DI Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings Released
CLEVELAND (Jan. 12, 2017) – Reigning champion Stanford maintains the top spot of the final fall Division I Learfield Directors’ Cup standings with 504.50 points after the football team finished 12th in the final USA Today/Amway Coaches Poll.
The UCLA Bruins remain in 2nd place with 348.00 points, and North Carolina maintains the 3rd spot with 345.00 points. Wisconsin jumps one spot to 4th with 324.00 points, 69 of which coming from a 9th place finish in football. BYU rounds out the top five after adding 25 points in its bowl game to get them to 312.50 points.
The Pac 12 leads all conferences with five institutions in the top 10 – Stanford (1st), UCLA (2nd), USC (8th), Washington (9th) and Colorado (10th).
To date, all nine fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Oregon; men’s cross country – Northern Arizona; field hockey – Delaware; women’s soccer – USC; men’s soccer – Stanford; men’s water polo – California; women’s volleyball – Stanford; FCS football – James Madison; FBS football – Clemson.
The first Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, March 23.
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.
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.
About Learfield: An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for more than 120 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletics departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies.