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Wachovia Cup -- C.B. Aycock 12th among 3-A programs statewide

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on June 24, 2005 1:46 PM

CHAPEL HILL -- Charles B. Aycock finished 12th among Class 3-A schools, while North Lenoir claimed 10th in the 2005 final Wachovia Cup Standings announced by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

Aycock tied for 12th with Central Cabbarus -- finishing with 225 points. North Lenoir tallied 235 points.

Durham School of the Arts secured its second consecutive Cup in the 1-A classification. In the 2-A classification, Charlotte Catholic won its seventh straight Wachovia Cup. Skyland T.C. Roberson inched past East Chapel Hill to place first in the 3-A classification, while Charlotte Providence paced the 4-A classification, successfully defending its Wachovia title.

North Johnston and Farmville Central finished tied for eighth among the 1-A ranks, notching 257.5 points each. Future Eastern Carolina 3-A Confernece member, Wilson Fike, finished with 217.5 points -- good for 15th place.

The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia Bank, N.A., and the NCHSAA, recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state's four competitive classifications. The Wachovia Cup program is in its 26th year.

Wachovia Cup points are determined by a system based on performance in state-championship events. All schools that finish in the top eight positions (plus ties) earn points. In the playoff events involving teams from more than one classification, Wachovia Cup points are awarded based on the school's standing against other schools in its own classification. If fewer then eight schools from a classification compete in a sport, only those schools that are represented are eligible to receive the

Wachovia Cup points. Points are awarded for all sports as follows: 50 for first, 45 for second, 40 for third, 35 for fourth, 30 for fifth, 25 for sixth, 20 for seventh and 15 for eighth. In the event of a tie, the schools receive an equal number of points based on the number of teams that tie and the number of teams that finish higher in the standings. Five points are awarded for each sanctioned sport in which a school competes.

Wachovia Cup standings are announced three times each school year: once after the fall and winter sports, and concluding with the winner after the spring sports season ends in June. The engraved silver cups are presented during NCHSAA Day activities at UNC-Chapel Hill each fall.