Final DII, DIII and NAIA Fall Learfield Sports Directors Cup Standings
CLEVELAND (Dec. 24, 2014) – After the completion of the fall championships, Grand Valley State (373 points) and MIT (313 points) lead the final Learfield Sports fall standings for Divisions II and III, respectively, while Southern Oregon (297 points), sits atop the final fall NAIA standings.
In Division II, LIU Post is in 2nd place with 319 points, in third is Colorado School of Mines with 280.50 points, Colorado Mesa is in 4th with 255 points and rounding out the top five is Saint Leo with 242 points.
The RMAC and NSIC conferences each have two institutions in the top 10 – RMAC – Colorado School of Mines (2nd) and Colorado Mesa (4th); NSIC – Minnesota Duluth (6th) and Augustana (SD) (10th).
In Division III, defending champion Williams is in 2nd with 307 points, Christopher Newport is in 3rd with 298 points, in fourth is Johns Hopkins with 284 points and Tufts is in 5th 260.50 points.
The NESCAC leads all Division III conferences in the top 10 with three institutions – Williams (2nd), Tufts (5th) and Amherst (7th).
The final fall NAIA standings see Lindsey Wilson with 277 points in 2nd place, Cal State San Marcos in 3rd with 222 points, in fourth is Olivet Nazarene with 218.50 points and Carroll completes the top five with 209 points.
The first set of winter standings will be released mid-March.
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today.
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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