State Of Michigan Trophy

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Back in September 2003, Pontiac started 'The Pontiac Challenge', to track the head-to-head competition between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University for the whole school year. They divided the school year up into 3 sessions (Fall, Winter, and Spring), and awarded a trophy to the winner of each session, with the current winner keeping it in the case of a tie.

Not too surprisingly, UM won (or tied) every session for all 3 years that Pontiac sponsored the Challenge (2003-2004, 2004-2005, and 2005-2006). Also not too surprisingly, Pontiac lost interest when the Challenge got too one-sided. So, after the 2005-2006 season, they dropped it, but I picked it up. However, I thought their setup with the 3 sessions and a goofy scoring system could be improved, so I changed it to a single session (the whole school year), with 2 points for each win, and 1 point for each tie.

From 2006-2010, I used Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to track the results. I used the built-in spreadsheet-to-HTML converter in Excel to generate the Web pages, which I then had to upload to my Web site. It was clumsy, to say the least, so I wrote a PHP script, with some Javascript, to use MySQL to generate the Web pages 'on demand'. I also entered all the old data for the seasons going back to 2000-2001, which is as far back as I can find reliable information.

A quick look at the 'Season: Summary/Sport: All' page will show that UM has won the State of Michigan Trophy every year for the last 19 years except once (2009-2010). Even then, it came down to the last contest.

Season Men's Women's Total
Baseball Basketball Football Golf Gymnastics Hockey Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field Wrestling Basketball Field Hockey Gymnastics Soccer Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field Volleyball
UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU UM MSU
2000-2001 2 6 0 4 2 0     2 0 2 6 0 2 2 0 2 0     2 0 2 0 2 0     0 2 4 0 2 0 2 0     2 2 28 22
2001-2002 2 6 0 2 0 2         4 4 0 2 2 0 2 0     4 0 2 0 4 0     4 0 4 0 2 0 0 2     2 2 32 20
2002-2003 6 2 2 0 2 0         4 4 2 2 2 0 0 2     0 2 0 4 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 6     2 0     4 0 29 25
2003-2004 4 4 0 4 2 0         3 5 2 0 2 0 2 0     2 0 0 4 4 0 2 0 2 0 2 4 2 0 2 0     2 2 33 23
2004-2005 8 0 0 4 2 0         6 4 0 2 2 0 2 0     2 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 2 6 0 2 0 4 0     2 2 40 18
2005-2006 6 2 2 2 2 0         3 7 0 4 2 0 2 0     2 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 1 1 6 0 2 0 2 0     4 0 38 20
2006-2007 8 0 2 2 2 0         7 5 1 1 2 0 2 0     0 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 0     0 4 34 20
2007-2008 8 0 0 2 2 0         3 5 0 2 2 0 2 0     2 0 2 4 2 0 2 0 1 1 4 2 2 0 2 0     2 2 36 18
2008-2009 2 4 0 2 0 2         10 0 0 2 2 0 2 0     2 0 0 4 2 0     1 1 2 2 2 0 2 0     2 2 29 19
2009-2010 0 2 0 4 0 2         6 6 0 2 2 0 2 0     0 2 0 6 0 2 2 0 1 1 4 0 2 0 2 0     4 0 25 27
2010-2011 0 6 4 0 0 2         4 4 4 0 2 0 2 0     2 0 0 4 2 0     1 1 4 0 2 0 2 0     2 2 31 19
2011-2012 4 2 2 2 0 2         7 3 0 2 2 0 4 0     2 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 2 6 0 2 0 2 0     2 2 37 19
2012-2013 6 0 2 2 2 0         8 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 4 2 0 2 0 2 0 6 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 4 2 52 12
2013-2014     4 2 0 2 2 0     6 4 0 2 2 0 2 0     2 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 2 0 6 0 2 0 2 0     2 2 34 18
2014-2015 0 2 0 4 0 2         8 4 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 4 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 36 20
2015-2016 2 6 0 2 0 2         6 2 2 0 2 0 2 0     2 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 2 0 2 0     2 2 30 18
2016-2017 6 2 2 2 2 0 2 0     4 6 0 2 2 0 2 0     2 0 0 4 4 0 2 0 2 0 4 2 2 0 2 0     2 2 40 20
2017-2018 8 0 4 0 0 2         7 3 0 2 2 0 2 0     2 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 4 2 2 0 4 0     2 2 43 15
2018-2019 6 0 0 6 2 0         6 4 1 1 2 0 2 0     2 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 2 0     4 0 39 15
2019-2020     0 2 2 0         0 4 4 0             2 0 2 0 2 0     2 0                 4 0 18 6
Total 78 44 24 48 22 18 4 0 2 0 104 82 20 30 38 0 38 2 4 0 36 6 16 62 40 8 30 0 24 18 76 20 36 0 40 2 2 2 50 32 684 374

Record UM MSU
Home 171-57-8 (0.750) 90-120-11 (0.429)
Away 120-90-11 (0.571) 57-171-8 (0.250)
Neutral 39-28-5 (0.582) 28-39-5 (0.418)
Total 330-175-24 (0.653) 175-330-24 (0.347)


Please send any updates or corrections to Drew Montag (drew@montag.org)

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