Syracuse Leads Division I LSDC Standings; Pac-12 with 3 Institutions in Top 10
CLEVELAND (Dec. 4, 2014) – In the first set of fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, Syracuse has scored a high of 215 points, finishing 2nd in women’s field hockey, 5th in men’s cross country and 24th in women’s cross country.
Stanford is in second place with 211.5 points after a 2nd place finish in men’s cross country, a 5th place finish in women’s field hockey and 14th place finish in women’s cross country.
The North Carolina Tarheels are in 3rd with 199.5 points after placing 3rd in women’s field hockey, 12th in men’s cross country and recording a 22nd place finish in women’s cross country.
In fourth is Colorado with a total of 172 points after capturing the men’s cross country title and finishing seventh in women’s cross country.
Rounding out the top five is Michigan State with 150 total points, claiming the women’s cross country title and placing 24th in men’s cross country.
The Pac-12 leads all conferences with three institutions in the top 10 – Stanford (2nd), Colorado (4th) and Oregon (6th).
To date, three 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.
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 Thursday, December 18.
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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