NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Iona
College, Princeton University, the
University of Maryland and the University
of Michigan rank among the leaders in the latest Capital
One Cup men's and women's standings through the conclusion of the
The Capital One Cup was launched in 2010 and is annually awarded to one men's and one women's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics program for their cumulative on-field performance across multiple sports during the fall, winter and spring seasons.
Schools earn Capital One Cup points throughout the year based on Top 10 finishes in NCAA Championships and in the final standings of official coaches’ polls for 39 sports. The men’s and women’s programs with the highest point totals after the NCAA Division I championships, concluding with outdoor track & field for the women and baseball for the men, are each crowned as the Capital One Cup winners and are awarded a combined $400,000 in student-athlete scholarships as well as the prestigious Capital One Cup trophy.
Points are awarded in sports (Group A, Group B) based on finishes at the NCAA Championships and coaches polls.
Due to the NCAA Championship featuring four teams for the men and eight for the women, all points in water polo awarded are based on the final Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 20 polls of the season.
During the fall season, although Princeton finished third at the four team NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship, the Tigers earned one point due to finishig 10th in the final Collegiate Water Polo Association Top 20 poll. Iona earned two points based on their finishes in other fall men's sports.
Entering the 2012 women's season, Maryland stands in 10th place with 20 points, while Michigan (6 points) and Princeton (2 points) rank at No. 22 and 29, respectively.
The Capital One Cup is supported by an Advisory Board made up of college sports broadcasters and former collegiate athletes, including: ESPN broadcaster Rece Davis, former Ohio State University basketball standout Clark Kellogg, former Boston College quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, University of Southern California basketball legend and former NCAA Player of the Year Lisa Leslie, former University of Arizona softball pitcher and NCAA Player of the Year Jennie Finch, former Santa Clara University soccer player and Women’s World Cup champion Brandi Chastain and former University of Michigan baseball player and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Barry Larkin.
Fans can follow their school’s standings throughout the year at the Capital One Cup website, http://www.capitalonecup.com/standings.html.
Men's Cup Standings
|1. North Carolina||60|
|1. North Dakota State||60|
|4. Oklahoma State||42|
|6. Sam Houston State||36|
|9. Georgia Southern||30|
Women's Cup Standings
|3. Florida State||50|
|7. Wake Forest
|9. Penn State