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6. Arkansas 40
7. Texas 38
8. Michigan 33
9. Penn State 31
10. North Carolina 30
NCAA Division I Football Titles
Back in the day, the power was up north. Before 1961 Minnesota (led by QB Sandy Stephens in '60, right) won four AP titles, but the South has since risen. Florida schools, which had not won a title before Miami's in 1983, now have eight. This listing also includes Division IAA, in which Montana and Idaho won their crowns.
While football and basketball get the most airtime, they're not the sports that fill trophy cases. Anson Dorrance's North Carolina women's soccer team has brought nearly twice as many titles (17) to the state as its noted basketball teams (9). Wrestling (38) and golf (11) have given Oklahoma more titles than its football teams (7). The sport that has brought the most titles to Nebraska? Gymnastics (8).
California's domination derives from its mastery of all sports. The success of UCLA basketball (11 titles) and USC baseball (12) certainly helps, but more significant is its success in sports that reflect its climate and culture: tennis (64), volleyball (46), water polo (38) and swimming (29).