Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Grand Valley State Maintains Lead in Final Winter Division II LSDC Standings; RMAC with Three Institutions in the Top Ten

CLEVELANDGrand Valley State holds onto the lead for the Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in the final winter standings. They have a total of 660 points, 287 of those earned during the winter season.

Colorado Mesa remains second after a 17th place finish in men’s basketball, bringing their point total to 490.50.

Wingate moves from fifth to third, earning points for a 17th place finish in men’s basketball. The Bulldogs finish the winter season with 436.50 points.

The Pioneers of LIU Post are in fourth with 431 points and Adams State rounds out the top five with 419 points in the final winter standings.

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) leads all conferences with 3 institutions in the top 10; Colorado Mesa (2nd), Adams State (5th) and Colorado School of Mines (7th).

All seven winter Division II championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s basketballCalifornia (PA); men’s basketball Florida Southern; women’s swimming & divingQueens (NC); men’s swimming & diving Queens (NC); women’s indoor track & fieldCentral Missouri; men’s indoor track & fieldAdams State; and wrestling St. Cloud State.

The first Division II spring standings will be released Thursday, May 21.

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 14 sports — seven women’s and seven 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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