List of Sun Belt Conference football champions
This is a list of yearly Sun Belt Conference football champions. Co-champions are listed in alphabetical order. From 2001 to 2017, there had not been a tie breaker for conference champions. Since 2018, an outright conference champion is determined by the Sun Belt Conference Football Championship Game.
Schools are listed by their current athletic branding, not necessarily what they used in a given season.
Champions by year
Pre-championship game era (2001–2017)
- In 2014, Georgia Southern was ineligible for postseason play due to FCS-to-FBS transition rules.
Sun Belt Conference Championship Game (2018–Present)
|Year||East Division||Score||West Division||Site||Date||Attendance||Bowl Result|
|2018||Appalachian State||30–19||Louisiana||Kidd Brewer Stadium • Boone, North Carolina||December 1, 2018||14,963||W New Orleans Bowl 45-13 vs. Middle Tennessee|
Championships by team
|1||Arkansas State||6||2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016|
|Troy||6||2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017|
|3||North Texas||4||2001, 2002, 2003, 2004|
|4||Appalachian State||3||2016, 2017, 2018|
|5||Middle Tennessee||2||2001, 2006|
- Bold indicates an outright title.
Italics indicate team is no longer a member of the Sun Belt Conference.