Monday, June 26th, 2017

Stanford Maintains Lead in First Winter Division I LSDC Standings; Pac 12 with 4 Institutions in Top 10

CLEVELANDStanford keeps its lead in the first winter standings of the Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Cardinal had an eighth place finish in women’s indoor track & field bringing their total points to 615.50.

The UCLA Bruins stay in second with 548 points, placing 28th in women’s indoor track & field and 62nd in men’s indoor track and field.

North Carolina remains in third with 503 points, earning points from a 26th place finish in women’s indoor track & field and 51st place finish in men’s indoor track & field.

The Ducks of Oregon move from 10th to fourth place due to finishing second in women’s indoor track and field and capturing the men’s indoor track & field championship. They have 491 total points.

Rounding out the top five is Penn State, placing 12th in men’s indoor track & field and 52nd in women’s indoor track & field.

The Pac-12 leads all conferences with four institutions in the top 10 – Stanford (1st), UCLA (2nd), Oregon (4th) and Colorado (10th).

Four winter Division I championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: rifleWest Virginia; skiing Colorado; women’s indoor track & fieldArkansas; men’s indoor track & fieldOregon.

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.

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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