Williams Leads Final Fall Division III LSDC Standings; University Athletic Association has Three Institutions in Top 10
CLEVELAND (Dec. 24, 2013) – The defending champion Williams has the lead in the final fall Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 376 total points.
Currently in second place is Williams’ conference foe Middlebury (Vt.) with 310 points.
Johns Hopkins moved up two places after finishing 17th in football and now occupies the third spot with 289 points.
Trinity (Tex.) has 281 points and dropped one place to finish the fall in a tie for fourth place with Washington-St. Louis. The Bears moved up two places thanks to a 17th place finish in football.
The University Athletic Association (UAA) is leading the way with three of its institutions currently in the top 10. Washington is tied for fourth, Emory is seventh and Chicago is tenth.
To date, seven fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Johns Hopkins (Md.); men’s cross country – St. Olaf; field hockey – Bowdoin; volleyball – Calvin; women’s soccer – William Smith; men’s soccer – Messiah; football – Wisconsin-Whitewater.
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 18 sports — nine women’s and nine men’s.
The first Division III 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.
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