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Wisconsin Versus Minnesota, Who Has Won The Most Championships?

Football season is back upon us and the Wisconsinites are already barking on Facebook, or in your face at the local bar, about another lost year for the Vikings, and how we’ve never won the “big game” and that the Packers will win another Super Bowl before the Vikings ever do.

Well, that got me thinking. In all the four “major” professional and college sports in America (football, baseball, basketball, hockey), which state has actually won the “big game” the most? Let’s take a look…

Super Bowl Championships
Green Bay Packers: 1966, 1967, 1996, 2010
Minnesota Vikings: None

NFL Championships
Green Bay Packers: 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965
Minnesota Vikings: 1969

World Series Championships
Milwaukee Braves: 1957
Milwaukee Brewers: None
Minnesota Twins: 1987,1991

Stanley Cup Championships
Minnesota North Stars: None
Minnesota Wild: None
(There are no pro hockey teams in Wisconsin)

NBA Championships
Milwaukee Bucks: 1971
Minneapolis Lakers: 1949,1950,1952,1953,1954
Minnesota Timberwolves: None

WNBA Championships
(There is no WNBA team in Wisconsin)
Minnesota Lynx: 2011, 2013

College Football National Championships
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960

College Baseball National Championships
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: 1956,1960,1964

College Hockey National Championships (Men)
University of Wisconsin: 1973, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1990, 2006
University of Minnesota: 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002, 2003
University of Minnesota-Duluth: 2011

College Hockey National Championships (Women)
University of Wisconsin: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
University of Minnesota: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2013
University of Minnesota-Duluth: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010

College Basketball National Championships (Men)
University of Wisconsin: 1941
Marquette University: 1977
University of Minnesota: None

College Basketball National Championships (Women)
University of Wisconsin: None
University of Minnesota: None

Alright, let’s add that all up:

Total Championships Won
Wisconsin: 27
Minnesota: 35

Wisconsin better bow down and recognize.