Stanford Reclaims Lead in #LSDC Standings
CLEVELAND (April 4, 2013) – Stanford climbs back into the lead with a seventh place finish in men’s swimming and diving, eighth place finish in women’s swimming and diving and fencing and 38th place in wrestling. The Cardinal has 685.50 total points.
Penn State shot up seven spots with 674.50 total points, 351.00 coming from winter championships. The Nittany Lions finished first in wrestling, third in fencing, 20th in men’s swimming and diving and 29th in women’s swimming and diving.
Notre Dame climbed two spots to third with 610.00 total points, 257.00 coming from winter championships. The Fighting Irish finished second in fencing, 16th in women’s swimming and diving and 36th in men’s swimming and diving.
Michigan holds fourth place in the standings and currently has 606.00 total points. The Wolverines finished first in men’s swimming and diving, 33rd in wrestling and 36th in women’s swimming and diving.
Rounding out the top five is Florida with 575.50 points. The Gators finished sixth in men’s and women’s swimming and diving.
The Big Ten now leads all conferences with three institutions in the top 10 – Penn State (2nd), Michigan (4th) and Minnesota (9th).
Nine 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; fencing – Princeton; women’s hockey – Minnesota; women’s swimming and diving – Georgia; men’s swimming and diving – Michigan; and wrestling – Penn State.
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 third Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, April 11 after the completion of the men’s and women’s basketball 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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