Built on a firm foundation of academic excellence and superior athletic performance, the Pac-12 Conference renewed its undisputed claim as the “Conference of Champions“ in 2017-18. Beyond the courts and fields, the Pac-12's accomplishments extend into the classrooms across 12 campuses, and outside its traditional geographic footprint into new corners around the world.
Spanning over a century of outstanding athletics achievements, the Pac-12 has claimed 513 NCAA Championships (300 men's, 183 women's, 30 combined), over 200 more than the next league. For the 13th-consecutive year in 2017-18, the Pac-12 had the most or tied for the most national titles of any conference in the country with 12 NCAA crowns. No other conference has won double-digit NCAA crowns in a single year; however, the Pac-12 has done so 10 times.
Even more impressive has been the breadth of the Pac-12's success with championships coming in 28 different men's and women's sports. The Pac-12 has led or tied the nation in NCAA Championships in 52 of the last 58 years.
Individually, 2,334 individual crowns have been won by Pac-12 student-athletes over the years with 1,370 by male student-athletes and 186 titles at combined championships. Pac-12 women student-athletes have captured an unmatched 778 NCAA individual crowns, an average of over 21 championships per season, including 29 in 2017-18.
Pac-12 schools have captured 513 NCAA team championships, the most of any conference.
The Pac-12's success is as evident in men's basketball as any sport, where league teams have captured a record 16 NCAA Championships. The Pac-12 also lays claim to 39 NCAA Final Four appearances, 94 consensus first-team All-Americans and 17 National Players of the Year.
The Pac-12 has sent at least half of its teams on to postseason play 27 times in the last 29 years. During that time, 13 league players have garnered National Player of the Year or National Freshman of the Year honors.
Over the last six years years, the Pac-12 Conference has produced 49 NBA Draft picks, including 26 first round selections. Those totals are second only to the ACC, which has had 61 players selected overall and 35 in the first round. In 2017, 14 Pac-12 players were taken in the draft, which set a league record and tied for first among all conferences.
Utah has had five All-Pac-12 first team selections over the last five seasons. Delon Wright started the run in 2014 and '15, followed by Jakob Poeltl in 2016, Kyle Kuzma in 2017 and Justin Bibbins in 2018.
Poeltl was named 2015-16 Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year and Brandon Taylor was tabbed the league's 2015-16 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Pac-12 Networks was created in 2011 and incorporates one national and six regional television networks, plus extensive digital content accessible through social media, university websites, and Pac-12 Now, its TV Everywhere service. It is the innovative TV and multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference, and is the first such company to be wholly owned by 12 universities.
Each year, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as numerous women's and Olympic sports.
The Pac-12 Conference also has television agreements with ESPN and FOX that run through 2023-24. ESPN distributes games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ABC, while FOX airs games on FOX or FS1 and simulcasts several games on FOX Deportes.
The Pac-12 digital platform includes Pac-12.com, the official athletic website of member universities, mobile applications, social media and other innovative digital initiatives across the company. Pac-12 Plus, a broadband platform, offers live streaming of additional events produced by the conference's 12 universities not available on linear television.