UAAP Overall Championship
The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Overall Championship is awarded to the school with the highest point total in the different UAAP events. It was first awarded in UAAP Season 10. Member universities currently compete in fifteen sports to vie for the overall championship, namely, badminton, baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, chess, fencing, football, judo, softball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
The University of Santo Tomas holds the distinction of having the most number of overall championships with 57 titles wherein it won 40 seniors' division overall championships in the 69 seasons that the title was awarded and 17 juniors' division overall championships out of 21 seasons.
The current point system gives 15 points to the champion team in a certain UAAP event, 12 to the runner-up, and 10 to the third placer. The following points are given in consequent order of finish: 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1.
UAAP overall champions
|Denotes school won both juniors' and seniors' championship in the same year.|
The UAAP was founded in 1938 by Far Eastern University (FEU), National University (NU), the University of the Philippines (UP) and the University of Santo Tomas (UST).
|1947–48||10||Far Eastern University||Far Eastern University|
|1948–49||11||Far Eastern University||National University|
|1949–50||12||Far Eastern University||University of the Philippines|
|1950–51||13||Far Eastern University||University of Santo Tomas|
|1951–52||14||Far Eastern University||Far Eastern University|
In 1952, Adamson University, Manila Central University (MCU), the University of Manila (UM) and the University of the East (UE) were added as probationary members; after two years, only MCU and UE were retained. MCU then pulled out of the league in 1962. In 1970, Adamson was readmitted to the league.
The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) was added in 1978.
|1978–79||41||University of the Philippines||National University|
|1979–80||42||University of Santo Tomas||University of the Philippines|
|1980–81||43||University of the Philippines||Ateneo de Manila University|
|1981–82||44||Far Eastern University||Adamson University|
|1982–83||45||University of Santo Tomas||University of the East|
|University of the Philippines|
|1983–84||46||University of Santo Tomas||University of the Philippines|
|1984–85||47||University of Santo Tomas||University of Santo Tomas|
|1985–86||48||University of Santo Tomas||Far Eastern University|
In 1986, De La Salle University (DLSU) was added.
|1986–87||49||National University||National University|
|1987–88||50||University of Santo Tomas||Ateneo de Manila University|
|1988–89||51||University of Santo Tomas||De La Salle University|
|1989–90||52||University of Santo Tomas||Adamson University|
|1990–91||53||University of Santo Tomas||University of the East|
|1991–92||54||University of Santo Tomas||University of the Philippines|
|1992–93||55||University of Santo Tomas||University of Santo Tomas|
Final Four era
The current tournament format was introduced to the league.
Number of championships per university
|University of Santo Tomas||17||40||57||2015–16 (Juniors')|
|Far Eastern University||0||16||16||1981–82 (Seniors')|
|University of the East||2||5||7||2013–14 (Juniors')|
|University of the Philippines||0||5||5||1997–98 (Seniors')|
|De La Salle University||0||3||3||2015-16 (Seniors')|
|Ateneo de Manila University||2||0||2||2001–02 (Juniors')|
|National University||0||1||1||1986–87 (Seniors')|
- UAAP Championship Scoreboard - Internet Archive
- "Last year, SY 2000-2001, the Ateneo de Manila claimed the general championship of the UAAP, PRADA, PAYA, and RIFA tournaments."
- In juniors action, UE, which topped boys’ chess and table tennis, and 2002 overall champion UST, the boys and girls swimming titlist
- "For the first time in the University's history, UE earned the Overall Championship in the Juniors Division (as of Season 69)"
- WebArchive: UAAP Championship Scoreboard at www.uaapgames.com
- WebArchive: The Official Website of the UAAP 61st Season, hosted by UE
- WebArchive: UAAP Season 61: UAAP Champions 1938-1997
- WebArchive - The Varsitarian - "From fraternity to glamour league"
- WebArchive: UBelt.com - UAAP Overall Championship Tally - Season 64-67
- At last! UE Wins the UAAP Juniors Division Overall Championship!
- University of Santo Tomas - "UST holds the record of having won the most number of General Championships, totaling to 34 Senior Division General Championships" (as of Season 69)
- Peyups.com: UP places second in 63rd UAAP season. (UST is overall champion)
- Ateneo de Manila High School: Interschool Athletics Campaign