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).

Current members[edit]

Source:[1]

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Home Conference
United States Air Force Academy (Air Force) Colorado Springs, Colorado 1954 Public/Federal 4,000 MW
University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska 1976 Public (University of Alaska System) 17,000 GNAC
University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona 1885 Public 37,036 Pac-12
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona 1885 Public 61,033 Pac-12
Brigham Young University Provo, Utah 1875 Private 32,400 WCC
University of California, Berkeley (California) Berkeley, California 1868 Public (University of California) 33,000 Pac-12
University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Davis, California 1905 Public (University of California) 32,153 Big West
University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) Irvine, California 1965 Public (University of California) 27,631 Big West
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles, California 1919 Public (University of California) 38,000 Pac-12
University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) San Diego, California 1959 Public (University of California) 20,339 CCAA
University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara) Santa Barbara, California 1944 Public (University of California) 20,559 Big West
California Baptist University Riverside, California 1950 Private 5,413 PacWest
California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) San Luis Obispo, California 1901 Public (California State University) 19,777 Big West
California State University, Bakersfield (CSU Bakersfield) Bakersfield, California 1965 Public (California State University) 7,463 WAC
California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) Fresno, California 1911 Public (California State University) 25,800 MW
California State University, Fullerton (Cal State Fullerton) Fullerton, California 1957 Public (California State University) 33,049 Big West
California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State) Long Beach, California 1949 Public (California State University) 36,870 Big West
California State University, Northridge (Cal State Northridge) Northridge, California 1958 Public (California State University) 33,000 Big West
California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) Sacramento, California 1947 Public (California State University) 27,972 Big Sky
University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder, Colorado 1876 Public (University of Colorado) 29,709 Pac-12
University of Denver Denver, Colorado 1864 Private 11,117 The Summit
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 1907 Public (University of Hawaii System) 20,549 Big West/MW
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California 1865 Private 8,972 WCC
University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma 1890 Public 27,282 Big 12
University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon 1876 Public (Oregon University System) 20,339 Pac-12
University of the Pacific Stockton, California 1851 Private 6,268 WCC
Pepperdine University Malibu, California 1937 Private 6,053 WCC
Saint Mary's College of California Moraga, California 1863 Private 4,536 WCC
University of San Diego San Diego, California 1949 Private 7,832 WCC
San Diego State University San Diego, California 1897 Public (California State University) 34,500 MW
San José State University San Jose, California 1862 Public (California State University) 28,932 MW
Seattle Pacific University Seattle, Washington 1891 Private 3,809 GNAC
University of Southern California (USC) Los Angeles, California 1880 Private 32,160 Pac-12
Stanford University Stanford, California 1891 Private 14,654 Pac-12
University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 1850 Public 32,388 Pac-12
University of Washington Seattle, Washington 1861 Public 42,708 Pac-12
Washington State University Pullman, Washington 1890 Public 23,121 Pac-12


Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Home Conference Joined Left
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Paradise, Nevada 1957 Public (Nevada System of Higher Education) 29,000 MW ? 2013
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota 1883 Public 15,250 Big Sky ? 2013
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado 1889 Public 12,981 Big Sky ? 2013
Seattle University Seattle, Washington 1891 Private 7,751 WAC ? 2013
University of Wyoming Laramie, Wyoming 1886 Public 13,992 MW ? 2013

Sports[edit]

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation sponsors championship competition in five men's and five women's NCAA sanctioned sports[3] 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.[4]

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]

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. ^ Mountain Pacific Sports Federation - Athletics. Mpsports.Org. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.
  4. ^ "WAC Adds Men's Soccer" (Press release). Western Athletic Conference. January 9, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ BYU Men and Women Capture MPSF Championship - MPSPORTS.ORG - Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Mpsports.Org. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.

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