List of NCAA schools with the most NCAA Division I championships

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Listed below are the colleges or universities with the most NCAA Division I-sanctioned team championships, individual championships, and combined team and individual championships, as documented by information published on official NCAA websites.[1] Excluded from this list are all national championships earned outside the scope of NCAA competition, including Division I FBS football titles, women's AIAW championships, equestrian titles, and retroactive Helms title nominations.

NCAA Division I Team Championships[edit]

Through July 1, 2018, per NCAA annual list published every July, for sports years through that date;[1] updated results for subsequent sports year(s).

Institution Undergraduate
Enrollment
Total Men's Women's Co-ed† Nickname Primary Conference Rank
Stanford University 6,980 117 64[a] 53 0 Cardinal Pac-12 Conference 1
University of California, Los Angeles 29,585 116[b] 75 41 0 Bruins Pac-12 Conference 2
University of Southern California 18,740 106 84 22 0 Trojans Pac-12 Conference 3
Oklahoma State University 23,459 52 52 0 0 Cowboys Big 12 Conference 4
Pennsylvania State University 46,848 50 26 11 13 Nittany Lions Big Ten Conference 5
University of Texas at Austin 49,523 45 22 23 0 Longhorns Big 12 Conference 6
University of Arkansas 22,283 44[b] 42 2 0 Razorbacks Southeastern Conference 7
Louisiana State University 26,159 43[b] 18 25 0 Tigers Southeastern Conference 8
University of North Carolina 18,415 43 13 30 0 Tar Heels Atlantic Coast Conference 8
University of California, Berkeley 27,496 37 28 9 0 Golden Bears Pac-12 Conference 10
University of Michigan 28,395 36 34[a] 2 0 Wolverines Big Ten Conference 11
University of Florida 39,565 35 17 18 0 Gators Southeastern Conference 12
University of Denver 5,758 33 9 0 24 Pioneers The Summit League 13
University of Oregon 20,552 33 19 14 0 Ducks Pac-12 Conference 13
University of Oklahoma 22,152 30 23 7 0 Sooners Big 12 Conference 15
Ohio State University 44,741 30 24 3 3 Buckeyes Big Ten Conference 15
University of Georgia 26,882 30 9 21 0 Bulldogs Southeastern Conference 15
University of Maryland 27,443 29 7 22 0 Terrapins Big Ten Conference 18
Yale University 5,453 29 27[a] 2 0 Bulldogs Ivy League 18
University of Colorado 26,426 26 16 2 8 Buffaloes Pac-12 Conference 20
University of Iowa 22,354 25 24 1 0 Hawkeyes Big Ten Conference 21
University of Virginia 15,669 25 18 7 0 Cavaliers Atlantic Coast Conference 22
Arizona State University 50,246 24 11 13 0 Sun Devils Pac-12 Conference 23
Indiana University 32,752 24 24 0 0 Hoosiers Big Ten Conference 23
Princeton University 5,391 24 19[a] 4 1 Tigers Ivy League 23
University of Wisconsin 29,302 24 18 6 0 Badgers Big Ten Conference 23
University of Connecticut 18,395 22 6 16 0 Huskies American Athletic Conference 27
University of Texas at El Paso 19,217 21 21 0 0 Miners Conference USA 28
University of Utah 23,909 21 2 9 10 Utes Pac-12 Conference 28
Villanova University 6,394 21 12 9 0 Wildcats Big East Conference 28
Michigan State University 39,143 20 19 1 0 Spartans Big Ten Conference 31
West Virginia University 22,563 20 1 0 19 Mountaineers Big 12 Conference 31
University of Nebraska 20,182 20 8 12 0 Cornhuskers Big Ten Conference 31
University of Arizona 31,670 19 7 12 0 Wildcats Pac-12 Conference 34
University of Notre Dame 8,448 19 7 6 6 Fighting Irish Atlantic Coast Conference 34
University of Minnesota 30,511 19 13 6 0 Golden Gophers Big Ten Conference 34
University of Illinois 32,878 18 18 0 0 Fighting Illini Big Ten Conference 37
University of Houston 34,830 17 17 0 0 Cougars American Athletic Conference 38
Duke University 6,485 16 9 7 0 Blue Devils Atlantic Coast Conference 39
University of Tennessee 21,451 16 6 10 0 Volunteers Southeastern Conference 39

† Co-ed sports include fencing (since 1990), rifle, and skiing (since 1983). Fencing championships before 1990 and skiing championships before 1983 were awarded as men's or women's championships and are counted here as such.

  1. ^ a b c d The NCAA started sponsoring the intercollegiate golf championship in 1939, but it retained the titles from the 41 championships previously conferred by the National Intercollegiate Golf Association in its records. Of these pre-NCAA titles, Yale, Princeton, Michigan and Stanford won 20, 11, 2 and 1, respectively.
  2. ^ a b c Arkansas' 2004 and 2005 men's outdoor track and field championships, LSU's 2012 women's outdoor track and field championship, and UCLA's 1995 softball championship were all vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions and are not included in the schools' totals.

Combined NCAA Division I Team and Individual Championships[edit]

The following table lists the top ten NCAA schools with the most combined NCAA Division I Team and Individual Championships.[1]

Institution Location
Founded Type Undergraduate
Enrollment
Nickname Total
Team
Titles
Total
Individual
Titles
Total
Combined
Titles
Primary Conference
Stanford University Stanford, California 1891 Private 6,940 [2] Cardinal 117[a] 497 614 Pac-12 Conference
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California 1880 Private 16,608 [3] Trojans 104 392 496 Pac-12 Conference
University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas 1883 Public 49,696 Longhorns 45 367 412 Big 12 Conference
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California 1919 Public 27,199[4] Bruins 116[5] 270 384 Pac-12 Conference
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 1817 Public 26,083 Wolverines 36[a] 315 351 Big Ten Conference
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 1853 Public 32,776 Gators 40 306 346 Southeastern Conference
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio 1870 Public 44,201 Buckeyes 30 251 281 Big Ten Conference
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California 1868 Public 25,540 [6] Golden Bears 37 241 278 Pac-12 Conference
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1860 Public 24,641 Tigers 43 201 244 Southeastern Conference
University of Georgia Athens, Georgia 1785 Public 27,547 Bulldogs 29 203 232 Southeastern Conference
Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Oklahoma
1890 Public 23,307 Cowboys 51 175 226 Big 12 Conference
  1. ^ a b See Note (a) in the table "NCAA Division I Team Championships", above.

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