Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings Released
CLEVELAND (April 9, 2015) — Stanford builds on its lead in the winter standings of the Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Cardinal scored in 5 sports; third in women’s swimming & diving, sixth in men’s swimming and diving, ninth in women’s basketball, 10th in fencing and 35th in wrestling. They have 936.50 total points, 391.50 points coming from winter sports.
North Carolina moves into second place with 823.50 points, 389 points earned from winter sports. The Tar Heels placed ninth in men’s and women’s basketball, 18th in men’s swimming and diving, 19th in women’s swimming and diving, 21st in fencing and 24th in wrestling.
For the first time this season Wisconsin is in the top 5, sitting in third with 748.50 points, 427.50 points from winter sports. The Badgers scored in the following sports; second in men’s basketball, third in women’s ice hockey, 13th in women’s swimming and diving, 21st in men’s swimming and diving and 17th in wrestling.
The Nittany Lions of Penn State move from fifth to fourth with 735 points, 352 from winter sports. They earned points from a second place finish in fencing, sixth in wrestling, 13th in women’s swimming and diving and 21st in men’s swimming and diving.
Completing the top five is UCLA, placing ninth in men’s basketball and 23rd in women’s swimming and diving. They have 663 total points.
The ACC leads all conferences with four institutions in the top 10 —North Carolina (2nd), Notre Dame (8th), Florida State (9th) and Virginia (10th).
Eleven winter Division I championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s basketball — Connecticut; men’s basketball — Duke; fencing — Columbia; women’s ice hockey — Minnesota; women’s swimming & diving — California; men’s swimming & diving — Texas; wrestling —Ohio State; rifle — West Virginia; skiing — Colorado; women’s indoor track & field — Arkansas; men’s indoor track & field — Oregon.
The next Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, April 16.
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 — 10 women’s and 10 men’s.
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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