SAN BRUNO, Calif. - At the conclusion of the 2014-15 West Coast Conference softball season, Brigham Young University owns a 12 point lead against the University of San Diego 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 85.5 Cup points. San Diego is second with just two championships remaining in the 2014-15 season with 73.5 points after winning championships in men's soccer and men's tennis.
San Diego shares the top spot in the men's all-sports trophy race with the University of San Francisco at 34.0 points. The Toreros won championships in soccer and tennis, while the Dons posted four top-four finishes overall. Gonzaga University and Saint Mary's College are tied for third with 30.0 points.
BYU maintains a commanding lead in the women's all-sports trophy race with a score of 58.0 points, propelled by a sweep of the three fall championships. Santa Clara University is second in the women's race with 42.0 points.
Overall, the Cougars compiled 85.5 Commissioner's Cup points with just the rowing championship and the baseball regular season remaining. San Diego (73.5) is second, San Francisco (69.5) is third Gonzaga is fourth (68.0). Pepperdine University (64.0) is fifth, Santa Clara (63.0) is sixth, while Saint Mary's (57.0) is seventh. The University of the Pacific (52.0), Loyola Marymount University (50.0) and the University of Portland (47.5) round out the standings.
The final update in the race for the Commissioner's Cup will come after the 2015 Baseball Championship. At the conclusion of the 2014-15 competition calendar, the point tallies will be recalculated to reflect the top-11 program finishes for each West Coast Conference institution. The winner of the Commissioner's Cup and the men's and women's all-sport trophies will be unveiled at the June WCC Executive Council Meetings in San Jose.
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. 34 in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Director's Cup Division I as of April 22, 2015. Three West Coast Conference programs are ranked in the top-100 in Division I - BYU (34), Gonzaga (91) and San Diego (99).
2014-15 Commissioner's Cup Standings