Ohio St. Athletics Cracks Top 5 of LSDC Spring Standings; Three Conferences with Three Institutions in the Top 10
CLEVELAND – Stanford continues its lead for the Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup after the first spring standings. The Cardinal lead with 1349.50 total points after winning the national championship in women’s water polo and placing fifth in women’s tennis, 17th in women’s lacrosse and 17th in men’s tennis.
North Carolina jumps one spot to take over second place with 1119.50 total points. The Tar Heels placed in the following sports; second in women’s lacrosse, fifth in men’s lacrosse, fifth in women’s tennis and fifth in men’s tennis.
In third are the Nittany Lions of Penn State who placed third in men’s volleyball and fifth in women’s lacrosse. They have 984 total points.
UCLA is in fourth after two second-place finishes in both women’s tennis and women’s water polo. The Bruins also placed ninth in men’s tennis bringing their total points to 975.25.
The Buckeyes of Ohio State are in the top five for the first time this season with 874.50 total points. They placed in the following sports; fifth in men’s lacrosse, ninth in men’s tennis, 17th in women’s lacrosse and 33rd in women’s tennis.
The Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten Conference and Pac-12 Conference all have three institutions in the top 10.
Six spring Division I championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s lacrosse – Maryland; men’s lacrosse – Denver; women’s tennis – Vanderbilt; men’s tennis – Virginia; men’s volleyball – Loyola Chicago; women’s water polo – Stanford.
The next Division I spring standings will be released Thursday, June 11.
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 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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