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March 16, 2004

Broncos Continue Commissioner's Cup Lead

  • Updated Standings (PDF)

    March 16, 2004

    SAN BRUNO, Calif. - With the winter season coming to a close last weekend, the West Coast Conference announces the second update of the WCC Commissioner's Cup. The Commissioner's Cup is an all-sports award presented at the end of each academic year to the league's top performing school in conference play. A Men's and Women's All-Sports Award, recognizing athletic achievement within each gender, will also be presented.

    The recipient of the Commissioner's Cup is based on a point system reflecting the place finish of each team in conference play. The Men's and Women's All-Sports Awards are given to the schools that accumulate the most points within each particular gender. The institution with the highest point total after combining the men's and women's point totals will be honored with the Commissioner's Cup.

    Santa Clara continues to lead the overall standings, while Pepperdine moved ahead of the Broncos in the Women's All-Sports race heading into the spring season. The Broncos finished fifth in men's basketball to help retain their overall lead. Gonzaga jumped ahead of Portland in the Men's All-Sports standings and surged past Loyola Marymount in the overall race, after the men's hoops team won the conference title and the women's team tied for second in the league with Pepperdine. With the second place finish, the Waves moved past Santa Clara in the Women's All-Sports standings.

    As a league, the WCC's winter season was highlighted by four teams earning post-season bids. On the men's side, Gonzaga earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth straight season. The Zags will enter the tournament as a No. 2 seed, the highest seeding ever earned by a WCC team. The Loyola Marymount women claimed their first-ever WCC championship and earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga and Pepperdine were also selected for post-season play and will participate in the WNIT. This season marks the sixth consecutive year that two or more WCC women's basketball teams have been selected for post-season play.

    Commissioner's Cup
    Santa Clara - 43
    Portland - 37.5
    Pepperdine - 36
    Gonzaga - 34
    Loyola Marymount - 31.5
    Saint Mary's - 25
    San Francisco - 23.5
    San Diego - 20.5

    Men's All-Sports
    Santa Clara - 18
    Gonzaga - 17
    Portland - 16
    San Francisco - 13.5
    Loyola Marymount - 11.5
    Pepperdine - 10.5
    Saint Mary's - 10.5
    San Diego - 10

    Women's All-Sports
    Pepperdine - 25.5
    Santa Clara - 25
    Portland - 21.5
    Loyola Marymount - 20
    Gonzaga - 17
    Saint Mary's - 14.5
    San Diego - 10.5
    San Francisco - 10