UCCS Improves to Second in RMAC Snapshot Rankings

By Jared Verner published October 23, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The first conference championships of the season pushed the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to second in the new RMAC "snapshot" standings in the All-Sports Competition Cup. The Mountain Lions stand in the top four, or finished in the top four, in the RMAC for all six fall teams.

The standings shifted after the men's and women's cross country championships last Saturday in Monument Valley Park. The championship results broke the multiple-team tie that was calculated using last week's USTFCCCA South Central Region poll, moving some teams higher and other teams lower based on the eventual finish. The high finishes for the Mountain Lions moved UCCS past Regis from last week's snapshot standings, after the Rangers finished No. 13 in the men's championship and eighth in the women's championship.

UCCS picked up additional points in women's soccer after Metro State went 0-1-1 last weekend, moving the three-way tie into a two-team battle between Regis and the Mountain Lions.

The point total of 485.5 points is already more than the total number of points scored by UCCS between all of the fall, winter and spring teams last season. The Mountain Lions finished No. 12 in the RMAC All-Sports Competition Cup last season with 484 points.

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 snapshot rankings use the current RMAC standings (as of Oct. 22), and assign points from the scoring system as if the current standings were the final results. For men's and women's golf, the points are assigned using the cumulative scoring total from the teams in the RMAC events and ranking the teams accordingly.

  MSOC WSOC VB FB MXC WXC MGOLF WGOLF Totals
Mines 89 80 96.5 55 92 79 100   591.5
UCCS 78 95 82.5   77 86 67   485.5
Adams 22 30 82.5 55 100 100 10 63 462.5
Regis 100 95 96.5   10 50 22 75 448.5
Mesa 67 50 50 55 31 36 78 38 405
Pueblo 33 20 32.5 100   10 89 100 384.5
Ft. Lewis 44 70 43 10 54 69 44   334
Metro 56 60 67.5   65.5 64     313
WNMU     57 55 23 14 56 88 293
Highlands 40 17.5 85 65.5 50     258
WSCU     10 25 85 93     213
Christian 10 10 67.5   38 36 33 10 204.5
BHSU     32.5 25 46 50   50 203.5
Chadron     17.5 85 15 29   25 171.5
Bold indicates points that will/would count in the final standings - Gray indicates that scoring is final

Steel and Silver Series
In the Steel and Silver Series competition cup with Colorado State-Pueblo, the Mountain Lions increased their advantage to 16-0 after finishing ahead of the ThunderWolves at Saturday's women's cross country championships. The first school to 23 points will win the all-sport competition cup, which measures the top overall athletic program between the two institutions in the 10 sports that both schools sponsor. UCCS has won the trophy every year since its inception in the 2005-06 season.

Men's Soccer: UCCS 4, CSU-P 0 (UCCS 1-0-1)
Women's Soccer: UCCS 4, CSU-P 0 (UCCS 2-0)
Volleyball: UCCS 4, CSU-P 0 (UCCS 1-0)
Women's Cross Country: UCCS 4, CSU-P 0 (UCCS 3rd, CSU-P 14th)

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