UCCS Third in RMAC Snapshot Standings
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.
* = Indicates scoring is final in those sports
Underline indicates scoring in wildcard sports used in the wildcard total
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