Friday, September 24th, 2021

Stanford Leads Final Fall Division I LSDC Standings: ACC with 4 Institutions in Top 10

CLEVELAND – Reigning champion Stanford resides in the top spot of the final fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 479.50 points after the football team ranked 3rd in the USA Today/Coaches Poll.

The Syracuse Orange remains in 2nd place with 347.50 points. North Carolina stays in 3rd with 342 points, 60 points coming from a 15th finish in football. Michigan earned 66 points in football with an 11th place finish to remain in 4th place at 318.50 points. UCLA rounds out the top 5 after adding 25 points in their bowl game to get them to 300.50 total points.

The ACC leads all conferences with four institutions in the top 10 – Syracuse (2nd), North Carolina (3rd), Virginia (6th) and Notre Dame (9th).

To date, all nine fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross countryNew Mexico; men’s cross countrySyracuse; field hockey ­­– Syracuse; women’s soccerPenn State; men’s soccerStanford; men’s water poloUCLA; women’s volleyball – Nebraska; FCS footballNorth Dakota State; FBS footballAlabama.

The first Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, March 24.

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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