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Idaho announced as winner of annual Commissioner's Cup award
The Western Athletic Conference today announced the winner of its annual Commissioner's Cup with this year's honor going to Idaho with 105.50 points. The Vandals finished the year with eight WAC championships, winning the postseason titles in women's cross country, men's indoor track and field, women's basketball, women's tennis, men's tennis, men's outdoor track and field and women's outdoor track and field. The women's basketball team also claimed the regular season title.
The WAC awards its Commissioner's Cup to the school that performs the best in each of the conference's 19 men's and women's championships. Points are awarded in order of finish, equal to the number of teams that participate in each sport and are averaged between a team’s regular season finish (if applicable) and its WAC championship finish. Teams that do not qualify for a postseason tournament due to a smaller field, receive postseason points equal to their regular season finish. Teams that are ineligible for the postseason will receive zero postseason points but can still earn regular season points. Ties are not broken but instead are averaged between the tied teams. Affiliate members are not eligible for the Commissioner’s Cup but their standings are still used for determining points.
New Mexico State finished in second place with 86.00 points. The Aggies won five WAC championships, winning postseason titles in volleyball, men’s basketball, women's golf and men's golf. The volleyball team added a regular season title.
Utah Valley rounded out the top three with 79.75 points. The Wolverines finished with postseason titles in men's cross country and softball, and a regular season title in men's basketball.
Seattle U finished in fourth place with 77.25 points, winning regular season and postseason titles in both men's and women's soccer.
Kansas City finished in fifth place with 75.75 points. Grand Canyon finished sixth with 60.50 points despite not being eligible for a number of WAC championships due to NCAA rules during its DI transition period. The 'Lopes won the women's indoor track and field championship and the softball regular season title.
Bakersfield was seventh with 52.25 points, Texas-Pan American was eighth with 52.00 points and Chicago State was ninth with 26.00 points.