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Aggies Take Over First Place In WAC Commissioner's Cup Standings | bleedCrimson.net :: Your Source for NMSU Aggies Sports News

Aggies Take Over First Place In WAC Commissioner's Cup Standings

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Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Along with celebrating the men’s basketball championship and NCAA Tournament berth, NM State has also taken over first place in the WAC Commissioner Cup standings.

The WAC awards its Commissioner's Cup to the WAC 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.

Rank School Total XCM XCW SOC VB FB SD IM IW BKM BKW
1. New Mexico State 52.75 4.00 9.00 4.75 8.00 1.50 8.00 N/A 5.00 8.25 4.25
2. Boise State 52.50 5.00 4.00 7.75 5.75 9.00 9.00 3.00 2.00 2.75 4.25
3. Utah State 52.00 7.00 8.00 7.25 3.00 4.00 N/A 4.00 7.00 8.50 3.25
4. Nevada 49.75 N/A 7.00 7.25 4.75 8.00 6.00 N/A 3.00 7.00 6.75
5. Fresno State 43.75 6.00 5.00 4.25 5.75 7.00 2.00 N/A 1.00 4.25 8.50
6. Idaho 41.00 3.00 6.00 2.00 5.75 6.00 1.00 2.00 6.00 3.50 5.75
7. Louisiana Tech 32.75 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 4.00 N/A 1.00 8.00 6.25 8.50
8. Hawai‘i 30.75 N/A 3.00 3.00 9.00 4.00 4.00 N/A 4.00 1.00 2.75
9. San Jose State 25.75 2.00 2.00 7.75 1.00 1.50 7.00 N/A N/A 3.50 1.00

Key: XCM-Cross Country, Men; XCW-Cross Country, Women; SOC-Soccer, Women; VB-Volleyball, Women; FB-Football; IM-Indoor Track & Field, Men; IW-Indoor Track & Field, Women; SD-Swimming & Diving, Women; BKM-Basketball, Men; BKW-Basketball, Women; GYM-Gymnastics; GW-Golf, Women; TM-Tennis, Men; TW-Tennis, Women; GM-Golf, Men; SB-Softball, OM-Outdoor Track & Field, Men; OW-Outdoor Track & Field, Women; BB-Baseball.

Shaded boxes: Yellow-Regular season champion; Blue-Postseason champion; Green-Both

“Four years ago, we implemented a strategic plan to elevate all of our sports programs,” said athletic director Dr. McKinley Boston. “Our growth from the bottom of the standings in our first year to competing for the championship this year is a strong endorsement of our plan to be one of the best mid-major programs in the country.”

The Aggies joined the WAC in 2005 and finished last in the standings. Since then, NM State teams have continued to improve and grow as the effects of the strategic plan have taken root.

SCHOOL YEAR Commissioner Cup
2005-06 9th
2006-07 8th
2007-08 5th
2008-09 5th
2009-10 1st (to date)

NM State has won two WAC championships so far this year, as the women’s cross country team and the men’s basketball team both brought WAC trophies back to Las Cruces. There are still nine WAC championships to be settled this year, with the Aggies fielding teams in seven of those sports. The final standings will be compiled at the conclusion of the spring sports.