The Southern Conference annually awards the Commissioner’s Cup and Germann Cup to the top men’s and women’s program in the league based on a points system. Each school receives points based on its finish during the regular season and is awarded two extra points for winning the conference tournament. In sports where there is not a regular-season champion (golf, track & field, cross country), the final results at the championship determine the points for those schools.

The Commissioner’s Cup was first awarded in 1970. Only six member institutions have won the cup, with Appalachian State holding the most with 34, including each of the last nine. Chattanooga broke Appalachian State’s streak of 13 straight when it won the 2004-05 cup. William & Mary (5), East Carolina (4), East Tennessee State (1) and Furman (1) have all won the Commissioner’s Cup.

 

The Germann Cup was first awarded in 1987 and is named after former SoCon commissioner Ken Germann, who passed away in 2005. Only five schools have won the award, beginning with Appalachian State from 1987-92. Furman won the cup in the 1992-93 academic year and won 12 straight before former member College of Charleston first won it in 2004-05. Chattanooga claimed its first cup in 2007-08, followed by College of Charleston and Samford. Appalachian State picked up its ninth win in the 2010-11 academic year, followed by College of Charleston with its third. The Mountaineers took home their 10th cup in 2012-13 and Furman added its record 13th in 2013-14.

 

 

2013-14 Commissioner's Cup Standings - Men's Sports (final)
Place School FB XC SOC ITK WR BK OTK TN GO BB Total
1 Appalachian State 6.5 10 5 10 8 3 9 8 4 6.5
70 
2 Chattanooga 10 9   5 13 10 6 3 10
  66 
3 Furman 10 11 8 7   2 7 10 6 4
65 
4 Davidson   7 6.5 6 4.5 11 5 4 7 10 61 
5 Samford 10 6   9   4.5 11 7 2 8.5 58 
6 Western Carolina 3.5 4   11   7 10   8 11 54.5 
7 Wofford 6.5 2 11 4   10.5 3.5 5 5 6.5 54 
8 UNCG   8 9 3   6 3.5 9 9 3 50.5 
9 Elon 3.5 5 12     8.5    13  3 5 50 
10 Georgia Southern 6.5   6.5     4.5    6  11 10.5 45 
11 The Citadel 6.5 3   8 10 1  8  2   2 40.5 
12  Campbell         9          
t13  Gardner-Webb         6.5           6.5 
t13  SIUE         6.5           6.5 
15 VMI         4.5           4.5 
                         
2013-14 Germann Cup Standings - Women's Sports (final)
Place School XC SOC VB ITK BK OTK TN GO SB Total
1 Furman 11 13 9.5 4 10 1 11
 10 9
78.5 
2 Samford 5 8 9.5 8 6 11 10  9 8 74.5 
3 Elon 10 10 4 7 7.5 9 10  8 4 69.5 
5 Chattanooga 7 1 2 6 13 5 9  11 12
66 
4 Appalachian State 8 6.5 7 10 7.5 8 5  3 5 60 
6 UNCG 9 9 8 5 2 3 7  5 7 55 
8 Georgia Southern 1 3 13 9 4.5 7 6   11 54.5 
7 Western Carolina 3 4 6 11 4.5 10 2  7 6 53.5 
9 Davidson 6 5 4 3 9 6 4     37 
10 Wofford 4 6.5 4 1 3 2 3  6   29.5 
11 The Citadel 2 2 1 2   4    4   15 
                       
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Commissioner's Cup (men)
 Past champions, standings

Germann Cup (women)
Past champions, standings

Commissioner's Cup

Germann Cup