List of Ultimus Bowl champions

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The Ultimus Bowl is the annual American football game that determines the champion of the International Simulation Football League (ISFL). The game culminates a season that begins in the previous calendar year and is the conclusion of the ISFL playoffs. The contest is held in the city of the home team. Since January 2016, the winner of the American Simulation Football Conference (ASFC) Championship Game has faced the winner of the National Simulation Football Conference (NSFC) Championship Game in the culmination of the ISFL playoffs.

The ASFC leads in Ultimus Bowl wins with 19, while the NSFC has won 7. Nine franchises have won the Ultimus Bowl, with the Chicago Butchers, Honolulu Hahalua, Berlin Fire Salamanders, New York Silverbacks and Sarasota Sailfish as the lone remaining ISFL teams without a championship win. The Honolulu Hahalua and Sarasota Sailfish joined the ISFL in 2037 and the Berlin Fire Salamanders and New York Silverbacks joined the ISFL in 2040.

The Orange County Otters (8-2) have won the most Ultimus Bowls with eight championships, while the Arizona Outlaws (4-0) are the second most successful with four. New Orleans Second Line (3-3), Yellowknife Wraiths (3-6), and San Jose Sabercats (3-1) have three wins, the Baltimore Hawks (2-6) have two wins, while Philadelphia Liberty (1–3), Austin Copperheads (1-1) and Colorado Yeti (1–4) each have one win. Orange County has the most Ultimus Bowl appearances with ten. Orange County, Baltimore, Yellowknife and New Orleans have the most consecutive appearances with four. The Baltimore Hawks and Yellowknife Wraiths have each lost a record six Ultimus Bowls. The record for consecutive wins is three and is shared by two franchises: the Arizona Outlaws (Ultimus Bowl IIII), and the Orange County Otters (Ultimus Bowl IVVI and Ultimus Bowl XVIIXIX). The only team with multiple Ultimus Bowl appearances and no losses is the Arizona Outlaws. Just eight times in history, the Liberty, (Ultimus Bowl VII), the Copperheads (Ultimus Bowl XX), the Yeti (Ultimus Bowl XXII), the Otters (Ultimus Bowl XVII, Ultimus Bowl XVIII, and Ultimus Bowl XIX), and the Sabercats (Ultimus Bowl XXIV-XXV) has a team claimed the championship by winning the Ultimus Bowl on the road. Only one Ultimus Bowl has gone to overtime; Ultimus Bowl XI, between New Orleans and Baltimore.

Ultimus Bowl Championship (2016–present)

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

  • Winning team and losing team columns indicate the number of times that team has appeared in an Ultimus Bowl as well as each respective teams' Ultimus Bowl record to date.
  • Venue column indicates number of times that stadium has hosted an Ultimus Bowl.
  • City column indicates number of times that metropolitan area has hosted a Ultimus Bowl.
National Simulation Football Conference (NSFC, 2016–present) American Simulation Football Conference (ASFC, 2016–present)
NSFC champion
(26, 7–19)
ASFC champion
(26, 19–7)
Game Date NSFC team Score ASFC team Venue City Attendance
Ultimus Bowl I 22 January, 2017 Colorado Yeti
(1, 0–1)
6-29 Arizona Outlaws
(1, 1–0)
Outlaw Stadium Phoenix, Arizona 63,400
Ultimus Bowl II 28 January, 2018 Baltimore Hawks
(1, 0–1)
6-33 Arizona Outlaws
(2, 2–0)
Outlaw Stadium (2) Phoenix, Arizona (2) 63,400
Ultimus Bowl III 27 January, 2019 Baltimore Hawks
(2, 0–2)
12-49 Arizona Outlaws
(3, 3–0)
Outlaw Stadium (3) Phoenix, Arizona (3) 63,400
Ultimus Bowl IV 26 January, 2020 Yellowknife Wraiths
(1, 0–1)
23-30 Orange County Otters
(1, 1–0)
Santa Ana Stadium Santa Ana, California 9,000
Ultimus Bowl V 24 January, 2021 Yellowknife Wraiths
(2, 0–2)
15-26 Orange County Otters
(2, 2–0)
Santa Ana Stadium (2) Santa Ana, California (2) 9,000
Ultimus Bowl VI 23 January, 2022 Philadelphia Liberty
(1, 0–1)
17-23 Orange County Otters
(3, 3–0)
Santa Ana Stadium (3) Santa Ana, California (3) 9,000
Ultimus Bowl VII 29 January, 2023 Philadelphia Liberty
(2, 1–1)
28-19 Orange County Otters
(4, 3–1)
Santa Ana Stadium (4) Santa Ana, California (4) 9,000
Ultimus Bowl VIII 28 January, 2024 Yellowknife Wraiths
(3, 1–2)
24-13 New Orleans Second Line
(1, 0–1)
Burial Grounds Yellowknife, Northwest Territories 66,667
Ultimus Bowl IX 26 January, 2025 Baltimore Hawks
(3, 0–3)
24-37 New Orleans Second Line
(2, 1–1)
The Meme Coliseum New Orleans, Louisiana 60,000
Ultimus Bowl X 25 January, 2026 Baltimore Hawks
(4, 1–3)
29-23 New Orleans Second Line
(3, 1–2)
The Aviary Baltimore, Maryland 100,000
Ultimus Bowl XI 24 January, 2027 Baltimore Hawks
(5, 1–4)
36-42 (OT) New Orleans Second Line
(4, 2–2)
The Meme Coliseum (2) New Orleans, Louisiana (2) 60,000
Ultimus Bowl XII 23 January, 2028 Baltimore Hawks
(6, 1–5)
24-48 Orange County Otters
(5, 4–1)
Santa Ana Stadium (5) Santa Ana, California (5) 9,000
Ultimus Bowl XIII 28 January, 2029 Colorado Yeti
(2, 0–2)
21-24 Orange County Otters
(6, 5–1)
Santa Ana Stadium (6) Santa Ana, California (6) 9,000
Ultimus Bowl XIV 27 January, 2030 Philadelphia Liberty
(3, 1–2)
36-24 San Jose Sabercats
(1, 1-0)
HP Pavilion San Jose, California 78,000
Ultimus Bowl XV 26 January, 2031 Baltimore Hawks
(7, 2–5)
49-0 San Jose Sabercats
(2, 1–1)
The Aviary (2) Baltimore, Maryland (2) 100,000
Ultimus Bowl XVI 25 January, 2032 Philadelphia Liberty
(4, 1–3)
30-34 Arizona Outlaws
(4, 4–0)
Outlaw Stadium (4) Phoenix, Arizona (4) 63,400
Ultimus Bowl XVII 23 January, 2033 Baltimore Hawks
(8, 2–6)
17-28 Orange County Otters
(7, 6–1)
The Aviary (3) Baltimore, Maryland (3) 100,000
Ultimus Bowl XVIII 29 January, 2034 Yellowknife Wraiths
(4, 1–3)
10-16 Orange County Otters
(8, 7–1)
Burial Grounds (2) Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (2) 66,667
Ultimus Bowl XIX 28 January, 2035 Yellowknife Wraiths
(5, 1–4)
27-30 Orange County Otters
(9, 8–1)
Burial Grounds (3) Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (3) 66,667
Ultimus Bowl XX 27 January, 2036 Yellowknife Wraiths
(6, 1–5)
20-37 Austin Copperheads
(1, 1–0)
Burial Grounds (4) Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (4) 66,667
Ultimus Bowl XXI 25 January, 2037 Yellowknife Wraiths
(7, 1–6)
13-33 New Orleans Second Line
(5, 3–2)
The Meme Coliseum (3) New Orleans, Louisiana (3) 60,000
Ultimus Bowl XXII 24 January, 2038 Colorado Yeti
(3, 1–2)
25-24 Orange County Otters
(10, 8–2)
Santa Ana Stadium (7) Santa Ana, California (7) 9,000
Ultimus Bowl XXIII 06 February, 2039 Yellowknife Wraiths
(8, 2–6)
38-13 Austin Copperheads
(2, 1–1)
Frostlands Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (5) 66,667
Ultimus Bowl XXIV 12 February, 2040 Colorado Yeti
(4, 1–3)
12-17 San Jose Sabercats
(3, 2–1)
Yeti Stadium Denver, Colorado 75,000
Ultimus Bowl XXV 10 February, 2041 Colorado Yeti
(5, 1–4)
17-34 San Jose Sabercats
(4, 3–1)
Yeti Stadium (2) Denver, Colorado (2) 75,000
Ultimus Bowl XXVI 09 February, 2042 Yellowknife Wraiths
(9, 3–6)
49-17 New Orleans Second Line
(6, 3–3)
Frostlands (2) Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (6) 66,667

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Consecutive winners

Three franchises have won consecutive Ultimus Bowls:

  • Arizona Outlaws (Ultimus Bowls I, II, and III)
  • Orange County Otters (IV, V, and VI), (XII and XIII), and (XVII, XVIII, XIX)
  • San Jose Sabercats (XXIV, XXV)

Two franchises have won three Ultimus Bowls in a row:

  • Arizona Outlaws (Ultimus Bowls I, II, and III)
  • Orange County Otters (IV, V, and VI) and (XVII, XVIII, XIX)

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

  • The Orange County Otters won three consecutive Ultimus Bowls (IV, V, and VI); the following season they were eliminated in the Ultimus Bowl by the Philadelphia Liberty.

Consecutive losers

Three franchises have lost consecutive Ultimus Bowls:

  • Baltimore Hawks (Ultimus Bowls II - III and XI - XII)
  • Yellowknife Wraiths (Ultimus Bowls IV-V and XVIII-XXI)
  • Colorado Yeti (XXIV, XXV)

Ultimus Bowl appearances by team

NSFC teams (6 wins) ASFC teams (19 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 an Ultimus Bowl. In the "Seasons" column, bold years indicate winning seasons, and italic years indicate games not yet completed.

Appearances Team Wins Losses Winning
percentage
Seasons
10 Orange County Otters 8 2 .800 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 , 2027, 2028, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2037
9 Yellowknife Wraiths 3 6 .333 2019, 2020, 2023, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2038, 2041
8 Baltimore Hawks 2 6 .250 2017, 2018, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2030, 2032
6 New Orleans Second Line 3 3 .500 2023, 2024, 2025 , 2026, 2036, 2041
4 Arizona Outlaws 4 0 1.000 2016, 2017, 2018, 2031
4 Philadelphia Liberty 1 3 .250 2021, 2022, 2029, 2031
5 Colorado Yeti 1 4 .200 2016, 2028, 2037, 2039, 2040
4 San Jose Sabercats 3 1 .750 2029, 2030, 2039, 2040
2 Austin Copperheads 1 1 .500 2035, 2038
0 Chicago Butchers 0 0
0 Sarasota Sailfish 0 0
0 Honolulu Hahalua 0 0
0 Berlin Fire Salamanders 0 0
0 New York Silverbacks 0 0

Team with no Ultimus Bowl appearance

The Chicago Butchers, and the four newest expansion teams Honolulu Hahalua, Sarasota Sailfish, Berlin Fire Salamanders, and New York Silverbacks have yet to make an appearance.

Team with Ultimus Bowl appearance but no victories

Every team that has an appearance in the Ultimus has at least one victory.

Baltimore holds the record for most Ultimus Bowl appearances before winning their first championship, with three failed attempts before their win in Ultimus Bowl X.

Colorado holds the record for worst win-ratio in the Ultimus Bowl, at 0.200.

Ultimus Bowl rematches

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

  • Orange County Otters and Yellowknife Wraiths (4) – Ultimus Bowl IV, V, XVIII, and XIX were all won by Orange County.
  • Yellowknife Wraiths and New Orleans Second Line (3) - Ultimus Bowls VIII and XXVI were won by Yellowknife, XXi was won by New Orleans.
  • Baltimore Hawks and New Orleans Second Line (3) – Ultimus Bowl IX and XI were won by New Orleans, Ultimus Bowl X was won by Baltimore.
  • Arizona Outlaws and Baltimore Hawks (2) – Ultimus Bowls II and III were both won by Arizona.
  • Orange County Otters and Philadelphia Liberty (2) – Ultimus Bowl VI was won by Orange Country, Ultimus Bowl VII was won by Philadelphia.
  • Orange County Otters and Colorado Yeti (2) – Ultimus Bowl XIII was won by Orange Country, Ultimus Bowl XXII was won by Colorado.
  • Yellowknife Wraiths and Austin Copperheads (2) - Ultimus Bowl XX was won by Austin, Ultimus Bowl XXIII was won by Yellowknife.
  • Colorado Yeti and San Jose Sabercats (2) - Ultimus Bowl XXIV and XXV were both won by San Jose.

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