Commissioners Cup Fall Standings Feature Dead Heat At The Top
Big West Commissioner's Cup Fall Release
The fall season featured something never before seen at the top of the Commissioner’s Cup standings, a tie atop the ledger between Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara.
The Central Coast rivals each compiled a point average of 134.0 after the first season of competition. The Mustangs were buoyed by a sweep of the cross country titles as well as the women’s volleyball championship, while the Gauchos posted top three finishes in men’s cross country, women’s soccer, men’s soccer and had top four finishes in women’s volleyball and women’s cross country.
Third place belongs to UC Irvine with an average of 124.0 points over its five fall sports. The Anteaters claimed the regular season title in men’s soccer and also picked up top three finishes in women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. The point average is the highest for the program since it posted the same average after the fall of 2008. It is also the second-best fall point average for the Anteaters in Commissioner’s Cup history, bested only by the 136.0 average they posted after the fall of 2003.
Long Beach State was the fourth triple-digit scorer after the fall, putting up an average of 107.5 over its four sports. The Beach claimed the women’s soccer regular season crown over the course of the fall, helping the program to its highest fall average since the fall of 2015.
Hawai’i stands in fifth after the fall with an average of 93.3 points, followed by UC Davis in sixth at 92.0 and UC Riverside in seventh at 86.0. Defending Commissioner’s Cup champion Cal State Fullerton (76.0) and CSUN (52.0) wrap up the standings after the fall season.
The Big West Commissioner’s Cup, which started during the 1998-99 season, is awarded to the institution with the highest
average point total following the 18 Conference sport seasons. Points are not awarded if the institution or conference does not
sponsor the sport.
In determining a champion, the following round robin sports have points awarded on the basis of the final regular season
standings, including a 20-point bonus for the champion. These sports are baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, women’s tennis
and indoor volleyball. In the sports of cross country, golf, men’s tennis, track & field, women’s beach volleyball and women’s
water polo, the points are awarded based on finish at the Conference Championship. In the case of ties in all sports, points shall
be awarded by combining points and dividing them equally among the tied teams.
A complete recap of the point system is available in the link above.