By virtue of its championships in volleyball and men’s cross country, WKU — which was the only league member to collect multiple titles in the fall — has accumulated 35 points in the standings. Only North Texas (34) and Middle Tennessee (32) are within 10 points of the Toppers.
WKU, which does not record any points in football, also saw the women’s cross country team place second at the league meet while women’s soccer earned a fifth-place finish in the regular-season standings.
“I am pleased with WKU’s fall results for the Bubas Cup, as it takes a total team effort in order to meet our athletic department’s annual goal to claim the award,” said WKU Director of Athletics Dr. Wood Selig. “Our student-athletes representing our four fall sports in the SBC have captured 35 points out of a potential 40-point total. With two championships and a second-place finish, we are on pace to accomplish our annual objective of being the best comprehensive athletic department within the Sun Belt Conference.”
WKU has previously won the Bubas Cup in 1987, 2002 and ’03.