Boise, Idaho Boise State leads the Western Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup standings with 57.50 points, 9.5 points more than second-place Hawaii, heading into the spring sports championships.
The Broncos have jumped into the lead thanks to a pair of winter sports championships in men’s basketball and gymnastics. Greg Graham’s Broncos earned Boise State 8.25 points in the standings, while Tina Bird’s and Neil Resnick’s team added 6.00 points to the Broncos’ total.
The women’s basketball team claimed a share of the WAC regular-season title to earn 7.50 points for the Broncos, second in women’s basketball to only Fresno State. The Bronco football team also picked up a second-place finish worth 8.00 points.
The Broncos can still add points to their totals in men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. The Broncos are defending WAC champions in men’s tennis, while finishing second in women’s tennis and men’s outdoor track and field, and third in women’s outdoor track and field and men’s golf. Boise State doesn’t offer baseball or softball (which will be added next season).
The Broncos finished second in the Commissioner’s Cup standings last season with 86.50 points, while winning the Commissioners Cup following the 2005-06 season with 96.50 points. Boise State also has finishes of fifth (2004-05), seventh (2003-04) and eighth (2002-03). The Commissioners cup was first awarded following the 2002-03 season.
Boise State also currently ranks 81st in the U.S. Sports Academy Directors Cup standings with 141.50 points. The Broncos finished 97th last season and 83rd in 2005-06. The Broncos’ best finish was 63rd in 2002-03.
Commissioner s Cup Standings (As of April 18, 2008)
- Boise State 57.50
- Hawaii 48.00
- Utah State 47.75
- Nevada 44.25
- Fresno State 39.25
- Idaho 37.25
- NM State 35.25
- San Jose State 33.75
- Louisiana Tech 24.00