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Southern Division (AFA)
Sport American Football
League American Football Association
Founded 1952
Teams Arizona Firebirds
Houston Hurricanes
New Orleans Krewe
Texas Stallions
Most Recent Champion Arizona Firebirds (1st title)
Most titles won by team New Orleans Krewe (11)

The Southern Division is one of six divisions that make up the American Football Association. The Southern Division was formed in 1952 when the Baltimore Legion and Richmond Royals were moved from the Eastern Division to join the Houston Hurricanes and New Orleans Krewe, as they began their first season of play in the AFA after defecting from the Dixie Football League.

1952–1953Edit

Creation of the Southern Division. Houston Hurricanes and New Orleans Krewe join the AFA, Baltimore and Richmond moved from Eastern Division.

1954–1960Edit

Washington Wasps enfranchised. Baltimore folded because of declining fan support.

1961–1966Edit

St. Louis moved from Western Division.

1967Edit

Texas Stallions enfranchised. Richmond moved to Baltimore.

1968–1975Edit

Miami moved from Eastern Division. Baltimore and Washington moved to Southeast Division.

1976–Edit

Arizona moved from Western Division. Miami moved to Southeast Division.

Division championsEdit

Season Team Record Playoff Results
1952 Richmond Royals 9–3 Lost Semifinals
1953 Houston Hurricanes 7–5 Lost Semifinals
1954 Houston Hurricanes 9–3 Lost Semifinals
1955 Houston Hurricanes 7–5 Lost Semifinals
1956 Washington Wasps 8–4 Lost Semifinals
1957 Washington Wasps 9–0–3 Lost Semifinals
1958 New Orleans Krewe 9–3 Lost Semifinals
1959 New Orleans Krewe 11–1 Lost Semifinals
1960 New Orleans Krewe 12–0 Lost Semifinals
1961 New Orleans Krewe 8–3–3 Lost Semifinals
1962 New Orleans Krewe 9–5 Won Semifinals, Lost 17th Victory Bowl
1963 New Orleans Krewe 11–3 Lost Semifinals
1964 New Orleans Krewe 9–4–1 Lost Semifinals
1965 St. Louis Aces 9–4–1 Lost Semifinals
1966 Houston Hurricanes 11–3 Lost Quarterfinals
1967 Washington Wasps 9–3–2 Won Quarterfinals, Won Semifinals, Won 22nd Victory Bowl
1968 Houston Hurricanes 7–3–4 Lost Quarterfinals
1969 Houston Hurricanes 10–4 Won Quarterfinals, Lost Semifinals
1970 New Orleans Krewe 7–6–1 Lost Quarterfinals
1971 Houston Hurricanes 6–1–2^ Lost Quarterfinals
1972 New Orleans Krewe 10–4 Won Quarterfinals, Won Semifinals, Won 27th Victory Bowl
1973 New Orleans Krewe 10–4 Lost Quarterfinals
1974 Miami Suns 9–3–2 Lost Quarterfinals
1975 New Orleans Krewe 9–5 Lost Quarterfinals
1976 Arizona Firebirds 9–5 TBD Quarterfinals

Wild Card qualifiersEdit

Season Team Record Playoff Results
1966 Richmond Royals
St. Louis Aces
11–3
8–6
Lost Quarterfinals
Lost Quarterfinals
1967 Houston Hurricanes 10–4 Won Quarterfinals, Lost Semifinals
1969 New Orleans Krewe 8–4–2 Won Quarterfinals, Lost Semifinals
1971 New Orleans Krewe 7–2^ Won Quarterfinals, Won Semifinals, Lost 26th Victory Bowl
1972 Miami Suns 9–5 Lost Quarterfinals
1974 New Orleans Krewe 9–4–1 Won Quarterfinals, Won Semifinals, Won 29th Victory Bowl
1976 Houston Hurricanes 9–5 TBD Quarterfinals
1976 New Orleans Krewe 9–5 TBD Quarterfinals
  • ^ – Regular season reduced to nine games because of players' strike.

Playoff qualifiers by teamEdit

Division titlesEdit

Wild cardsEdit

Overall playoff berthsEdit

e v American Football Association teams
North: Chicago Butchers · Cincinnati Guardians · Cleveland Ghosts · Detroit Gladiators
Northeast: Boston Captains · Buffalo Stampeders · New York Imperials · Philadelphia Railers · Pittsburgh Miners
Southeast: Atlanta Rebels · Baltimore Royals · Miami Suns · Washington Wasps
South: Arizona Firebirds · Houston Hurricanes · New Orleans Krewe · Texas Stallions
Central: Colorado Centennials · Milwaukee Wolves · Minnesota Angels · St. Louis Aces
West: California Whales · Los Angeles Comets · Portland Dragons · San Diego Destroyers · Seattle Grizzlies