Sunday, October 24th, 2021

USC Athletics in the Top 5 of LSDC Spring Standings for the First Time this Season; Two Conferences with Three Institutions in the Top 10

 CLEVELANDStanford maintains its lead for the Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in the updated spring standings. The Cardinal lead with 1574.50 total points after winning the national championship in women’s golf, placing sixth in women’s rowing and 21st in men’s golf.

In second are the Tar Heels of North Carolina with 1192 total points. They placed in the following sports; 33rd in softball, 43rd in men’s golf and 54th in women’s golf.

UCLA moves from fourth to third with 1186 total points. The Bruins placed fifth in both men’s golf and softball and 15th in women’s golf.

Ohio State remains in the top five, sitting in fourth with 1050.50 total points. The Buckeyes won a national championship in women’s rowing, placed 25th in women’s gold and 43rd in men’s golf.

Completing the top five is USC with 1012 total points. The Trojans, making their first jump into the top five this season, placed in the following sports; second in men’s golf, third in women’s golf and 15th in women’s rowing.

The Atlantic Coast Conference and Pac-12 Conference have three institutions in the top 10.

Ten spring Division I championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: softball Florida; women’s golf Stanford; men’s golf – LSU;  women’s rowing Ohio State; women’s lacrosseMaryland; men’s lacrosse – Denver; women’s tennisVanderbilt; men’s tennis Virginia; men’s volleyball – Loyola Chicago; women’s water poloStanford.

The next Division I spring standings will be released Tuesday, June 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  In addition, please visit, like us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.

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