The Sun Belt Conference sponsors nine men's sports and 10 women's sports. This is a list of conference champions for each sport.
All dates of membership reflect the calendar years of entry and departure. Since all past Sun Belt associate members participated only in fall sports, the year of departure is the calendar year after the final (planned) season of competition.
- Appalachian State
- Arkansas State
- Coastal Carolina
- Georgia Southern
- Georgia State
- James Madison
- Old Dominion
- South Alabama
- Southern Miss
- Texas State
- Charleston – beach volleyball
- Kentucky – men's soccer
- Mercer – beach volleyball
- South Carolina – men's soccer
- Stephen F. Austin – beach volleyball
- UNCW – beach volleyball
- West Virginia – men's soccer
Future affiliate members
- UCF – men's soccer, 2023–future
Former full members
- UAB, 1976–1991
- Central Florida, 1991–1992
- Denver, 1999–2012
- FIU, 1998–2013
- Florida Atlantic, 2005–2013
- Jacksonville, 1978–1998
- Lamar, 1991–1998
- Little Rock, 1991–2022
- Louisiana Tech, 1991–2001
- Middle Tennessee, 2000–2013
- New Mexico State, 2000–2005
- UNO, 1976–1980; 1991–2010
- UNC-Charlotte, 1976–1991
- North Texas, 2000–2013
- South Florida, 1976–1991
- UT Arlington, 2013–2022
- UT Pan American, 1991–1998
- VCU, 1979–1991
- Western Kentucky, 1982–2014
Former affiliate members
- Central Arkansas – men's soccer, 2019–2021
- Hartwick – men's soccer, 2014–2018
- Howard – men's soccer, 2014–2021[a]
- Idaho – football, 2001–2005, 2014–2018
- New Mexico State – football, 2014–2018
- NJIT – men's soccer, 2014–2016
- Utah State – football, 2003–2005
- Howard did not participate in what would have been its last season in Sun Belt men's soccer in the 2020–21 school year due to COVID-19 concerns.
Vic Bubas Cup
The Vic Bubas Cup (formerly the Sun Belt Cup) is the Sun Belt's all-sports championship trophy, named after the Sun Belt's first commissioner Vic Bubas. South Alabama has won the most Bubas Cups with 15.
- For sports with regular season conference competition (baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, and volleyball), cup points are awarded based on each teams' regular season finish (determined by winning percentage in conference games for all sports besides soccer. In soccer, standings are determined by points, with three points given for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss).
- For sports without regular season competition (cross country, golf, track and field, and tennis), points are awarded based on Sun Belt Tournament finish.
- The number of points for each sport is based on the number of schools in the conference which sponsor that sport. For example, the men's basketball regular season champion receives 12 points but the men's cross country champion only receives 9.
- For sports with both a regular season conference competition and a conference tournament, the conference tournament winner receives one additional point.
- For sports with divisions (baseball, basketball, football, and volleyball), points are awarded based on overall conference record regardless of divisional finish.
- If necessary, the tiebreaker is the number of conference titles each school won that season. If this is also tied then the teams involved are declared co-champions.
The early years of the competition were largely dominated by the South Florida Bulls, who won 8 of the first 10 Vic Bubas Cups. After USF left the conference following their 9th Cup win after the 1990 season, South Alabama took over as the dominant force in the conference, winning 8 of the next 10 competitions. Between 2001 and 2014, the only teams to win the Cup were Middle Tennessee (with 9) and Western Kentucky (with 5). Middle Tennessee left the conference after 2013 and Western Kentucky did the same the following year, which paved the way for South Alabama to retake control of the Cup for each of the next 4 seasons.
|Team||Number of Bubas Cups|
*– No longer members of the Sun Belt Conference. Old Dominion left the SBC in 1991 and returned in 2022.
|Sport||Regular Season Champion||Postseason Champion|
|Baseball||Texas State (2022)||Louisiana (2022)|
|Men's Basketball||Southern Miss (2022–23)||Louisiana (2022–23)|
|Men's Cross Country||–||Arkansas State (2022)|
|Men's Golf||–||Little Rock (2022)|
|Men's Soccer||Kentucky (2022)||Kentucky (2022)|
|Men's Indoor Track and Field||–||Arkansas State (2023)|
|Men's Outdoor Track and Field||–||South Alabama (2022)|
|Men's Tennis||Georgia State (2022)||Georgia State (2022)|
|Women's Basketball||James Madison, Kennesaw State, Texas State (2022–23)||James Madison (2022–23)|
|Beach Volleyball||First championships in 2023|
|Women's Cross Country||–||Kennesaw State (2022)|
|Women's Golf||–||Georgia Southern (2022)|
|Women's Soccer||Georgia Southern (2022)||Old Dominion (2022)|
|Softball||Louisiana (2022)||Louisiana (2022)|
|Women's Tennis||Georgia Southern, South Alabama, UT Arlington (2022)||South Alabama (2022)|
|Women's Indoor Track and Field||–||Arkansas State (2023)|
|Women's Outdoor Track and Field||–||Arkansas State (2022)|
|Volleyball||James Madison (2022)||James Madison (2022)|
The Sun Belt Conference has sponsored an annual baseball tournament to determine the conference winner and automatic NCAA Division I Tournament host since 1978. South Alabama has won the most championships, at 13. The Sun Belt also has imposed several seasons under divisional structure (1981-1994; 2016-2021). In 2022, the structure reverted back to standard structure (1978-1980; 1995-2015; 2022-present).
The Sun Belt Conference has sponsored an annual softball tournament to determine the conference winner and automatic bid to the NCAA Division I softball tournament since 2000. Louisiana has won the most championships, at 17.
|Season||Tournament Champion||Regular Season Champion|
|2013||South Alabama||Western Kentucky|
Since 2020–21, the Sun Belt Conference men's and women's basketball tournaments, held in early March, has involved all conference members and is played entirely in Pensacola, Florida. First- and second-round games are played at Hartsell Arena on the campus of Pensacola State College and the Pensacola Bay Center, with semifinals and finals at the Bay Center. Winners of the tournaments earn automatic bids to their respective NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament.
All 14 full Sun Belt members play football in the conference. Idaho and New Mexico State competed as single-sport members before being dropped from Sun Belt football after the 2017 season.
|School||Last Sun Belt Title||Number of Sun Belt Titles|
|New Mexico State||Never||0|
|2001||North Texas, Middle Tennessee|
|2005||Arkansas State, UL Monroe, UL Lafayette|
|2006||Troy, Middle Tennessee|
|2013||Arkansas State, UL Lafayette[b]|
|2016||Appalachian State, Arkansas State|
|2017||Appalachian State, Troy|
|2020||Coastal Carolina & Louisiana[c]|
- Does not include one title in 2013 vacated due to NCAA sanctions.
- Louisiana's title was vacated due to NCAA sanctions.
- Divisional champions Coastal Carolina and Louisiana were declared conference co-champions after the scheduled Sun Belt championship game was canceled due to COVID-19.
|Year||Men's Champion||Women's Champion|
|1990||Virginia Commonwealth||South Florida|
|2001||UALR||New Mexico State|
|2002||South Alabama||New Mexico State|
|2003||North Texas||New Mexico State|
|2004||New Mexico State||Denver|
- "2020-21 Vic Bubas Cup Standings". sunbeltsports.org. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
- "South Alabama Earns 15th Vic Bubas Cup". sunbeltsports.org. Retrieved 2021-07-30.
- "Sun Belt Conference record book" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 November 2020.
- "Pensacola Selected to Host 2021-25 Basketball Championships" (Press release). Sun Belt Conference. March 3, 2020. Retrieved March 3, 2020.