If you're talking about state high school titles, here's some topics of interest:
- 26 schools - or approximately one-quarter of Utah's 104 high schools - have won at least 20 state titles. That includes 25 current schools and one that has been closed for a couple of years - South High.- 16 schools have not won a single state championship in any sport. Most of the non-title schools are newer institutions or schools participating in the small-size 1A classification, where there are fewer students competing in fewer state playoffs.
- And Brighton earns the distinction of having won the most state titles so far, with 54 championship trophies to its credit.
Brighton has won 54 total titles in 11 different sports - wrestling has been the most successful venture with 13 Bengal crowns claimed.
East is second on the all-time all-title hit parade with 50 championships in nine different sports, including 15 in football alone. Delta's 42 titles have come in six sports, with 22 - more than half - being won in wrestling.
Ogden's 39 state championships have been spread over 11 sports, including a school-best eight in girls tennis.
And then there is Provo, with its 11 boys basketball state championships helping the Bulldogs to 38 state titles. However, Provo claims top honors in the versatility department - having won at least one state title in 15 different sports. The only sports in which Provo hasn't won a state title is in gymnastics, girls tennis and the recently added girls soccer and softball.
Other schools that have won 30 or more state championships are Davis, 37; Highland, 33; Skyline, 31; Weber, 31; Richfield, 30; Timpview, 30; and Uintah, 30.
Three schools are just one state championship shy of the 20-title bench mark - Millard, Tooele and Wasatch are the closest at 19 championships each.
Brighton also lays claim to the longest streak of consecutive state championships won in a single sport, having earned 11 straight 4A wrestling crowns from 1978 to 1988 inclusive. The Brighton girls swim team has taken nine consecutive 4A crowns since 1982 and is tied for second on the consecutive-titles list with Tooele, which won nine boys swimming state titles from 1955 to 1963.
Three schools have won eight straight state championships - Ogden in 3A girls tennis (1979-86), Cyprus in 4A and 3A boys swimming (4A in 1975 and 1982, 3A from 1976 to 1981), and Delta in 2A wrestling (1974-81).
Winning seven consecutive state titles were Brighton in 4A girls tennis (1981-87), Jordan in 3A gymnastics (1979-85, with the '85 championship being shared with Orem), and Richfield in 1A-2A golf (1977-83).
The Brighton girls swimming squad owns the longest current title winning streak, with the aforementioned nine straight 4A state championships. The other schools currently possessing a string of four or more consecutive state crowns in a single sport are Delta (six 2A wrestling titles since 1985), Mountain View (five 4A girls cross country championships since 1985) and Timpview (four 3A or 4A boys cross country titles since 1986).
Schools having won the most state titles in the respective sports are:
Baseball - Bingham, 14; boys basketball - Provo, 11; girls basketball - Clearfield and Hillcrest, 4 each; boys country - Intermountain Indian School (now closed), 8; girls cross country - Mountain View and Monticello, 6 each; football - East, 15; golf - Richfield, 11; boys soccer - Woods Cross, 4;
Also, boys swimming - Tooele 13; girls swimming - Brighton, 9; boys tennis - Grantsville 14; girls tennis - Brighton and Grantsville, 9 each; boys track - East, 11; girls track - Wasatch and Weber, 7 each; volleyball - Delta and Weber, 6 each; and wrestling - Delta, 22.
Jordan has won the most state gymnastic championships with 12 titles won before the sport lost its UHSAA sanction last year because of decreased school participation. Girls soccer and softball were inaugural sports for the 1989-90 school year.