Final Division I LSDC Standings Released; Stanford Captures 20th Crown
CLEVELAND (June 27, 2014) – Stanford captured the 2013-14 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup on June 10, but its final overall total could not be computed until all sports were finished. The Cardinal finished the 2013-14 campaign with 1,482 total points. In the most recent championship, baseball, Stanford finished ninth overall. In total, the Cardinal scored in 29 total sports, but only 10 men’s and 10 women’s scores count toward the final standings. The following scores were omitted: women’s sports – soccer, golf, lacrosse and fencing; men’s sports – cross county, wrestling, tennis and outdoor track and field.
For the third straight year, Florida finished in second with 1216.50 points. The Gators have had scores omitted in women’s cross country and women’s soccer.
The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame finished in third with 1128.25 points, its highest finish. The Fighting Irish had their women’s golf score omitted due to the 10 maximum allowed for men’s and women’s sports.
With its runner-up finish in the College World Series, Virginia finished the year in fourth overall with 1118.50 points.
Rounding out the top five is Penn State is in fourth with 1,113 points.
The Atlantic Coast Conference and Pac-12 Conference each have three institutions ranked in the top 10.
All spring Division I championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: baseball – Vanderbilt; softball – Florida; women’s golf – Duke; men’s golf – Alabama; women’s lacrosse – Maryland; men’s lacrosse – Duke; women’s rowing – Ohio State; women’s tennis – UCLA; men’s tennis – USC; women’s outdoor track & field – Texas A&M; men’s outdoor track & field – Oregon; men’s volleyball – Loyola Chicago; women’s water polo – Stanford.
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 — ten women’s and ten men’s.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring 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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