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Rooney: At first turn, Broomfield in lead for 2014-15 Cup

What better time than the middle of winter to finally take a look at the fall standings for our annual Cup?

And with the early returns (finally) in, it seems Holy Family’s bid for a third consecutive Cup crown is in grave jeopardy.

That’s not a knock on the Tigers. Moving up to 4A has been a daunting challenge, and one the Holy Family athletics department has embraced. Yet after a fall that saw the Tigers unable to score points at their new competition level in boys cross country, volleyball, and boys golf — three sports that have been postseason staples for Holy Family in the past — the three-peat bid might need more than an unlikely 4A duplication of winning both basketball titles as well as the baseball title in order to secure the three-peat.

To recap, the Cup standings are determined by a points system in which up to 100 points are awarded based on how far a team advances in the postseason. The point system is based only on team outcomes, not individual results. Each school’s final tally is derived by dividing the total number of points it earned by the number sports it participated in.

The leader after the fall slate was Broomfield, which won the award the first six years of its existence and posted an aggregate average of 59.5 points. The Eagles were the only school to record points in all nine sports that are competed locally during the fall (football, boys golf, boys tennis, softball, boys soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, and boys and girls cross country), an effort led by a state championship boys soccer team and semifinal appearances by the football and softball teams.

The Eagles certainly aren’t running away from the pack, however. Following closely on Broomfield’s heels are Niwot (58.6), Fairview (56.7), and Boulder (50.5).

Here’s a look at the standings through the fall slate.

Full school standings — Broomfield 59.5, Niwot 58.6, Fairview 56.7, Boulder 50.5, Lyons 43, Peak to Peak 41.9, Dawson School 30.3, Monarch 28.4, Jefferson Academy 24.5, Shining Mountain 24.3, Longmont 23.2, Legacy 21.8, Centaurus 20.6, Silver Creek 20.1, Mead 19.7, Erie 14.1, Frederick 12.9, Nederland 11.5, Holy Family 8.4, Skyline 6.3. (Did not score: Justice, Longmont Christian, Twin Peaks.)

BVSD schools (plus Legacy) — Broomfield 59.5, Fairview 56.7, Boulder 50.5, Peak to Peak 41.9, Monarch 28.4, Legacy 21.8, Centaurus 20.6, Nederland 11.5.

St. Vrain schools — Niwot 58.6, Lyons 43.0, Longmont 23.2, Silver Creek 20.1, Mead 19.7, Erie 14.1, Frederick 12.9, Skyline 6.3.

Private schools (plus Jefferson Academy) — Dawson School 30.3, Jefferson Academy 24.5, Shining Mountain 24.3, Holy Family 8.4.

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