FOREST, Va. --- The annual fall review of the ODAC Commissioner's Cups presented by Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance look a little different than this time a season ago with two schools separating themselves atop the Dan Wooldridge Overall Champions Cup as well as the ODAC Men's and Women's Commissioners Cups. Washington and Lee University and Lynchburg College sit one and two, respectively, in all three lists following highly successful fall campaigns.
Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance is the proud sponsor for the Dan Wooldridge Overall Champions Cup and the ODAC Men and Women's Commissioner's Cups. Farm Bureau and the ODAC continue their partnership in focusing on the strength of the conference's student-athletes and maintaining the NCAA Division III philosophy of the complete student-athlete experience. Aside from supporting the ODAC Commissioners' Cups, Farm Bureau is the sponsor of the ODAC's sport-by-sport scholar-athlete awards.
As determined by the ODAC Board of Directors, points for the ODAC Commissioner's Cups are based on regular-season standings in team sports and championship team finishes in individual/meet sports. Each institution has a total number of possible points it can collect based on its sport sponsorship. The total number of points earned is then divided by the total number of possible points to determine the rating for each institution.
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Washington and Lee missed out on just 6.5 total points out of a possible 75 in the fall season for a 0.913 rating in the Wooldridge Cup standings. Lynchburg is not fall behind with a rating of 0.868 after collecting 59-of-68 possible tallies. Roanoke College (.728), Randolph-Macon College (.721), and Bridgewater College (.687) round out the top-five with Virginia Wesleyan University (.596) knocking on the door.
The Generals' title in cross country and top-ranking in field hockey powered its 0.900 rating (40.5-of-45) to lead the women's cup standings. Lynchburg accumulated just 2.5 fewer points for a 0.844 rating, while Bridgewater saw an uptick in several sports to sit third at 0.733. R-MC's top-billing in volleyball kept the Yellow Jackets in the mix at 0.697, while Roanoke and VWU tied for fifth with identical 0.678 ratings.
Both Washington and Lee and Lynchburg missed out on just two possible points in the men's cup, but the Generals' higher fall sports sponsorship afforded them a narrow lead in the ratings at 0.933 to 0.913. Roanoke sits third at 0.826, while R-MC holds fourth at 0.763. Bridgewater rounds out the top-five at a 0.617 mark.
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