DII and DIII Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings Released
CLEVELAND (Nov. 23, 2016) – In the first set of fall Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Shippensburg (PA) has scored 208.50 points to lead Division II, while Tufts has accumulated 265.50 points to lead the DIII standings.
Shippensburg (PA) captured the women’s field hockey title, finished 16th in men’s cross country and came in 24th in women’s cross country. Tufts takes the early lead in DIII by coming in second in field hockey and also scoring points in women’s volleyball and both men’s and women’s cross country.
In Division II, Adams State and Grand Valley State are tied second with 190 points each. Adams State took home the men’s cross country title and the women finished runner-up, while GVSU topped the women’s side in cross country and finished second in the men’s championship. Chico State is in fourth with 160 points finishing 4th in both men’s and women’s cross country and Western State (CO) rounds out the top five with 158.50 points, taking home 3rd in women’s and 6th in men’s cross country.
The RMAC leads all Division II conferences in the top 10 with four institutions – Adams State (2nd), Western State (CO) (5th), Colorado School of Mines (6th) and Colorado State Pueblo (10th).
In Division III, Washington-St. Louis is in second with 260 points, finishing second in both women’s cross country and volleyball and fourth in men’s cross country. Calvin currently is in third with 224 points after capturing the volleyball title and finishing 9th in women’s and 19th in men’s cross country, respectively. Johns Hopkins is in fourth with 220.50 points taking home the women’s cross country title, finishing 8th in men’s cross country and 17th in volleyball. Rounding out the top five is Middlebury with 204.50 points, finishing in the top five in field hockey, 14th in women’s cross country, 26th in men’s cross country and 33rd in volleyball.
The NESCAC and UAA lead all Division III conferences with two institutions in the top 10 – Tufts (1st) and Middlebury (5th) for the NESCAC, and Washington-St. Louis (2nd) and Emory (9th) for the UAA.
The Learfield 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 NCAA Championships. The Directors’ Cup Committee is reviewing the scoring structure for 2016-17 which will be finalized prior to the winter sports standings.
The next Division II & III fall standings will be released Thursday, December 8.
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/ldirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.
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