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UIL Lone Star Cup Rules and Scoring

Eligibility

All University Interscholastic League (UIL) member high schools in good academic and athletic eligibility standing will be included for contention. The UIL is based on the premise that students are students first, and participation in activities is a privilege. Any member school that is found to be in violation of UIL rules for any portion of the school year will be subject to penalties as governed by the UIL.

 

 

Sports / Activities Included

This annual program recognizes six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A), based on their overall team achievement in the following sanctioned UIL Athletic/Academic championships (all classes unless otherwise noted):

Team Sports

Boys

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer

Girls

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Individual Sports

Boys

  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling

Girls

  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling

Boys & Girls (co-ed)

  • Team Tennis

Non-Athletic Competitions

Boys & Girls (co-ed)

  • Marching Band
  • One-Act Play
  • State Academic Meet

Sports / Activities Not Included

Any athletic, academic or other competition not specifically listed above will not be included in the UIL Lone Star Cup standings.

Starting with the 2014-15 school year, individual tennis is included in the standings. The team with the most individual match wins at the Tennis State Tournament will receive Lone Star Cup points. The point winners in Conferences 1A-3A receive more points than Conferences 4A-6A because the spring tournament is the only opportunity for these conferences to earn points in tennis (Conference 4A-6A also earn points in Team Tennis). 

Points and Standings

Standings for the UIL Lone Star Cup are compiled via a year-long accumulation of points based on team success at the district and state level in the UIL activities listed above. UIL Lone Star Cup points are accrued as follows:

Team Sports
Regular Season
District Championship and Play-off Berth 4
Play-off Berth Only 2
Playoffs
For Each Victory or Advancement via Bye or Forfeit 2
Team Tennis
Regular Season
District Championship and Play-off Berth 2
Play-off Berth Only 1
Playoffs
For Each Victory or Advancement via Bye or Forfeit 1
Individual Sports
State Meet (not including Tennis)
First Place Finish in Overall Team Standings 10
Second Place Finish in Overall Team Standings 8
Third Place Finish in Overall Team Standings 6
Fourth Place Finish in Overall Team Standings   4
Fifth Place Finish in Overall Team Standings 2
Tennis State Tournament (Conferences 1A-3A)
Team with Most Match Wins 10
Tennis State Tournament (Conferences 4A-6A)
Team with Most Match Wins 5
Non-Athletic Competitions
Academics
District Championship 4
Regional Championship 4
State Meet
First Place Finish in Overall Team Standings 10
Second Place Finish in Overall Team Standings 8
Third Place Finish in Overall Team Standings 6
Fourth Place Finish in Overall Team Standings 4
Fifth Place Finish in Overall Team Standings 2
One Act Play (State Meet Only)
First Place Finish in Overall Standings 10
Second Place Finish in Overall Standings 8
Third Place Finish in Overall Standings 6
Marching Band - Points count for two years following the current structure of the UIL State Marching Band Competition
Area Championship 4
State Meet
First Place Finish in Overall Standings 10
Second Place Finish in Overall Standings 8
Third Place Finish in Overall Standings 6
Fourth Place Finish in Overall Standings 4
Fifth Place Finish in Overall Standings 2

If a school ties for a place in overall team standings of a contest (or for overall match wins in Tennis), the points will be added up from all places effected by the tie and split evenly between the tied schools. Example: Two schools tie for 4th place in state Track & Field. Points for 4th place (4 pts) and 5th place (2 pts) are added together and split evenly between the two schools (3 pts apiece).

Official Tie Breakers

If two schools in the same classification finish the UIL Athletic/Academic year tied atop the UIL Lone Star Cup point standings, the overall winner will be determined as follows:

  1. Most Overall State Championships in all activities included in the UIL Lone Star Cup program
  2. Most Total Points received in the State Academic Meet
  3. Most District championships in all Team Sports included in the UIL Lone Star Cup program

State or National Polls

A high school's rank in a state or national poll will not count in the UIL Lone Star Cup standings. All points are based on a high school's finish in the championships for the aforementioned UIL-sanctioned sports and activities.

Publication / Verification of Standings

Update #1, Jan. 13, 2017
Includes Marching Band, Team Tennis, Cross Country, Volleyball and Football

Update #2, March 17, 2017
Includes Swimming & Diving, Wrestling and Basketball

Update #3, April 28, 2017
Includes Soccer, Academics and One-Act Play

Update #4, May 26, 2017
Includes Golf, Tennis and Track & Field

Update #5, June 16, 2017
Includes Softball and Baseball

Standings will become final July 3, 2017.

Standings will be publicized on the UIL Website and in the UIL Leaguer. Tabulations will be verified and maintained by the University Interscholastic League.

Corrections to the Standings

All publications of standings are official but will be subject to correction if necessary. If a member high school finds the standings or points totals to be incorrect, please contact the University Interscholastic League at pr@uiltexas.org. Corrections can be made upon verification throughout the school year, but the final standings cannot be altered after July 3, 2017.

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