Santa Clara Vanguard’s 1.275-point victory over the Blue Devils in 2018, marked the 10th largest spread between first- and second-place corps in DCI history. Counting down the top-10 largest margins of victory...
Santa Clara Vanguard | 1st | 98.625
Blue Devils | 2nd | 97.350
Nineteen years removed from the corps’ last World Championship title, Santa Clara Vanguard sat atop the leader board all of July and August.
Blue Devils | 1st | 98.400
Santa Clara Vanguard | 2nd | 97.000
Back-to-back World Championship titles for the Blue Devils, was accompanied by back-to-back silver medals for Santa Clara Vanguard.
Santa Clara Vanguard & Blue Devils | 1st (tie) | 98.400
The Cavaliers | 3rd | 97.000
With Santa Clara Vanguard and the Blue Devils locked at the top for the second World Championship tie in DCI history, the two California corps managed to stay well ahead of The Cavaliers, who managed to pass up The Cadets on the final night of the season to grab a medalist position.
Madison Scouts | 1st | 92.500
Santa Clara Vanguard | 2nd | 91.000
Save for one second-place finish early in August, the Madison Scouts were nearly untouchable in 1975 as the Wisconsin corps powered its way through the DCI World Championships in Philadelphia.
The Cadets | 1st | 99.150
The Cavaliers | 2nd | 97.625
Earning a 99.150, The Cadets managed to tie the 2002 Cavaliers for the then-highest score ever in DCI World Championship competition.
Blue Devils | 1st | 98.800
The Cavaliers | 2nd | 97.250
With the Cavaliers riding a 64-win streak dating back to 2001, it wouldn’t be until more than two-thirds of the way through the season in Indianapolis that the Blue Devils finally gained the upper hand. The Concord, California corps never looked back from there, winning every competition through the end of the DCI World Championship Finals in Orlando.
Blue Devils | 1st | 99.050
Carolina Crown | 2nd | 97.500
Even with Carolina Crown having one of the best seasons in the history of the South Carolina organization, the Blue Devils held strong at the top all season long on the way to an undefeated season.
Blue Devils | 1st | 95.250
Santa Clara Vanguard | 2nd | 93.550
Suffering one of the narrowest losses ever at the 1981 World Championships Finals (0.3 points), the Blue Devils came back with a vengeance to win it all in 1982, for the second year the DCI World Championship was held in Montreal.
The Cavaliers | 1st | 99.150
Blue Devils | 2nd | 97.300
Nobody could come close to The Cavaliers in 2002, as the corps shattered the record high score and earned a coveted spot in the history books as one of only two World Class corps to ever earn three consecutive World Championship titles.
Blue Devils | 1st | 92.700
Madison Scouts | 2nd | 90.700
In just the corps’ fourth trip to the DCI World Championships, the Blue Devils left nobody wondering if the corps was one to be reckoned with as it took home its historic first championship title.
Blue Devils | 1st | 99.650
Bluecoats | 2nd | 97.175
2014 was a magical season for the Blue Devils, as the corps earned perfect general effect scores from four different judges, as well as perfect scores in all three visual captions on the way to a new record high score.
Santa Clara Vanguard | 1st | 88.650
Troopers | 2nd | 86.150
Santa Clara Vanguard dazzled with a “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” introducing audiences to a corps that would push the envelope while marching to two different rhythmic meters at the same time.