Charleston wins MEC Commisioner’s Cup; WVWC places seventh


BRIDGEPORT — The University of Charleston has won the 2018-19 Mountain East Conference Commissioner's Cup recognizing overall athletic excellence among its membership on an annual basis.

It marks the fourth Commissioner's Cup for the University of Charleston since the league began in 2013-14.

The standings are compiled utilizing an "all-sports rating." This rating is determined by a formula that awards points to a school for its regular season finish equal to the number of teams per sport sponsored by the MEC, and then divided by the number of sports offered by the institution. The final rating is a percentage of points acquired against the number of points available (average percentile finish in the standings of each sport sponsored by an institution).

Charleston finished atop the standings with an All-Sports rating of 0.87195. The Golden Eagles won conference championships in men's and women's golf, men's cross country, men's soccer, baseball and men's track.

Charleston took the 2017-18 Commissioner's Cup with an All-Sports rating of 0.7259. It was the third Commissioner's Cup for the Golden Eagles in five years. UC won league championships in men's soccer, men's golf, baseball and men's track.

Notre Dame finished second, followed by Fairmont State, West Liberty, Concord and Shepherd to round out the top half of the standings.

West Virginia Wesleyan finished seventh.

Ten of the 12 schools in the league won a regular season or tournament championship in 2018-19.

2018-19 Mountain East Conference Commissioner's Cup Standings

Sports Points Possible Rating

University of Charleston 17 143 164 0.871

Notre Dame College 14 89 133 0.669

Fairmont State University 16 97.5 151 0.645

West Liberty University 17 101.5 163 0.622

Concord University 16 94 158 0.594

Shepherd University 12 73.5 124 0.592

W.Va. Wesleyan College 20 96.5 177 0.545

Wheeling Jesuit University 15 76.5 147 0.520

W.Va. State University 10 55.5 110 0.504

UVa-Wise 13 54.5 134 0.406

Glenville State College 13 46 129 0.356

Urbana University 15 40.5 142 0.332

* Points are awarded based on the number of institutions that sponsor a sport. First place receives the number of points equal to the number of teams, last place receives one point.

*Ties are not broken in and points are equally shared among teams that tie in the standings EXCEPT in sports with divisional play and conference championship situations.

*An extra point is given to conference tournament champions in applicable sports.

* The 'All-Sports Rating' is the total number of points that an institution compiles divided by the number of sports offered.

*The rating is a percentage of points acquired vs. number of points available

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