Stanford Captures Division I LSDC Cup; SEC has 7 Institutions in top-25
CLEVELAND – Stanford finished out the year a top the final 2014-15 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings this week with 1448 total points. Stanford scored in 25 total sports, but only 10 men’s and 10 women’s sports are scored in the standings. The following scores were omitted – women’s cross country, field hockey, women’s lacrosse and women’s outdoor track and field and wrestling.
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) led all conferences with seven teams finishing in the top-25 – Florida (4th), Georgia (14th), LSU (15th), Arkansas (16th), Texas A&M (17th), Kentucky (22nd) and Alabama (25th).
UCLA finished second with 1236 points. The Bruins have scored in 19 total sports, including 50 points in baseball.
USC secured its third place finish with its 50 points in baseball to increase its total to 1209 points. The Gators of Florida finished in fourth overall with 1188.5 points. Florida had one score omitted on the women’s side, women’s cross country due to scoring in 11 women’s sports.
Rounding out the top five is North Carolina with 1152 points The Tar Heels scored in 24 total sports with the following scores omitted, women’s golf, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field and men’s indoor track and field.
All 13 spring Division I championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: baseball – Virginia; softball – Florida; women’s golf – Stanford; men’s golf – LSU; women’s lacrosse – Maryland; men’s lacrosse – Denver; women’s rowing – Ohio State; women’s tennis –Vanderbilt; men’s tennis – Virginia; women’s outdoor track & field – Oregon; men’s outdoor track & field – Oregon; 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 — 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 visitwww.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or follow us on Twitter@lsdirectorscup.
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