UCCS Third in RMAC Snapshot Standings

By Jared Verner published February 6, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The start of the softball season moved the University of Colorado Colorado Springs back into the third in the new RMAC "Snapshot" standings compiled today by the Mountain Lion sports information office. UCCS is on pace to score 200 more points in 2012-13 than in the 2011-12 academic year. The standings provide an approximate strength of the overall athletic department among the 14 conference institutions.

The Mountain Lions came in at third with 689 points, an improvement of nearly 50 points from the previous ranking. UCCS holds an 18-point advantage against Metro State and is the top-ranked program without a football team.

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, wrestling and softball, 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 and DivsMeets were used to assign points if the lists were the conference championships results. For men's and women's indoor track and field, the regional team index 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 all-sport points will become further finalized next week when the RMAC Swimming and Diving Championships take place in Grand Junction, Colo. Baseball standings were not included, because only one conference team (Colorado Mesa) has competed this season.

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 292 289 269 850
Mines 317 255 261 833
UCCS 246 182 261 689
Metro 331.5 115.5 224 671
Pueblo 289.5 144 192.3 625.8
WSCU 115 238 193 546
Mesa 288.5 233 16.3 537.8
Regis 268.5 32 225 525.5
Ft. Lewis 244 108 171.3 523.3
Highlands 178 98.5 187 463.5
Chadron 133 147 151.3 431.3
BHSU 124.5 63.5 142.3 330.3
Christian 160 71 88.3 319.3
WNMU 128 79 112 319

CORE MSOC* VB* FB* MBB WBB Totals
Metro 78 67.5   100 86 331.5
Mines 89 100 55 67.5 60.5 317
Adams 22 93 70 93 36 292
Pueblo 33 36 100 67.5 86 289.5
Mesa 56 50 55 79 100 285
Regis 100 86   32.5 50 268.5
UCCS 67 79   17.5 86 249.5
Ft. Lewis 44 43 10 86 71 244
Highlands   12 80 57 29 178
Christian 10 57   32.5 60.5 160
Chadron   12 90 10 21 133
WNMU   67.5 35 46.5 14 128
BHSU   29 35 17.5 43 124.5
WSCU   21 20 46.5 10 97.5

M-WILD MSOC* FB* MXC* MGOLF WREST MSWIM MITF Totals
Adams 22 70 100 10 89 10 100 289
Mines 89 55 92 100 10 50 63 255
WSCU   20 85 78 75 238
Mesa 56 55 31 78 100 33 17.5 233
UCCS 56   77 67 38 182
Chadron   90 15 44 88 147
Pueblo 33 100   89 22 144
Metro 78   65.5 50 115.5
Ft. Lewis 44 10 54 44 108
Highlands   80 65.5 33 98.5
WNMU   35 23 56 79
Christian 10   38 33 71
BHSU   35 46 17.5 63.5
Regis 100   10 22 32

W-WILD WSOC* WXC* WGOLF WSWIM WITF SOFT Totals
Adams 30 100 63 43 100 69 269
Mines 90 79 19 70 92 261
UCCS 75 86 40 100 261
Regis 100 50 75 15 225
Metro 75 64 30 85 224
WSCU   93 10 90 193
Pueblo 20 10 100 50 42.3 192.3
Highlands 40 50 60 77 187
Ft. Lewis 60 69 42.3 171.3
Mesa 50 36 38 71 15 42.3 163.3
Chadron   29 25 80 42.3 151.3
BHSU   50 50 15 42.3 142.3
WNMU   14 88 10 112
Christian 10 36 10 42.3 88.3

* = Indicates scoring is final in those sports

Underline indicates scoring in wildcard sports used in the wildcard total

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