....winning the Cup when we are in so many sponsored 6/7 team sports (LB & Irvine more than any other school) is really difficult to do
the scoring system significantly penalizes schools in 6 team sports (MVB, Men's Tennis, BVB, WWP).
There is no better example with Men's Volleyball. We WON MVB finishing first, and it actually HURT our score!! lol, kid you not, what scoring system would penalize a point tally by winning a Championship making your total score worse, now because Hawaii was in MVB it didn't matter. What's funny is the only school to win a National Championship this year (Hawaii) got...100 points in MVB and MWV lowered and hurt Hawaii's score in the Cup. lol. I guess I could tell the commisioner how to fix the issue, but....well maybe they'll figure it out.But it is funny
and by adding MWP where we are one of the 6 teams, it's going to be even tougher to win the Cup in the future.
so kudos for overcoming the point system barrier and still winning the Cup.
a great Spring Season, one of the best
what's interesting, is we won despite two historically great sports (WVB & Tennis) having poor seasons. In past cups won, WVB & Tennis were typically top 2 teams in the conference that were key contributors.
This really wasn't a record performance with teh score, as the announcments are suggesting. It's a bit comical. This is the first Big West cup with 11 teams, so teh scoring was changed to increase points at the top end, so in general the average score is simply greater.
It's a 'record' only in the sense it's a record in teh very first season with the 11 member conference and the new inflated scoring method, lol.
the 2012/2013 Cups we were very dominant, yeah this year was very good, especially Winter (Basketball) & Spring, but it's not really some record having a higher score than previously. A lot of the teams in the conference had their highest score ever lol.
the scoring system should be changed, IMO, but....
It's great to win! Track & Field is just a great program year in and out. And still Jason Smith has a shot at being an All American in Eugene