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Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
(MPSF)
Established1992
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision I
Members39
Sports fielded10 (men's: 5; women's: 5)
RegionWestern United States, Southwestern United States, Southern United States, Northwestern United States
HeadquartersWoodland, California
CommissionerAl Beaird (since 1997)
Websitempsports.org
Locations

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) is a college athletic conference with members located mostly in the western United States, although it now has members as far east as Pennsylvania. The conference participates at the NCAA Division I level, primarily in Olympic sports that are not directly sponsored by a school's home conference (such as the Pac-12 and Big West, whose members all participate in MPSF competition in at least one of its sports).

HistoryEdit

The MPSF was founded in 1992 and specifically created to provide an outlet for competition in non-revenue-producing Olympic sports. The MPSF conducts championships in men's volleyball; women's lacrosse; and indoor track, gymnastics, and water polo for both men and women. In 2010 the MPSF added women's swimming and diving to its list of sports, and added that sport for men in the 2011–12 season. The 2012–13 school year was the last for MPSF competition in men's soccer.

The conference's membership varies by sport; 39 schools are MPSF members in at least one of its sponsored sports. Schools are not required to participate in the MPSF competition for each sponsored sport if their primary conference affiliation sponsors a competition in that sport (e.g. Pac-12 soccer and women's gymnastics).

All MPSF members have a primary conference affiliation. All Pac-12 and Big West Conference members house at least one sport in the MPSF. The West Coast Conference is represented by six schools (BYU, Pacific, Pepperdine, Portland, Saint Mary's, San Diego), and the Mountain West Conference has four full members represented (Air Force, Fresno State, San Diego State, San Jose State). The Great Northwest Athletic Conference is represented by Alaska–Anchorage and Seattle Pacific. Seven conferences are represented by one school each – the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (Penn State Behrend), the Big 12 Conference (Oklahoma), the Big Sky Conference (Sacramento State), the Big Ten Conference (Indiana), the California Collegiate Athletic Association (UC San Diego), the Pacific West Conference (Concordia–Irvine), the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (Austin), and the Western Athletic Conference (Grand Canyon).

MembersEdit

Source:[1]

Current membersEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Division
United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, Colorado Falcons Mountain West NCAA D-I
University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska Seawolves Great Northwest NCAA D-II
University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona Wildcats Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona Sun Devils Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Austin College[2] Sherman, Texas Kangaroos Southern CAC NCAA D-III
Brigham Young University Provo, Utah Cougars West Coast NCAA D-I
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California Mustangs Big West NCAA D-I
California State University, Fresno Fresno, California Bulldogs Mountain West NCAA D-I
California State University, Fullerton Fullerton, California Titans Big West NCAA D-I
California State University, Long Beach Long Beach, California 49ers Big West NCAA D-I
California State University, Northridge Northridge, California Matadors Big West NCAA D-I
California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, California Hornets Big Sky NCAA D-I
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California Golden Bears Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of California, Davis Davis, California Aggies Big West NCAA D-I
University of California, Irvine Irvine, California Anteaters Big West NCAA D-I
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California Bruins Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of California, Riverside Riverside, California Highlanders Big West NCAA D-I
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California Tritons California CAA (Big West in 2020) NCAA D-II (D-I in 2020)
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California Gauchos Big West NCAA D-I
University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado Buffaloes Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Concordia University–Irvine Irvine, California Eagles Pacific West NCAA D-II
Grand Canyon University Phoenix, Arizona Antelopes Western Athletic NCAA D-I
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Honolulu, Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors & Rainbow Wahine Big West NCAA D-I
Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, Indiana Hoosiers Big Ten NCAA D-I
University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma Sooners Big 12 NCAA D-I
University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon Ducks Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon Beavers Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of the Pacific Stockton, California Tigers West Coast NCAA D-I
Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College Erie, Pennsylvania Behrend Lions Allegheny Mountain NCAA D-III
Pepperdine University Malibu, California Waves West Coast NCAA D-I
University of Portland Portland, Oregon Pilots West Coast NCAA D-I
University of San Diego San Diego, California Toreros West Coast NCAA D-I
San Diego State University San Diego, California Aztecs Mountain West NCAA D-I
San Jose State University San Jose, California Spartans Mountain West NCAA D-I
Seattle Pacific University Seattle, Washington Falcons Great Northwest NCAA D-II
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California Trojans Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Stanford University Stanford, California Cardinal Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Utes Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of Washington Seattle, Washington Huskies Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Washington State University Pullman, Washington Cougars Pac-12 NCAA D-I

Future membersEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Division

Former membersEdit

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference[lower-alpha 1]
Division
California Baptist University Riverside, California Lancers Western Athletic NCAA D-I
California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield, California Roadrunners Western Athletic NCAA D-I
University of California San Diego San Diego, California Tritons California[lower-alpha 2] NCAA D-II
University of Denver Denver, Colorado Pioneers Summit NCAA D-I
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California Lions West Coast NCAA D-I
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Paradise, Nevada Rebels Mountain West NCAA D-I
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico Lobos Mountain West NCAA D-I
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota Fighting Hawks Summit NCAA D-I
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado Bears Big Sky NCAA D-I
Saint Mary's College of California Moraga, California Gaels West Coast NCAA D-I
Seattle University Seattle, Washington Redhawks Western Athletic NCAA D-I
University of Wyoming Laramie, Wyoming Cowboys & Cowgirls Mountain West NCAA D-I
Notes

SportsEdit

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation sponsors championship competition in five men's and five women's NCAA sanctioned sports[1] The MPSF dropped men's soccer after the 2012 season. The moves of Denver (all sports) and New Mexico (soccer only) to other conferences left the MPSF with six soccer members, but all six would soon leave due to moves by the Western Athletic Conference. MPSF soccer member Seattle was already in the WAC, and another MPSF soccer school, CSU Bakersfield, was already committed to join the WAC in 2013. Because the WAC dropped football after the 2012 season due to a near-complete membership turnover, it needed to add another men's sport to maintain its Division I status. To that end, it invited the four remaining MPSF soccer schools to join them; all accepted, and the WAC began sponsoring men's soccer in 2013–14.[2]

In October 2015, Arizona State announced that it would elevate its club team in women's lacrosse to full varsity status starting in the 2017–18 school year (2018 season), which will give the Pac-12 six women's lacrosse schools. This number is required by league bylaws for official sponsorship of a sport, and is also the number of teams required for a conference to be an automatic NCAA tournament qualifier. This led the Pac-12 to announce that all of its women's lacrosse teams would leave the MPSF for the new Pac-12 lacrosse league for the 2018 season. The four remaining MPSF lacrosse schools will retain that league's automatic NCAA tournament bid for the 2018 and 2019 seasons while the MPSF seeks to add new members in that sport.[3]

The next major change in conference membership came in January 2016, when the Golden Coast Conference, a water polo-only league that previously operated only a women's competition, announced it would add a men's division effective with the 2016–17 season. The GCC took six of the 10 members of the MPSF men's water polo league, leaving the MPSF with only the four Pac-12 members that sponsor the sport.[4]

On May 31, 2016, the Big West Conference announced that it would begin sponsoring men's volleyball in the 2017–18 school year (2018 season). The Big West men's volleyball league now includes five full members Long Beach State, Cal State Northridge, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and Hawai'i, plus associate member UC San Diego. The full Big West members remain in the MPSF in other sports, but UC San Diego exited the federation.[5] California Baptist also exited the MPSF after dropping its only conference sport of men's volleyball shortly after the 2017 season, and Cal State Bakersfield left the MPSF after dropping its last remaining conference sport of women's water polo at the same time.[6]

MPSF Teams
Sport Men's Women's
Gymnastics 4 6
Lacrosse - 3
Swimming & Diving 5 7
Track & Field Indoor 15 20
Volleyball 7 -
Water polo 5 6

Sponsorship by sportEdit

Men Women
Gymnastics
  • Air Force
  • California
  • Oklahoma
  • Stanford
Swimming
& diving
  • BYU
  • Cal Poly
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • Hawai'i
  • Pacific
Volleyball
  • BYU
  • UCLA
  • Concordia–Irvine
  • Grand Canyon
  • Pepperdine
  • USC
  • Stanford
Water Polo
  • California
  • UCLA
  • Penn State Behrend
  • USC
  • Austin College
  • Stanford
Track & field
Indoor
  • Arizona
  • Arizona State
  • BYU
  • Long Beach State
  • Cal State Northridge
  • California
  • UCLA
  • UC Riverside
  • Colorado
  • Oregon
  • Portland
  • USC
  • Stanford
  • Washington
  • Washington State
Gymnastics
  • Air Force
  • Alaska–Anchorage
  • Sacramento State
  • UC Davis
  • San Jose State
  • Seattle Pacific
Lacrosse
  • Fresno State
  • UC Davis
  • San Diego State
Swimming
& diving
  • BYU
  • Cal Poly
  • UC Davis
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • Hawai'i
  • Pacific
  • San Diego
Water Polo
  • Arizona State
  • California
  • Indiana
  • UCLA
  • San Jose State
  • USC
  • Stanford
Track & field
Indoor
  • Arizona
  • Arizona State
  • BYU
  • Cal State Fullerton
  • Long Beach State
  • Cal State Northridge
  • California
  • UC Irvine
  • UCLA
  • UC Riverside
  • Colorado
  • Hawai'i
  • Oregon
  • Oregon State
  • Portland
  • USC
  • Stanford
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Washington State
  • Penn State Behrend — participates only in conference tournament.

Conference championsEdit

[1]

Men's gymnasticsEdit

YearTeam
1992–93Stanford
1993–94UCLA
1994–95Stanford
1995–96Oklahoma
1996–97Nebraska
1997–98California
1998–99Nebraska
Oklahoma
1999–00Oklahoma
2000–01Oklahoma
2001–02Oklahoma
2002–03Oklahoma
2003–04California
2004–05Oklahoma
2005–06Oklahoma
2006–07Oklahoma
2007–08Oklahoma
2008–09Stanford
2009–10Oklahoma
2010–11Stanford
2011–12Oklahoma
2012–13Oklahoma
2013–14Oklahoma
2014–15Oklahoma
2015–16Oklahoma
2016–17Oklahoma
2017–18Oklahoma
2018–19Oklahoma

Women's gymnasticsEdit

YearTeam
2001–02Sacramento State
2002–03Sacramento State
2003–04San Jose State
2004–05Sacramento State
2005–06Seattle Pacific
2006–07Seattle Pacific
2007–08UC Davis
2008–09Alaska–Anchorage
2009–10UC Davis
2010–11UC Davis
2011–12UC Davis
2012–13UC Davis
2013–14Sacramento State
2014–15UC Davis
2015–16Sacramento State
2016–17San Jose State
2017–18San Jose State
2018–19Air Force

Women's lacrosseEdit

YearTeam
2004California
2005Stanford
2006Stanford
2007Stanford
2008Stanford
2009Stanford
2010Stanford
2011Stanford
2012Oregon
2013Stanford
2014Denver
2015Stanford
2016USC
2017USC
2018San Diego State

Men's soccerEdit

YearTeam
1992Washington
1993UCLA
1994Fresno State
1995UCLA
1996UCLA
1997UCLA
1998Washington
1999Washington
2000San Jose State
2001New Mexico
2002New Mexico
2003San Jose State
2004New Mexico
2005New Mexico
2006New Mexico
2007New Mexico
2008Denver
2009Sacramento State
2010Sacramento State
2011New Mexico
2012Air Force

Men's swimming & divingEdit

YearTeam
2010–11CSU Bakersfield
2011–12Brigham Young
2012–13UNLV
2013–14Brigham Young
2014–15Brigham Young
2015–16Brigham Young
2016–17UC Santa Barbara
2017–18UC Santa Barbara
2018–19Hawaii

Women's swimming & divingEdit

YearTeam
2010–11UC Davis
2011–12Brigham Young
2012–13UC Davis
2013–14UC Davis
2014–15Hawaii
2015–16UC Davis
2016–17Hawaii
2017–18Hawaii
2018–19Hawaii

Men's track & field indoorEdit

YearTeam
1992–93California
1993–94Arizona
1994–95Arizona
1995–96Arizona
1996–97Idaho
1997–98Washington State
1998–99Stanford
1999–00Stanford
2000–01Washington State
2001–02UCLA
2002–03UCLA
2003–04UCLA
2004–05UCLA
2005–06Washington
2006–07Washington
2007–08Oregon
2008–09UCLA
2009–10UCLA
2010–11Stanford
2011–12Arizona State
2012–13Arizona State
2013–14California
2014–15Oregon
2015–16USC
2016–17Oregon
2017–18USC
2018–19Brigham Young

Women's track & field indoorEdit

YearTeam
1992–93UNLV
1993–94Utah State
1994–95Arizona
1995–96Washington
1996–97Stanford
1997–98Stanford
1998–99Washington State
1999–00Washington State
2000–01Arizona
2001–02Arizona
2002–03Stanford
2003–04Stanford
2004–05Stanford
2005–06Stanford
2006–07Arizona State
2007–08Arizona State
2008–09Stanford
2009–10Oregon
2010–11Oregon
2011–12Stanford
2012–13Oregon
2013–14USC
2014–15USC
2015–16Oregon
2016–17USC
2017–18USC
2018–19USC

Men's volleyballEdit

YearTeam
1993UCLA
1994UCLA
1995UCLA
1996UCLA
1997Stanford
1998Pepperdine
1999Brigham Young
2000UCLA
2001UCLA
2002Pepperdine
2003Brigham Young
2004Brigham Young
2005Pepperdine
2006UCLA
2007UC Irvine
2008Pepperdine
2009USC
2010Stanford
2011UC Santa Barbara
2012UC Irvine
2013Brigham Young
2014Brigham Young
2015UC Irvine
2016Brigham Young
2017Long Beach State
2018Brigham Young
2019Pepperdine

Men's water poloEdit

YearTeam
1992California
1993California
1994Stanford
1995California
1996USC
1997USC
1998Stanford
1999UCLA
2000UCLA
2001Stanford
2002California
2003USC
2004Stanford
2005USC
2006California
2007USC
2008USC
2009UCLA
2010USC
2011UCLA
2012USC
2013USC
2014UCLA
2015UCLA
2016CAL
2017UCLA
2018Stanford

Women's water poloEdit

YearTeam
1996UCLA
1997UCLA
1998UCLA
1999California
2000Stanford
2001Stanford
2002UCLA
2003Stanford
2004USC
2005UCLA
2006Stanford
2007UCLA
2008UCLA
2009USC
2010UCLA
2011California
2012UCLA
2013USC
2014Stanford
2015UCLA
2016USC
2017UCLA
2018USC

NCAA titlesEdit

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation has won 93 NCAA titles in seven sports. UCLA has won 24 national titles. Stanford has won 16 titles. USC has won 15 titles. Oregon has won 11 titles. Oklahoma has won nine titles. California has won six titles. UC Irvine has won four titles. Arizona State and Brigham Young have won three titles. Pepperdine has won two titles. The MPSF has won every men's and women's water polo NCAA title since the inception of the conference.

Men's gymnasticsEdit

YearTeam
1992–93Stanford
1994–95Stanford
1996–97California
1997–98California
2001–02Oklahoma
2002–03Oklahoma
2004–05Oklahoma
2005–06Oklahoma
2007–08Oklahoma
2008–09Stanford
2010–11Stanford
2014–15Oklahoma
2015–16Oklahoma
2016–17Oklahoma
2017–18Oklahoma

Men's soccerEdit

YearTeam
1997UCLA

Men's track & field indoorEdit

YearTeam
2007–08Arizona State
2008–09Oregon
2013–14Oregon
2014–15Oregon
2015–16Oregon

Women's track & field indoorEdit

YearTeam
1999–00UCLA
2000–01UCLA
2006–07Arizona State
2007–08Arizona State
2009–10Oregon
2010–11Oregon
2011–12Oregon
2012–13Oregon
2013–14Oregon
2015–16Oregon
2016–17Oregon

Men's volleyballEdit

YearTeam
1993UCLA
1995UCLA
1996UCLA
1997Stanford
1998UCLA
1999Brigham Young
2000UCLA
2001Brigham Young
2002Hawaii†
2004Brigham Young
2005Pepperdine
2006UCLA
2007UC Irvine
2009UC Irvine
2010Stanford
2012UC Irvine
2013UC Irvine

† — Vacated due to NCAA violations

Men's water poloEdit

YearTeam
1992California
1993Stanford
1994Stanford
1995UCLA
1996UCLA
1997Pepperdine
1998USC
1999UCLA
2000UCLA
2001Stanford
2002Stanford
2003USC
2004UCLA
2005USC
2006California
2007California
2008USC
2009USC
2010USC
2011USC
2012USC
2013USC
2014UCLA
2015UCLA
2016California
2017UCLA
2018USC

Women's water poloEdit

YearTeam
2001UCLA
2002Stanford
2003UCLA
2004USC
2005UCLA
2006UCLA
2007UCLA
2008UCLA
2009UCLA
2010USC
2011Stanford
2012Stanford
2013USC
2014Stanford
2015Stanford
2016USC
2017Stanford
2018USC

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit


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