List of Southeastern Conference national championships

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The list of Southeastern Conference national championships begins in 1933, the first year of competition for the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and includes 214 team national championships sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and four additional national championships sanctioned by the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), won by current conference members through the end of the 2022–23 school year.[1] SEC members won eight national championships in 2022–23—Georgia in football, Arkansas in men's and women's indoor track, LSU in women's basketball and baseball, Vanderbilt in bowling, and Florida in men's golf and men's outdoor track.

The SEC has averaged almost seven national championships per year since 1990.[2]

Listed below are all championship teams of NCAA-sponsored events, as well as the titles won in football and equestrian, which are not official NCAA-sanctioned championships. Conference members have won at least one title in every sponsored sport in which the SEC participates. Kentucky completed this feat by winning the 2020 National Championship in women's volleyball on April 24, 2021. Between 1979 and 1982, teams representing current member universities also claimed four AIAW Championships. Logan Durham claims a mascot national championship at the University of Tennessee.

Fall sports[edit]

Football (43 claimed)[edit]

Schools don't necessarily claim each of the championships listed.

Pre-SEC

  • Prior to 1932, Vanderbilt was named national champion in football in 1921 and 1922 by Berryman.
  • Prior to 1932, LSU was named national champion in football in 1908 by the National Championship Foundation.
  • Prior to 1932, Auburn was named national champion in football in 1913 by Billingsley and 1914 by Howell.
  • Prior to 1932, Alabama claimed national championships in football in 1925, 1926, and 1930.
  • Prior to 1932, Georgia was named national champion in football in 1920 by Berryman and 1927 by the Boand and Poling polls.
  • Prior to 1932, former member Georgia Tech claimed football national titles in 1917 and 1928.
  • Prior to joining the SEC in 1992, Arkansas claimed the 1964 football national championship awarded by the Football Writers Association of America (FW) and Helms Athletic Foundation (Helms) polls. Arkansas has 1 more unclaimed national title in 1977 awarded by the Rothman (FACT) poll.
  • Prior to joining the SEC in 2012, Texas A&M claimed national titles in 1919, 1927, and 1939. The 1919 title was awarded by Billingsley Report (BR) and the National Championship Foundation (NCF). The 1927 title was awarded by the Sagarin Ratings (SR). The 1939 title was awarded by the AP poll.
  • Future SEC member Oklahoma, set to join in 2024, officially claims 7 national titles, with 11 more unclaimed titles.
  • Future SEC member Texas, set to join alongside Oklahoma, officially claims 4 national titles, with 5 more unclaimed titles.
  • Bold type indicates title is officially claimed by the university.
Year School Source Officially Claimed
1934 Alabama Dunkel, Houlgate, Poling, Williamson, Ronnie Bunch Yes
1935 LSU Williamson No
1936 LSU Williamson No
1938 Tennessee Billingsley, Boand, Dunkel, Football Research, Houlgate, Litkenhous, Poling, Sagarin Yes
1940 Tennessee Dunkel, Williamson Yes
1941 Alabama Houlgate Yes
1942 Georgia Berryman, DeVold, Houlgate, Litkenhous, Poling, Williamson Yes
1945 Alabama National Championship Foundation No
1946 Georgia Williamson No
1950 Kentucky Sagarin Yes
1950 Tennessee Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, Football Research, National Championship Foundation Yes
1951 Tennessee AP, Litkenhous, UPI, Williamson Yes
1951 Georgia Tech Berryman, Boand No
1952 Georgia Tech Berryman, INS, Poling Yes
1956 Tennessee Sagarin No
1956 Georgia Tech Berryman No
1957 Auburn AP, Football Research, Helms, National Championship Foundation, Poling, Williamson Yes
1958 LSU AP, Berryman, Billingsley, Boand, DeVold, Dunkel, FB News, Football Research, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Poling, Sagarin, UPI, Williamson Yes
1959 Ole Miss Berryman, Dunkel, Sagarin Yes
1960 Ole Miss Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, Football Research, FW, National Championship Foundation, Williamson Yes
1961 Alabama AP, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, FB News, Football Research, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, NFF, Sagarin, UPI, Williamson Yes
1962 LSU Berryman No
1962 Ole Miss Billingsley, Litkenhous, Sagarin Yes
1964 Alabama AP, Berryman, Litkenhous, UPI Yes
1965 Alabama AP, Billingsley, Football Research, FW, National Championship Foundation Yes
1966 Alabama Berryman No
1967 Tennessee Litkenhous Yes
1968 Georgia Litkenhous No
1973 Alabama Berryman, UPI Yes
1975 Alabama Matthews No
1977 Alabama Football Research No
1978 Alabama AP, FACT, Football Research, FW, Helms, National Championship Foundation, NFF Yes
1979 Alabama AP, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, FACT, FB News, FW, Helms, Matthews, National Championship Foundation, NFF, NY Times, Poling, Sagarin, Sporting News, UPI Yes
1980 Georgia AP, Berryman, FACT, FB News, FW, Helms, National Championship Foundation, NFF, Poling, Sporting News, UPI Yes
1983 Auburn FACT, Football Research, NY Times No
1984 Florida Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, FACT, Matthews, NY Times, Sagarin, Sporting News No
1992 Alabama AP, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, Eck, FACT, FB News, Football Research, FW, Matthews, National Championship Foundation, NY Times, Sporting News, UPI/NFF, USA/CNN Yes
1993 Auburn National Championship Foundation No
1996 Florida AP, Berryman, Billingsley, Eck, FACT, FB News, FW, NFF, Sagarin, Sporting News, USA/CNN, NY Times, National Championship Foundation, Dunkel, Matthews, DeVold Yes
1998 Tennessee Alderson, AP, BCS, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, Eck, FACT, FB News, FW, Matthews, National Championship Foundation, NFF, NY Times, Seattle Times, Sporting News, USA/ESPN Yes
2003 LSU BCS, Billingsley, Colley, DeVold, Dunkel, FACT, Massey, NFF, Sagarin, Seattle Times, USA/ESPN Yes
2006 Florida BCS, USA Today, AP Yes
2007 LSU BCS, USA Today, AP Yes
2008 Florida BCS, USA Today, AP Yes
2009 Alabama BCS, USA Today, AP Yes
2010 Auburn BCS, USA Today, AP Yes
2011 Alabama BCS, USA Today, AP Yes
2012 Alabama BCS, USA Today, AP Yes
2015 Alabama CFP, USA Today, AP Yes
2017 Alabama CFP, USA Today, AP Yes
2019 LSU CFP, USA Today, AP Yes
2020 Alabama CFP, USA Today, AP Yes
2021 Georgia CFP, USA Today, AP Yes
2022 Georgia CFP, USA Today, AP Yes

Men's cross country (8)[edit]

  • Prior to joining the SEC in 1992, Arkansas won four titles in men's cross country.
Year School
1972 Tennessee
1991 Arkansas
1992 Arkansas
1993 Arkansas
1995 Arkansas
1998 Arkansas
1999 Arkansas
2000 Arkansas

Women's cross country (2)[edit]

Future SEC member Texas has won one team title in women's cross country (1986).

Year School
1988 Kentucky
2019 Arkansas

Women's soccer (1)[edit]

Year School
1998 Florida

Women's volleyball (1)[edit]

Future SEC member Texas has won three national titles in women's volleyball (1988, 2012, 2022).

Year School
2020[a] Kentucky
  1. ^ Due to COVID-19, the NCAA moved its Division I championships in fall sports from 2020 to spring 2021. It labeled the originally planned fall 2020 season as the "2020–21" season, but kept the original "2020" branding for the tournament.

Men's soccer (0)[edit]

The SEC has never sponsored men's soccer; only two current members, Kentucky and South Carolina, sponsor the sport. After more than a decade as Conference USA rivals, both teams moved to the Sun Belt Conference for 2022 and beyond. Their annual derby is nicknamed the "Southeastern Conference Championship Game".

Winter sports[edit]

Men's basketball (11 official)[edit]

The NCAA did not sanction a postseason tournament to determine a national champion until 1939. Some schools claim basketball national championships based on polls for seasons prior to 1939, but those are not listed here.

Year School Notes
1948 Kentucky
1949 Kentucky
1951 Kentucky
1958 Kentucky
1978 Kentucky
1994 Arkansas
1996 Kentucky
1998 Kentucky
2006 Florida
2007 Florida
2012 Kentucky

Note: LSU claims a basketball national championship on the basis of a win in the 1935 American Legion Bowl, though the event made no claim to determine a national champion. Kentucky also claims the 1933 title, based on the Helms poll. Neither of these claimed titles are officially recognized by the NCAA and thus are not listed here.

Women's basketball (11)[edit]

  • Prior to joining the SEC in 2012, Texas A&M won one women's basketball title (in 2011).
  • Future SEC member Texas won one women's basketball title in 1986.
Year School
1987 Tennessee
1989 Tennessee
1991 Tennessee
1996 Tennessee
1997 Tennessee
1998 Tennessee
2007 Tennessee
2008 Tennessee
2017 South Carolina
2022 South Carolina
2023 LSU

Men's gymnastics (0)[edit]

The SEC has never sponsored men's gymnastics. Future member Oklahoma has won 12 team titles in that sport.

Women's gymnastics (20)[edit]

  • Future SEC member Oklahoma has won five team titles in women's gymnastics.
Year School
1982 Florida
1987 Georgia
1988 Alabama
1989 Georgia
1991 Alabama
1993 Georgia
1996 Alabama
1998 Georgia
1999 Georgia
2002 Alabama
2005 Georgia
2006 Georgia
2007 Georgia
2008 Georgia
2009 Georgia
2011 Alabama
2012 Alabama
2013 Florida
2014 Florida ***
2015 Florida
*** Florida shared the 2014 national title with future SEC member Oklahoma.

Note before 1981, the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) was the sole governing body for women's intercollegiate athletics and sponsored national championships in women's sports. Starting in 1981, the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) began to sponsor women's athletic championships as well as those for men's sports. During the 1981–82 school year, the AIAW and NCAA both sponsored championships in several women's sports. Starting in 1982–83, the NCAA became the sole sponsor of women's intercollegiate sports championships and national championships in those sports.

Men's indoor track and field (20)[edit]

  • Prior to joining the SEC in 1992, Arkansas won eight titles in men's indoor track.
  • Prior to joining the SEC in 2012, Missouri won one title in men's indoor track.
  • Future SEC member Texas won one men's indoor track title in 2022.
Year School
1992 Arkansas
1993 Arkansas
1994 Arkansas
1995 Arkansas
1997 Arkansas
1998 Arkansas
1999 Arkansas
2000 Arkansas
2001 LSU
2002 Tennessee
2003 Arkansas
2004 LSU
2005 Arkansas
2006 Arkansas
2010 Florida
2011 Florida
2012 Florida
2013 Arkansas
2017 Texas A&M
2018 Florida

Women's indoor track and field (18)[edit]

  • Future SEC member Texas has won six titles in women's indoor track and field (1986, 1988, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2006).
Year School
1987 LSU
1989 LSU
1991 LSU
1992 Florida
1993 LSU
1994 LSU
1995 LSU
1996 LSU
1997 LSU
2002 LSU
2003 LSU
2004 LSU
2005 Tennessee
2009 Tennessee
2015 Arkansas
2018 Georgia
2019 Arkansas
2021 Arkansas
2022 Florida

Men's swimming and diving (11)[edit]

  • Future SEC member Texas has won 15 team titles in men's swimming & diving (1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021)
Year School
1978 Tennessee
1983 Florida
1984 Florida
1997 Auburn
1999 Auburn
2003 Auburn
2004 Auburn
2005 Auburn
2006 Auburn
2007 Auburn
2009 Auburn

Women's swimming and diving (15)[edit]

  • Future SEC member Texas has won 7 team titles in women's swimming & diving (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, and 1991).
Year School
1979 Florida
1982 Florida
1999 Georgia
2000 Georgia
2001 Georgia
2002 Auburn
2003 Auburn
2004 Auburn
2005 Georgia
2006 Auburn
2007 Auburn
2010 Florida
2013 Georgia
2014 Georgia
2016 Georgia

Note before 1981, the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) was the sole governing body for women's intercollegiate athletics and sponsored national championships in women's sports. Starting in 1981, the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) began to sponsor women's athletic championships as well as those for men's sports. During the 1981–82 school year, the AIAW and NCAA both sponsored championships in several women's sports. Beginning in 1982–83, the NCAA became the sole sponsor of women's intercollegiate sports championships and national championships in those sports.

Women's bowling (3)[edit]

Year School
2007 Vanderbilt
2018 Vanderbilt
2023 Vanderbilt

Note that the SEC does not sponsor bowling. Vanderbilt won its first title as an independent and its second and third as a member of the single-sport Southland Bowling League. From the 2023–24 school year forward, Vanderbilt bowling will compete in Conference USA, which absorbed the SBL after the 2022–23 season.

Rifle (4)[edit]

Year School
2011 Kentucky
2018 Kentucky
2021 Kentucky
2022 Kentucky

Note that the SEC does not sponsor rifle. Kentucky is a member of the single-sport Great America Rifle Conference.

Men's wrestling (0)[edit]

The SEC sponsored wrestling from 1969 to 1981, but no member won an NCAA team title during the existence of SEC wrestling. Future SEC member Oklahoma has won seven national team championships in that sport. Current SEC member Missouri is currently a wrestling-only member of the Big 12 Conference, in which it had been a full member before joining the SEC in 2012.

Spring sports[edit]

Baseball (15)[edit]

One current and two future SEC members have won national titles before joining the conference:

  • Prior to joining the SEC in 2012, Missouri won one national title (in 1954).
  • Future member Oklahoma won titles in 1951 and 1994.
  • Future member Texas won six titles (1949, 1950, 1975, 1983, 2002, and 2005).
Year School
1990 Georgia
1991 LSU
1993 LSU
1996 LSU
1997 LSU
2000 LSU
2009 LSU
2010 South Carolina
2011 South Carolina
2014 Vanderbilt
2017 Florida
2019 Vanderbilt
2021 Mississippi State
2022 Ole Miss
2023 LSU

Softball (3)[edit]

One current and one future SEC member have won national titles in softball before becoming SEC members:

  • Prior to joining the SEC in 2012, Texas A&M won one AIAW title (1982) and two NCAA titles (1983 and 1987).
  • Future member Oklahoma has won seven NCAA titles (2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023).
Year School
2012 Alabama
2014 Florida
2015 Florida

Men's outdoor track and field (22)[edit]

  • Prior to joining the SEC in 1992, Arkansas won one title in men's outdoor track.
  • Prior to joining the SEC in 2012, Texas A&M won three titles in men's outdoor track.
Year School
1933 LSU
1974 Tennessee
1989 LSU
1990 LSU
1991 Tennessee
1992 Arkansas
1993 Arkansas
1994 Arkansas
1995 Arkansas
1996 Arkansas
1997 Arkansas
1998 Arkansas
1999 Arkansas
2001 Tennessee
2002 LSU
2003 Arkansas
2004 Arkansas (vacated)
2005 Arkansas (vacated)
2012 Florida
2013 Texas A&M/Florida***
2016 Florida
2017 Florida
2018 Georgia
2022 Florida
2023 Florida
* Arkansas was forced to vacate the NCAA titles won in 2004 and 2005 because of recruiting violations with Tyson Gay. Florida finished second both years.[3][4]
*** Texas A&M and Florida finished tied for the national title at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

Women's outdoor track and field (18)[edit]

  • Prior to joining the SEC in 2012, Texas A&M won three titles in women's outdoor track.
  • Future SEC member Texas has won five titles in women's outdoor track and field (1986, 1998, 1999, 2005, and 2023).
Year School
1987 LSU
1988 LSU
1989 LSU
1990 LSU
1991 LSU
1992 LSU
1993 LSU
1994 LSU
1995 LSU
1996 LSU
1997 LSU
2000 LSU
2002 South Carolina
2003 LSU
2006 Auburn
2008 LSU
2012 LSU (vacated)
2014 Texas A&M
2019 Arkansas
2022 Florida
  • LSU was forced to vacate the 2012 Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship due to positive testing for banned substances in one athlete.[5]

Men's tennis (8)[edit]

  • Future SEC member Texas has won one title in men's tennis (2019).
Year School
1959 Tulane
1985 Georgia
1987 Georgia
1999 Georgia
2001 Georgia
2007 Georgia
2008 Georgia
2021 Florida

Women's tennis (10)[edit]

  • Future SEC member Texas has won four titles in women's tennis (1993, 1995, 2021 and 2022).
Year School
1992 Florida
1994 Georgia
1996 Florida
1998 Florida
2000 Georgia
2003 Florida
2011 Florida
2012 Florida
2015 Vanderbilt
2017 Florida

Men's golf (14)[edit]

  • Prior to joining the SEC in 2012, Texas A&M won one national title (in 2009).
  • Future SEC member Oklahoma has two national titles (1989 and 2017).
  • Future SEC member Texas has four national titles (1971, 1972, 2012 and 2022).
Year School
1940 LSU
1942 LSU
1947 LSU
1955 LSU
1968 Florida
1973 Florida
1993 Florida
1999 Georgia
2001 Florida
2005 Georgia
2013 Alabama
2014 Alabama
2015 LSU
2023 Florida

Women's golf (5)[edit]

Year School
1985 Florida
1986 Florida
2001 Georgia
2012 Alabama
2021 Ole Miss

Women's rowing (0)[edit]

The SEC has never sponsored women's rowing; only two current members, Alabama and Tennessee, sponsor the sport, both competing as single-sport Big 12 members. Both future members, Oklahoma and Texas, sponsor the sport, and Texas has won two NCAA titles (2021 and 2022).

Defunct NCAA championships[edit]

Men's boxing (1)[edit]

Year School
1949 LSU

NCAA emerging sports[edit]

Equestrian (17)[edit]

  • The NCAA does not yet sanction a championship for Equestrian.[6] The following is a list of non-NCAA championships won by SEC schools.[7] The SEC began sponsoring equestrian as a conference sport during the 2012–13 school year, with Auburn, Georgia, South Carolina and Texas A&M participating.
  • The list of national champions on the SEC website only includes championships won since the conference first sponsored the sport.[8] This table includes all championships won by schools that were SEC members at the time of the championship.
  • Before joining the SEC in 2012, Texas A&M won two national titles (in 2002 and 2012).
Year School
2003 Georgia
2004 Georgia
2005 South Carolina
2006 Auburn
2007 South Carolina
2008 Georgia
2009 Georgia
2010 Georgia
2011 Auburn
2013 Auburn
2014 Georgia
2015 South Carolina
2016 Auburn
2017 Texas A&M
2018 Auburn
2019 Auburn
2021 Georgia

NCAA team championships[edit]

Through Jun 28, 2023[9]

School Total NCAA Men's NCAA Women's NCAA Co-ed Nickname
Louisiana State University 51 24 27 0 Tigers
University of Arkansas 50 43 7 0 Razorbacks
University of Florida 47 26 21 0 Gators
University of Georgia 33 12 21 0 Bulldogs
University of Alabama 28 20 8 0 Crimson Tide
University of Tennessee 16 6 10 0 Volunteers
Auburn University 16 10 6 0 Tigers
University of Kentucky 15 9 2 4 Wildcats
Texas A&M University 13 6 7 0 Aggies
Vanderbilt University 6 2 4 0 Commodores
University of South Carolina 5 2 3 0 Gamecocks
University of Mississippi 3 2 1 0 Rebels
University of Missouri 2 2 0 0 Tigers
Mississippi State University 1 1 0 0 Bulldogs

The table above ranks the current SEC schools by the number of NCAA recognized national championships each school has won. This does not include Division I-A/FBS football championships, equestrian championships, or unofficial championships in other sports such as men's basketball. However, it does include AIAW titles, which the NCAA has retroactively recognized as equivalent to its own national championships. The totals below include any championships that may have been won before the school was a member of the SEC.

In addition, some recognized national championships are in sports that are not (or were not) sponsored by the SEC:

  • Kentucky's total includes four championships in rifle, which the SEC has never sponsored.
  • Vanderbilt's total includes three national titles in women's bowling, another sport yet to be sponsored by the SEC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Champions". Southeastern Conference. Retrieved August 11, 2023. For data on a specific sport, click on the name of the sport or its accompanying picture.
  2. ^ "About the SEC". Southeastern Conference. Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2007-07-11.
  3. ^ Arkansas vacates track titles over NCAA violations
  4. ^ "Arkansas loses two track and field titles; sprinter Gay linked to probe". 25 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Women's Track & Field Vacates NCAA Title - LSUsports.net - the Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-02-13.
  6. ^ Official NCAA Varsity Equestrian Site Archived 2008-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ List of NCAA Equestrian Champions Archived 2006-12-30 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "SEC National Champs – Equestrian". Southeastern Conference. Retrieved August 11, 2023.
  9. ^ "Championships summary through Jan. 1, 2022" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2015-02-25.

9. https://lsusports.net/ncaachamps/