The primary faculty soccer nationwide championship was in 1869, greater than 150 years in the past.
That season was eight days lengthy and consisted of precisely two video games: Princeton at Rutgers (which Rutgers gained), and Rutgers at Princeton (which Princeton gained). Later, the Billingsley Report and the Nationwide Championship Basis named Yale the primary nationwide champion, whereas in 1933, faculty soccer historian Parke H. Davis concluded that each Rutgers and Yale have been co-champions.
Since that 12 months, 187 nationwide champions have been named, with some years seeing two and even three groups topped.
In that span, solely 44 groups can declare a university soccer championship.
Right here, we take a look at the ten groups who’ve greater than 5 titles to their names:
10. Minnesota — 6
Championships: 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960
Soccer was barely totally different when Minnesota gained its first nationwide title in 1934. The Golden Gophers averaged 325 yards per sport that 12 months — 295 of which got here on the bottom.
9. Oklahoma — 7
Championships: 1950, 1955, 1956, 1974, 1975, 1985, 2000
The Sooners gained a trio of titles every underneath Bud Wilkinson and Barry Switzer. Oklahoma leads all FBS applications with 4 totally different 100-win coaches in class historical past.
T8. Ohio State — 8
Championships: 1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002, 2014
Ohio State formally fashioned a soccer group in 1890, however the Buckeyes wouldn’t win a nationwide championship till 1942. That 12 months, after shedding dozens of gamers who left to struggle in World Battle II, Ohio State went 9-1, its solely loss coming towards No. 6 Wisconsin.
T8. Harvard — 8
Championships: 1875, 1890, 1898, 1899, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1919
Harvard is approaching the 100th anniversary of its most up-to-date championship, giving it the longest title drought of any group on this listing.
T6. Southern California — 9
Championships: 1931, 1932, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1978, 2003, 2004
No USC coach was extra profitable than John McKay, who in 16 years on the helm, led the Trojans to 4 nationwide championships between 1960 and 1975.
T6. Michigan — 9
Championships: 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1918, 1923, 1933, 1948, 1997
Michigan famously holds the file for probably the most wins in faculty soccer historical past, so it naturally follows that the Wolverines have a couple of titles to their identify. Surprisingly, they solely have two within the ballot period (since 1936).
4. Notre Dame — 13
Championships: 1919, 1924, 1929, 1930, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1977, 1988
Notre Dame’s 9 championships within the ballot period are the second-most out of all groups. You’ll be able to thank coach Frank Leahy for 4 of these, however Leahy additionally gained two titles as a participant for the Combating Irish underneath one other well-known coach — Knute Rockne.
3. Princeton — 15
Championships: 1869, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1885, 1889, 1893, 1896, 1903, 1906, 1911, 1922
Princeton claims 28 nationwide championships, although solely 15 are acknowledged by the NCAA. None of them got here within the ballot period, however there’s no denying the Tigers’ ridiculous run within the late 19th century, once they gained championships in 11 of 28 years, together with 4 in 5 years from 1869 to 1873.
2. Alabama — 16
Championships: 1925, 1926, 1930, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2020
Alabama can declare probably the most NCAA titles within the ballot period, with solely three of its 16 coming prior. With the 16th title — a win within the School Soccer Playoff in 2020, coach Nick Saban surpassed the legendary Bear Bryant with seven championships
1. Yale — 18
Championships: 1874, 1876, 1877, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1900, 1907, 1909, 1927
Yale soccer has some of the spectacular resumes within the sport, with two of the primary three Heisman winners, 100 All-Individuals, 28 Corridor of Fame inductees, and 18 nationwide championships acknowledged by the NCAA — probably the most all time.
See beneath for the entire itemizing of each NCAA soccer champion:
School soccer nationwide champions from 1869 to 2019.
|Yr||Champion||Deciding on Group|
|2003||LSU, Southern California||BCS, AP, FWAA|
|1997||Michigan, Nebraska||AP, FWAA, NFF, USA/ESPN|
|1996||Florida||AP, FWAA, NFF,USA/CNN|
|1995||Nebraska||AP, FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, UPI|
|1994||Nebraska||AP, FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, UPI|
|1993||Florida St.||AP, FWAA,NFF, USA/CNN, UPI|
|1992||Alabama||AP, FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, UPI|
|1991||Washington, Miami (Fla.)||FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, UPI,AP|
|1990||Colorado, Georgia Tech||FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, AP, UPI|
|1989||Miami (Fla.)||AP, FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, UPI|
|1988||Notre Dame||AP, FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, UPI|
|1987||Miami (Fla.)||AP, FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, UPI|
|1986||Penn St.||AP, FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, UPI|
|1985||Oklahoma||AP, FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, UPI|
|1984||Brigham Younger||AP, FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, UPI|
|1983||Miami (Fla.)||AP, FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, UPI|
|1982||Penn St.||AP, FWAA, NFF, USA/CNN, UPI|
|1981||Clemson||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1980||Georgia||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1979||Alabama||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1978||Alabama, Southern California||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1977||Notre Dame||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1976||Pittsburgh||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1975||Oklahoma||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1974||Southern California, Oklahoma||FWAA, NFF, UPI, AP|
|1973||Notre Dame, Alabama||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1972||Southern California||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1971||Nebraska||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1970||Nebraska, Texas, Ohio St.||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, NFF|
|1969||Texas||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1968||Ohio St.||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1967||Southern California||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1966||Notre Dame, Michigan St.||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, NFF|
|1965||Michigan St., Alabama||FWAA, NFF, UPI, AP|
|1964||Alabama, Arkansas, Notre Dame||AP, UPI, FWAA, NFF|
|1963||Texas||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1962||Southern California||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1961||Alabama, Ohio St.||AP, NFF, UPI, FWAA|
|1960||Minnesota, Mississippi||AP, NFF, UPI, FWAA|
|1959||Syracuse||AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI|
|1958||LSU, Iowa||AP, UPI, FWAA|
|1957||Ohio St., Auburn||FWAA, UPI, AP|
|1956||Oklahoma||AP, FWAA, UPI|
|1955||Oklahoma||AP, FWAA, UPI|
|1954||UCLA, Ohio St.||FWAA, UPI, AP|
|1952||Michigan St.||AP, UPI|
|1935||Minnesota||CFRA, HAF, NCF|
|1934||Minnesota||CFRA, HAF, NCF|
|1933||Michigan||CFRA, HAF, NCF|
|1932||Southern California||CFRA, HAF, NCF|
|1931||Southern California||CFRA, HAF, NCF|
|1930||Alabama, Notre Dame||CFRA, HAF, NCF|
|1929||Notre Dame||CFRA, HAF, NCF|
|1928||Georgia Tech.||CFRA, HAF, NCF|
|1927||Illinois, Yale||HAF, NCF, CFRA|
|1926||Alabama, Stanford||CFRA, HAF, NCF, HAF|
|1925||Alabama||CFRA, HAF, NCF|
|1924||Notre Dame||CFRA, HAF, NCF|
|1923||Illinois, Michigan||CFRA, HAF, NCF, NCF|
|1922||California, Cornell, Princeton||NCF, HAF, CFRA, NCF|
|1921||California, Cornell||CFRA, NCF, HAF|
|1920||California||CFRA, HAF, NCF|
|1919||Harvard, Illinois, Notre Dame, Texas A&M||CFRA, HAF, NCF, CFRA, NCF, NCF|
|1918||Michigan, Pittsburgh||NCF, HAF, NCF|
|1917||Georgia Tech.||HAF, NCF|
|1912||Harvard, Penn St.||HAF, NCF, NCF|
|1911||Penn St., Princeton||NCF, HAF, NCF|
|1910||Harvard, Pittsburgh||HAF, NCF, NCF|
|1908||LSU, Pennsylvania||NCF, HAF, NCF|
|1904||Michigan, Pennsylvania||NCF, HAF, NCF|
|1903||Michigan, Princeton||NCF, HAF, NCF|
|1896||Lafayette, Princeton||NCF, HAF, NCF|
|1880||Princeton, Yale||NCF, NCF|