Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Learfield Directors’ Cup Division I Final Winter Standings Released

CLEVELAND (April 27, 2017) – With the addition of men’s and women’s National Collegiate (NC) gymnastics, the winter season has officially concluded. Looking ahead to the spring championship season, Stanford has extended its lead in Division I and became the first school to eclipse the 1000 point mark this year, with 1088.50 points.

After a second place finish in men’s gymnastics and also scoring in the women’s gymnastics championship, Ohio State made a two spot jump to second place with 818.00 total points. In the winter season, the Buckeyes scored 630.50 points amounting to 77 percent of their current point total.

The Penn State Nittany Lions are in third place with 786.00 after a seventh place finish in men’s gymnastics and a 25th place finish in the women’s gymnastics championship.

Michigan moves up to fourth place after a pair of seventh place finishes in both the men’s and women’s gymnastics championships.

Rounding out the top five is another Big Ten Conference school, Wisconsin. The Badgers have accumulated 692.00 total points at the culmination of the winter championships.

The Big Ten leads all Division I conferences in the top-10 with four institutions – Ohio State (2nd), Penn State (3rd), Michigan (4th) and Wisconsin (5th).

Congratulations to all the winter national champions: WBB – South Carolina, MBB – North Carolina, W. Bowl – McKendree (added to DII), Fencing (NC) – Notre Dame, W. Gym – Oklahoma , M. Gym – Oklahoma, W. IHoc (NC) – Clarkson , M. IHoc – Denver, Rifle (NC) – West Virginia, Skiing (NC) – Utah, W. Swim – Stanford, M. Swim – Texas, W. In. T&F – Oregon, M. In. T&F – Texas A&M, M. WR.– Penn State.

The Learfield Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today.

The first set of Division I spring standings will be released Thursday, May 25, and will include the National Collegiate Championships of women’s water polo, men’s volleyball and women’s beach volleyball.

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 www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ldirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.

About Learfield: An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for more than 120 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletics departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies.

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