British Columbia Leads NAIA LSDC Standings; Chicagoland, Frontier Conferences with Two Institutions in Top 10
CLEVELAND (Dec. 4, 2014) – British Columbia (Can.) leads the first set of Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup fall standings. The Thunderbirds have accumulated 173 total points after winning the women’s cross country title and finishing sixth in men’s cross country.
Oklahoma City currently occupies the second spot with 160 points after capturing the men’s cross country title and earning a 15th place finish in women’s cross country.
The Warriors of Lewis-Clark State are in third place with 157.5 points. They finished 2nd in women’s cross country and earned a 10th place finish in the men’s race.
Carroll is in fourth with 149 points after securing a 4th place finish in the women’s cross country championship and finishing 9th in men’s cross country.
Rounding out the top five is Southern Oregon with 146 points. The Raiders placed 2nd in men’s cross country and 18th in women’s cross country.
The Chicagoland and Frontier conferences each have two institutions in the top 10- Chicagoland – Olivet Nazarene (8th) and St. Francis (IL.) (10th); Frontier– Lewis-Clark State (3rd) and Carroll (4th).
Two of the six fall NAIA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: men’s cross country – Oklahoma City; women’s cross country – British Columbia (Can.).
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 next NAIA fall standings will be released Thursday, December 18.
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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