BRIDGEPORT -- The University of Charleston has won the 2015-16 Mountain East Conference Commissioner's Cup recognizing overall athletic excellence among its membership on an annual basis. The UC athletic department also won the award in the MEC's inaugural year in 2013-14.
The standings are compiled utilizing an "all-sports rating." This rating is determined by a formula that awards points to a school for its regular season finish equal to the number of teams per sport sponsored by the MEC, and then divided by the number of sports offered by the institution. The final rating is a percentage of points acquired against the number of points available (average percentile finish in the standings of each sport sponsored by an institution).
Charleston finished atop the standings just ahead of Wheeling Jesuit. Shepherd took third, West Virginia Wesleyan, Notre Dame and Fairmont State rounded out the top half of finishers.
UC won MEC titles in soccer and men's tennis, won a division title in softball and finished in the top third in the conference standings in seven other sports.
West Virginia Wesleyan won the most conference titles in the 2015-16 year with championships in women's track and cross country, men's track, men's tennis (regular season), women's soccer (regular season and tournament) and softball (tournament).
|West Virginia Wesleyan||17||101.5||167||0.607784|
|West Virginia State||10||44||110||0.400000|
|* Points are awarded based on the number of institutions that sponsor a sport. First place receives the number of points equal to the number of teams, last place receives one point.
*Ties are not broken in and points are equally shared among teams that tie in the standings EXCEPT in sports with divisional play and conference championship situations.
*An extra point is given to conference tournament champions in applicable sports.
* The 'All-Sports Rating' is the total number of points that an institution compiles divided by the number of sports offered.
*The rating is a percentage of points acquired vs. number of points available