DI and NAIA Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings Released
CLEVELAND (Dec. 1, 2016) – In the first set of fall DI and NAIA Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Stanford has scored 190 points to lead Division I, while British Columbia has accumulated 185 points to lead the NAIA standings.
Stanford scored in all three sports, placing second in men’s cross country, fifth in women’s cross country and ninth in women’s field hockey. British Columbia takes the early lead in NAIA by capturing the women’s cross country title and coming in third in men’s cross country.
In Division I, Oregon is in second with 169 points after capturing the women’s cross country title and placing 9th in the men’s championship. Colorado is in third with 158.50 points finishing third in women’s and 6th in men’s cross country. Syracuse is in fourth with 145 points finishing third in men’s cross country and fifth in women’s field hockey. Michigan rounds out the top five with 141 points after finishing second in women’s cross country, 9th in women’s field hockey and 32nd in men’s cross country.
The Pac-12 leads all Division I conferences in the top 10 with three institutions – Stanford (1st), Oregon (2nd) and Colorado (3rd).
In NAIA, Southern Oregon is in second with 172 points, capturing the men’s cross country title and finishing 7th in women’s cross country. The College of Idaho is currently in third with 153.50 points after finishing fourth and 6th in men’s and women’s cross country, respectively. Oklahoma City is in fourth with 147 points finishing fifth in women’s and 7th in men’s cross country. Rounding out the top five is St. Francis (IL) with 143 points, finishing second in men’s and 21st in women’s cross country.
The Cascade leads all NAIA conferences in the top 10 with three institutions – Southern Oregon (2nd), the College of Idaho (3rd), and Oregon Tech (10th).
The Learfield 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 NCAA Championships. The Directors’ Cup Committee is reviewing the scoring structure for 2016-17 which will be finalized prior to the winter sports standings.
The next Division I & NAIA fall standings will be released Thursday, December 15.
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/ldirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.
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