State Farm Territorial Cup Series

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State Farm Territorial Cup Series
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Arizona State (2) Arizona (3)
2012–2013
2013–2014
2009–2010
2010–2011
2011–2012

The State Farm Territorial Cup Series is the yearlong competition between the Arizona Wildcats and Arizona State Sun Devils. With the end of the 2011-2012 season, State Farm's sponsorship of the series concluded. The universities are currently seeking new sponsorship.

The series includes head to head competitions in 20 different sports; originally, the series only counted 18 different sports in the Territorial Cup Series.[1][2] The two additional sports of Men's Indoor Track & Field and Women's Sand Volleyball are the recent additions in the competition. In the 2012-2013 season Men's Indoor Track & Field was only counted by Arizona State although clarity to resolve the issue will be sought before the next sponsor for the series is selected.[3] In the 2013-2014 school year, Women's Sand Volleyball became a common varsity intercollegiate sport for both Arizona and ASU.[4]

The name comes from the Territorial Cup, which is the trophy awarded to the winner of the annual football game between the two schools.

Point system[edit]

Points are awarded for all sports in which both schools maintain an intercollegiate team. Each sport is worth one point, which is awarded to the winner of the head-to-head match up between the two teams. If the head-to-head match up ends in a tie, each team receives ½ point. In baseball and softball, all games, both conference and non-conference, count as one point combined. In swimming and diving, cross country, golf, and track and field, whichever team finishes higher in the standings at the Pac-12 championship receives one point. In addition, games between the schools in Pac-12 tournament and NCAA tournament play will count towards the series as well. Should the two universities finish tied, the winner shall be decided by whichever school finishes higher in the Directors' Cup standings, and by the winner of the Territorial Cup Trophy in football that year.

One university must accumulate at least 10½ points to win.[5][6][7]

Point system disputed[edit]

ASU and UA are currently in dispute regarding the total points awarded in the Territorial Cup Series for the 2012-2013 season. The two schools now share Men's Indoor Track and Field as a common varsity intercollegiate sport. ASU's and UA's Men's Indoor Track and Field are NCAA recognized teams and accumulate points for the Directors' Cup standings. However, UA refuses to recognize the sport as part of the series and the schools are still negotiating the inclusion of Men's Indoor Track and Field for the 2012-2013 season before a new sponsor is selected.[3]

Current standings[edit]

ASU won the 2013-2014 series with 11½ points to UA's 8½.[8]

Series history[edit]

Year UA ASU Winner
2009–2010 10½ Arizona
2010–2011 11½ Arizona
2011–2012 12½ Arizona
2012–2013 ASU
2013-2014 11½ ASU

2013–14 Schedule[edit]

DATE SPORT LOCATION Result UA
Points
ASU
Points
September 24, 2013 Volleyball Tempe - Wells Fargo Arena ASU 3, Arizona 0 0 ½
November 2, 2013 Women's Cross Country - Pac-12 Championship Louisville, Colorado - Coal Creek Golf Course Arizona 69 (1st), ASU 138 (6th) 1 0
Men's Cross Country - Pac-12 Championship ASU 140 (4th), Arizona 194 (8th) 0 1
November 7, 2013 Women's Soccer Tucson - Murphy Soccer Stadium Arizona 2, ASU 0 1 0
November 29, 2013 Volleyball Tucson - McKale Center Arizona 3, ASU 2 ½ 0
November 30, 2013 Football Tempe - Sun Devil Stadium ASU 58, Arizona 21 0 1
January 16, 2014 Men's Basketball Tucson - McKale Center Arizona 91, ASU 68 ½ 0
February 4, 2014 Women's Basketball Tempe - Wells Fargo Arena ASU 60, Arizona 36 0 ½
February 9, 2014 Women's Basketball Tucson - McKale Center Arizona 68, ASU 49 ½ 0
February 14, 2014 Men's Basketball Tempe - Wells Fargo Arena ASU 69, Arizona 66 0 ½
February 22, 2014 Gymnastics Tempe - Wells Fargo Arena ASU 196.125, Arizona 195.530 0 1
March 1, 2014 Women's Indoor Track and Field - Pac-12 Championship Seattle, Washington ASU 81 (2nd), Arizona 75 (3rd) 0 1
Men's Indoor Track and Field - Pac-12 Championship ASU 93 (2nd), Arizona 66 (5th) 0 1
Women's Swimming and Diving - Pac-12 Championship Federal Way - Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center Arizona 933.5 (5th), ASU 461.5 (7th) 1 0
March 8, 2014 Men's Swimming and Diving - Pac-12 Championship Federal Way - Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center Arizona 596.5 (4th), ASU 287 (6th) 1 0
March 8, 2014 Women's Sand Volleyball Tucson - Arizona Sand Volleyball Courts Arizona 4, ASU 1 0 1
April 19, 2014 Santa Monica - Pac-12 Invitational ASU 3, Arizona 2
April 24, 2014 Tempe - PERA Club ASU 3, Arizona 2
March 28, 2014 Softball Tempe - Farrington Stadium ASU 2, Arizona 1 0 1
March 29, 2014 ASU 4, Arizona 1
March 30, 2014 Arizona 6, ASU 5
April 19, 2014 Women's Tennis Tucson - LaNelle Robson Tennis Center Arizona 4, ASU 2 1 0
March 26, 2014 Baseball Tempe - Packard Stadium ASU 14, Arizona 6 0 1
April 9, 2014 Arizona 10, ASU 9
April 25, 2014 Tucson - Hi Corbett Field ASU 2, Arizona 1
April 26, 2014 ASU 7, Arizona 0
April 27, 2014 Arizona 6, ASU 1
Women's Golf - Pac-12 Championship Covallis Arizona 870 (2nd), ASU 883 (5th) 1 0
Men's Golf - Pac-12 Championship Marana ASU 1487 (6th), Arizona 1503 (9th) 0 1
May 15, 2014 Men's Outdoor Track and Field - Pac-12 Championship Pullman Arizona 83 (3rd), ASU 80.75 (4th) 1 0
May 18, 2014 Women's Outdoor Track and Field - Pac-12 Championship Pullman ASU 75 (3rd), Arizona 74 (5th) 0 1
TOTALS:   11½

2012-2013 Season synopsis[edit]

For the 2012-2013 season ASU finished 18th in the Directors' Cup standings, 5 spots higher than Arizona at 23rd.[9] ASU also won the Territorial Cup Trophy for football. Due to ASU winning those tiebreakers, the Territorial Cup Series was won by ASU for the 2012-2013 season. The universities have not resolved the current point system dispute; nonetheless, the state's newspaper of record (The Arizona Republic) agrees with ASU's position that the series ended in a deadlock with ASU winning both tiebreakers. The reason behind this decision rests with the fact that Arizona began competing in Men's Indoor Track & Field and the points Arizona earns from its inclusion in the NCAA sport are used to calculate Directors' Cup standings.

2012–13 Schedule[edit]

DATE SPORT LOCATION Result UA
Points
ASU
Points
September 18, 2012 Volleyball Tucson - McKale Center Arizona 3, ASU 1 ½ 0
October 27, 2012 Men's Cross Country - Pac-12 Championship Santa Clarita, California ASU 5th, Arizona 7th 0 1
Women's Cross Country - Pac-12 Championship Arizona 3rd, ASU 9th 1 0
November 2, 2012 Women's Soccer Tempe - Sun Devil Soccer Stadium ASU 2, Arizona 1 0 1
November 23, 2012 Volleyball Tempe - Wells Fargo Arena ASU 3, Arizona 1 0 ½
November 23, 2012 Football Tucson - Arizona Stadium ASU 41, Arizona 34 0 1
January 19, 2013 Men's Basketball Tempe - Wells Fargo Arena Arizona 71, ASU 54 ½ 0
February 19, 2013 Women's Basketball Tucson - McKale Center ASU 81, Arizona 77 0 ½
February 23, 2013 Women's Indoor Track and Field Seattle, Washington ASU 92 (2nd), Arizona 92 (3rd) 0 1
Men's Indoor Track and Field ASU 125.5 (1st), Arizona 36 (9th) 0 1
February 24, 2013 Women's Basketball Tempe - Wells Fargo Arena ASU 59, Arizona 58 0 ½
March 2, 2013 Women's Swimming & Diving - Pac-12 Championship Federal Way, Washington Arizona 4th, ASU 6th 1 0
Gymnastics Tucson - McKale Center Arizona 196.500, ASU 193.850 1 0
March 6, 2013 Men's Swimming & Diving - Pac-12 Championship Federal Way, Washington Arizona 4th, ASU 6th 1 0
March 9, 2013 Men's Basketball Tucson - McKale Center Arizona 73, ASU 58 ½ 0
April 20, 2013 Women's Tennis Tempe - Whiteman Tennis Center ASU 4, Arizona 3 0 1
April 22–24, 2013 Women's Golf - Pac-12 Championship Valencia - Valencia Country Club Arizona 882 (4th), ASU 890 (6th) 1 0
April 29 - May 1, 2013 Men's Golf - Pac-12 Championship Los Angeles - Los Angeles Country Club ASU 1456 (5th), Arizona 1486 (8th) 0 1
May 3, 2013 Softball Tucson - Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium Arizona 10, ASU 9 1 0
May 4, 2013 ASU 6, Arizona 4
May 5, 2013 Arizona 7, ASU 6
May 10–12, 2013 Men's Outdoor Track & Field - Pac-12 Championship Los Angeles - Cromwell Field and Katherine B. Loker Stadium ASU 4th, Arizona 7th 0 1
Women's Outdoor Track & Field - Pac-12 Championship Arizona 2nd, ASU 3rd 1 0
April 16, 2013 Baseball Tucson - Hi Corbett Field Arizona 10, ASU 9 1 0
April 30, 2013 ASU 7, Arizona 5
May 17, 2013 Tempe - Packard Stadium Arizona 10, ASU 7
May 18, 2013 ASU 6, Arizona 3
May 19, 2013 Arizona 7, ASU 6
TOTALS:  

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