The Capital One Cup is awarded annually to each of the top men's and women's Division I college athletics programs in the country. Points toward the Capital One Cup are earned and tracked throughout the year based on final standings of NCAA Division I Championships and final official coaches' polls. One winning men's and one winning women's program will be crowned after the completion of the final NCAA spring championships and each winning athletic program will receive the Capital One Cup and $200,000 to fund student-athlete graduate-level scholarships.
After a very competitive winter season, the Capital One Cup official winter standings have been tabulated. While the Eagles men's teams are only ranked 47th with 6 points (thanks to hockey's fifth place finish), the BC women are making some serious headway.
The Boston College women are currently tied for 14th in the Capital One Cup women's standings (out of 110) as a result of its finish in the final coaches' poll in women's soccer. BC scored 2x 10 points for finishing ranked #3 in the final women's soccer coaches' poll. Achievement unlocked!
Unfortunately, Capital One isn't counting women's ice hockey as a sport in this year's standings, otherwise the women would have scored a few more points for making this year's Frozen Four. Cap One also seems to hate on sailing, which I'm told we're pretty good at, too.
If the nationally ranked women's lacrosse team is able to rack up some points, BC could make a decent run in the final standings.
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