To calculate State Cup points, use the following information:
Participation Points: Each school earns 5 points for each varsity team fielded according to the eligibility summary as submitted to the NCHSAA.
State Tournament/Championship Points: Points for finishing in the top 8 (plus ties) for any sanctioned NCHSAA sports championship. These points are specific to your classification. In a multiple classification championship, such as swimming in 1A/2A, points are awarded for the top 8 1A schools and the top 8 2A schools in a particular championship. For tennis and wrestling, only count Dual Team Tournament Championship advancement points. In football, award the full 8 positions for each subdivision.
It is important to note that State Cup points are determined totally separately from Conference Cup points. Conference Cup points are determined at the discretion of the Conference membership. The Conference Cup standings or point totals play no role in the State Cup point system.
When a tie exists for any position in the top eight, add the point values for all tied positions and divide by the number of teams involved in the tie, awarding points equally to all tied teams. For example, if there is a three-way tie for fifth in a given classification at the Women's Golf Championship, add 30 points to 25 points and 20 points, dividing by the number of tied teams (3) to determine that 25 points will be awarded to each team.