Arizona State clinched a fourth consecutive undisputed Territorial Cup Series title Sunday over rival Arizona.
ASU picked up both outdoor track points to reach the needed 10.5 points for the 2016-17 series crown.
The ASU women’s track team was sixth at the Pac-12 Championships in Eugene, Ore., two places ahead of UA. On the men’s side, the Sun Devils finished eighth, edging the Wildcats by one point.
ASU leads 10.5 points to 8.5 in the series with only the baseball point left to be decided. After splitting non-conference games, ASU and UA baseball will meet in a three-game Pac-12 series starting Thursday at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
UA won the rivalry series in its first three years, starting in 2009-10. The champion in 2012-13 is disputed with ASU counting men’s indoor track and claiming a tiebreaker victory based on a higher finish in the Directors’ Cup standings. Sports included increased to 20 in 2013-14 with ASU winning that year (11.5-8.5), 2014-15 (12.5-7.5) and in 2015-16 (12.5-7.5).
In 2016-17, ASU won series points in men’s cross country, men’s swimming, gymnastics, men’s golf, women’s tennis, men’s and women’s indoor track, men’s and women’s outdoor track, volleyball (half point), women’s basketball (half point) and beach volleyball (half point).
Arizona’s 2016-17 points are in football, men’s basketball, soccer, women’s cross country, women’s swimming, women’s golf, softball, volleyball (half point), women’s basketball (half point) and beach volleyball (half point).
ASU track and cross country have won 25 of the last 36 Territorial Cup points including 19 of 24 indoor/outdoor points in the last six years.