Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Stanford, Defending Champion, Takes Lead After Final Fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup (LSDC) Standings

After the completion of all the fall NCAA Championships, Stanford took the lead in the Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. The Cardinal have scored 398.00 finishing third in both women’s soccer and cross country, fifth in women’s volleyball, sixth in FBS football, ninth in women’s field hockey and 16th in men’s cross country.

Michigan fell one spot to second with 373.00 points, finishing third in women’s volleyball, fifth in women’s cross country, ninth in both women’s field hockey and soccer, 17th in men’s soccer, 23rd in men’s cross country and 44th in FBS football.

Florida State climbed three spots from sixth to third with 358.50 points after a third place finish in women’s soccer, fourth place finish in women’s cross country, fifth place finish in men’s cross country, 8th place in FBS football and 17th in women’s volleyball.

Notre Dame jumped three spots from seventh to fourth in the standings with 353.00 total points, finishing third in FBS football, fifth in women’s soccer, ninth in men’s soccer, 15th in women’s cross country, 28th in men’s cross country and 33rd in women’s volleyball.

The University of North Carolina (UNC) fell three spots to fifth with 342.00 points, capturing the women’s soccer title, finishing runner up in women’s field hockey, fifth in men’s soccer, 17th in women’s volleyball and 32nd in women’s cross country.

The Pac-12 now leads all conferences with three institutions in the top 10 – Stanford (1st), Oregon (6th) and UCLA (7th).

To date, all fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Oregon; men’s cross country – Oklahoma State; field hockey – Princeton; women’s soccer – North Carolina; men’s soccer – Indiana; men’s water polo – USC; women’s volleyball – Texas, FBS football – Alabama and FCS football – North Dakota State.

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 first Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, March 21 after the completion of the men’s and women’s indoor track and field championships. Download release and standings (PDF)

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