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The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation is a college athletic conference whose member teams are located in the western United States. The conference participates in the NCAA's Division I.

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It was specifically created to provide an outlet for competition in non-revenue-producing Olympic sports. The MPSF conducts championships in men's soccer; men's volleyball; women's lacrosse; and indoor track, gymnastics, and water polo for both men and women.

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The conference's membership varies by sport; 31 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-10 soccer and women's gymnastics).

In 2005-2006, Idaho and Utah State left the MPSF to become full-time members of the Western Athletic Conference.

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Current members

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment
United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, Colorado 1954 Public/Federal 4,000
University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska 1976 Public (University of Alaska System) 17,000
University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona 1885 Public 37,036
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona 1885 Public 61,033
Brigham Young University Provo, Utah 1875 Private/The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 32,400
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California 1868 Public (University of California) 33,000
California State University, Northridge Northridge, California 1958 Public (California State University) 33,000
University of Denver Denver, Colorado 1864 Private/Non-sectarian (originally Methodist) 11,117
University of Hawaiʻi Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 1907 Public (University of Hawaii System) 20,549
California State University, Long Beach Long Beach, California 1949 Public (California State University) 36,870
University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska 1869 Public (University of Nebraska system) 21,792
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico 1889 Public 24,092
University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma 1890 Public 27,282
University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon 1876 Public (Oregon University System) 20,339
University of the Pacific Stockton, California 1851 Private/Non-sectarian 6,268
Pepperdine University Malibu, California 1937 Private/Church of Christ 6,053
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California 1919 Public (University of California) 38,000
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada 1957 Public (Nevada System of Higher Education) 29,000
California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, California 1947 Public (California State University) 27,972
Saint Mary's College of California Moraga, California 1863 Private/Roman Catholic 4,536
San Diego State University San Diego, California 1897 Public (California State University) 34,500
San José State University San Jose, California 1862 Public (California State University) 28,932
Seattle Pacific University Seattle, Washington 1891 Private/Free Methodist 3,809
Stanford University Stanford, California 1891 Private/Non-sectarian 14,654
University of California, Davis Davis, California 1905 Public (University of California) 27,000
University of California, Irvine Irvine, California 1965 Public (University of California) 24,362
University of California, San Diego San Diego, California 1959 Public (University of California) 20,339
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California 1944 Public (University of California) 20,559
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California 1880 Private/Non-sectarian 32,160
University of Washington Seattle, Washington 1861 Public 42,708
Washington State University Pullman, Washington 1890 Public 23,121

Sports sponsored by MPSF

Men's soccer

  • Air Force
  • Cal State Bakersfield
  • Denver
  • New Mexico
  • Sacramento State
  • San Jose State
  • Seattle
  • UNLV

Sacramento State won the 2009 MPSF Tournament Championship defeating New Mexico on penalty kicks. Both Sacramento State and New Mexico advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Sac State deafeated Loyola Marymount 2-1 in the first round and NM lost to Portland 2-1 in OT. Sacramento State lost to #6 UCLA 2-1 in the second round of the NCAA's.


Men's water polo

The three-day 2009 Championship tournament was held at USC November 27-29. First round winners: #1 USC def. #8 Pacific 13-5; #2 Stanford def. #7 UC Santa Barbara 11-7; #3 California def. #6 UC Irvine 6-5; #4 UCLA def. #5 Pepperdine 8-5. Semi-finals winners: Pepperdine def. Pacific 12-9; UC Irvine def. UC Santa Barbara 12-9; UCLA def. USC 10-6; California def. Stanford 12-11 (OT). UCLA defeated California 10-7 for the MPSF tournament championship.

Senior UCLA attacker Scott Davidson was selected as MPSF Water Polo Player of the Year. Other year end honors went to Pacific's Goran Tomasevic as Newcomer of the Year and UC Irvine head coach Marc Hunt as conference Coach of the Year.[1]

Final regular season standings: 1. USC (8-0 conference record, 24-2 overall), 2. Stanford (7-1, 21-4), 3. California (6-2, 22-6), 4. UCLA (5-3, 22-6), 5. Pepperdine (4-4, 13-12),6. UC Irvine (3-5, 17-12), 7. UC Santa Barbara (1-7, 13-16), 7. Pacific (1-7, 13-18), 7. Long Beach State (1-7, 9-12).[2]

  • California
  • Long Beach State
  • Pacific
  • Pepperdine
  • Stanford
  • UC Irvine
  • UCLA
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • USC

Men's gymnastics

  • Air Force
  • California
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • Stanford

Women's gymnastics

  • Alaska - Anchorage
  • Air Force
  • Seattle Pacific
  • UC Davis

Men's indoor track and field

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Long Beach State
  • Oregon
  • Stanford
  • UCLA
  • Washington
  • Washington State

Women's indoor track and field

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Long Beach State
  • Oregon
  • Stanford
  • UCLA
  • UC Irvine
  • Washington
  • Washington State

Women's water polo
Changes to the alignment was made with the 2009 season following the departure of Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, Pacific, UC Irvine, and UC Santa Barbara women's water polo teams. The 2010 MPSF championship tournment will be held at UCLA's newly built Spieker Aquatics Center, April 30-May 2, 2010.

  • Arizona State
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • San Diego State
  • San Jose State
  • Stanford
  • UCLA
  • USC

Men's Volleyball

  • Brigham Young
  • Cal State Northridge
  • Hawaii
  • Long Beach State
  • Pacific
  • Pepperdine
  • Stanford
  • UC Irvine
  • UCLA
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • USC

Women's lacrosse

  • California
  • Denver
  • Fresno State
  • Oregon
  • St. Mary’s
  • Stanford
  • UC Davis

References

  1. ^ 2009 All-MPSF Men's Water Polo Teams Announced, MPSports.org, December 1, 2009
  2. ^ No. 4 Seed UCLA Wins MPSF Championship , MPSports.org, November 30, 2009

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