ASU has claimed the Territorial Cup Series title four consecutive years, but Arizona is challenging to snap that streak with only three sports remaining in the spring sports schedule.
The arch-rivals are tied with 9 points apiece after the Pac-12 women’s and men’s golf tournaments were held this week. Arizona claimed the point in women’s golf by finishing third compared to ASU’s fifth-place standing in the tournament while ASU’s men won a point by finishing third and Arizona eighth.
For a school to be the winner of the Territorial Cup Series Trophy, it must accumulate 11 points.
The sports remaining are men’s and women’s track and field and baseball.
The Pac-12 track and field meets are May 5 and 6 while Arizona and ASU play a three-game series in baseball at Hi Corbett Field from May 17 to 19.
The Wildcats have already beaten the Sun Devils once, in Phoenix in March. Arizona needs to win two out of three to claim the point for baseball in the standings. If the teams split the four games, each school receives a point, which means the competition can end in a tie with 11 points.
In that event, the winner is the school that is highest in the Directors’ Cup Standings.
— Each sport will be worth one (1) point.
— The point is awarded to the team that wins a season series.
— If the teams play once in a given season (football) then that game counts as one point.
— For baseball and softball, all regular season games count towards season series tally, including the non-conference games.
— For swimming and diving, cross country, golf, and track and field only, one point is awarded to whichever team finishes higher in the Pac-12 Championship.
— If teams split the regular season match-ups, then each team receives a point for that sport.
— In the event of a tie the following tie-breaker will be used: University with higher finish in the Directors’ Cup Standings.
— In the event of a tie after the Directors’ Cup Standings are used the Territorial Cup will end in a tie.