The Race for a Top Five Finish is on in Spring DI LSDC Standings; the ACC and Pac-12 with Three Institutions in the Top 10
CLEVELAND (June 19, 2014) – After having officially clinched the 2013-14 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup last week, Stanford increased its total to 1,481 points. The Cardinal finished 11th in women’s outdoor track & field and have had scores in men’s cross country, men’s outdoor track & field, men’s tennis, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer and wrestling omitted due to the 10 maximum allowed for men’s and women’s sports.
Florida moves back into second with 1,191.50 points as a result of finishing second in men’s outdoor track & field and fourth in women’s outdoor track & field. The Gators have had scores omitted in women’s cross country and women’s soccer.
Notre Dame is in third place with 1,128.25 points after scoring in both men’s and women’s outdoor track & field. The Fighting Irish have had their women’s golf score omitted due to the 10 maximum allowed for men’s and women’s sports.
Penn State is in fourth with 1,113 points. The Nittany Lions placed 12th in women’s outdoor track & field and 44th in the men’s competition.
Rounding out the top five is UCLA with 1,078.50 points. The Bruins moved into the top five after finishing 33rd in men’s outdoor track & field and 37th in women’s.
The Atlantic Coast Conference and Pac-12 Conference each have three institutions ranked in the top 10.
Twelve spring Division I championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: 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.
The final Division I standings will be released Thursday, June 26.
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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