List of Ultimini Champions

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The Ultimini is the annual American football game that determines the champion of the Developmental Simulation Football League (DSFL). The game culminates a season that begins in the previous calendar year and is the conclusion of the DSFL playoffs. The contest is held in the city of the home team. Since January 2018, the winner of the Southern Football Conference (SFC) Championship Game has faced the winner of the Northern Football Conference (NFC) Championship Game in the culmination of the DSFL playoffs.

The SFC leads in Ultimini wins with 13, while the NFC has won 9. Seven franchises have won the Ultimini.

The Tijuana Luchadores (8-4) have won the most Ultiminis with eight championships, the Portland Pythons (5-7) have won five, the Minnesota Grey Ducks (Formerly the San Antonio Marshals) (4-3) have won four, the Myrtle Beach Buccaneers (Formerly the Palm Beach Solar Bears) (4-1) have won four, the Kansas City Coyotes (1–5) have one win, and the Norfolk Seawolves (1–2) have one win. Portland and Tijuana have the most Ultimini appearances with twelve. Tijuana has the most consecutive appearances with five from 2022 to 2026, while the Portland Pythons (2024–2026 and 2029–2032) are the only other team to have more than two consecutive appearances. The Portland Pythons (5-7) have lost a record seven Ultiminis. The Palm Beach Solar Bears (2-0) were undefeated in title appearances. The Birddogs are the only team without an Ultimini. The Seawolves have the longest active appearance drought, from 2018 to 2037 yet this was broken with their appearance in the 2038 Ultimini. The record for consecutive wins is three and is held by the Tijuana Luchadores (2023–2025).

Ultimini Championship (2018–present)

Numbers in parentheses in the table are Ultimini appearances as of the date of that Ultimini and are used as follows:

  • Winning team and losing team columns indicate the number of times that team has appeared in a Ultimini as well as each respective teams' Ultimini record to date.
  • Venue column indicates number of times that stadium has hosted a Ultimini.
  • City column indicates number of times that metropolitan area has hosted a Ultimini.
Northern Football Conference (NFC, 2018–present) Southern Football Conference (SFC, 2018–present)
NFC champion
(23, 9-15)
SFC champion
(23, 15-9)
Game Date NFC team Score SFC team Venue City Attendance
I February 3, 2019 Norfolk Seawolves
(1, 0–1)
3-19 San Antonio Marshals
(1, 1–0)
Marshal Stadium San Antonio, Texas 64,000
II February 2, 2020 Portland Pythons
(1, 1–0)
27-14 San Antonio Marshals
(2, 1–1)
The Snake Pit Portland, Oregon 20,323
III February 7, 2021 Portland Pythons
(2, 1–1)
13-17 Palm Beach Solar Bears
(1, 1–0)
The Snake Pit (2) Portland, Oregon (2) 20,323
IV February 6, 2022 Kansas City Coyotes
(1, 0–1)
13-23 San Antonio Marshals
(3, 2–1)
Coyote Stadium Kansas City, Missouri 76,416
V February 5, 2023 Portland Pythons
(3, 2–1)
24-17 Tijuana Luchadores
(1, 0–1)
The Snake Pit (3) Portland Oregon (3) 20,323
VI February 4, 2024 Kansas City Coyotes
(2, 0–2)
20-21 Tijuana Luchadores
(2, 1–1)
Coyote Stadium (2) Kansas City, Missouri (2) 76,416
VII February 2, 2025 Portland Pythons
(4, 2–2)
24-30 Tijuana Luchadores
(3, 2–1)
El Santo Coliseo Tijuana, Mexico 29,333
VIII February 1, 2026 Portland Pythons
(5, 2–3)
7-37 Tijuana Luchadores
(4, 3–1)
El Santo Coliseo (2) Tijuana, Mexico (2) 29,,333
IX February 5, 2027 Portland Pythons
(6, 3–3)
13-6 Tijuana Luchadores
(5, 3–2)
The Snake Pit (4) Portland Oregon (4) 20,323
X February 4, 2028 Kansas City Coyotes
(3, 1–2)
37-7 San Antonio Marshals
(4, 2–2)
Coyote Stadium (3) Kansas City, Missouri (3) 76,416
XI February 4, 2029 Kansas City Coyotes
(4, 1–3)
27-30 Tijuana Luchadores
(6, 4–2)
Coyote Stadium (4) Kansas City, Missouri (4) 76,416
XII February 5, 2030 Portland Pythons
(7, 4–3)
34-20 Tijuana Luchadores
(7, 4–3)
The Snake Pit (5) Portland Oregon (5) 20,323
XIII February 7, 2031 Portland Pythons
(8, 4–4)
13-17 Palm Beach Solar Bears
(2, 2–0)
Solar Stadium Palm Beach, Florida 35,666
XIV February 2, 2032 Portland Pythons
(9, 4–5)
14-28 Tijuana Luchadores
(8, 5–3)
El Santo Coliseo (3) Tijuana, Mexico (3) 29,333
XV February 5, 2033 Portland Pythons
(10, 4–6)
16-17 Tijuana Luchadores
(9, 6–3)
The Snake Pit (6) Portland, Oregon (6) 20,323
XVI February 5, 2034 Portland Pythons
(11, 5-6)
23-10 San Antonio Marshals
(5, 2-3)
Marshal Stadium (2) San Antonio (2) 64,000
XVII February 4, 2035 Minnesota Grey Ducks
(6, 3-3)
16-13 Tijuana Luchadores
(10, 6-4)
El Santo Coliseo (4) Tijuana, Mexico (4) 29,333
XVIII February 3, 2036 Minnesota Grey Ducks
(7, 4-3)
28-13 Myrtle Beach Buccaneers
(3, 2-1)
The Duck Pond Minneapolis, Minnesota 44,556
XIX February 1, 2037 Kansas City Coyotes
(5, 1-4)
10-27 Myrtle Beach Buccaneers
(4, 3-1)
Saber Stadium Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 35,556
XX February 1, 2038 London Royals
(1, 0-1)
6-10 Tijuana Luchadores
(11, 7-4)
El Santo Coliseo (5) Tijuana, Mexico (5) 29,933
XXI February 6, 2039 Kansas City Coyotes
(5, 1-5)
6-26 Norfolk Seawolves
(2, 1-1)
Doug Norfolkdome Norfolk, Virginia 50,000
XXII February 5, 2040 London Royals
(2, 1-1)
24-17 Norfolk Seawolves
(3, 1-2)
The Palace London, United Kingdom 90,000
XXIII February 5, 2041 London Royals
(3, 1-2)
16-42 Tijuana Luchadores
(12, 8-4)
The Palace (2) London, United Kingdom (2) 90,000
XXIV February 2, 2042 Portland Pythons
(12, 5-7)
17-20 Bondi Beach Buccaneers
(5, 4-1)
The Snake Pit (7) Portland, Oregon (7) 20,323

Consecutive winners

Two franchises has won consecutive Ultiminis:

  • Tijuana Luchadores (Ultimini Bowls VI, VII, and VIII and did it again in XIV and XV), Minnesota Grey Ducks (Ultimini XVII and XVIII)

No franchise has yet won four Ultiminis in a row, although one has come close:

  • The Tijuana Luchadores won three consecutive Ultiminis (VI, VII, and VIII); in both of the seasons before and after their run (V and IX) they were eliminated in the Ultimini by the Portland Pythons.

Consecutive losers

One franchise has lost consecutive Ultiminis:

  • Portland Pythons (Ultimini Bowls VII and VIII and again in XIII, XIV, and XV))

Ultimini appearances by team

NFC teams (9 wins) SFC teams (15 wins)

In the sortable table below, teams are ordered first by number of appearances, then by number of wins, and finally by number of years since last appearing in a Ultimini. In the "Seasons" column, bold years indicate winning seasons, and italic years indicate games not yet completed.

Appearances Team Wins Losses Winning
percentage
Seasons Drought
12 Portland Pythons 5 7 .417 2019, 2020, 2022, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2041 0
12 Tijuana Luchadores 8 4 .667 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2028, 2029, 2031, 2032, 2034, 2037, 2040 1
6 Minnesota Grey Ducks 4 2 .667 2018*, 2019*, 2021*, 2027*, 2034, 2035 6
6 Kansas City Coyotes 1 5 .167 2021, 2023, 2027, 2028, 2036, 2038 3
5 Bondi Beach Buccaneers 4 1 .8 2020**, 2030**, 2035, 2036, 2041 0
3 Norfolk Seawolves 1 2 .333 2018, 2038, 2039 2
3 London Royals 1 2 .333 2037,2039, 2040 1

(*)These games are attributed to the San Antonio Marshals who relocated and rebranded as the Minnesota Grey Ducks

(**)These games are attributed to the Palm Beach Solar Bears who relocated and rebranded as the Myrtle Beach Buccaneers

Teams with Ultimini appearances but no victories

No current teams have made an Ultimini appearance and not won the Ultimini championship game.

Ultimini rematches

The following teams have faced each other more than once in the Ultimini:

  • Portland Pythons and Tjuana Luchadores (7) – Ultimini V, IX, and XII were won by Portland, Ultimini VII, VIII, XIV, and XV were won by Tijuana.
  • Kansas City Coyotes and San Antonio Marshals (2) — Ultimini IV was won by San Antonio, Ultimini X was won by Kansas City.
  • Kansas City Coyotes and Tijuana Luchadores (2) — Ultimini VI and XI were both won by Tijuana.
  • Portland Pythons and Palm Beach Solar Bears (2) — Ultimini III and XIII were both won by Palm Beach.