Stanford Leads Division I LSDC Standings: Pac 12 with 4 Institutions in Top 10
CLEVELAND (Dec. 18, 2014) – Defending champion Stanford has taken the lead in the second set of fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 417 points after finishing third in both women’s soccer and men’s water polo and 17th in men’s soccer.
UCLA has moved in to second place with 366 points after capturing the men’s water polo title, placing second in men’s soccer and fifth in women’s soccer.
The North Carolina Tarheels remain in 3rd with 336.50 points after placing fifth in men’s soccer and ninth in women’s soccer.
Virginia made the leap from 16th to fourth in the current standings. The Cavaliers now have 303 points due to winning the program’s seventh men’s soccer championship and placing second in women’s soccer.
Rounding out the top five is Syracuse with 279 total points, finishing ninth in men’s soccer.
The Pac-12 leads all conferences with four institutions in the top 10 – Stanford (1st), UCLA (2nd), Washington (8th) and Colorado (10th).
To date, six 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.
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.
The next Division I fall standings will be released Wednesday, December 24.
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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