Oklahoma Baptist Finish Atop the NAIA LSDC Standings; Three Conferences with Two Institutions in the Top 10
CLEVELAND (March 27, 2014) – Oklahoma Baptist capitalized on a strong winter sport season and finish in the lead for NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 598 total points. The Bison finished the winter sports by scoring in both men’s and women’s basketball.
Olivet Nazarene remains in second with 574.50 points after making it to the round of 16 in the Division II women’s basketball tournament.
Lindsey Wilson is still in third place with 470.50.
With 453.50 points, in fourth place is Morningside. The Mustangs advanced to the round of 8 in the Division II women’s basketball tournament and made it to the first round in the men’s tournament.
Rounding out the top five is Concordia (CA) with 445.50 points.
The Golden State Athletic Conference, Mid-South Conference and the Sooner Athletic Conference each have two institutions ranked in the top 10.
Nine winter NAIA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: Division I women’s basketball – Oklahoma City; Division I men’s basketball – Vanguard;
Division II women’s basketball – Saint Francis (IN); Division II men’s basketball – Indiana Wesleyan; women’s swimming & diving – Oklahoma Baptist; men’s swimming & diving –
Oklahoma Baptist; women’s indoor track & field – Oklahoma Baptist; men’s indoor track & field – Indiana Tech; and wrestling – Grand View.
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 12 sports — six women’s and six men’s.
The first NAIA spring standings will be released Thursday, May 29, 2014.
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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