Big 12 football teams ranked by conference championships

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The Big 12 conference was formed in 1996 and there’s been a few changes over the years in regards to determining how each football team can reach the championship game.

From 1996-2010, the conference champions were determined in a head-to-head matchup held at the end of the regular season. At this time, the Big 12 Championship game featured the Big 12 North Division champion against the Big 12 South Division champion.

Between 2011-2016, it was a round-robin regular-season format among all conference members. However, there were no tiebreaking procedures put in place until the 2015 season. This caused a few co-champions from 2012-2014.

Beginning in 2017, the Big 12 championship game now features the two teams with the best conference records. Oklahoma has dominated the conference to a point that they have more Big 12 football titles than every other conference opponent combined.

West Virginia joined the conference in 2012, therefore it’s not too surprising to see the Mountaineers near the bottom of the list. Take a look at where each football program ranks in terms of Big 12 titles below. Keep in mind that former conference foes Nebraska, Texas A&M, Missouri and Colorado are not included.

West Virginia

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12 titles: 0


Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12 titles: 0

Texas Tech

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12 titles: 0

Iowa State

Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12 titles: 0


Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12 titles: 1 (2014) *shared title in 2014

Oklahoma State

Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12 titles: 1 (2011)

Kansas State

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12 titles: 2 (2003, 2012) *shared title in 2012


Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12 titles: 2 (2013, 2014) *shared title in 2014


Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12 titles: 3 (1996, 2005, 2009)



Big 12 titles: 14 (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) *shared title in 2012