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ROME, Ga. -- After having another successful fall season, Covenant athletics currently ranks second in the overall USA South Presidents Cup standings, and also second in the men's cup and women's cup rankings, announced the conference this week.
The USA South Athletic Conference 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.
In the fall, Covenant men's soccer won the West Division regular season title with a perfect 13-0 record. The Scots became the first USA South team to finish unbeaten with no ties since 2012. The Covenant women's soccer team finished second in the West Division before advancing the USA South Tournament championship match, while both cross country teams placed second at the conference meet. The volleyball team finished the year in third in the West Division.
The team winning the USA South Tournament championship, with the exception of football, receives 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.
Covenant's highest-ever finish in the Presidents Cup was fourth in the 2015-16 academic year. The Scots finished in a tie for fifth in the 2018-29 season.
The Cup standings are updated after each season of competition comes to a close. The final rankings, with this year's winners, will be announced following the spring seasons.
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