Cougars in Conference

BYU basketball boasts a remarkable record of conference success during its history. After earning its 29th regular-season conference championship in 2011, the Cougars moved into a tie for seventh among all NCAA Division I programs for most regular-season league titles won (see list below). Including conference tournaments, BYU has claimed a conference championship trophy (regular season or tournament) during 30 seasons. The Cougars won the 1991 WAC Tournament after a second-place regular-season finish. Other conference tournament titles in 1992 (WAC) and 2001 (MWC) have followed up regular-season rings, as was the case with conference playoff wins in 1924 and 1933 in the Rocky Mountain Conference. BYU won six Rocky Mountain Conference titles in 20 years, earned five Skyline championships in 24 years, recorded 12 WAC crowns in 37 years and has garned MWC honors in five of the league’s first 11 seasons. BYU won the in-state title against rivals Utah and Utah State during 10 of the 12 years before the Cougars first joined a conference in 1918.

NCAA - MOST REGULAR SEASON CONFERENCE TITLES WON OR SHARED 

No. of Titles School Conference
56 Kansas MVC, Big 8, Big 12
52 Kentucky Southern, SEC
37 Penn Ivy
36 North Carolina Southern, ACC
32 Utah Rocky Mtn, Mtn States, WAC, MWC
31 UCLA Pac-12
29 BYU Rocky Mtn, Mtn States, WAC, MWC
29 Connecticut Yankee, Big East
29 Princeton Ivy

YEAR-BY-YEAR CONFERENCE/STATE REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS

State Competition  
Year Champion
1906 BYU
1907 BYU
1908 BYU
1909 BYU
1910 BYU
1911 BYU
1912 BYU
1913 Utah
1914 BYU
1915 BYU
1916 Utah
1917 BYU

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CONFERENCE

Year West Champion East Champion
1918 Utah State Colorado College
1919 Utah Colorado
1920 None (influenza) Colorado
1921 Utah Colorado
1922 BYU Colorado College
1923 Utah Colorado College
1924 BYU Colorado College
1925 BYU Colorado College
1926 Utah State Colorado St. Teacher College
1927 Montana State Colorado College
1928 Montana State Wyoming
1929 Montana State Colorado
1930 Montana State/Utah State Colorado
1931 Utah Wyoming
1932 BYU/Utah Wyoming
1933 BYU/Utah Wyoming/CSTC
1934 BYU Wyoming
1935 Utah State CSTC
1936 Utah State Wyoming
1937 Utah/Montana St. Colorado/Denver

MOUNTAIN STATES CONFERENCE (SKYLINE)

Year Champion
1938 Utah/Colorado
1939 Colorado
1940 Colorado
1941 Wyoming
1942 Colorado
1943 BYU (W), Wyoming (E)
1944 None 
1945 Utah
1946 Wyoming
1947 Wyoming
1948 BYU
1949 Wyoming
1950 BYU
1951 BYU
1952 Wyoming
1953 Wyoming
1954 Colorado A&M
1955 Utah
1956 Utah
1957 BYU
1958 Wyoming
1959 Utah
1960 Utah
1961 Utah/Colorado State
1962 Utah

WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE 

Year Champion
1963 Arizona State
1964 New Mexico/Arizona St.
1965 BYU
1966 Utah
1967 BYU/Wyoming
1968 New Mexico
1969 BYU/Wyoming
1970 UTEP
1971 BYU
1972 BYU
1973 Arizona State
1974 New Mexico
1975 Arizona State
1976 Arizona
1977 Utah
1978 New Mexico
1979 BYU
1980 BYU
1981 Utah/Wyoming
1982 Wyoming
1983 BYU/Utah/UTEP
1984 UTEP
1985 UTEP
1986 Utah/Wyoming/UTEP
1987 UTEP
1988 BYU
1989 Colorado State
1990 BYU/Colorado State
1991 Utah
1992 BYU/UTEP
1993 BYU/Utah
1994 New Mexico
1995 Utah
1996 Utah
1997 Utah
1998 Utah (Mountain)
1999 Utah

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE

Year Champion
2000 Utah/UNLV
2001 BYU/Utah/Wyoming
2002 Wyoming
2003 BYU/Utah
2004 Air Force
2005 Utah
2006 San Diego State
2007 BYU
2008 BYU
2009 BYU/New Mexico/Utah
2010 New Mexico
2011 BYU

WEST COAST CONFERENCE

Year Champion
2012 Saint Mary's
2013 Gonzaga