Forest, Va. -- By way of its fall teams' successes, University of Lynchburg leads the pack in all three Old Dominion Athletic Conference 2018-19 Commissioner's Cup standings after the autumn seasons.
The league announced its standings Tuesday afternoon.
Lynchburg tops the list on the Dan Wooldridge Overall Champions Cup with a rating of .872, nearly a quarter of a point ahead of second-place Washington and Lee (.848). Bridgewater, Randolph-Macon, and Roanoke round out the overall top five. Lynchburg captured 64.5 of a possibly 74 points in the standings.
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.
The Hornets lead the men's cup standings by a wide margin, their .92 rating the only over the .9 mark and well ahead of second-place Washington and Lee (.864). Lynchburg's men missed out on just two possible points in the fall season, finishing second in both men's soccer and men's cross country.
Lynchburg's women also head the standings, edging out W&L by .012 with a .846 rating. The women's programs earned 41.5 of a possible 49 points, highlighted by field hockey's undefeated regular season. The field hockey and women's soccer teams both won ODAC championships.
After the fall 2017 season, Lynchburg sat second in each of the three cups' standings. Lynchburg finished third in the overall standings in 2017-18 but set a school record for points earned. The Hornets were second in the women's cup and third in the men's cup final tallies.
Lynchburg has claimed the overall championship in two of its 24 years, 2000-01 and 2001-02. The Hornets have won the men's cup five times.
Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance sponsors the Dan Wooldridge Overall Champions Cup and the ODAC Men and Women's Commissioner's Cups.