Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Colorado Leads Division I #LSDC Standings; The ACC with Three Institutions in Top 10

CLEVELAND – In the first set of fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, Colorado has scored a high of 172 points, capturing the men’s cross country title and finishing seventh overall in women’s cross country.

Michigan State is in second place with 160.5 points after a fifth place finish in field hockey, a sixth place finish in women’s cross country and a 32nd place finish in men’s cross country.

In third is Providence with 158.5 points after winning the women’s cross country and recording a 16th place finish in men’s cross country.

The Virginia Cavaliers are in fourth with a total of 157 points after finishing ninth in both women’s cross country and field hockey, and 13th in men’s cross country.

Rounding out the top five is Princeton with 156 total points, finishing fifth in field hockey, 22nd in men’s cross country and 30th in women’s cross country.

The ACC leads all conferences with three institutions in the top 10 – Virginia (4th), Syracuse (6th) and North Carolina (7th). To date, three fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Providence; men’s cross country – Colorado; field hockey – Connecticut.

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 next Division I fall standings will be released Thursday, December 19.

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 In addition, please visit, like us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.

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