Hope College leads the 2014-15 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner’s Cup all-sports standings after the fall season.
Hope totaled 64 points between women’s and men’s sports to lead second-place Calvin by 12.5 points.
The MIAA Commissioner’s Cup award is based on the cumulative performance of each member school in the league’s 20 sports for men and women. The final Commissioner’s Cup standings are determined on the basis of each college’s standings in eight of 10 sports for men and eight of 10 sports for women.
The MIAA Commissioner’s Cup has been awarded since the 1934-35 school year. This year marks the institution of a new Commissioner’s Cup scoring formula that awards the same number of points to the MIAA champion in each sport, regardless of gender.
Hope is seeking its second consecutive MIAA Commissioner’s Cup and fourth in five years. Hope has earned the all-sports championship a league-best 35 times.
The rest of the MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings have third-place Trine with 41.5 points, fourth-place Adrian with 40 points, fifth-place Albion with 37.5 points, sixth-place Alma with 34.5 points, seventh-place Kalamazoo with 33 points and eighth-place Olivet with 31.5 points.
In the women’s standings, Hope is in the lead with 34.5 points after claiming both golf and soccer championships, tying for the volleyball title and taking second in cross country.
Calvin (26.5) is second and followed by Alma and Saint Mary’s (20.5), Albion (18), Trine (17), Adrian (16), Kalamazoo (14) and Olivet (13).
In the men’s standings, Hope is in first with 29.5 points after winning the golf title, finishing runner-up in cross country, placing third in soccer and tying for fourth in football.
Calvin (25) is second and followed by Trine (24.5), Adrian (24), Albion (19.5), Kalamazoo (19), Olivet (18.5) and Alma (14).