Each year the Capital One credit card company holds a contest to see which college is worthy of the “prestigious” Capital One Cup. What is it exactly? Well, here is an explanation from the site itself.
How it Works:
The Capital One Cup is awarded annually to each of the best men’s and women’s Division I college athletics programs in the country. Points toward the Capital One Cup are earned and tracked throughout the year based on final standings of NCAA Championships and final official coaches’ polls’. One winning men’s and one winning women’s program will be crowned after the completion of the final NCAA spring championships. Capital One will award a combined $400,000 in student-athlete scholarships and the Capital One Cup trophy to the winning schools at the ESPY awards in July.
How it’s Scored:
Division I schools earn points for top ten finishes in NCAA Championships and final official coaches’ polls.
When it’s Given:
Capital One annually awards a combined $400,000 in student-athlete scholarships and the Capital One Cup trophy to the winning schools at the ESPYs in July.