BOISE, Idaho - Boise State University has won the Western Athletic Conference's Commissioner's Cup as the Broncos completed the 2009-10 season with 92.25 points. The final standings will not be announced until the conclusion of the baseball season, but the Broncos are 15 points ahead of the second place schools, putting them out of reach to clinch the title.
"The Commissioner's Cup is a testament to all of our sports, our coaches and our student athletes," said Boise State Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier. "It's a great honor that speaks to the breadth of the athletic dept and it couldn't happen without the support of the community, the university, the Bronco Athletic Association and the great job that our coaches and student athletes have done."
Boise State earned four conference championships this year as football won its seventh WAC title, while both swimming and diving and women's tennis garnered their first conference titles. Each of those teams earned the maximum, 9.00 points for the Broncos. Also earning points for Boise State was the women's soccer team, as they added 7.75 points with a postseason championship.
This marks the second time Boise State has been awarded the Commissioner's Cup, with the last following the 2005-06 season with 96.50 points. Last season, the Broncos finished third after posting 80.50 points. Boise State also has finishes of second (2006-07 and 2007-08), fifth (2004-05), seventh (2003-04) and eighth (2002-03). The Commissioners cup was first awarded following the 2002-03 season.
The conference awards the school that performs the best in each of the league'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. Ties are not broken, but instead are averaged between the tied teams. Affiliate members are not eligible for the Commissioner's Cup, but their standings will still be used for determining points.
Following is a complete breakdown of the current Commissioner's Cup standings:
|New Mexico State||77.25|
|9.||San Jose State||47.50|