The University of Idaho has been crowned the 2014 national champion of the Excellence in Management Cup, presented by Texas A&M University’s Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics.
The purpose of the Excellence in Management Cup is to determine which athletic departments win the most championships in accordance to financial expenditures. Thus, the EM Cup awards athletic departments that win the most conference and national championships with the lowest expenses.
Scores are calculated in a formula that accounts for total athletic department spending, number of sports played, and the number of conference and national championships won by each Division I (FBS) university.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Utah Valley and the University of Texas at Arlington followed closely behind the University of Idaho.
Champions for each Division I (FBS) conferences are as follows: Florida State (ACC), University of Connecticut (AAC), University of Denver (Big East), Penn State (Big Ten), West Virginia (Big 12), Rice (Conference USA), SUNY at Buffalo (MAC), University of New Mexico (Mountain West), Oregon (Pac 12), Vanderbilt (SEC), University of Idaho (Sun Belt) and Utah Valley (WAC).