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DI and NAIA Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings Released

CLEVELAND (Nov. 30, 2017) – In the first set of fall DI and NAIA Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Michigan has scored 219.50 points to lead Division I, while British Columbia has a perfect score of 200 points to lead the NAIA standings.

Michigan scored in all three sports, placing third in women’s field hockey, ninth in women’s cross country and 10th in men’s cross country. British Columbia takes the early lead in NAIA by capturing the men’s and women’s cross country titles.

In Division I, Stanford is in second with 185 points after placing fourth in both men’s and women’s cross country and finishing 17th in women’s field hockey. Syracuse is in third with 164 points finishing ninth in women’s field hockey, 13th in men’s cross country and 26th in women’s cross country. Penn State is in fourth with 159.50 points finishing fifth in women’s field hockey, 18th in women’s cross country and 32nd in men’s cross country. Colorado rounds out the top five with 155.50 points after finishing third in women’s cross country and eighth in men’s cross country.

The Pac-12 leads all Division I conferences in the top 10 with three institutions – Stanford (2nd), Colorado (5th) and Oregon (7th).

In NAIA, Oklahoma City is in second with 170 points, coming in third in both men’s and women’s cross country. The College of Idaho is currently in third with 141 points after finishing sixth and 10th in women’s and men’s cross country, respectively. In a three way tie for fourth, Aquinas, Southern Oregon and Wayland Baptist each have 140 points. Aquinas finished fourth in women’s and 15th in men’s cross country. Southern Oregon finished fourth in men’s and 15th in women’s cross country. Wayland Baptist finished second in women’s and 24th in men’s cross country.

The Cascade leads all NAIA conferences in the top 10 with three institutions – The College of Idaho (3rd), Southern Oregon (T-4th), and Oregon Tech (8th)

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. To review the updated scoring changes for the 2017-18 year, please click here.

The next Division I & NAIA fall standings will be released Thursday, December 14.

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 @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 nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic department’s 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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