SAN BRUNO, Calif. - At the conclusion of the 2014-15 West Coast Conference winter sports seasons, Brigham Young University owns a three point lead against Gonzaga University in the race for the 2014-15 West Coast Conference Commissioner's Cup - awarded annually to the WCC institution garnering the most success during Conference play.
After winning the women's cross country, women's soccer and volleyball championships to go along with runner-up showings in men's cross country and men's basketball, the Cougars have earned 53.5 Cup points. Gonzaga is second after the conclusion of winter play with 50.5 points after winning the men's and women's basketball regular season championships.
Gonzaga holds the top spot in the men's all-sports trophy race with 24.0 points, after capturing its 14th men's basketball title in 15 years. Saint Mary's College ranks second with 21.0 points.
BYU maintains a commanding lead in the women's all-sports trophy race with a score of 36.0 points, representing a sweep of the three fall championships. The University of San Diego is second in the women's race with 28.5 points.
Overall, the Cougars compiled 53.5 Commissioner's Cup points after the winter season, which include menʼs and womenʼs basketball. Gonzaga (50.5) is second, San Diego (47.5) is third and Santa Clara University (39.5) is fourth. The University of San Francisco (38.0) is fifth, while Saint Mary's (34.0) is sixth. Loyola Marymount University and the University of Portland are tied for seventh with 33.5 points. University of the Pacific (26.0) and Pepperdine University (25.0) round out the standings.
The next update in the race for the Commissioner's Cup will come after the menʼs and womenʼs tennis seasons conclude at the 2015 West Coast Conference Tennis Championships, held April 22-25 at the Barnes Tennis Complex in San Diego, Calif.
BYU captured the 2012-13 Commissioner's Cup and repeated the feat in 2013-14, snapping an unprecedented string of five consecutive won by San Diego. The Cougars ranked No. 15 in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Director's Cup Division I Fall Standings.
2014-15 Commissioner's Cup Standings