Michigan takes Lead Heading into Spring #LSDC Standings
CLEVELAND – Michigan climbs into first place in the standings and currently has 914.25 total points. The Wolverines finished first in men’s swimming and diving and men’s gymnastics, second in men’s basketball, seventh in women’s gymnastics, 15th in women’s track and field, 17th in women’s basketball, 33rd in wrestling and 36th in women’s swimming and diving.
Stanford is in second place with a third place finish in men’s gymnastics, seventh place finish in men’s swimming and diving and women’s gymnastics, eighth place finish in women’s swimming and diving and fencing, ninth place finish in women’s basketball, 30th in men’s track and field and 38th place in wrestling. The Cardinal has 902.75 total points.
Penn State is in third place with 857.00 total points, 533.50 coming from winter championships. The Nittany Lions finished first in wrestling, third in fencing, fourth in men’s gymnastics, ninth in men’s track and field, 17th in women’s basketball, 19th in women’s gymnastics, 20th in men’s swimming and diving and 29th in women’s swimming and diving.
Florida climbs to fourth place with 748.50 points. The Gators finished first in women’s gymnastics, second in men’s track and field, fifth in men’s basketball, sixth in men’s and women’s swimming and diving and 13th in women’s track and field.
Notre Dame is fifth with 743.00 total points, 390.00 coming from winter championships. The Fighting Irish finished second in fencing, third in women’s basketball, ninth in men’s ice hockey, 16th in women’s swimming and diving, 32nd in men’s track and field, 33rd in men’s basketball, 35th in women’s track and field and 36th in men’s swimming and diving.
The Big Ten now leads all conferences with three institutions in the top 10 – Michigan (1st), Penn State (3rd) and Minnesota (7th).
All 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; fencing – Princeton; women’s hockey – Minnesota; women’s swimming and diving – Georgia; men’s swimming and diving – Michigan; wrestling – Penn State; men’s basketball – Louisville and women’s basketball – Connecticut; women’s bowling – Nebraska; men’s gymnastics – Michigan; women’s gymnastics – Florida; and men’s hockey – Yale.
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 first Division I spring standings will be released Thursday, May 23.
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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