Stanford Leads the Division I LSDC Standings; the ACC with Five Institutions in Top 10
CLEVELAND (Dec. 24, 2013) – The reigning champion Stanford Cardinal have taken the lead in the fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 394.5 points after finishing fifth in women’s volleyball.
Virginia dropped a spot to second and still has 321.5 points. The Penn State Nittany Lions moved into third after capturing the women’s volleyball title and have 315 total points. In fourth is Michigan State with 297.5 points after a ninth place finish in women’s volleyball. North Carolina completes the top five with 288 points after earning 25 points in women’s volleyball.
The ACC leads all conferences with five institutions in the top 10 – Virginia (2nd), North Carolina (5th), Notre Dame (8th), Florida State (9th) and Duke (10th).
To date, seven fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Providence; men’s cross country – Colorado; field hockey – Connecticut; women’s soccer – UCLA; men’s soccer – Notre Dame; men’s water polo – USC; women’s volleyball – 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 final Division I fall standings will be released Thursday, January 9, 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.
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