Sunday, October 17th, 2021

DII and DIII Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings Released

CLEVELAND – In the first set of fall Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, Adams State has scored 190 points to lead Division II, while Middlebury has accumulated 220.50 points to lead the DIII standings.

Adams State captured the women’s cross country title and came in second in men’s cross country.  Middlebury takes the early lead in DIII by capturing the Field Hockey title and also scoring points in both men’s and women’s cross country.

In Division II, Grand Valley State is in second place with 170 points (4th in men’s cross country and 2nd in women’s cross country), in third is Stonehill with 163.50 points (14th in women’s cross country, 27th in men’s cross country and 3rd in field hockey), Alaska Anchorage is in fourth with 155.50 points (8th in women’s cross country and third in men’s cross country) and rounding out the top five is Colorado School of Mines with 155 points (1st in men’s cross country and 19th in women’s cross country).

The RMAC leads all Division II conferences in the top 10 with three institutions – Adams State (1st), Colorado School of Mines (5th), and Western State (CO) (10th).

In Division III, Williams is in second with 215 points (1st in women’s cross country, 2nd in men’s cross country and 33rd in volleyball), Wisconsin Eau Claire currently is in third with 208.5 points (1st in men’s cross country, 16th in women’s cross country and 17th in volleyball), MIT is in fourth with 204 points (3rd in women’s cross country, 9th in volleyball and 19th in men’s cross country) and Washington-St. Louis is not far behind them with 197.50 points for fifth place (5th in women’s cross country, 9th in volleyball and 16th in men’s cross country).

The NESCAC leads all Division III conferences in the top 10 with three institutions – Middlebury (1st), Williams (2nd), and Bowdoin (10th).

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 in Division II – seven men’s and seven women’s; and 18 sports in Division III– nine women’s and nine men’s.

The next Division II & III fall standings will be released Wednesday, December 10.

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  In addition, please visit, like us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.

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