LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Bucknell finished a close second to Navy in the 2015-16 Corvias Patriot League Presidents' Cup standings, the league office announced on Tuesday. The Bison, who have won 18 of the 26 all-time Presidents' Cups and placed second five other times, finished just 4.5 points behind Navy for this year's title. Bucknell did claim the Women's Cup title for the 17th time, coming in a mere 0.25 points ahead of Boston University. 

In 2015-16, Bucknell claimed Patriot League championships in women's cross country and women's outdoor track and field. Men's and women's basketball both claimed regular-season titles, while women's indoor track and field and women's soccer earned second-place finishes. 

The Patriot League Presidents' Cup is awarded to the member institution with the highest cumulative point total for their Patriot League standings in sponsored men's and women's sports. Points are awarded based upon a combination of an institution's regular-season and tournament finishes in each sport. If there is no Patriot League tournament (football), points are awarded based upon final regular-season standings. If there is no regular-season competition and the champion is determined by a Patriot League Championship (cross country, golf, rowing, swimming and diving, track and field), points are awarded based upon final tournament standings. If all teams compete in the Patriot League Tournament and there is a regular-season competition (basketball, tennis), points are awarded based on an average of final regular-season standings and Tournament finish. If all teams do not participate in the Patriot League Tournament and there is a regular-season competition (baseball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball), points are awarded based upon an average of final season standings and Tournament finish. For those teams not participating in the Tournament, the final regular-season standing will be used.

Bucknell leads all programs with 18 overall Presidents’ Cup titles, with Navy now matching Army West Point with four trophies. Those three schools are the only winners of the overall title in League history.

This season, Navy finished with 151.75 points, followed by Bucknell with 147.25. Boston University was third with 143.75. Army West Point (131), Lehigh (121.5), Holy Cross (82.75), Colgate (79.25), Loyola (69.5), American (68.75) and Lafayette (52.5) rounded out the standings.

Bucknell's quarter-point victory over Boston University marked the closest Women's Cup race since 2004-05, when Bucknell and Army were co-champions. The Bison women's programs compiled 88.75 points, followed by Boston University with 88.5. Bucknell ended the Terriers' two-year run as Women's Cup champions, and the Bison claimed the women's title for the first time since 2011.

Navy outdistanced Army by eight points for the Men's Cup title, while Bucknell finished fourth.

1. Navy, 151.75
2. Bucknell, 147.25
3. Boston University, 143.75
4. Army West Point, 131 
5. Lehigh, 121.5
6. Holy Cross, 82.75
7. Colgate, 79.25
8. Loyola, 69.5
9. American, 68.75
10. Lafayette, 52.5

1. Bucknell, 88.75
2. Boston University, 88.5
3. Navy, 75.25
4. Army West Point, 62.5 
5. Lehigh, 60.25
6. Holy Cross, 46.75
7. Colgate, 41.75
8. Loyola 41.25
9. American, 40.75
10. Lafayette, 26.5

1. Navy, 76.5
2. Army West Point, 68.5
3. Lehigh, 61.25
4. Bucknell, 58.5 
5. Boston University, 55.25
6. Colgate, 37.5
7. Holy Cross, 36
8. Loyola 28.25
9. American 28
10. Lafayette 26