BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The University of Charleston has won the 2021-22 Mountain East Conference Commissioner’s Cup, the league’s annual award that recognizes overall athletic excellence among its membership.
It marks the fifth-straight Commissioner’s Cup for the Golden Eagles, and the seventh overall for UC 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 on top of the standings with a .94149 rating. UC claimed conference championships in nine sports, including men’s and women’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field, men’s tennis (regular season and tournament) and women’s tennis (co-regular season and tournament). The Golden Eagles also claimed tournament championships in men’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball. UC baseball won the league’s southern division during the regular season.
West Liberty was runner-up (.68622) winning league championships in wrestling, men’s basketball and women’s tennis. The Hilltoppers finished runner-up in men’s golf, women’s track & field and acrobatics & tumbling, while also winning a share of the north division title in softball. Fairmont State rounded out the top three (.66061) after taking titles in acrobatics & tumbling (regular season and tournament) and softball (tournament), while also winning a share of the north division title in baseball. Notre Dame College finished fourth (.65468). The Falcons won MEC championships in football, men’s swimming and women’s lacrosse (regular season and tournament).
Eleven different schools won MEC championships in the 23 sports this season (including regular season, division and tournament).
2021-22 Mountain East Conference Commissioner’s Cup Standings (Final)
|University of Charleston||19||177.0||188||0.94149|
|West Liberty University||20||134.5||196||0.68622|
|Fairmont State University||17||109.0||165||0.66061|
|Notre Dame College||14||91.0||139||0.65468|
|West Va. State University||10||66.0||108||0.61111|
|Frostburg State University||20||103.0||190||0.54211|
|Davis & Elkins College||22||103.0||204||0.50490|
|Glenville State University||17||79.5||173||0.45954|
|West Va. Wesleyan College||22||92.0||209||0.44019|
|Alderson Broaddus University||19||36.0||183||0.19672|
|• The MEC conducted 23 championships during the 2021-22 athletics season.|
• 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.
2013-14: University of Charleston
2014-15: Wheeling Jesuit University
2015-16: University of Charleston
2016-17: West Va. Wesleyan College
2017-18: University of Charleston
2018-19: University of Charleston
2019-20*: University of Charleston
2020-21^: University of Charleston
2021-22: University of Charleston
* Only 15 of the league’s 23 sports were completed in 2019-20 due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of spring sports.
^ Only 21 of the league’s 23 sports were completed in 2020-21 due to COVID-19 protocols. The men’s and women’s indoor track & field championship was canceled. All sports were contested in the spring of 2021.