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 2018-19. 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 526 NCAA Championships (304 men’s, 191 women’s, 31 combined), over 200 more than the next league. The only conference to win 500 NCAA Championships, the Pac-12 once again led the nation in 2018-19 with 13 NCAA crowns. This haul adds to an incredible 188 NCAA team titles claimed since 1999-2000 and 330 since 1981-82, the start of women’s sports sponsorship, an average of nearly nine per year. 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 53 of the last 59 years, with the exceptions coming no lower than third.
For the 14th-consecutive year, the Pac-12 had or tied for the most NCAA titles of any conference in the country, winning at least six every year since 1999-2000. While no other conference has won double-digit NCAA crowns in a single year, the Pac-12 has done so 11 times, including a record 14 in 1996-97.
Individually, the conference has produced an impressive number of NCAA individual champions. Over 2,000 (2,378) individual crowns have been won by Pac-12 student-athletes over the years with 1,384 by male student-athletes. Pac-12 women student-athletes have captured an unmatched 806 NCAA individual crowns, an average of over 21 championships per season, including 29 in 2018-19. Student-athletes have also captured 188 individual titles at combined championships.
Pac-12 schools have captured 526 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 30 years. During that time, 13 league players have garnered National Player of the Year or National Freshman of the Year honors.
Utah has had six All-Pac-12 first team selections over the last six seasons. Delon Wright started the run in 2014 and ’15, followed by Jakob Poeltl in 2016, Kyle Kuzma in 2017, Justin Bibbins in 2018 and Sedrick Barefield in 2019. 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.