List of Ultimini Champions
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 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)|
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.
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.
|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|
(*)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.
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.