Stanford Increases Lead in First Winter Division I LSDC Standings; Three Conferences with Three Institutions in the Top 10
CLEVELAND (March 27, 2014) – Stanford keeps its lead in the Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup after the first winter standings. The Cardinal had a seventh place finish in women’s indoor track & field, a 12th place finish in men’s indoor track & field. They hold the lead with 596.25 total points.
Florida State now occupies the second spot with 465 points after placing fourth in men’s indoor track & field and also scoring in women’s indoor track & field.
Oregon cracks the top five and is in third place with 455.50 points. The Ducks claimed national championships in both men’s and women’s indoor track & field.
With 452 points, in fourth place, is Michigan State. The Spartans scored in both men’s and women’s indoor track & field.
Rounding out the top five is Colorado with 426.50 points. Colorado finished fourth in skiing and tallied points in both men’s and women’s indoor track & field.
The ACC, Big Ten and Pac 12 each have three institutions ranked in the top 10.
Four winter Division I championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: rifle – West Virginia; skiing – Denver; women’s indoor track & field – Oregon; men’s indoor track & field – Oregon.
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 — ten women’s and ten men’s.
The second Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, April 10, 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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