Point System

One of the South’s longest–running rivalries has a new name— the Commonwealth Clash

Point System

The 2019–2020 competition will include the 22 varsity sports in which University of Virginia and Virginia Tech compete against each other. At the end of the season, the institution with 11.5 points or more will be crowned the champion of the Commonwealth Clash.

Points will be awarded to the regular season winner in the following:

  • Football – 1 point
  • Baseball – 1 point to series winner (.5 to each for a split if the series is only two games)
  • Softball - 1 point to series winner (.5 to each for a split if the series is only two games)
  • Men’s Basketball - .5 pt for each regular season win
  • Women’s Basketball - .5 pt for each regular season win
  • Men’s Soccer – 1 point (.5 to each for a tie)
  • Women’s Soccer – 1 point (.5 to each for a tie)
  • Volleyball - .5 point for each regular season win
  • Women’s Lacrosse – 1 point
  • Men’s Tennis – 1 point
  • Women’s Tennis – 1 point
  • Wrestling – 1 point

Points will be awarded to the team that finishes the highest at the ACC Championship in the following:

  • Men’s Cross Country – 1 point
  • Women’s Cross Country – 1 point
  • Men’s Indoor Track & Field – 1 point
  • Women’s Indoor Track & Field – 1 point
  • Men’s Swimming & Diving – 1 point
  • Women’s Swimming & Diving – 1 point
  • Men’s Golf – 1 point
  • Women’s Golf – 1 point
  • Men’s Outdoor Track & Field – 1 point
  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field – 1 point

In the case of a tie after the completion of all Commonwealth Clash events, there are multiple tiebreakers:

  • 1st Tiebreaker: Count of ACC Team Championships won in sports both schools compete.
  • 2nd Tiebreaker: Count of ACC Honor Roll on teams in which both schools have a varsity team.

The Commonwealth Clash will not include field hockey, rowing, men’s and women’s squash and men’s lacrosse during the 2019–2020 season because only the University of Virginia sponsors these varsity sports.

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