UCCS Improves to Second in RMAC Snapshot Rankings
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.
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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