The Fighting Irish Take over Second in Spring Division I LSDC Standings; the ACC with Four Institutions in the Top 10
CLEVELAND (June 10, 2014) – Stanford maintains its lead for the Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in the next set of spring standings. The Cardinal lead with 1,479 total points after third in men’s golf and fourth in women’s rowing. Stanford has had five scores omitted already due to the ten maximum allowed for women’s and men’s sports – men’s cross country, men’s tennis, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse and wrestling.
Notre Dame jumped into second with 1102.75 points as a result of finishing ninth in women’s rowing and 17th in softball. The Fighting Irish are seeking their first ever top five finish.
Florida is in third place with 1099.50 points. The Gators won the national title in softball.
Duke is in fourth with 1024.50 points.
Rounding out the top five is Penn State with 1024.25 points.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has four institutions ranked in the top 10. Notre Dame is second, Duke is fourth, Virginia is seventh and North Carolina is eighth.
Ten spring Division I championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: softball –Florida; women’s golf – Duke; men’s golf – Alabama; women’s lacrosse – Maryland; men’s lacrosse – Duke; women’s rowing – Ohio State; women’s tennis – UCLA; men’s tennis – USC; men’s volleyball – Loyola Chicago; women’s water polo – Stanford.
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 next Division I spring standings will be released Thursday, June 19.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring 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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