Pac-10 Leads All Conferences With Eight NCAA Team Titles
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--The Pac-10 lived up to its well deserved billing of 'Conference of Champions' by capturing eight NCAA titles during the 2006-07 academic year, more than any other conference. The Pac-10 total of eight NCAA titles was followed by the Big Ten Conference and Southeastern Conference, which shared runner-up honors with seven NCAA crowns. It marks the seventh time in the last eight years that the Pac-10 has topped all conferences in NCAA championships won.
The women led the way for the Pac-10 with five NCAA titles, most of any conference, with the men contributing three crowns. Six different Pac-10 schools claimed titles led by Arizona State and Stanford with two each. Arizona State won titles in both indoor and outdoor women's track and field, while Stanford claimed titles in men's golf and women's cross country. Single NCAA crowns were won by Oregon State (baseball), Arizona (softball), California (men's water polo) and UCLA (women's water polo). The women's water polo crown for UCLA made the Bruins the first institution to win 100 NCAA titles. Not included in this total are the national championships won by Washington in men's rowing and California in rugby, sports not sponsored by the NCAA.
In addition, Stanford has clinched its 13th consecutive U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup, with the most recent rankings also showing UCLA (2), California (5), USC (6), Arizona State (17), Arizona (27) and Washington (28) ranked in the top 30.
Following are the 2006-07 NCAA championships broken down by conference (minimum two won):
Conference Men/Combined Women TotalPacific-10 3 5 8Big Ten 5 2 7Southeastern 3 4 7Atlantic Coast 1 4 5Big 12 1 1 2Big West 2 0 2Ivy League 1 1 2