Wesleyan finishes 10th out of 11 schools in the 2023-24 MEC Commissioner’s Cup

Wesleyan finishes 10th out of 11 schools in the 2023-24 MEC Commissioner’s Cup

BRIDGEPORT, West Virginia. — The University of Charleston has won the 2023-24 Mountain East Conference Commissioner’s Cup, the league’s annual award recognizing the overall athletic excellence of its members.

It is the seventh consecutive time the Golden Eagles have won the Commissioner’s Cup, and the ninth time overall for UC since the competition began in 2013-14.

The Commissioner’s Cup rankings are compiled using 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 in each sport sponsored by the MEC, then divided by the number of sports offered by the institution. The final rating is a percentage of points earned relative to the number of available points. (average percentile finish in the standings of each sport sponsored by an institution). A bonus point is given for winning the conference tournament (in the respective sports).

Charleston finished atop the standings with a rating of 1.01966. UC won conference championships in 14 sports this season, including men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, softball and baseball.

Frostburg State finished second with an all-sports rating of .71196. The Bobcats won MEC championships in men’s and women’s swimming and women’s lacrosse, while also winning division championships in women’s soccer and baseball. Frostburg State also won the tournament championship in acrobatics and tumbling.

Fairmont State finished third with a .68954 all-sports rating. The Falcons won league championships in women’s basketball, acrobatics & tumbling, and softball (division). West Liberty (.57184) and Glenville State (.51205) rounded out the top five.

Eight different schools won MEC championships this season in 23 sports (including regular season, division and tournament).

2023-24 Mountain East Conference Commissioner’s Cup Standings (Final Standings)

Points Possible All sports
University of Charleston 19 181.5 178 1.01966
Frostburg State University 21 131.0 184 0.71196
Fairmont State University 17 105.5 153 0.68954
West Liberty University 18 99.5 174 0.57184
Glenville State University 17 85.0 166 0.51205
Davis & Elkins College 21 88.5 186 0.47581
Concord University 16 75.0 161 0.46584
University of Wheeling 19 82.0 180 0.45556
Notre Dame College 16 63.0 144 0.43750
West Virginia Wesleyan College 21 79.5 190 0.41842
West Virginia State University 17 67.0 162 0.41358
• The MEC organized 23 championships during the 2023-2024 athletics season.
• Points are awarded based on the number of institutions sponsoring a sport. First place gets the number of points equal to the number of teams, last place gets one point.
• Ties will not be broken and points will be divided equally among teams tied in the standings, EXCEPT in sports with divisional play and conference championships.
• An additional point will be awarded to conference tournament champions in applicable sports.
•The ‘All-Sports Rating’ is the total number of points an institution achieves, divided by the number of sports offered.
•The grade is a percentage of the number of points achieved compared to the number of points available.

Previous winners
2013-14: University of Charleston
2014-15: Wheeling Jesuit University
2015-16: University of Charleston
2016-17: West Virginia 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
2022-23: University of Charleston
2023-24: University of Charleston

* Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of spring sports, only 15 of the league’s 23 sports were completed in 2019-20.
^ 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 and field championships were canceled. All sports were contested in the spring of 2021.