PAC-12 CONFERENCE

The Conference of Champions

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.

Men's NCAA crowns include 16 basketball titles by six schools, 54 tennis titles, 47 outdoor track & field crowns, and 29 baseball titles. Pac-12 members have won 25 of 48 NCAA titles in volleyball, 44 of 49 in water polo, 30 in skiing, and 24 in swimming & diving national championships.

Since the NCAA began conducting women's championships 37 years ago, the Pac-12 has captured 183 NCAA women's titles, easily outdistancing the SEC, which is second with 100. Pac-12 members have dominated a number of sports, winning 23 softball titles, 24 tennis crowns, 15 volleyball titles, 19 of the last 29 trophies in golf, and 16 in swimming & diving.

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.

The Pac-12's excellence is further proven in the annual Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup competition, the prestigious award that honors the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country. Stanford won an unprecedented 24th-consecutive Directors' Cup in 2017-18 to lead the Conference. Five Pac-12 member institutions ranked among the top-25 Division I programs: No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 UCLA, No. 4 USC, No. 19 California and No. 24 Oreogn. At least five member institutions have been ranked in the top 25 each of the Directors' Cup program, with seven appearing in the top 20 on five different occasions (1998, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006).

NCAA Team Titles By Conference

Pac-12 schools have captured 513 NCAA team championships, the most of any conference.

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Basketball Tradition

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, 93 consensus All-Americans and 17 National Players of the Year.

The Pac-12 has sent at least half of its teams on to postseason play 26 times in the last 28 years, with four teams making the NCAA Tournament in 2017. During that time, 13 league players have garnered National Player of the Year or National Freshman of the Year honors.

In 2016-17, a record three teams had 30 wins and four reached 25 wins for just the second time ever. Three teams finished in the AP top 10, with Oregon at No. 3, Arizona No. 4 and UCLA No. 9.


On To The NBA

Over the last five years, the Pac-12 Conference has produced 42 NBA Draft picks, including 23 first-round selections. Those totals are second only to the ACC, which has had 52 players selected overall and 30 in the first round. Fourteen Pac-12 players were taken in the 2017 NBA Draft, including six in the first round. That number set a league record and tied for first among all conferences.


NBA Draft Picks By Conference Since 2005

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All-Pac-12 Utes

Utah has had three players earn All-Pac-12 First Team honors over the last four seasons. Delon Wright was a first team selection in both 2014 and 2015, while Jakob Poeltl was named a first team selection in 2016. Kyle Kuzma was a first team All-Pac-12 pick in 2017.

Poeltl was also earned 2015-16 Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year honors while Brandon Taylor was named the 2015-16 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s basketball.


Television and Digital Exposure

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.


Consecutive years the Pac-12 has claimed the most NCAA team titles of any conference.

Individual NCAA titles won by Pac-12 athletes, the most of any conference.