Chico State
  • 1994: Humboldt State, Chico State & Sonoma State[1]
  • 1995: Humboldt State[1]
  • 1996: Chico State[1]

Baseball[edit]

Women's Volleyball[edit]

Men's Soccer[edit]

Women's Basketball[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Conference Championships: Northern California Athletic Conference". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Nevada to Quit Far Western Loop". Eugene Register-Guard. Jan 7, 1940. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nevada Quits But List Grid Game With COP". Lodi News-Sentinel. Jan 8, 1940. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 

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