Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

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Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
(MPSF)
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation logo
Established 1992
Association NCAA
Division Division I
Members 37[1]
Sports fielded 11[2] (men's: 6; women's: 5)
Region Western United States, Southwestern United States, Southern United States, Northwestern United States
Headquarters Woodland, California
Commissioner Al Beaird (since 1997)
Website mpsports.org
Locations
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation locations

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) is a college athletic conference whose member teams are located in the western United States. The conference participates at the NCAA Division I level.

History[edit]

The MPSF was founded in 1992 and specifically created to provide an outlet for competition in non-revenue-producing Olympic sports. The MPSF conducts championships in men's volleyball; women's lacrosse; and indoor track, gymnastics, and water polo for both men and women. In 2010 the MPSF added women's swimming and diving to its list of sports, and added that sport for men in the 2011–12 season. The 2012–13 school year was the last for MPSF competition in men's soccer.

The conference's membership varies by sport; 37 schools are MPSF members in at least one of its sponsored sports. Schools are not required to participate in the MPSF competition for each sponsored sport if their primary conference affiliation sponsors a competition in that sport (e.g. Pac-12 soccer and women's gymnastics).

All MPSF members have a primary conference affiliation. All Pac-12 members except for Oregon State house at least one sport in the MPSF, as do all but one of the nine members of the Big West Conference (UC Riverside). The West Coast Conference is represented by six schools (BYU, Loyola Marymount, Pacific, Pepperdine, Saint Mary's, San Diego), and the Mountain West Conference has four full members represented (Air Force, Fresno State, San Diego State, San Jose State). The Great Northwest Athletic Conference is represented by Alaska–Anchorage and Seattle Pacific. Five conferences are represented by one school each—the Big 12 Conference (Oklahoma), the California Collegiate Athletic Association (UC San Diego), the Summit League (Denver), the Pacific West Conference (California Baptist), and the Western Athletic Conference (Cal State Bakersfield).

Members[edit]

Source:[1]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Home
Conference
Division
United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, Colorado Falcons Mountain West NCAA D-I
University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska Seawolves Great Northwest NCAA D-II
University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona Wildcats Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona Sun Devils Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Brigham Young University Provo, Utah Cougars West Coast NCAA D-I
California Baptist University Riverside, California Lancers Pacific West NCAA D-II
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California Mustangs Big West NCAA D-I
California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield, California Roadrunners Western Athletic NCAA D-I
California State University, Fresno Fresno, California Bulldogs Mountain West NCAA D-I
California State University, Fullerton Fullerton, California Titans Big West NCAA D-I
California State University, Long Beach Long Beach, California 49ers Big West NCAA D-I
California State University, Northridge Northridge, California Matadors Big West NCAA D-I
California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, California Hornets Big Sky NCAA D-I
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California Golden Bears Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of California, Davis Davis, California Aggies Big West NCAA D-I
University of California, Irvine Irvine, California Anteaters Big West NCAA D-I
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California Bruins Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of California, San Diego San Diego, California Tritons California Collegiate NCAA D-II
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California Gauchos Big West NCAA D-I
University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado Buffaloes Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of Denver Denver, Colorado Pioneers The Summit NCAA D-I
University of Hawai'i at Manoa Honolulu, Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors
&
Rainbow Wahine
Big West NCAA D-I
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California Lions West Coast NCAA D-I
University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma Sooners Big 12 NCAA D-I
University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon Ducks Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of the Pacific Stockton, California Tigers West Coast NCAA D-I
Pepperdine University Malibu, California Waves West Coast NCAA D-I
Saint Mary's College of California Moraga, California Gaels West Coast NCAA D-I
University of San Diego San Diego, California Toreros West Coast NCAA D-I
San Diego State University San Diego, California Aztecs Mountain West NCAA D-I
San Jose State University San Jose, California Spartans Mountain West NCAA D-I
Seattle Pacific University Seattle, Washington Falcons Great Northwest NCAA D-II
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California Trojans Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Stanford University Stanford, California Cardinal Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Utes Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of Washington Seattle, Washington Huskies Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Washington State University Pullman, Washington Cougars Pac-12 NCAA D-I

Future members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Home
Conference
Division Sport Joins
Concordia University–Irvine Irvine, California Eagles Pacific West NCAA D-II Volleyball (M) 2015
  • Provisional member in red.[3]

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Home
Conference
Division
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Paradise, Nevada Rebels Mountain West NCAA D-I
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota None Big Sky NCAA D-I
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado Bears Big Sky NCAA D-I
Seattle University Seattle, Washington Redhawks Western Athletic NCAA D-I
University of Wyoming Laramie, Wyoming Cowboys
&
Cowgirls
Mountain West NCAA D-I

Sports[edit]

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation sponsors championship competition in five men's and five women's NCAA sanctioned sports[4] The MPSF dropped men's soccer after the 2012 season. The moves of Denver (all sports) and New Mexico (soccer only) to other conferences left the MPSF with six soccer members, but all six would soon leave due to moves by the Western Athletic Conference. MPSF soccer member Seattle was already in the WAC, and another MPSF soccer school, CSU Bakersfield, was already committed to join the WAC in 2013. Because the WAC dropped football after the 2012 season due to a near-complete membership turnover, it needed to add another men's sport to maintain its Division I status. To that end, it invited the four remaining MPSF soccer schools to join them; all accepted, and the WAC will begin sponsoring men's soccer in 2013–14.[5]

Teams in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation competition
Sport Men's Women's
Gymnastics 4 6
Lacrosse - 10
Swimming & Diving 3 8
Track and Field (Indoor) 12 17
Volleyball 13 -
Water polo 9 7

Sponsorship by sport[edit]

Men
Women

Conference champions[edit]

[1]

NCAA Titles (76)[edit]

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation has won 76 NCAA titles in seven sports. UCLA has won 21 national titles. Stanford has won 13 titles. USC has won 12 titles. Oregon has won seven titles. California and Oklahoma have won five titles. UC Irvine has won four titles. Arizona State and Brigham Young have won three titles. Pepperdine has won two titles. Former member Nebraska has won one title.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Members - Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Mpsports.Org. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.
  2. ^ Mountain Pacific Sports Federation - Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Mpsports.Org. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.
  3. ^ http://cuieagles.com/stats/Compliance/NCAA%20II%20Student-Athlete%20Handbook-xxx.pdf
  4. ^ Mountain Pacific Sports Federation - Athletics. Mpsports.Org. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.
  5. ^ "WAC Adds Men's Soccer" (Press release). Western Athletic Conference. January 9, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ BYU Men and Women Capture MPSF Championship - MPSPORTS.ORG - Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Mpsports.Org. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.

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