I edited my previous post (#11) with the current standings.
The logic for just about everything done in this sport (volleyball) absolutely escapes me. They chose to have 8 teams in the conference tournament instead of all 12. They took the top 4 teams in each division, but, instead of placing them in the brackets by that placement, they seeded them based upon their overall conference record. Now, when they award the Bubas Cup points, they followed neither the method I was told when I called the conference office last week, nor did they follow the written method sent to McLeansvilleAppFan.
Coastal Carolina and Arkansas State tied with the same conference record, Coastal broke the tie by winning the conference tournament (12 and 11 points). Texas State had the next best conference record (13-3) and tied for third in the conference tournament so they get 10 points. Texas-Arlington had the next best conference record (10-6, 4th) but finished 3rd in their division. Georgia Southern and South Alabama tied for 2nd in the East (7-9 conference record, 6th and 7th best overall conference record) and were eliminated in the first round of the conference tournament (5th through 8th place), but were awarded points based upon a tie for 4th (8.5 points). Texas-Arlington received 7 points (6th place), despite having the 4th best conference record (by 3 matches) and finishing tied for 3rd in the conference tournament. Georgia State and Little Rock were both knocked out in the first round of the conference tournament and both finished 4th in their respective divisions, but Little Rock had an 8-8 conference record, Georgia State, 6-10, yet both were given a tie for 7th overall in Cup points (5.5). Louisiana had the same conference record as Georgia State and defeated the Panthers in Atlanta, but were kept out of the conference tournament because they finished 5th in their division. They were given the same points (3.5) as the other 5th place team (Troy), who had a 4-12 conference record. ULM and Appalachian State shared 11th place points (1.5) with 3-13 and 2-14 (respectively) conference records.
I don't believe any of the other sports have as diluted a method of awarding Cup points, nor have a complicated tiebreak system for their games/matches, so calculating Bubas from here on out should be relatively easy. Football has two weekends of games left. It doesn't appear that Coastal Carolina will lose their current place in the Bubas Cup standings as South Alabama will have to pick up 4+ points to pass them and Appalachian State can only tie with them after football. Indoor track and field comes up in late February.