Broncos Vault Into 1st in Commissioner's Cup

Boise State is back in the lead. After a less-than expected performance in the WAC basketball tournaments, the Broncos lost the Commissioner's Cup lead to Utah State. No matter. Thanks to a second straight WAC title for the Bronco gymnasts, Boise State is back at #1 in the Cup race.

The women's gymnastics team has vaulted Boise State back into first place in the Western Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cup Standings.  The Lady Broncos were on fire last night in Sacramento, California in capturing their second consecutive WAC title and giving Boise State six Commissioner's Cup race.

 Boise State now has 57.25 points to 54.75 for Utah StateNevada is in third with 49.75, followed by Idaho (42.00), Fresno State (36.75), Hawai'i (35.75), Louisiana Tech (35.50), New Mexico State (35.25) and San Jose State with 32.00 points.

There is now enough data to project the eight remaining sports although it is still very early in their respective seasons.  For purposes of this estimate, I used the indoor track season to project outdoor track, Golfweek rankings for men's and women's golf and the current WAC standings for baseball, softball and men's and women's tennis.

Using these projections, Boise State is projected to win the Cup for the second time in four years.  The Broncos won the Cup, which awards the best overall performance in sports, in 2006.  Nevada took the title away in 2007 and Fresno State won it last year.  Keep in mind these projections assume a WAC title in men's tennis and men's outdoor track, a second-place finish in women's tennis, a third-place finish in women's outdoor track and a fifth-place finish in softball for Boise State.

1.  Boise State 92.25
2.  Nevada 86.25
3.  Fresno State 84.25
4.  New Mexico State 72.25
5.  Idaho 71.00
6.  Utah State 70.50
8.  San Jose State 59.50
7.  Louisiana Tech 59.00
9.  Hawai'i 54.25


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