Stanford Leads Division I LSDC Standings: Pac 12 with 4 Institutions in Top 10
CLEVELAND (Dec. 24, 2014) – Defending champion Stanford remains in the lead in the third set of fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 500 points after finishing third in women’s volleyball.
UCLA stays in second place with 430 points (9th in women’s volleyball), North Carolina Tarheels remain in 3rd with 336.50 points (5th in women’s volleyball), Penn State (1st in women’s volleyball) moves into 4th with 338 points and Virginia is in 5th with 303 points.
The Pac-12 leads all conferences with four institutions in the top 10 – Stanford (1st), UCLA (2nd), Washington (6th) and Colorado (9th).
To date, seven fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Michigan State; men’s cross country – Colorado; field hockey – Connecticut; women’s soccer – Florida State; men’s soccer – Virginia; men’s water polo – UCLA; women’s volleyball – Penn State.
The final Division I fall standings will be released Thursday, January 15.
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.
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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