SAN BRUNO, Calif. - At the conclusion of the 2014 West Coast Conference fall sports seasons, Brigham Young University owns a six and a half 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 a runner-up showing in men's cross country, the Cougars have earned 39.0 Cup points. San Diego is second after the conclusion of fall play with 32.5 points after winning the men's soccer championship.
The University of San Francisco holds the top spot in the men's all-sports trophy race with 15.5 points, after finishing second in soccer and fourth in cross country. Gonzaga University ranks second with 14.0 points after the fall.
BYU leads the women's all-sports trophy race with a perfect score of 30.0 points, representing a sweep of the three fall championships. Santa Clara University is second in the women's race with 20.5 points.
Overall, the Cougars compiled 39.0 Commissioner's Cup points after the fall season, which include menʼs and womenʼs cross country, menʼs and womenʼs soccer, and women's volleyball. San Diego (32.5) is second, Santa Clara (31.5) is third and Gonzaga (30.5) is fourth. Loyola Marymount University (29.0) and San Francisco (29.0) are tied for fifth, while the University of Portland (28.5) is seventh overall. Saint Mary's College (18.0), University of the Pacific (17.0) and Pepperdine University (16.0) round out the standings.
The next update in the race for the Commissioner's Cup will come after the menʼs and womenʼs basketball seasons conclude at the 2015 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships, held March 5-10 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
BYU captured the 2012-13 Commissioner's Cup, snapping an unprecedented string of five consecutive won by San Diego and won its second consecutive cup in 2013-14. The Cougars rank No. 24 in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Director's Cup Division I Fall Standings.
2014-15 Commissioner's Cup Standings