In the Germann Cup standings, Samford holds a 3.5 point advantage over the nearest school. The Bulldogs accumulated 33 points on the strength of regular season and tournament championships in both soccer and volleyball. The 2009-10 winner of the Germann Cup, Samford finished one-half point behind Appalachian State in the final standings a year ago.
College of Charleston, the South Division champion in volleyball and tournament runners-up in both soccer and volleyball, occupy the second slot with 29.5 points.
Furman (27.5 points) narrowly edged UNC Greensboro (26.5) to claim the third position after the fall season. The Spartans won the 2011 SoCon cross country championship.
Elon (21.5) is fifth on the ledger and is trailed by Appalachian State (20.5), Davidson (19), Western Carolina (19) and Georgia Southern (16). The final three schools in the rankings are Wofford (9.5), The Citadel (6) and Chattanooga (4).
The Germann Cup is named after former SoCon Commissioner, Ken Germann, who served as commissioner of the Southern Conference from 1974-86 and spearheaded the effort to introduce women's athletics to the league.
Germann Cup Standings (through fall)
1. Samford, 33
2. College of Charleston, 29.5
3. Furman, 27.5
4. UNC Greensboro, 26.5
5. Elon, 21.5
6. Appalachian State, 20.5
T-7. Davidson, 19
T-7. Western Carolina, 19
9. Georgia Southern, 16
10. Wofford, 9.5
11. The Citadel, 6
12. Chattanooga, 4