Mountain Lions Improve to Third in New RMAC Snapshot Standings

By Jared Verner published January 16, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The release of the national indoor track and field rankings late last week, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs picked up more scoring sports to improve to third in the latest RMAC "Snapshot" Standings compiled by the UCCS Sports Information Office. The standings provide an approximate strength of the overall athletic department among the 14 conference institutions.

The Mountain Lions came in at third with 627.5 points, after the men's and women's indoor track and field national rankings were scored for the first time. The additional sports provided the full number of potential wild card scoring opportunities for UCCS and for other schools to provide a more comprehensive look at the conference standings.

The "snapshot" scoring uses the final standings for the fall sports, and assigns points for sports in season based on the current standings. For men's and women's basketball and wrestling, the current conference standings were used. For men's and women's golf, the standings were calulated using the fall conference events and compiling each team's stroke total to provide a basis for the ranking. For men's and women's swimming, the performance lists maintained by USA Swimming were used to assign points if the lists were the conference championships results. For men's and women's indoor track and field, the national rankings compiled by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association were used, and if institutions were not ranked, they were scored in a hypothetical tie for last place.

The RMAC All-Sport Competition Cup scores each conference institution in 10 sports: four core sports (men's and women's basketball, volleyball, and either football or men's soccer), three women's wild card sports and three men's wild card sports. The wild card sports can include the top performances for an individual school in any other sport that the RMAC awards a championship in.

UCCS has never finished higher than sixth in the RMAC All-Sport Competition Cup since joining the conference in the 1997-98 season, and no higher than No. 10 in the last 10 years.


TOTAL Core M-Wild W-Wild Total
Adams 284.5 289 263 836.5
Mines 339 255 209 803
UCCS 234.5 182 211 627.5
Mesa 285 183 159 627
Metro 328 65.5 159 552.5
Pueblo 279 132 140 551
Regis 286 32 225 543
WSCU 124 223 193 540
Ft. Lewis 240.5 108 129 477.5
Highlands 160.5 115.5 170 446
Chadron 139 168 124 431
BHSU 153.5 71 160 384.5
WNMU 112 79 102 293
Christian 132.5 71 56 259.5

CORE MSOC* VB* FB* MBB WBB Totals
Mines 89 100 55 64 86 339
Metro 78 67.5   96.5 86 328
Regis 100 86   46.5 53.5 286
Mesa 56 50 55 79 100 285
Adams 22 93 70 96.5 25 284.5
Pueblo 33 36 100 57 86 279
Ft. Lewis 44 43 10 86 67.5 240.5
UCCS 67 79   21 67.5 234.5
Highlands   12 80 32.5 36 160.5
BHSU   29 35 46.5 43 153.5
Chadron   12 90 12 25 139
Christian 10 57   12 53.5 132.5
WSCU   21 20 71 12 124
WNMU   67.5 35 32.5 12 112

M-WILD MSOC* FB* MXC* MGOLF WREST MSWIM MITF Totals
Adams 22 70 100 10 89 10 100 289
Mines 89 55 92 100 22 33 63 255
WSCU   20 85 50 88 223
Mesa 56 55 31 78 50 50 10 183
UCCS 56   77 67 38 182
Chadron   90 15 78 75 168
Pueblo 33 100   89 10 132
Highlands   80 65.5 50 115.5
Metro 78   65.5 50 115.5
Ft. Lewis 44 10 54 44 108
WNMU   35 23 56 79
Christian 10   38 33 71
BHSU   35 46 25 71
Regis 100   10 22 32

W-WILD WSOC* WXC* WGOLF* WSWIM WITF Totals
Adams 30 100 63 43 100 263
Regis 100 50 75 225
UCCS 75 86 50 211
Mines 90 79 19 40 209
WSCU   93 10 90 193
Highlands 40 50 80 170
BHSU   50 50 60 160
Metro 75 64 20 159
Mesa 50 36 38 71 20 159
Pueblo 20 10 100 20 140
Ft. Lewis 60 69 129
Chadron   29 25 70 124
WNMU   14 88 102
Christian 10 36 10 56

* = Indicates scoring is final in those sports

Underline indicates scoring in wildcard sports used in the wildcard total

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