Grand Valley State Leads the Division II LSDC Standings; RMAC Has Four Institutions in the Top 10
CLEVELAND – Grand Valley State (MI) took over the lead in the second set of Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 290 total points, taking home the women’s soccer title.
Shippensburg (PA) is in second with 253 points. The Raiders earned 50 points in women’s soccer.
West Florida jumped from 29th to third in the most recent standings, with 218 points. The Argonauts finished second in women’s soccer and ninth in men’s soccer.
Metropolitan State (CO) moved up to fourth with a ninth place finish in women’s soccer to increase its point total to 197.50. Chico State is just one half point behind with 197 points after finishing 17th overall in men’s soccer.
The RMAC leads all conferences in the top 10 with four institutions – Metropolitan State (4th) Adams State (7th), Colorado School of Mines (8th) and Western State (9th).
To date, five fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Grand Valley State; men’s cross country – Adams State; field hockey – Shippensburg; women’s soccer – Grand Valley State; men’s soccer – Southern New Hampshire.
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 14 sports — seven women’s and seven men’s.
The final Division II fall standings will be released Tuesday, December 24.
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/lsdirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.
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