UCCS Third in RMAC Snapshot Standings

By Jared Verner published October 18, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - In the first "snapshot" rankings for the RMAC All-Sports Competition Cup, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs would be in third among the 14 schools using the current standings or rankings to substitue for the final end-of-season standings.

The Mountain Lions would be in third with 468 points, behind Mines' 582 points and Regis' 482 points. Adams State would be behind UCCS with 452.5 points and Mesa would be in fifth with 441.5 points.

The snapshot rankings using the same scoring matrix that the conference uses for the end-of-year competition cup for the top overall athletic program in the league. In the sports of men's and women's soccer, volleyball and football, the points were assigned based on the standings from today. For men's and women's cross country, the USTFCCCA South Central Region rankings from Tuesday were used, with the remaining teams finishing in a theoretical tie for the final spot. For men's and women's golf, the combined scores for the RMAC events were used to determine a hypothetical standing.

The final All-Competition Cup standings will include the four core sports of football or men's soccer, volleyball and men's and women's basketball. A school will then earn points from the top finishes in three men's and three women's wildcard sports, which are any other sport sponsored by the RMAC.

The first official points in the All-Competition Cup will be awarded on Saturday during the RMAC Cross Country Championships at Monument Valley Park. The men's eight-kilometer race begins at 10 a.m. with the women's six-kilometer race at 10:45 a.m., and the awards ceremony at 11:45 a.m.

Mines 89 70 100 45 92 86 100   582
Regis 100 90 93   31 71 22 75 482
UCCS 72.5 90 82.5   77 79 67   468
Adams 22 30 82.5 45 100 100 10 63 452.5
Mesa 72.5 50 71 65 31 36 78 38 441.5
Pueblo 33 20 25 95   36 89 100 398
WNMU     57 65 31 36 56 88 333
Ft. Lewis 56 60 43 15 62 36 44   316
Highlands 40 25 95 69 36     265
Metro 44 90 57   31 36     258
Chadron     36 80 31 36   25 208
WSCU     10 15 85 93     203
Christian 10 10 57   31 36 33 10 187
BHSU     14 30 31 36   50 161
Steel and Silver Series
In the Steel and Silver Series competition cup with Colorado State-Pueblo, the Mountain Lions hold a 12-0 advantage going into the cross country championships. The UCCS women's soccer team swept the ThunderWolves with 3-0 and 3-1 victories and volleyball won it's only match of the season with CSU-Pueblo by a 3-1 score. Men's soccer claimed all of the points in its sport with a 2-1 victory and a 0-0 tie, and claimed the points off of the "winner-take-all" scoring within each sport.

The Mountain Lions can take a 16-0 advantage in the series by placing ahead of the ThunderWolves in the cross country championships this weekend. CSU-Pueblo only competes in women's cross country.

The first school to 23 points will win the all-sport competition. UCCS has won the trophy every year since its inception in the 2005-06 season.

Men's and Women's Cross Country
Four of the top overall men's and women's programs in Division II this season are from the RMAC, and UCCS is included on that list. Using the guideline of combining the men's and women's national rankings, the Mountain Lions would be ranked eighth in the best overall program. Adams State, Western State and Colorado Mines rank ahead of UCCS in the ranking scenario.

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