Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Grand Valley State Leads the Final Fall Division II LSDC Standings; RMAC Ends Fall with Two Institutions in the Top 10

CLEVELAND (Dec. 24, 2013) – Eight-time champion Grand Valley State (MI) increased its lead in the Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings thanks to a third place finish in football and ninth place finish in women’s volleyball. The Lakers finished the fall with 437 total points.

Shippensburg (PA) is in second with 303 points. The Raiders earned 50 points in women’s volleyball. West Florida remains in the third spot to end the fall with 282 points. The Argonauts finished ninth in women’s volleyball. West Texas A&M moved up to fourth with 276 points after finishing third in women’s volleyball and fifth in football. Minnesota Duluth jumped into the fifth spot with 257.5 points thanks to ninth place finishes in both football and women’s volleyball.

The RMAC leads all conferences in the top 10 with two institutions – Colorado School of Mines (7th) and Metro State (8th).

To date, seven fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Grand Valley State; men’s cross country – Adams State; field hockey – Shippensburg; women’s soccer – Grand Valley State; men’s soccer – Southern New Hampshire; women’s volleyball – Concordia St. Paul; football – Northwest Missouri 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 14 sports — seven women’s and seven men’s.

The first Division II winter standings will be released Thursday, March 20, 2014.

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.

About Learfield Sports: In its four decades, Learfield has developed trusted, long-term relationships with some of the most revered institutions and associations in the world of collegiate athletics. Learfield Sports owns the exclusive multimedia rights to over 50 of the leading college programs in the country and has prominence in all of the major athletic conferences. Learfield’s rights encompass all athletic department media and sponsorships components, including stadium signage and numerous content distribution platforms. Those platforms deliver the passion of college athletics over radio, television and digital networks to fans globally, and Learfield’s exclusive sports programming reaches more than 56 million television households nationally and delivers nearly 17,000 hours of radio programming on more than 1,100 radio stations. This marks the sixth consecutive year for the company to title the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. To learn more, visit www.learfieldsports.com.

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