NCAA 2014 Men's College Cup Conference Breakdown

Virginia Men's College Soccer

NCAA 2014 Men's College Cup Conference Breakdown

While the tactics deployed by Virginia the College Cup Final weekend raised questions as their worthiness of this season champions, the overall performances by the ACC as collective solidified them as one of the top conference.  The ACC had 7 out of 12 teams make the tourney; they had the most entries and just as impressive only one team, Wake Forest, failed to win a single match. Additionally, North Carolina had the largest single victory with a 6-0 defeat over James Madison, had the largest goal differential with 8, and scored the most goals, 13.

The Big East with four invites had the highest winning percentage and the most teams in the Elite 8. The Pac-12 with the third best winning percentage, was carried by UCLA’s run to the Final. No other Pac-12 team won a second match. 


ConferenceWLWinning Pct.Teams InGFGAGDTeams in Sweet 16Teams in Elite 8College Cup
Big East940.692422139431
Pac 12750.583517152311
Big West220.52532100
Big Ten460.461115-4110
Single Bid10160.385161630-14111


The two conferences with the most disappointing performances was Conference USA with four teams and the Big Ten with the second most entries at 6. Old Dominion was the only Conference USA to win a match, even 10th ranked Charlotte fell in their opening match. Two of the three ranked Big Ten team were upset in their first matches. Similar to the Pac-12 with UCLA, Michigan State carried most of the conference as the only squad to make the Sweet 16 and Elite 8.

The one-bid conferences did not capture many scalps aside from the America East Championship UMBC. Seven of the 16 teams won their first matches and one of those victories came from San Diego against another single bid conference opponent.