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BYU Leads 2015-16 Commissioner’s Cup Fall Standings

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Three-time defending Commissioner’s Cup Champion Cougars collected 39.5 points 

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – At the conclusion of the 2015 West Coast Conference fall sports seasons, Brigham Young University owns a five and a half point lead against Loyola Marymount University in the race for the 2015-16 West Coast Conference Commissioner's Cup - awarded annually to the WCC institution garnering the most success during Conference play. 

After winning outright championships in men’s cross country, women's soccer and volleyball to go along with a shared title in women’s cross country, the Cougars have earned 39.5 Cup points. Loyola Marymount is second after the conclusion of fall play with 34.0 points after posting top-three finishes in women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. 

Bay Area rivals Saint Mary’s College and the University of San Francisco share the top spot in the men's all-sports trophy race with 14.0 points. Santa Clara University is half a point behind with 13.5 points, buoyed by a men’s soccer championship. 

BYU leads the women's all-sports trophy race with a nearly perfect score of 29.5 points (out of 30 possible due to shared women’s cross country title), representing a sweep of the three fall championships. Loyola Marymount is second in the women's race for the cup with 23.0 points. 

Overall, the Cougars compiled 39.5 Commissioner's Cup points after the fall season, which includes menʼs and womenʼs cross country, menʼs and womenʼs soccer, and women's volleyball. Loyola Marymount (34.0) is second, Santa Clara (33.0) is third and San Francisco (32.5) is fourth. The University of San Diego (29.0) is fifth, one point in front of the University of Portland (28.0) in sixth place. Gonzaga University (27.5), Saint Mary’s (21.0), Pepperdine University (14.0) and the University of the Pacific (12.5) 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 2016 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships, held March 3-8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. 

BYU captured the 2012-13 Commissioner’s Cup, snapping an unprecedented string of five consecutive won by San Diego and won its third consecutive cup in 2014-15. The Cougars rank No. 15 in the 2015-16 Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Division I Fall Standings, updated Dec. 3, 2015. Gonzaga checks in at No. 44, five spots in front of San Francisco at No. 49. 

2015-16 Commissioner's Cup Standings
(updated 12/01/15)

BYU

39.5

   

Loyola Marymount

34

   

Santa Clara

33

   

San Francisco

32.5

   

San Diego

29

   

Portland

28

   

Gonzaga

27.5

   

Saint Mary’s

21

   

Pepperdine

14

   

Pacific

12.5

   

 

     

Men's All-Sports

   

San Francisco

14

   

Saint Mary's

14

   

Santa Clara

13.5

   

Portland

13

   

Gonzaga

13

   

San Diego

11.5

   

Loyola Marymount

11

   

BYU

10

   

Pepperdine

3

   

Pacific

3

   

 

     

Women's All-Sports

   

BYU

29.5

   

Loyola Marymount

23

   

Santa Clara

19.5

   

San Francisco

18.5

   

San Diego

17.5

   

Portland

15

   

Gonzaga

14.5

   

Pepperdine

11

   

Pacific

9.5

   

Saint Mary's

7