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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 Academic/Athletic/Music championships (all classes unless otherwise noted):

  • Academic State
  • Baseball (Team Sport)
  • Basketball (Team Sport)
  • Congress
  • Cross Country (Individual Sport)
  • Film
  • Football (Team Sport)
  • Golf (Individual Sport)
  • Marching Band
  • Mariachi
  • One-Act Play
  • Robotics (FIRST & BEST)
  • Soccer (Team Sport)
  • Softball (Team Sport)
  • Spirit
  • Swimming & Diving (Individual Sport)
  • Team Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Theatrical Design
  • Track & Field (Individual Sport)
  • Volleyball (Team Sport)
  • Wrestling (Individual Sport)

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.

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
No. 1 on District Certification Form and Playoff Berth 4
Playoff Berth Only 2
Playoffs
For Each Victory or Advancement via Bye or Forfeit 2
(Football State Championship Game Only) Victory or Advancement via Forfeit 4
Team Tennis
Regular Season
No. 1 on District Certification Form and Playoff Berth 4
Playoff Berth Only 2
Playoffs
For Each Victory or Advancement via Bye or Forfeit 1
Individual Sports
State Championships
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 Championships
Team with Most Match Wins (Conferences 1A-3A) 10
Team with Most Match Wins (Conferences 4A-6A) 5
Spirit
Top 20 Finalists at State 1
State Championships
First Place Finish in Overall Team Standings 6
Second Place Finish in Overall Team Standings 4
Third Place Finish in Overall Team Standings 2
Academics
District Championship 4
Regional Championship 4
State Championships
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 Championship Berth 2
State Championships
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
Theatrical Design
State Championships
Top Sweepstakes School 5
Congress
State Championships
First Place Finish 3
Second Place Finish 2
Third Place Finish 1
Film
State Festival
Top Sweepstakes School 5
Robotics (FIRST & BEST)
State Championship Berth 1
State Championships
First Place Finish in Overall Standings 6
Second Place Finish in Overall Standings 4
Third Place Finish in Overall Standings 2
Marching Band - Points count for two years following the current structure of the UIL State Marching Band Competition
State Championships Berth 4
State Championships
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
Mariachi
State Championship Berth 1
State Championships
Superior Rating at State 3

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, Dec. 6, 2019
Includes Marching Band, Team Tennis, Cross Country and Volleyball

Update #2, Jan. 10, 2020
Includes Robotics BEST and Football

Update #3, March 27, 2020
Includes Congress, Spirit, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Mariachi, Film and Basketball

Update #4, April 24, 2020
Includes Robotics FIRST and Soccer

Update #5, May 29, 2020
Includes One-Act Play, Theatrical Design, Track & Field, Golf and Tennis

Update #6, June 19, 2020
Includes Academics, Softball and Baseball

Standings will become final July 1, 2020.

Standings will be publicized on the UIL Website. 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 1, 2020.