This is a list of Big South Conference football champions. Formed in 1983, the Big South did not sponsor football until 2002. It was not until 2010 that the Big South got an automatic bid to send its champion to the NCAA Division I Football Championship.

Champions by year

Record
Year Champions Conference Overall Playoffs
2002 Gardner–Webb 3–0 9–1
2003 Gardner–Webb 4–0 8–4
2004 Coastal Carolina 4–0 10–1
2005 Charleston Southern 3–1 7–4
Coastal Carolina 3–1 9–2
2006 Coastal Carolina 4–0 9–3 Lost FCS First Round vs. Appalachian State, 45–28
2007 Liberty 4–0 8–3
2008 Liberty 5–0 10–2
2009 Stony Brook 5–1 6–5
Liberty 5–1 8–3
2010 Coastal Carolina 5–1 6–5 Lost FCS First Round vs. Western Illinois, 17–10
Stony Brook 5–1 6–5
Liberty 5–1 8–3
2011 Stony Brook 6–0 8–3 Won FCS First Round vs. Albany, 31–28
Lost FCS Second Round vs. Sam Houston St., 34–27
2012 Coastal Carolina 5–1 7–4 Won FCS First Round vs. Bethune-Cookman, 24–14
Lost FCS Second Round vs. Old Dominion, 63–35
Stony Brook 5–1 9–2 Won FCS First Round vs. Villanova, 20–10
Lost FCS Second Round vs. Montana State, 16–10
Liberty 5–1 6–5
2013 Coastal Carolina 4–1 12–3 Won FCS First Round vs. Bethune-Cookman, 48–24
Won FCS Second Round vs. Montana, 42–35
Lost FCS Quarterfinals vs. North Dakota State, 48–14
Liberty 4–1 8–4
2014 Liberty 4–1 9–5 Won FCS First Round vs. James Madison, 26–21
Lost FCS Second Round vs. Villanova, 29–22
Coastal Carolina 4–1 12–2 Won FCS Second Round vs. Richmond, 36–15
Lost FCS Quarterfinals vs. North Dakota State, 39–32

Italics indicate a team that won the tiebreaker to get the Big South's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Football Championship tournament.

Championships by team

School Years in Big South Championships Last championship
Coastal Carolina 2003–present 7 2014
Liberty 2002–present 7 2014
Stony Brook 2008–2012 4 2012
Gardner–Webb 2002–present 2 2003
Charleston Southern 2002–present 2 2005
VMI 2003–2013 0
Presbyterian 2008–present 0
Elon 2002–2003 0

References