List of Big 12 Conference champions

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Big 12 Conference
Titles per University
Current Members
Baylor 67
Iowa State 19
Kansas 35
Kansas State 14
Oklahoma 68
Oklahoma State 65
Texas 158
Texas Tech 18
West Virginia 9
Affiliate members*
Air Force 0
Alabama 0
Denver 0
North Dakota State 0
Northern Colorado 0
Old Dominion 0
South Dakota State 0
Tennessee 0
Utah Valley 0
Wyoming 0
Former Members
Colorado 31
Missouri 13
Nebraska 80
Texas A&M 61
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*Affiliate members compete in the following sports:
  • Women's gymnastics: Denver
  • Women's rowing: Alabama, Old Dominion, Tennessee
  • Wrestling: Air Force, North Dakota State, Northern Colorado,
    South Dakota State, Utah Valley, Wyoming

The Big 12 Conference sponsors championships in 23 sports, 10 men's and 13 women's.[1] The first conference championship awarded was the 1996 softball post season tournament championship, which was won by Oklahoma.

Starting in 2011 the football champion will be decided by regular season play. Previously divisional titles were awarded based on regular-season conference results, with the teams with the best conference records from the North and South playing in the Big 12 Championship Game for the Big 12 title. Baseball, basketball, soccer, and tennis titles are awarded in both regular-season and tournament play. Cross country, golf, gymnastics, rowing, swimming and diving, track and field, and wrestling titles are awarded during an annual meet of participating teams. The volleyball and softball titles are awarded based on regular-season play. Softball previously held a post season tournament.


Team Season Regular Season[2] Postseason[2] Total[2]
Baylor Bears 1997–present 38 29 67
Colorado Buffaloes 1997–2011 5 26 31
Iowa State Cyclones 1997–present 4 15 19
Kansas Jayhawks 1997–present 20 15 35
Kansas State Wildcats 1997–present 10 4 14
Missouri Tigers 1997–2012 6 7 13
Nebraska Cornhuskers 1997–2011 33 47 80
Oklahoma Sooners 1997–present 32 36 68
Oklahoma State Cowboys and Cowgirls 1997–present 10 55 65
TCU Horned Frogs 2013–present 2 3 5
Texas Longhorns 1997–present 51 107 158
Texas A&M Aggies 1997–2012 20 41 61
Texas Tech Red Raiders 1997–present 9 9 18
West Virginia Mountaineers 2013–present 6 3 9



All current Big 12 members sponsor baseball except Iowa State, which dropped the sport after the 2001 season. All former Big 12 members sponsored the sport throughout their tenures in the conference except Colorado, which never sponsored baseball during its time in the Big 12.[3]

Men's basketball[edit]

Women's basketball[edit]

Men's cross country[edit]

All Big 12 schools sponsor men's cross country except West Virginia.

Women's cross country[edit]

Women's equestrian[edit]


Big 12 Championship Game (1996-2010)

Season North Division
South Division
Big 12
1996 Nebraska Texas Texas
1997 Nebraska Texas A&M Nebraska
1998 Kansas State Texas A&M Texas A&M
1999 Nebraska Texas Nebraska
2000 Kansas State Oklahoma Oklahoma
2001 Colorado Texas Colorado
2002 Colorado Oklahoma Oklahoma
2003 Kansas State Oklahoma Kansas State
2004 Colorado Oklahoma Oklahoma
2005 Colorado Texas Texas
2006 Nebraska Oklahoma Oklahoma
2007 Missouri Oklahoma Oklahoma
2008 Missouri Oklahoma Oklahoma
2009 Nebraska Texas Texas
2010 Nebraska Oklahoma Oklahoma

Note: While the team playing in the championship game is popularly regarded as the divisional champion, the Big 12 did officially recognize co-champions in football, just like it does in other sports. As a result, the following teams are also recognized as champions by the Big 12:
North Co-Champions: Kansas State (1999), Nebraska (2000, 2001, 2008), Iowa State (2004), Kansas (2007), Missouri (2010)
South Co-Champions: Texas (2002, 2008), Texas Tech (2008), Oklahoma State (2010), Texas A&M (2010) [13]

2011 – present

When Nebraska and Colorado left the conference after the 2010 season, it left the conference with only 10 members. The conference did not replace the two teams and therefore eliminated the Big 12 Championship game. Under the new format, every team plays each other and the team with the best conference record wins the Big 12 title. In the event of a tie between two teams or more teams for the best conference record, then they were determined co-champions. Through the 2013 season, the winner of the head-to-head game earned the BCS berth in the Fiesta Bowl.[14] This has since been changed and the league will recognize a tie-breaker starting in 2015.[14] The change was made after the B12 was left out of the inaugural four-team College Football Invitational in 2014. The B12 presented TCU and Baylor as co-champs to the College Football Committee in 2014, despite Baylor having the head to head win over TCU. The move was seen as a play by the conference to get two teams invited into the new format, which backfired, leaving both teams out.[15]

With the launch of the College Football Playoff (CFP) in 2014, which coincided with a reworking of bowl tie-ins, the Big 12 tie to the Fiesta Bowl ended.

  • The Big 12's primary bowl partner is now the Sugar Bowl, In years when that game is not a CFP semifinal, the top teams from the Big 12 and SEC, as chosen by the CFP selection committee, will play one another. If either conference provides a team for the CFP semifinals, the top non-playoff team from that conference will go to the Sugar Bowl.
  • When the Sugar Bowl is hosting a semifinal, the top Big 12 team not involved in the playoff will receive a berth in either the Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, or Peach Bowl.

Big 12 Champions (2011–present)

Season Big 12
2011 Oklahoma State
2012 Kansas State*
2013 Baylor
2014 Baylor*
2015 Oklahoma
2016 Oklahoma

Note: * Head to head winner

Men's golf[edit]

West Virginia added men's golf starting in the 2015–16 season.

Women's golf[edit]

West Virginia has never sponsored women's golf in the Big 12.

Women's gymnastics[edit]

Denver became an affiliate in women's gymnastics effective with the 2015–16 season.


In the 2014–15 school year, rowing was the only Big 12 sport with affiliate members. Prior to that school year, the Big 12 and Conference USA (C-USA) had a rowing alliance in which all Big 12 rowing schools would participate in the C-USA championship as well as the Big 12 championship. C-USA dropped rowing after the departure of most of its rowing members for other conferences. The Big 12 then took in the three remaining schools from the C-USA rowing league (Alabama, Old Dominion, and Tennessee) as single-sport affiliates.

Since 2015–16, the Big 12 also has affiliates in women's gymnastics and wrestling.

Women's soccer[edit]

Kansas State sponsored women's soccer for the first time in 2015, but the Wildcats have not started competing as members of the Big 12 as of the 2016 season.


Seven Big 12 schools currently sponsor softball; Kansas State, TCU, and West Virginia do not.


Men's swimming and diving[edit]

Women's swimming & diving[edit]

Men's tennis[edit]

Women's tennis[edit]


Men's track and field[edit]

Women's track & field[edit]

Women's Volleyball[edit]

Oklahoma State never sponsored a team in the Big 12.[23] Nebraska left the conference in 2011.


Wrestling crowned regular-season champions in 2011–12 and 2012–13 only. An X denotes never competing in a year in which a regular-season championship was awarded.

In 2015, the Big 12 absorbed the Western Wrestling Conference, with that league's six final members becoming Big 12 affiliates effective with the 2015–16 school year.


See also[edit]


Denotes shared title


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