List of Southeastern Conference national championships
The list of Southeastern Conference national championships begins in 1933, the first year of competition for the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and includes 202 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 2012−13 academic year. During the 2013−14 academic year, SEC members won a total of six national championships, including women's gymnastics (Florida), women's swimming and diving (Georgia), equestrian (Georgia), men's golf (Alabama), softball (Florida), and baseball (Vanderbilt). The SEC has averaged almost seven national championships per year since 1990.
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 except for women's volleyball. Between 1979 and 1982, teams representing current member universities also claimed four AIAW Championships.
- 1 Fall sports
- 2 Winter sports
- 3 Spring sports
- 4 Defunct NCAA championships
- 5 NCAA emerging sports
- 6 National team championships
- 7 References
Football (38 claimed)
Schools don't necessarily claim each of the championships listed.
- 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 championship.
- Prior to joining the SEC in 2012, Texas A&M claimed national titles in 1919, 1927, and 1939, all awarded by multiple selectors.
- Bold type indicates title is officially claimed by the university.
|1934||Alabama||Dunkel, Houlgate, Poling, Williamson, Ronnie Bunch||Yes|
|1938||Tennessee||Billingsley, Boand, Dunkel, Football Research, Houlgate, Litkenhous, Poling, Sagarin||Yes|
|1942||Georgia||Berryman, DeVold, Houlgate, Litkenhous, Poling, Williamson||Yes|
|1945||Alabama||National Championship Foundation||No|
|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|
|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||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||Ole Miss||Billingsley, Litkenhous||Yes|
|1964||Alabama||AP, Berryman, Litkenhous, UPI||Yes|
|1965||Alabama||AP, Billingsley, Football Research, FW, National Championship Foundation||Yes|
|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|
Men's cross country (8)
- Prior to joining the SEC in 1992, Arkansas won four titles in men's cross country.
Women's cross country (1)
Women's soccer (1)
Men's basketball (11 official, 1 more claimed)
Prior to 1939 the NCAA did not sanction a post-season tournament to determine a national champion. Some schools claim basketball national championships based on polls from this era.
|1935||LSU||MNC claim based on winning the American Legion Bowl game†|
|† LSU is the only school that officially claims a basketball national championship on the basis of a win in the American Legion Bowl, an event that made no claim to determine a national champion. The Helms Athletic Foundation retroactively named the 19–1 NYU Violets its national champion for the 1934–35 season. The retroactive Premo-Porretta Power Poll also ranked the Violets as its 1935 national champion. The Premo-Porretta poll ranked LSU fifth.|
Women's basketball (8)
Women's gymnastics (20)
- * Florida shared the 2014 national title with 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 (18)
- 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.
Women's indoor track and field (15)
Men's swimming and diving (11)
Women's swimming and diving (14)
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 (1)
Note that the SEC does not sponsor bowling.
Note that the SEC does not sponsor rifle. Kentucky is a member of the single-sport Great America Rifle Conference.
- Prior to joining the SEC in 2012, Texas A&M won one AIAW national title (1982) and two NCAA national titles (1983 and 1987).
Men's outdoor track and field (18*)
- 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.
- * 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.
- *** 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 (17*)
- Prior to joining the SEC in 2012, Texas A&M won three titles in women's outdoor track.
- LSU was forced to vacate the 2012 Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship due to positive testing for banned substances in one athlete.
Men's tennis (7)
Women's tennis (9)
Men's golf (12)
- Prior to joining the SEC in 2012, Texas A&M won one national title (in 2009).
Women's golf (4)
Defunct NCAA championships
Men's boxing (1)
NCAA emerging sports
- The NCAA does not yet sanction a championship for Equestrian. The following is a list of non-NCAA championships won by SEC schools. 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.
- Before joining the SEC in 2012, Texas A&M won two national titles (in 2002 and 2012).
National team championships
Thru July 2, 2014 
|School||Total||NCAA Men’s||NCAA Women’s||Other Titles||Nickname|
|University of Arkansas||43||42||1||0||Razorbacks|
|Louisiana State University||42||17||25||0||Tigers|
|University of Florida||34||16||18||2||Gators|
|University of Georgia||28||9||19||0||Bulldogs|
|University of Tennessee||17||6||10||1||Volunteers|
|Texas A&M University||13||5||7||1||Aggies|
|University of Alabama||11||2||9||0||Crimson Tide|
|University of Kentucky||10||9||1||0||Wildcats|
|University of South Carolina||3||2||1||0||Gamecocks|
|University of Missouri||2||2||0||0||Tigers|
|University of Mississippi||0||0||0||0||Rebels|
|Mississippi State University||0||0||0||0||Bulldogs|
The following table 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 one championship in rifle, which the SEC has never sponsored.
- Vanderbilt's total includes a national title in women's bowling, another sport yet to be sponsored by the SEC.
- SEC All-Time National Champions
- "About the SEC". Southeastern Conference. Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2007-07-11.
- "Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame – Louis "Buddy" Brown". lasportshall.com. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
- ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 544. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.
- Arkansas vacates track titles over NCAA violations
- Official NCAA Varsity Equestrian Site
- List of NCAA Equestrian Champions