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 14, while the NFC has won 10. Seven franchises have won the Ultimini.

The Tijuana Luchadores (8-5) have won the most Ultiminis with eight championships, the Minnesota Grey Ducks (Formerly the San Antonio Marshals) (6-2) aresecond with six, the Portland Pythons (5-7) have five, the Bondi Beach Buccaneers (Formerly the Myrtle Beach Buccaneers and the Palm Beach Solar Bears) (4-1) have won four, the Kansas City Coyotes (1–7) 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). The largest margin of victory was achieved by the Minnesota Grey Ducks with 40 points in the 2045 against Tijuana. This game was the first shutout in Ultimini history.

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
(29, 12-17)
SFC champion
(29, 17-12)
Game Date NFC team Score SFC team Venue City Attendance
I 2019-01-27 Norfolk Seawolves 3-19 San Antonio Marshals Marshal Stadium San Antonio 24,102
II 2020-01-26 Portland Pythons 27-14 San Antonio Marshals The Snake Pit Portland 21,737
III 2021-01-24 Portland Pythons 13-17 Palm Beach Solar Bears The Snake Pit Portland 27,887
IV 2022-01-23 Kansas City Coyotes 13-23 San Antonio Marshals Coyote Stadium Kansas City 22,835
V 2023-01-29 Portland Pythons 24-17 Tijuana Luchadores The Snake Pit Portland 29,554
VI 2024-01-28 Kansas City Coyotes 20-21 Tijuana Luchadores Coyote Stadium Kansas City 28,930
VII 2025-01-26 Portland Pythons 24-30 Tijuana Luchadores El Santo Coliseo Tijuana 29,333
VIII 2026-01-25 Portland Pythons 7-37 Tijuana Luchadores El Santo Coliseo Tijuana 21,216
IX 2027-01-24 Portland Pythons 13-6 Tijuana Luchadores The Snake Pit Portland 20,323
X 2028-01-23 Kansas City Coyotes 37-7 San Antonio Marshals Coyote Stadium Kansas City 24,416
XI 2029-01-28 Kansas City Coyotes 30-27 Tijuana Luchadores Coyote Stadium Kansas City 26,416
XII 2030-01-27 Portland Pythons 34-20 Tijuana Luchadores The Snake Pit Portland 20,323
XIII 2031-01-26 Portland Pythons 13-17 Palm Beach Solar Bears Solar Stadium Palm Beach 29,661
XIV 2032-01-25 Portland Pythons 14-28 Tijuana Luchadores El Santo Coliseo Tijuana 29,333
XV 2033-01-23 Portland Pythons 16-17 Tijuana Luchadores The Snake Pit Portland 20,323
XVI 2034-01-29 Portland Pythons 23-10 San Antonio Marshals Marshal Stadium San Antonio 24,132
XVII 2035-01-28 Minnesota Grey Ducks 16-13 Tijuana Luchadores El Santo Coliseo Tijuana 29,326
XVIII 2036-01-27 Minnesota Grey Ducks 28-13 Myrtle Beach Buccaneers The Nest Duluth 24,556
XIX 2037-01-25 Kansas City Coyotes 10-27 Myrtle Beach Buccaneers Saber Stadium Myrtle Beach 25,556
XX 2038-01-24 Kansas City Coyotes 10-27 Myrtle Beach Buccaneers Saber Stadium Myrtle Beach 25,135
XXI 2039-01-23 Kansas City Coyotes 6-26 Norfolk Seawolves Norfolksdale Norfolkdome Norfolk 27,994
XXII 2040-01-29 London Royals 24-17 Norfolk Seawolves The Palace London 26,564
XXIII 2041-01-27 London Royals 16-42 Tijuana Luchadores El Santo Coliseo Tijuana 27,263
XXIV 2042-01-26 Portland Pythons 17-20 Bondi Beach Buccaneers The Snake Pit Portland 26,532
XXV 2043-01-25 Kansas City Coyotes 21-23 Dallas Birddogs The Doghouse Dallas 20,614
XXVI 2044-01-24 London Royals 26-10 Tijuana Luchadores City Life Stadium Milan 24,104
XXVII 2045-01-22 Minnesota Grey Ducks 40-0 Tijuana Luchadores Toronto Field Toronto 22,828
XXVIII 2046-01-28 Minnesota Grey Ducks 33-30 Tijuana Luchadores Netherland Field Amsterdam 22,828
XXIX 2047-01-27 Kansas City Coyotes 20-31 Dallas Birddogs Rockstar Stadium Hollywood 26,977
XXX 2048-01-26 Portland Pythons 22-26 Norfolk Seawolves Lumen Field Seattle 27,098
XXXI 2049-01-24 Minnesota Grey Ducks 17-24 Norfolk Seawolves Singa Pura Stadium Singapore 28,161
XXXII 2050-01-23 TBD TBD

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 and then again at XXVII and XXVIII)

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 (10 wins) SFC teams (16 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 2
14 Tijuana Luchadores 8 6 .517 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2028, 2029, 2031, 2032, 2034, 2037, 2040, 2043 0
8 Minnesota Grey Ducks 6 2 .750 2018*, 2019*, 2021*, 2027*, 2034, 2035, 2045, 2046 0
8 Kansas City Coyotes 1 7 .143 2021, 2023, 2027, 2028, 2036, 2038, 2042, 2048 1
5 Bondi Beach Buccaneers 4 1 .800 2020**, 2030**, 2035, 2036, 2041 2
3 Norfolk Seawolves 1 2 .333 2018, 2038, 2039 4
4 London Royals 2 2 .500 2037,2039, 2040, 2043 0
2 Dallas Birddogs 2 0 1.000 2042,2047 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.
  • London Royals and Tijuana Luchadores (3) - Ultimini XXVI was won by London, Ultimini XX and XXIII 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.