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Portland Continues To Lead WCC Commissioner's Cup Presented By Comcast Cable Standings

March 31, 2010

San Bruno, Calif. - With the men's and women's basketball regular seasons in the books, the West Coast Conference announces the second update of the WCC Commissioner's Cup presented by Comcast Cable. The Commissioner's Cup is an all-sports award presented at the end of each academic year to the league's top performing school in conference play. A Men's and Women's All-Sports Award, recognizing athletic achievement within each gender, will also be presented.

The recipient of the Commissioner's Cup is based on a point system, reflecting the place finish of each team in conference play. The Men's and Women's All-Sports Awards are given to the schools that accumulate the most points within each particular gender sport. The institution with the highest point total after combining the men's and women's point totals will be honored with the Commissioner's Cup. San Diego was the recipient of the Commissioner's Cup trophy last year, earning its second straight trophy.

With the conclusion of the basketball season, Portland remained in first place after earning top four finishes in both the men's and the women's regular season standings. Loyola Marymount remained in second place, narrowly edging Saint Mary's, which catapulted up the Commissioner's Cup standings behind second place finishes in both men's and women's basketball. Gonzaga also made a big move, going from last place in the Commissioner's Cup standings after the fall season into a tie with San Diego for fourth place thanks to regular season titles in men's and women's hoops. Rounding out the standings is San Francisco in sixth, followed by Santa Clara in seventh, and Pepperdine in eighth.

The WCC is coming off a fantastic basketball season which saw a record eight teams advance to the postseason. For just the second time in league history, four WCC men's hoops teams advanced to postseason play as Gonzaga and Saint Mary's earned bids to the NCAA Tournament and Loyola Marymount and Portland participated in the Collegeinsider.com Tournament. On the women's side, four teams advanced to the postseason for the fifth time in conference history with Gonzaga playing in the NCAA Tournament, Pepperdine and Saint Mary's participating in the WNIT, and Portland playing in the inaugural WBI.

2009-10 Commissioner's Cup Presented by Comcast Cable
Portland - 38.5
Loyola Marymount - 34.0
Saint Mary's - 33.5
Gonzaga - 31.0
San Diego - 31.0
San Francisco - 29.0
Santa Clara - 28.5
Pepperdine - 25.5

Men's All-Sports Award
Portland - 19.0
Loyola Marymount - 17.5
Saint Mary's - 16.0
Gonzaga - 14.0
San Francisco - 13.5
San Diego - 11.0
Santa Clara - 11.0
Pepperdine - 5.0

Women's All-Sports Award
Pepperdine - 20.5
San Diego - 20.0
Portland - 19.5
Saint Mary's - 17.5
Santa Clara - 17.5
Gonzaga - 17.0
Loyola Marymount - 16.5
San Francisco - 15.5