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ConferenceAmerican Conference
LeagueArena Football League
SportArena football
Founded1992 (as the Southern Division, as a member of the National Conference)
Most recent
Orlando Predators (7th title)
Most titlesOrlando Predators (7 titles)

The American Conference - South Division was a division of the Arena Football League's American Conference.

The Southern Division was formed in 1992 when the AFL first split into three divisions. The League used only conferences in 1993 and 1994, but returned to division play in 1995. The Southern Division has produced 10 ArenaBowl teams and 5 champions, with the most recent during the 2011 Arena Football League season by the Sharks. Rivalries such as the Tampa Bay Storm and Orlando Predators, known as the "War on I-4," used to define this division, but the Georgia Force had risen to the top and dominated in recent years before their folding.

Division lineups


Creation of the Southern Division. Charlotte Rage enfranchised. In 1993, New Orleans Night folded upon suspension of the Southern Division while the league has been realigned into the American/National conference structure.


The Southern Division returns, now part of the National Conference. Three of the National Conference teams, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa Bay reformed this division.


Miami Hooters renamed Florida Bobcats. Texas Terror enfranchised.


Texas Terror moved to the American Conference's Central Division.


Nashville moved in from the National Conference's Eastern Division.


Carolina Cobras enfranchised.


Carolina moved to Eastern Division.


Carolina moved back from Eastern Division. Florida Bobcats folded. Nashville moved to Atlanta as Georgia Force.


Austin Wranglers and New Orleans VooDoo enfranchised. Carolina moved back to Eastern Division.


Kansas City Brigade enfranchised. New Orleans VooDoo suspended due to Hurricane Katrina.


Kansas City moved to Central Division. New Orleans reactivated.


Austin Wranglers moved to af2. In 2009, the AFL has been put on a one-year hiatus while Georgia Force and New Orleans are suspended.


The Southern Division moved to the American Conference. Alabama moved in from af2. Jacksonville Sharks enfranchised.


Alabama moved to Duluth as Georgia Force. New Orleans reactivated.


Georgia Force folded.


New Orleans VooDoo moved to East Division.

Divisions were discontinued after the 2015 season.

Division Champions