Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Colorado School of Mines Takes the Lead in the Fall Division II Standings

After the completion of five NCAA Championships, Colorado School of Mines sits atop the standings. The Orediggers finished second in men’s cross country, fifth in women’s soccer, eighth in women’s cross country, and 17th in men’s soccer for a total of 283.50 points.

Grand Valley State (MI) is in second with 255.00 total points after winning the women’s cross country title, claiming a third place finish in women’s soccer and finishing seventh overall in the men’s championship race.

Massachusetts Lowell is in third with 186.00 points after finishing second in women’s field hockey, ninth in men’s soccer and placing 33rd in men’s cross country.

Rounding out the top five is Adams State (CO), with 185.00 points, who finished first in men’s cross country and third in women’s cross country and West Florida, with 175.00 points, who finished first in women’s soccer, 31st in women’s cross country and 33rd in men’s cross country.

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference placed two institutions in the top five, Colorado School of Mines (1st) and Adams State (CO) (4th).

Five of the seven fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s soccer – West Florida; men’s soccer – Lynn (FL); women’s cross country – Grand Valley State (MI); men’s cross country – Adams State (CO); and women’s field hockey – West Chester (PA).

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 14 sports — seven women’s and seven men’s.

The next Division II fall standings will be released Thursday, December 19. Download release and standings (PDF)

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