When people think of the CIAA, most people think of its basketball tournament. Or more specifically, the spectacle surrounding its basketball tournament.
But the CIAA has the deepest roots of all the HBCU conferences, and that includes football.
|1918||No Champ (WWI)|
|1919||No Champ (WWI)|
|1927||North Carolina A&T|
|1948 ||West Virginia State|
|1951||West Virginia State|
|1953||NC College (NCCU)|
|1954||NC College (NCCU)|
|1955||Maryland State (Maryland-Eastern Shore)|
|1956||Maryland State, NC College, Delaware State (tie)|
|1969||Johnson C. Smith|
|1971||Elizabeth City State|
|1978 ||Winston-Salem State|
|1980||North Carolina Central|
|1986 ||Virginia Union|
|2009 ||Fayetteville State|
|2013||No Champ (Game Cancelled)|
*= Win Vacated
- Morgan State: 18
- Virginia State/Winston-Salem State: 12
- Virginia Union: 11
- NC A&T/Shaw University: 5
Out of the teams that are still in the CIAA, Virginia State and Winston-Salem State are currently leading the conference with 12 championships each.
More Fun Facts:
- Morgan State is not only 18x champions, winning 13 of those titles in 19 years, but they are also the only team to win five straight. championships in the CIAA. (1940-1944).
- Hampton was the first team in the conference to win four straight championships (1913-1916).
- Winston-Salem State is the only team in the conference to repeat after every win (1977-78, 1987-88, 1990-91, 1999-2000, 2011-12, 2015-16).
- St. Aug and Chowan are the only two teams currently in the CIAA to have never won at least one football title.
- Johnson C. Smith, Elizabeth City State and Bowie State all have one CIAA title