The Breazeale Cup: how we scored it


The Austin American-Statesman’s inaugural George Breazeale Cup honors the newspaper’s late sportswriter, who was legendary for his dedication to the coverage of high school sports over five decades. The award recognizes the most successful high school athletics programs in our coverage area, regardless of their UIL classifications. That coverage area consists of high schools in Travis, Burnet, Williamson, Hays and Bastrop counties, plus a handful beyond their borders.

The winner of the 2017 Breazeale Cup was determined by using a formula similar to the one University Interscholastic League officials use to settle on Lone Star Cup winners, except that the Breazeale Cup does not factor in extracurricular activities beyond athletics. Points were awarded for each sport, based on a team’s finish in district, regional and state tournament competitions, as well as its postseason results. Unlike the Lone Star Cup formula, the Breazeale Cup formula factored in regional competition in individual sports that incorporate team scoring, such as cross country, team tennis and golf.

Points were awarded in these sports: baseball, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls cross country, football, boys and girls golf, boys and girls soccer, softball, boys and girls swimming and diving, team tennis, boys and girls track and field, volleyball, and boys and girls wrestling.

District championships in all team sports were worth two points, and an undisputed district championship brought a bonus point. Playoff berths counted for two points, and each team victory or series victory in the playoffs was worth two points.

Team points in the so-called “individual sports” of team tennis, boys and girls cross country and boys and girls golf were awarded as follows: two points for a regional berth, two points for a state berth and two points for a regional or state championship.

Points for such individual sports as swimming, wrestling and track and field were distributed this way: six points for a state team title, four points for a top-five finish at state and two points for a top-10 finish at state.

Individual tennis champions at the spring tournament earned bonus points for their schools’ tennis scores.

See a breakout about how the top 20 teams earned their scores

   

George Breazeale Cup

SchoolClassPoints
1.Liberty Hill4A85
2.Westlake6A74
3.Dripping Springs5A70
4.Lake Travis6A65
5.Hendrickson6A64
6.Wimberley4A58
7.Austin High5A55
8.Rouse5A54
9.Bowie6A51
10.Giddings 4A50
11.Thorndale2A49
12.Cedar Park 5A46
13.Round Rock 6A44
14.Georgetown 5A42
15.Vandegrift 6A41
16.Salado 4A 39
17.Anderson 6A38
18.Cedar Ridge6A35
19.La Grange4A35
20.LBJ5A30
21.Lago Vista 3A29
22.Pflugerville 6A28
23.Thrall 2A28
24.Jarrell3A27
25.Lampasas 4A23
26.Westwood 6A23
27.Bartlett 2A22
28.Del Valle6A20
29.Granger2A20
30.Taylor 4A20
31.McCallum 5A19
32.Burnet 4A18
33.Stony Point6A18
34.Gateway Prep3A 17
35.Connally 5A15
36.Hays 6A15
37.Florence 3A14
38.Marble Falls 5A14
39.Vista Ridge6A14
40.San Marcos 6A12
41.Cedar Creek5A10
42.Crockett 5A10
43.Eastside Memorial 4A10
44.Elgin5A10
45.Hutto5A10
46.McNeil 6A10
47.East View5A8
48.Luling 3A8
49.Akins6A6
50.Lockhart 5A6
51.Reagan 5A6
52.Smithville 4A6
53.Lanier 5A4
54.Leander6A4
55.Manor6A4
56.Travis 5A4
57.Bastrop5A2
58.Lehman 6A2
59.Glenn*4A 0

*Glenn will not field a varsity-level football team until 2018. The new school in Leander enrolled only freshmen and sophomores for the 2016-17 school year.


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