Australia-New Zealand University Challenge
(ANZUC)


Fifty universities compete in five conferences across the entire Oceania region, culminating in a sixteen team finals series. A fictional competition inspired by the NCAA college sporting system in the United States.
  • All
  • Nullarbor Conference
  • South-East Conference
  • Eastern Conference
  • North-East Conference
  • Oceania Conference
Nullarbor Conference:Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
South-East Conference:Victoria and Tasmania.
Eastern Conference:New South Wales (except the north) and the Australian Capital Territory.
North-East Conference:Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Oceania Conference:New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific.

Note: While based on real universities, all team names in this competition have been (slightly) fictionalised in order to make it obvious that there is no association whatsoever between what appears on this site and any of the tertiary institutions in real life.


Legend:
= Number of championships won, "GF" = Number of losing grand final appearances, "SF" = Number of losing semi final appearances, "QF" = Number of losing quarter final appearances, = Number of conference titles won, "Q" = Number of other finals qualifications.
(Nullarbor Conference)
USC– University of Swan Colony

  • Last Nullarbor Conference team to make a first finals appearance (Season 28).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • Grand Finalists: S35.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 40Conference Winners--1--426
(Nullarbor Conference)
PKR– Packer University

  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • ANZUC Champions: S12, S15.
    • Grand Finalists: S02.
    • Semi Finalists: S03.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 27Conference Winners211265
(Nullarbor Conference)
CHF– Chifley University

  • Equal first team to make the finals for eleven consecutive seasons (Seasons 1–11).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • ANZUC Champions: S22.
    • Semi Finalists: S05, S32.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 32Semi Finalists1--28415
(Nullarbor Conference)
UOL– University of Our Lady

  • Second team to win all conference and finals matches in a season (Season 37).
  • Fourth team to win back-to-back championships (Seasons 36–37).
  • First Nullarbor Conference team to win four consecutive conference titles, and first team ever to win eight in nine seasons (Seasons 17–20, 22–25).

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 39Conference Winners31491611
(Nullarbor Conference)
EBU– Edith Brown University

  • First Nullarbor Conference team to win all conference matches in a season (Season 32).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 32Conference Winners1--3549
(Nullarbor Conference)
WIL– University of William

  • First Nullarbor Conference team to collect three consecutive conference wooden spoons, and second team ever to collect five in six seasons (Seasons 13–14, 16–18).

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
 No Final Four Finishes
No Conference Titles
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(Nullarbor Conference)
BSS– Bass University

  • Second number 16 seed to reach a Grand Final (Season 38).
  • First Nullarbor Conference team to fail to make the finals for more than 27 seasons, setting the record at 29 (Seasons 4–32).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • Grand Finalists: S38.

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 38Grand Finalists--1--1--5
(Nullarbor Conference)
UFC– University of Free Colony

  • Third Nullarbor Conference team to collect three consecutive conference wooden spoons (Seasons 26–28).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • ANZUC Champions: S19.
    • Grand Finalists: S34.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 35Conference Winners11--139
(Nullarbor Conference)
RIV– River University

  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • Grand Finalists: S07, S11.
    • Semi Finalists: S29.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 30Conference Winners--214412
(Nullarbor Conference)
UTE– University of the Top End

  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • Semi Finalists: S26.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 26Semi Finalists
Conference Winners
----1112
(South-East Conference)
SEL– University of Selbourne

  • Second South-East Conference team to collect four consecutive conference wooden spoons (Seasons 16–19).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • ANZUC Champions: S02.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 28Conference Winners1----444
(South-East Conference)
PSH– Potash University

  • First South-East Conference team to fail to make the finals for more than 12 seasons (since Season 2*).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • Semi Finalists: S01.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season   1Semi Finalists
Conference Winners
----1--1--
(South-East Conference)
RST– Royal Selbourne Institute of Technology

  • Second lowest seed (fifteen) to reach a Grand Final (Season 8).

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 37Conference Winners--2631017
(South-East Conference)
LON– Lonsdale University

  • First South-East Conference team to collect three consecutive conference wooden spoons (Seasons 5–7).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • Grand Finalists: S13.
    • Semi Finalists: S15S16.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 25Conference Winners--12219
(South-East Conference)
BTN– Barton University

  • First South-East Conference team to collect more than three consecutive conference wooden spoons, setting the record at five (Seasons 8–12).
  • First team to lose every conference match in two consecutive seasons (Seasons 11–12).

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
 No Final Four Finishes
No Conference Titles
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(South-East Conference)
ALB– Albert University

  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • ANZUC Champions: S23.
    • Semi Finalists: S01.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 23ANZUC Champions
Conference Winners
1--1335
(South-East Conference)
WIT– Windburne Institute of Technology

  • Successful Finals Seasons
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 27Semi Finalists--144111
(South-East Conference)
EKA– Eureka University

  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • Grand Finalists: S24.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 24Grand Finalists
Conference Winners
--1--112
(South-East Conference)
VDL– University of Van Diemen's Land

  • Second South-East Conference team to win four consecutive conference titles (Seasons 14–17).
  • First team to collect a conference wooden spoon after appearing in the finals the previous season (Season 26).
  • Last South-East Conference team to make a first finals appearance (Season 13).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 38Semi Finalists----26511
(South-East Conference)
ARU– Australian Religious University

  • Third team to win all conference and finals matches in a season (Season 40).
  • First team to win five consecutive conference titles, and six in seven seasons (Seasons 4, 6–10).
  • Third team to to make the finals for eleven consecutive seasons (Seasons 2–12).
  • Third South-East Conference team to collect four consecutive conference wooden spoons (Seasons 20–23).

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 40ANZUC Champions
Conference Winners
3335148
(Eastern Conference)
JKN– University of Jackson

  • First team to reach more than two consecutive Grand Finals, setting the record at four, and five in six seasons (Seasons 13, 15–18).
  • Second Eastern Conference team to lose every conference match in a season (Season 33).
  • First Eastern Conference team to collect three consecutive conference wooden spoons (Seasons 7–9).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • ANZUC Champions: S13.
    • Grand Finalists: S15S18.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 18Grand Finalists14----34
(Eastern Conference)
UNH– University of New Holland

  • First number 16 seed to reach a Grand Final (Season 32).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 32Grand Finalists--2--118
(Eastern Conference)
BGH– Bligh University

  • Third team to win back-to-back championships (Seasons 31–32).
  • Third lowest seed (thirteen) to reach a Grand Final (Season 20).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • ANZUC Champions: S31S32.
    • Grand Finalists: S20.
    • Semi Finalists: S05, S08.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 34Conference Winners212346
(Eastern Conference)
OLD– University of Oldcastle

  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • Grand Finalists: S03.
    • Semi Finalists: S06.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season   6Semi Finalists--11224
(Eastern Conference)
UOI– University of Illawarra

  • Second team to win five consecutive conference titles (Seasons 18–22).

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 28Semi Finalists--13495
(Eastern Conference)
UTJ– University of Technology, Jackson

  • Lowest seed (twelve) to win the championship (Season 4).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • ANZUC Champions: S04.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 24Conference Winners1----219
(Eastern Conference)
JOU– John Oxley University

  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • ANZUC Champions: S18.
    • Grand Finalists: S14.
    • Semi Finalists: S09.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 18ANZUC Champions111347
(Eastern Conference)
WJU– Western Jackson University

  • First team to lose every conference match in a season (Season 5).
  • Second Eastern Conference team to collect three consecutive conference wooden spoons, and first Eastern Conference team to collect four in five seasons (Seasons 12–14, 16).
  • Last Eastern Conference team to make a first finals appearance (Season 27).
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 36Conference Winners------223
(Eastern Conference)
AFU– Australian Federal University

  • Last Eastern Conference team to win a conference title (Season 38).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • Grand Finalists: S39.
    • Semi Finalists: S10, S40.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 40Semi Finalists
Conference Winners
--125311
(Eastern Conference)
CAP– University of the Capital

  • First team to win six consecutive conference titles (Seasons 25–30).
  • Third team to win four consecutive conference titles (Seasons 9–12).
  • First Eastern Conference team to make the finals for eleven consecutive seasons (Seasons 24–33).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • Grand Finalists: S09.
    • Semi Finalists: S29, S37.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 37Semi Finalists
Conference Winners
--128119
(North-East Conference)
KLD– University of Kingsland

  • Successful Finals Seasons
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 21Conference Winners----2232
(North-East Conference)
JBU– Joseph Banks University
  • First team to make the finals for more than twelve consecutive seasons, setting the record at sixteen (Seasons 23–38).

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 38Conference Winners22471411
(North-East Conference)
DSN– Dickson University

  • First team to make the finals for twelve consecutive seasons (Seasons 1–12).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • ANZUC Champions: S05, S10.
    • Grand Finalists: S12.
    • Semi Finalists: S04, S09.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 14Conference Winners2123310
(North-East Conference)
SKE– Skase University

  • First team to collect three or more consecutive conference wooden spoons, setting the record at seven, with eleven in thirteen seasons (Seasons 1–7, 10–13).
  • First North-East Conference team to lose every conference match in a season (Season 12).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • Grand Finalists: S26.
    • Semi Finalists: S18.

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 26Grand Finalists--11----3
(North-East Conference)
KUT– Kingsland University of Technology

  • First team to win three championships in four seasons (Seasons 24, 26–27).
  • First team to win back-to-back championships (Seasons 7–8).
  • First team to win all conference and finals matches in a season (Season 7).
  • Second team to win four consecutive conference titles (Seasons 7–10).

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 28Grand Finalists53231012
(North-East Conference)
CKU– Central Kingsland University

  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • ANZUC Champions: S01.
    • Grand Finalists: S31.
    • Semi Finalists: S32, S34.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 40Conference Winners1121310
(North-East Conference)
USK– University of Southern Kingsland

  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • ANZUC Champions: S39.
    • Semi Finalists: S38.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 39ANZUC Champions
Conference Winners
1--1237
(North-East Conference)
UGC– University of the Glasshouse Coast
Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
 No Final Four Finishes
No Conference Titles
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(North-East Conference)
UNS– University of New Scotland

  • Second lowest seed (eleven) to win the championship (Season 35).

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 35ANZUC Champions2--45417
(North-East Conference)
SSU– Southern Stars University

  • Second North-East Conference team to lose every conference match in a season (Season 16).
  • Last North-East Conference team to make a first finals appearance.

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
 No Final Four Finishes
No Conference Titles
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(Oceania Conference)
OKL– University of Orkland

  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • ANZUC Champions: S14.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 18Conference Winners1----137
(Oceania Conference)
AUW– Albert University of Wellington

  • First Oceania Conference team to win four consecutive conference titles, and six in seven seasons (Seasons 24–25, 27–30).
  • First Oceania Conference team to make the finals for eleven consecutive seasons (Seasons 22–32).

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 35Semi Finalists2251713
(Oceania Conference)
CHC– University of Christchurch

  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • ANZUC Champions: S09.
    • Semi Finalists: S31.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 31Semi Finalists
Conference Winners
1--1155
(Oceania Conference)
DUN– University of Dunedin
Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
 No Final Four Finishes
No Conference Titles
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(Oceania Conference)
PAL– Palmerston University

  • First team to win all conference matches in a season (Season 3).
  • First Oceania Conference team to win five consecutive conference titles (Seasons 35–39).
  • Second Oceania Conference team to collect three consecutive conference wooden spoons, and four in five seasons (Seasons 7, 9–11).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
    • Grand Finalists: S37.
    • Semi Finalists: S39.
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 39Semi Finalists
Conference Winners
--11271
(Oceania Conference)
HAM– University of Hamilton

  • Last Oceania Conference team to make a first finals appearance.

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
 No Final Four Finishes
No Conference Titles
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(Oceania Conference)
SWN– Selwyn University

  • Successful Finals Seasons
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 40Grand Finalists2141319
(Oceania Conference)
OUT– Orkland University of Technology

  • Third team to win all conference matches in a season (Season 15).
  • Second team to win six conference titles in eight seasons (Seasons 10–11, 13, 15–17).

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 33Semi Finalists
Conference Winners
2--4284
(Oceania Conference)
POG– University of Papua Old Guyana

  • Second Oceania Conference team to win all conference matches in a season (Season 22).

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 26Conference Winners1136611
(Oceania Conference)
UPI– University of the Pacific Islands

  • First Oceania Conference team to collect three consecutive conference wooden spoons, and four in five seasons (Seasons 4–6, 8).
  • Successful Finals Seasons
  • Conference Winners

Latest Key SeasonGFSFQFQ
Season 40Semi Finalists
Conference Winners
----22111