Capital One Cupdate – Unofficial Final Standings – UPDATED
Update: Capital One Cup has confirmed that UCLA is the Men’s Winner. See below for the revised final standings.
The College World Series of Baseball is over, and as every good Big Ten fan knows that can only mean one thing: time to hand out the Capital One Cup honors, which is the most important way of measuring a Conference’s success, behind of course how much revenue that conference distributes to its teams.
The official results have not yet come out, however based on the final rankings of College Baseball, we can extrapolate who the winner will be.
So unless there are some other Division 1 National Championships yet to be determined, or unless Professor Dumbledore can hand out special points at the final Capital One Cup banquet, it’s time to crown the winner.
It’s important to note that going into the CWS, the hands on-favorite to win the Capital One Cup was a team that was currently in the top-10 and still in the College World of Series final brackets; namely the Indiana Hoosiers who were tied for 5th place with 76 points and only needed a top-5 final ranking to finish on top of the COC final standings (seriously, the acronym for Capital One Cup is “COC”). So, without further adieu…
Congratulations to College Baseball World Series Champions and Unofficial Capital One Cup Champions – UCLA!
Using my admittedly sketchy math skills, and some back-of-the-napkin numbers, it looks like UCLA will finish at the top of the Capital One Cup Standings
UCLA entered the CWS at #26 overall in the Capital One Cup standings with a total of 32 points. Finishing first resulted in 60 points for a total of 92 points.
Indiana finished 7th in the final rankings…good enough for 12 points in the Capital One standings on top of the 76 they had for a grand total of 88 points…tied for #2 with Texas A&M.
North Carolina finished 3rd in the Baseball postseason rankings, so they will add 30 points for a final showing of 66 points; tied with Syracuse.
Louisville finished #8 in baseball, so tack-on another 9 points for a total of 75 points.
Congratulations to all teams that finished in the top-10, and special congratulations to the Conferences of these teams since this is clearly indicative of the conferences that are the most superior, right?
So…just how many teams in the Top-10 did the top conferences place? Based on the revised standings above to account for my anti-SEC bias, the results are: