Oregon Leads #LSDC Standings
CLEVELAND (March 21, 2013) – University of Oregon took the lead with 506.75 total points after the first winter championships in the Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. The Ducks have scored 172.75 winter points, finishing first in women’s indoor track and field and sixth in men’s indoor track and field.
Florida State climbed one spot to second with 472.00 total points, 113.50 coming from winter championships. The Seminoles finished 15th in women’s indoor track and field and 18th in men’s indoor track and field.
Stanford dropped two spots and have accumulated 441.50 total points, claiming 43.50 of those points from a 30th place finish in men’s indoor track and field.
Michigan fell two spots in the standings and currently have 431.50 total points, 58.50 of those points coming from a 15th place finish in women’s indoor track and field.
Rounding out the top five is a tie between Florida and Notre Dame with 428.50 points. The Gators claimed 153.00 points from a second place finish in men’s indoor track and field and 13th in women’s indoor track and field. The Irish claimed 75.50 points with a 32nd place finish in men’s track and field and a 35th place finish in women’s track and field.
The Pac-12 now leads all conferences with three institutions in the top 10 – Oregon (1st), Stanford (3rd) and UCLA (7th).
Four of 15 NCAA winter championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: skiing – Colorado; rifle – West Virginia; men’s indoor track and field – Arkansas; women’s indoor track and field – Oregon.
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 20 sports — 10 women’s and 10 men’s.
The second Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, April 4 after the completion of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving and wrestling championships.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the fall season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.
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