DII and DIII Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings Released
CLEVELAND – In the second set of fall Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, Colorado School of the Mines has scored a total of 278 points to lead Division II, while Washington-St. Louis has accumulated 337.50 points to lead the DIII standings.
Colorado School of the Mines jumped four spots to gain the lead by placing fifth in men’s soccer and 17th in women’s soccer. Washington-St. Louis overtakes the lead in DIII after climbing four spots as well. They did this by coming in second in women’s soccer and 17th in men’s soccer.
In Division II, Grand Valley State remains in second place with 270 points (1st in women’s soccer), in third is East Stroudsburg (PA) with 205 points (5th in women’s soccer), Adams State drops to fourth with 190 points and rounding out the top five is Augustana (SD) with 185 points (17th in women’s soccer).
The RMAC, PSAC and GNAC lead all Division II conferences in the top 10 with two institutions each – RMAC- Colorado School of Mines (1st) and Adams State (4th); PSAC-. East Stroudsburg (PA) (3rd) and Edinboro (6th); and GNAC- Seattle Pacific (8th) and Western Washington (10th).
In Division III, Calvin jumps eight spots to second with 315 points (5th in women’s soccer and 3rd in men’s soccer), Williams is also tied for second with 315 total points (1st in women’s soccer), MIT stays in fourth with 268 points (9th in men’s soccer) and Amherst climbs 15 spots to fifth with 267.50 points (1st in men’s soccer and 17th in women’s soccer).
The NESCAC leads all Division III conferences in the top 10 with four institutions – Williams (2nd), Amherst (5th) Bowdoin (6th) and Middlebury (8th).
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 final Division II & III fall standings will be released Thursday, December 24.
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 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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