Points

How Points are Awarded for the Trophy

2012 is the first year for the Showdown Series between SDSU and USD. One or two points are awarded to the winning team for the various sports categories described below. Each victory gives the winning team points toward winning the overall series championship. Both Universities are able to earn three points for academic achievement, based on cumulative GPA of their student-athletes.

Sport Contests Point
per Contest
Points
Available
Football 1 2 2
Men’s Basketball 2 1 2
Women’s Basketball 2 1 2
Softball 3 1 1
Women’s Soccer 1 1 1
Women’s Tennis 1 1 1
Men’s Golf 1^ 1 1
Women’s Golf 1^ 1 1
Men’s Indoor
Track & Field
1^ 1 1
Women’s Indoor
Track & Field
1^ 1 1
Men’s Outdoor
Track & Field
1^ 1 1
Women’s Outdoor
Track & Field
1^ 1 1
Men’s Cross Country 1^ 1 1
Women’s
Cross Country
1^ 1 1
Men’s
Swimming & Diving
1^ 1 1
Women’s
Swimming & Diving
1^ 1 1
Volleyball 2 1 2
Academics - 3 3
Total 22  21 24

^ The University that places higher at the Summit League Championship will earn the point. Should the Universities tie at the Summit League Championship competition, the point will be split. All points are based upon regular season match-ups; no points for post-season match-ups.

  • Football
    Head to head match-up will be worth 2 points with no post-season match-ups being included in the point totals.
  • Men’s Basketball
    With two games being played during the regular season (one home, one road) each match-up will be worth 1 point, totaling 2 points for the season. Post-season games (Summit League Tournament) will not affect the point totals.
  • Women’s Basketball
    With two games being played during the regular season (one home, one road) each match-up will be worth 1 point, totaling 2 points for the season. Post-season games (Summit League Tournament) will not affect the point totals.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving
    Will be worth 1 point total. Point will be awarded to whoever places higher in the Summit League Championships.
  • Women’s Swimming and Diving
    Will be worth 1 point total. Point will be awarded to whoever places higher in the Summit League Championships.
  • Softball
    Winner of the three game series will be worth 1 point total. Regular season games only; Summit League Tournament does not count.
  • Volleyball
    Each match will be worth 1 point, with two matches per regular season totaling 2 points. Post-season matches do not count toward point totals.
  • Women’s Tennis
    Will be worth 1 point total. Point will be awarded to winner of head-to-head contest OR whoever places higher in the Summit League Championships if no head-to-head matchups occur.
  • Men’s Track and Field
    Will be worth 1 point each for indoor and outdoor, totaling 2 points. Each point will be determined by the higher team finish in the Summit League Championship.
  • Women’s Track and Field
    Will be worth 1 point each for indoor and outdoor, totaling 2 points. Each point will be determined by the higher team finish in the Summit League Championship.
  • Men’s Cross Country
    Will be worth 1 point total. Point will be determined by the higher team finish in the Summit League Championship.
  • Women’s Cross Country
    Will be worth 1 point total. Point will be determined by the higher team finish in the Summit League Championship.
  • Women’s Soccer
    Will be worth 1 point. Point will be based off regular season head-to-head match-up.
  • Men’s Golf
    Will be worth 1 point total. Point will be determined by the higher team finish in the Summit League Championship.
  • Women’s Golf
    Will be worth 1 point total. Point will be determined by the higher team finish in the Summit League Championship.
  • Academics
    3 points will be awarded for an institution if the student-athlete GPA (only student-athletes from sports that both universities compete) for the fall and spring semesters combined is a cumulative 3.0 or greater each year. Both schools can each earn three (3) academic points.

Total points
Showdown Series will be worth a total of 21 competition points plus 3 potential academic points per school resulting in 24 potential total points.
Tie-Breaker
In the event of a tie (12-12), the winner of the Series shall go to the winner of the football game.