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WCC Announces 2008 Commissioner's Cup Standings

Nov. 26, 2008

Complete Release in PDF Format

San Bruno, Calif. - With the fall sports regular season coming to a close last weekend, the West Coast Conference announces the first update of the WCC Commissioner's Cup. 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.

With the 2008 fall season, Portland leads the standings after taking home the men's and women's cross country titles and the women's soccer conference crown. San Francisco currently stands in second place in the overall standings with a first place finish in men's soccer, a second place finish in volleyball, and a third place finish in men's cross country.

As a league, the WCC's fall season was highlighted by Portland's men's cross country, which finished seventh in the NCAA Championships, matching the highest finish in program history and marking the Pilots' fourth top 10 finish. Portland's women's cross country also finished with a program best, taking fifth place at the NCAA Regional Championships. In men's soccer, San Francisco ended the season with its third first place finish in the last five years and a tough loss to #9 Cal in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. As for women's soccer and volleyball, post season play continues. Portland's women's soccer team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament "Elite Eight" and will travel to Stanford on Friday, Nov. 28. With the NCAA Tournament coming up, the WCC has a possibility of getting five teams in the tournament, as the top five teams in the conference all have RPIs in the top 50.

Fall 2008 Commissioner's Cup Standings
Portland - 28
San Francisco - 27
Loyola Marymount - 26.5
San Diego - 26.5
Santa Clara - 20.5
Gonzaga - 18
Pepperdine - 16.5
Saint Mary's - 16

Men's All-Sports
San Francisco - 14
Loyola Marymount - 11
Portland - 11
Gonzaga - 9.5
Saint Mary's - 7
Santa Clara - 7
San Diego - 7.5
Pepperdine - 4

Women's All-Sports
San Diego - 19
Portland - 17
Loyola Marymount - 15.5
Santa Clara - 13.5
San Francisco - 13
Pepperdine - 12.5
Saint Mary's - 9
Gonzaga - 8.5

Previous Commissioner's Cup Releases in PDF Format

2007-2008 Commissioner's Cup Release

2006-2007 Commissioner's Cup Release

2005-2006 Commissioner's Cup Release

2004-2005 Commissioner's Cup Release

2003-2004 Commissioner's Cup Release

2002-2003 Commissioner's Cup Release