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College Champs

California, with 25 Division I schools, rises above the rest in the alltime accumulation of collegiate laurels. Texas, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania have been big-time players; Mississippi and South Dakota are the only states whose schools haven't won an NCAA title

NCAA Division I Basketball Titles

These totals are for both men and women, so Tennesseans can thank Pat Summitt (right) for all six of its titles. If you can't recall Wyoming's cutting down the nets, you're not alone. The NIT was once the most prominent postseason tournament, and in 1943 the Cowboys beat Georgetown in the NCAAs while St. John's won the NIT.

Home of Champions

California again tops the list of schools with the most titles.

School Number
SPORT WITH THE MOST TITLES

1. UCLA 94
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL 18

2. Stanford 89
MEN'S TENNIS 17

3. USC 87
MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD 26

4. Oklahoma State 45
WRESTLING 32

5. LSU 41
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD 13

6. Arkansas 40
MEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD 17

7. Texas 38
MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING 9

8. Michigan 33
MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING 11

9. Penn State 31
MEN'S GYMNASTICS 11

10. North Carolina 30
WOMEN'S SOCCER 17

NCAA Division I Football Titles

Back in the day, the power was up north. Before 1961 Minnesota (led by QB Sandy Stephens in '60, right) won four AP titles, but the South has since risen. Florida schools, which had not won a title before Miami's in 1983, now have eight. This listing also includes Division IAA, in which Montana and Idaho won their crowns.

NCAA
Division I Titles, All Sports

While football and basketball get the most airtime, they're not the sports that fill trophy cases. Anson Dorrance's North Carolina women's soccer team has brought nearly twice as many titles (17) to the state as its noted basketball teams (9). Wrestling (38) and golf (11) have given Oklahoma more titles than its football teams (7). The sport that has brought the most titles to Nebraska? Gymnastics (8).

California's domination derives from its mastery of all sports. The success of UCLA basketball (11 titles) and USC baseball (12) certainly helps, but more significant is its success in sports that reflect its climate and culture: tennis (64), volleyball (46), water polo (38) and swimming (29).

Some states are truly dependent on one school or sport. In New Jersey, Princeton's golf and lacrosse teams have collected all of the state's 21 titles. Oregon's and Arkansas's totals consist almost entirely of track and field and cross-country titles. Iowa's count is boosted by its 30 wrestling crowns. And without the seven rifle titles won by the Nanooks of the University of Alaska--Fairbanks (above), our 49th state would be left out in the cold.

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International Mapping

NCAA Divison I Titles, All Sports Maine 2

New Hampshire 4

Vermont 6

New York 30

Massachusetts 19

Connecticut 36

Rhode Island 6

New Jersey 21

Delaware 2

Pennsylvania 61

Maryland 26

DC 3

Virginia 28

North Carolina 44

South Carolina 6

Georgia 25

Florida 31

Ohio 33

West Virginia 15

Kentucky 15

Tennessee 17

Alabama 19

Mississippi 0

Michigan 59

Indiana 44

Wisconsin 13

Illinois 23

Minnesota 20

Iowa 40

Missouri 11

Arkansas 40

Louisiana 44

North Dakota 7

South Dakota 0

Nebraska 18

Kansas 9

Oklahoma 68

Texas 92

Montana 3

Wyoming 3

Colorado 45

New Mexico 1

Washington 5

Oregon 15

Idaho 2

Utah 30

Nevada 2

Arizona 25

California 332

Hawaii 4

Alaska 7

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International Mapping

NCAA Division I Basetball Titles ME 0

NH 0

VT 0

NY 2

MA 1

RI 0

CT 7

PA 2

NJ 0

DE 0

MD1

DC 1

NC 9

SC 0

GA 0

FL 0

VA 1

WV 0

OH 3

KY 9

TN 6

AL 0

MS 0

MI 3

IN 7

WI 2

IL 1

MN 0

IA 0

MO 0

AR 1

ND 0

SD 0

NE 0

KS 2

Ok 2

TX 3

MT0

WY 1

CO 0

NM 0

ID 0

UT 1

AZ 1

WA 1

OR 1

NV 1

CA 19

HI 0

AK 0

COLOR PHOTO

DAMIAN STROHMEYER

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International Mapping

NCAA Divison I Football Titles NH 0

VT 0

ME 0

MA 1

RI 0

CT 0

NJ 0

NY 3

DE 1

MD 1

DC 0

VA 1

NC 0

SC 2

GA 8

FL 9

PA 4

OH 9

WV 2

MI 4

IN 8

KY 3

TN 2

AL 8

WI 0

IL 1

MS 0

MN 4

IA 0

MO 0

AR 0

ND 0

SD 0

NE 5

KS 0

OK 7

TX 5

MT3

WY 0

CO 1

NM 0

WA 1

ID 2

OR 0

NV 0

UT 1

AZ 0

CA 7

HI 0

AK 0

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UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA--FAIRBANKS

B/W PHOTO

MARVIN E. NEWMAN (STEPHENS)