Schools in the Pac-12 "In the league's 101-year existence, Pac-12 schools have won 500 NCAA wins in 29 different sports, with eight teams claiming more than 20 NCAA titles in their history," according to the conference website. The Big Ten has the next highest number of championships at 496.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has the most all-time national championships with 79 men's and women's titles. The SEC is second with 73 men's and women's titles.
The Big 12 has the most recent championship with 13 men's titles in its history. The Pac-12 is second with 11 men's titles.
North Carolina is the only school to win both men's and women's basketball titles in the same year. The Tar Heels did so in 2019.
Miami (Ohio) is the only Division I program to never claim a title. The Redhawks last made the tournament in 2015 when they lost in the first round to North Carolina State.
Ohio State is the most successful program with 93 appearances in the tournament. Miami (Ohio) is the least successful program with just one appearance.
UC Irvine is the fastest team to reach the championship game. They did it in their third season under head coach Donald Royal.
The term "Conference of Champions(r)" was achieved not just through the amount of titles won, but also by the scope of achievement. Pac-12 teams have won titles in 29 of the NCAA's 37 Division I sports, and have reached double digits in 20 of them. The Pac-12 also leads the country in NCAA championships in 14 different sports.
Pac-12 teams have won a total of 13 NCAA titles, which is second only to the Big Ten Conference who have won 16 titles. The Pac-12's latest championship came in 2016 when UCLA captured its third straight men's basketball title.
UCLA has been dominant in this time period winning three out of every four titles awarded (except for one interruption when Oklahoma City University took over as champion). Other prominent programs that have won multiple titles include Arizona State, California, Colorado, Oregon, and Stanford.
In addition to its success at the national level, the Pac-12 has had notable achievements at the individual program level as well. For example, Arizona State has had five players go first in the NBA Draft, most recently Trae Young in 2018. He was chosen first overall by the Atlanta Hawks.
ASU has also had six players selected in the NBA Draft while under the direction of Bruce Boudreau, who has gone down as one of the best coaches in NCAA history. Under his guidance from 1989 to 1995, the Sun Devils made the NCAA Tournament each year and advanced to the Elite Eight twice.
Pac-12 The Pac-12 has dominated the men's NCAA tournament by every fair standard. The Pac-12 has four teams in the Sweet 16 this weekend (Oregon, Oregon State, USC, and UCLA). There are no more than two at any other meeting. The Pac-12 has a 9-1 record in the tournament. California was upset by New Mexico last year but remains a powerhouse with players such as Kevin Love and DeAndre Jordan.
Big Ten The Big Ten has had three teams reach the Sweet 16 in recent years (Ohio State, Michigan State, and Wisconsin). That's one more than any other league. However, only Ohio State has made it further than that (semifinal). The Big Ten is 4-4 in the tournament. Iowa was knocked out by Maryland last year but returns most of its talent next season.
SEC The SEC has been to five consecutive Final Fours and has reached the national championship game each time. Florida is the only team that hasn't played in the Elite Eight since 2008. This year's field features six former SEC champions or finalists. Kentucky, LSU, and South Carolina have all made it to at least the semifinal stage.
Northeast The Atlantic Coast Conference has had the most success outside of the Power Five conferences. Four schools from this region have made the Sweet 16 over the past five years (Duke, Georgetown, Notre Dame, and Virginia). Duke won it all last year for the first time in school history.
15 NCAA championships The ACC has 15 NCAA championships, the most recent of which was won by North Carolina in 2016. The Big 12 and Pac-12 each have 10 championships.
The ACC began holding annual conference tournaments shortly after its founding in 1953. This year's ACC Tournament will be held in Brooklyn, New York. It is the first time the event has been held outside of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
In addition to its role in college basketball, the ACC also sponsors football, women's soccer, and other sports.
Nine The program has won nine NCAA national titles in total (1948, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1964, 1996, and 1998), an NCAA record. The 1948 team was co-champion with Pennsylvania, as they both finished the season with 10 wins and zero losses. The Wolverines received the title by virtue of having more wins.
Penn also had 10 wins at the end of the 1947 season, but they were disqualified for recruiting violations. The Lions were given the title in 1948 after beating Michigan in the final game of the year. This makes three consecutive years that a third party has awarded the championship after Penn lost it due to recruiting violations.
Michigan's nine titles is also a national record. Ohio State has most national titles without a wining record, with six titles between 1936 and 1951 when they went 0-6 every time they played Michigan. Florida has most non-NCAA titles with eleven, followed by Oklahoma with ten. Both schools play Division I football as members of the Southeastern Conference. Neither of them has ever beaten Michigan.
The University of Michigan has won more NCAA titles than any other school not in the Football Bowl Subdivision. They are a part of the Big Ten Conference, which does not have a division for individual teams to compete in - only conferences can have divisions.