Ryan Chartrand

The Cal Poly-UC Davis rivalry just took it up a notch.

That’s because the Aggies became the ninth member of the Big West Conference on July 1, meaning that the two schools will be competing in the same conference for more than just football and wrestling.

The transition for the Aggies has been a four year process in which involved athletic competitions with Division I schools.

UC Davis has won the Director’s Cup at the Division II level six times since 1996.

The Aggies’ football team will be the Great West Football Conference because the Big West dropped its affiliation with football after the 2000 season.

The Aggies are members of the Pac 10 in wrestling and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation for women’s gymnastics.

Mustangs No. 84 in Director’s Cup

Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara all finished in the top 100 in the final standings for the U.S. Sports Academy Director’s Cup according to the Big West Web site.

Cal Poly finished at No. 84, scoring points in women’s softball and women and men’s track and field.

The top Big West spot in the final standings went to No. 56 UC Irvine, who scored big points with its third place finish in men’s baseball.

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