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BYU, Portland tied for lead in Race for Commissioner's Cup through fall play


Dec. 3, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- At the conclusion of the 2012 West Coast Conference fall sports season, Brigham Young University and the University of Portland are tied in the race for the 2012-13 West Coast Conference Commissioner's Cup - awarded annually to the WCC institution garnering the most success during conference play. After winning the women's soccer title and a share of the volleyball crown, the Cougars have earned 32.5 Cup points. Portland is tied for the top spot after fall play, winning the men's cross country championship while finishing second in both women's cross country and women's soccer.

The University of Portland holds the top spot in the men's all-sports trophy race with 15.0 points, after finishing first in cross country and fourth in men's soccer. Saint Mary's College, the University of San Diego, and Santa Clara University are all tied for second place with 11.0 points each after the fall.

BYU leads the women's all-sports trophy race with 24.5 points. In addition to first place finishes in both volleyball and soccer, the Cougars posted a third place finish in cross country on the women's side. Portland is second in the women's race with 17.5 points.

Overall, both the Cougars and Pilots have 32.5 Commissioner's Cup points after the fall season, which include menʼs and womenʼs cross country, menʼs and womenʼs soccer, and women's volleyball. San Diego and Santa Clara sit in a third place tie with 27.5 points each. The University of San Francisco is fifth overall with 25.5 points, and Loyola Marymount University is sixth (23.0 points). Saint Mary's College (21.0 points), Gonzaga University (19.5 points), and Pepperdine University (13.0 points) round out the standings.

The next update in the race for the Commissioner's Cup will come after the menʼs and womenʼs basketball seasons conclude at the 2013 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships, held March 6-11 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

San Diego has captured an unprecedented five straight WCC Commissioner's Cups.

2012-13 West Coast Conference Commissioner's Cup Standings
(as of 12/03/2012)

Overall
1t. BYU 32.5
1t. Portland 32.5
3t. San Diego 27.5
3t. Santa Clara 27.5
5. San Francisco 25.5
6. Loyola Marymount 23.0
7. Saint Mary's 21.0
8. Gonzaga 19.5
9. Pepperdine 13.0

Men's All-Sports
1. Portland 15.0
2t. Saint Mary's 11.0
2t. San Diego 11.0
2t. Santa Clara 11.0
5. San Francisco 10.5
6. Gonzaga 10.0
7. Loyola Marymount 9.5
8. BYU 8.0
9. Pepperdine 1.0

Women's All-Sports
1. BYU 24.5
2. Portland 17.5
3t. San Diego 16.5
3t. Santa Clara 16.5
5. San Francisco 15.0
6. Loyola Marymount 13.5
7. Pepperdine 12.0
8. Saint Mary's 10.0
9. Gonzaga 9.5