UF men win inaugural Capital One Cup

Published: Monday, June 27, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, June 27, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.

OMAHA, Neb. — Even before Kevin O'Sullivan's baseball team takes the field for the College World Series finals, the Gator baseball team has already secured another trophy for the school.

Florida has clinched the men's portion of the new Capital One Cup, a creation of ESPN to crown the best programs in men's and women's sports.

By securing at worst a second-place finish in baseball, Florida will finish with a minimum of 93 points. The only other school with a shot at it was Virginia, but its elimination Friday night means the Cavaliers will finish in second.

Auburn was leading the race for the award with 70 points, 60 of them coming from its football national championship. South Carolina could earn 60 points with a win in the series this week, but the Gamecocks have no other points according to the CapitalOneCup.com website.

The Florida women finished fourth behind winner Stanford, Texas A&M and Cal.

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