USA South Releases Final 2018-19 Presidents Cup Standings

USA South Releases Final 2018-19 Presidents Cup Standings

Following the conclusion of the 2018-2019 season of USA South Athletic Conference competition, the final standings for the Overall, Men's and Women's Presidents Cups have been released. Piedmont College has captured both the Overall and Women's Cups while Methodist University earns the Men's Cup. This year is the 14th year the USA South will present an Overall, a Men's and a Women's Presidents Cup.

The USA South Presidents Cup symbolizes the league's top men's and women's athletic program each year. The Presidents Cup is awarded by a points system where the first place team in each sport will be awarded the number of points that corresponds to the number of schools that sponsor teams in that sport. The second place team receives one point less than the first place team and so on, down to one point for the last place team that competes. Additionally, for all sports with the exception of football and track & field, bonus points will be up for grabs. The team winning the USA South Tournament Championship will receive two bonus points for that sport while the runner-up will receive one bonus point. In the sports of golf and cross country, the athlete placing first will earn two bonus points for his/her institution while the runner-up will earn one bonus point. If athletes from the same institution place first and second, that institution will earn the two bonus points for the first place finish only. Finally, for those sports with divisional standings, the Presidents Cup points are separated by divisions.

The awarding of an Overall Presidents Cup began at the conclusion of the 1978-79 season. Following the 2004-05 season, the Conference presented separate Men's and Women's Presidents Cups in lieu of an Overall Cup. The following year the Conference reinstated the Overall Cup along with the Men's and Women's Cups.

Piedmont laid claim to its third consecutive and third all-time Overall Presidents Cup as well as its fourth straight Women's Presidents Cup, the fifth in program history. These two cups raise the Lions' total to eight USA South Presidents Cups in the program's history. Piedmont captured baseball, women's basketball, men's tennis and women's tennis USA South regular season championships as well as the Conference men's and women's track & field titles. Additionally, the Lions earned bonus points thanks to postseason performances in the sports of women's basketball, men's lacrosse, women's soccer, women's tennis and volleyball.

Methodist captured the Men's Presidents Cup for the second consecutive season and the sixth time in program history. This is the 17th USA South Presidents Cup of any kind for the Monarchs. Methodist did not earn a regular season championship in any men's sports this season but was consistently near the top of the standings and did earn bonus points from post season performances by men's basketball and men's tennis.

The final 2018-19 USA South Presidents Cup standings follow:

Final 2018-19 Overall Presidents Cup Standings
Rank Team WXC MXC WS(E) WS(W) MS(E) MS(W) VB(E) VB(W) FB MB(E) MB(W) WB(E) WB(W) BB SB(E) SB(W) MT(E) MT(W) WT(E) WT(W) ML WL MG MTr WTr Total
1. Piedmont 13 9 - 10 - 5 - 7 - - 2 - 10.5 13 - 8 - 7 - 10 7.5 9 6 7 9 133.0
2. Methodist 14 10 6 - 3 - 5 - 2.5 7 - 2 - 12 2 - 7 - 8 - 5.5 7 8 5 7 111.0
t-3. Maryville 8 6 - 10 - 9 - 7 8 - 8 - 6 6 - 11 - 1 - 6 - - 2 - - 88.0
t-3. NC Wesleyan 3 8 3 - 6 - 3.5 - 5.5 7 - 5 - 7.5 9 - 9 - 11 - - 3.5 7 - - 88.0
t-5. Covenant 15 11 - 7 - 7 - 9 - - 7 - 4.5 5 - 4 - 5 - 4 - - 1 2 5 86.5
t-5. Huntingdon - 2 - 5 - 2 - 8 5.5 - 4 - 7 9 - 7 - 4 - 8 9 5 11 - - 86.5
7. Pfeiffer 5 7 8 - 4 - 3.5 - - 3 - 3 - 10 8 - 5 - 5 - 7 11 - 3 2.5 85.0
8. Averett 1 3 5 - 2 - 6.5 - 7 4 - 9 - 3.5 6 - 4 - 7 - 1 11 3 - - 73.0
t-9. Berea 15 14 - 4 - 1 - 2 - - 3 - 9.5 2 - 2.5 - 2 - 1.5 - - - 6 8 70.5
t-9. LaGrange 7 4 - 2.5 - 4 - 5 2.5 - 5 - 4.5 13 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 2 4 - - 70.5
11. Wm. Peace 4 1 2 - 5 - 8.5 - - 5 - 7 - 3.5 7 - 3 - 2 - 3.5 8 - 4 6 69.5
12. Greensboro - - 9 - 7 - 2 - 1 2 - 8 - 8.5 5 - 2 - 4 - 2 6 5 - - 61.5
13. Meredith 11 - 4 - - - 10.5 - - - - 4 - - 3 - - - 6 - - 14 - - 4 56.5
14. Brevard - 5 - 6 - 3 - 3 4 - 1 - 3 1 - 5 - 3 - 7 3.5 3.5 - 1 1 50.0
15. Salem 6 - 7 - - - 6.5 - - - - 1 - - 5 - - - 3 - - 1 - - - 29.5
t-16. Agnes Scott 9 - - 2.5 - - - 4 - - - - 2 - - 2.5 - - - 1.5 - - - - - 21.5
t-16. M. Baldwin 10 - - - - - 1 - - - - 6 - - 1 - - - 1 - - - - - 2.5 21.5
18. Wesleyan 2 - - 1 - - - - - - - - 1 - - 1 - - - 3 - - - - - 8.0

 

Final 2018-19 Men's Presidents Cup Standings
Rank TEAM  MXC MS(E) MS(W) FB MB(E) MB(W) BB MT(E) MT(W) ML MG MTr Total
1. Methodist 10 3 - 2.5 7 - 12 7 - 5.5 8 5 60.0
2. Piedmont 9 - 5 - - 2 13 - 7 7.5 6 7 56.5
3. N.C. Wesleyan 8 6 - 5.5 7 - 7.5 9 - - 7 - 50.0
4. Huntingdon 2 - 2 5.5 - 4 9 - 4 9 11 - 46.5
5. Maryville 6 - 9 8 - 8 6 - 1 - 2 - 40.0
6. Pfeiffer 7 4 - - 3 - 10 5 - 7 - 3 39.0
7. LaGrange 4 - 4 2.5 - 5 13 - 6 - 4 - 38.5
8. Covenant 11 - 7 - - 7 5 - 5 - 1 2 38.0
9. Berea 14 - 1 - - 3 2 - 2 - - 6 28.0
t-10. Averett 3 2 - 7 4 - 3.5 4 - 1 3 - 27.5
t-10. Greensboro - 7 - 1 2 - 8.5 2 - 2 5 - 27.5
12. William Peace 1 5 - - 5 - 3.5 3 - 3.5 - 4 25.0
13. Brevard 5 - 3 4 - 1 1 - 3 3.5 - 1 21.5

 

Final 2018-19 Women's Presidents Cup Standings
Rank TEAM  WXC WS(E) WS(W) VB(E) VB(W) WB(E) WB(W) SB(E) SB(W) WT(E) WT(W) WL WTr Total
1. Piedmont 13 - 10 - 7 - 10.5 - 8 - 10 9 9 76.5
2. Meredith 11 4 - 10.5 - 4 - 3 - 6 - 14 4 56.5
3. Methodist 14 6 - 5 - 2 - 2 - 8 - 7 7 51.0
4. Covenant 15 - 7 - 9 - 4.5 - 4 - 4 - 5 48.5
5. Maryville 8 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 11 - 6 - - 48.0
6. Averett 1 5 - 6.5 - 9 - 6 - 7 - 11 - 45.5
7. William Peace 4 2 - 8.5 - 7 - 7 - 2 - 8 6 44.5
8. Berea 15 - 4 - 2 - 9.5 - 2.5 - 1.5 - 8 42.5
9. N.C. Wesleyan 3 3 - 3.5 - 5 - 9 - 11 - 3.5 - 38.0
t-10. Huntingdon - - 5 - 8 - 7 - 7 - 8   - 35.0
t-10. Pfeiffer 5 8 - 3.5 - 3 - 8 - 5 -   2.5 35.0
12. Greensboro - 9 - 2 - 8 - 5 - 4 - 6 - 34.0
13. LaGrange 7 - 2.5 - 5 - 4.5 - 6 - 5 2 - 32.0
14. Salem 6 7 - 6.5 - 1 - 5 - 3 - 1 - 29.5
15. Brevard - - 6 - 3 - 3 - 5 - 7 3.5 1 28.5
t-16. Agnes Scott 9 - 2.5 - 4 - 2 - 2.5 - 1.5 - - 21.5
t-16. Mary Baldwin 10 - - 1 - 6 - 1 - 1 - - 2.5 21.5
18. Wesleyan 2 - 1 - - - 1 - 1 - 3 - - 8.0

 
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