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DII and DIII Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings Released

CLEVELAND – (Nov. 22, 2017) In the first set of fall Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Shippensburg (PA) has scored 212.50 points to lead Division II, while MIT has accumulated 255.50 points to lead the DIII standings.

Shippensburg (PA) captured the women’s field hockey title for the second straight year, finished 10th in men’s cross country and came in 29th in women’s cross country. MIT takes the early lead in DIII by coming in fourth in women’s cross country, finished 9th in both women’s field hockey and women’s volleyball, and came in 16th in men’s cross country.

In Division II, Adams State is in second with 200 total points after capturing both the men’s and women’s cross country titles. Grand Valley State is in third with 163.50 points after men’s cross country finished second and women’s cross country came in 6th. California Baptist is in fourth with 160 points finishing 3rd in women’s cross country and 5th in men’s cross country. Colorado School of Mines rounds out the top five with 151 points, taking home 3rd in men’s and 11th in women’s cross country.

The RMAC leads all Division II conferences in the top 10 with three institutions – Adams State (2nd), Colorado School of Mines (5th), and Western State (CO) (T-6th).

In Division III, Middlebury is in second with 226 points after capturing the women’s field hockey title and finishing 11th in women’s cross country and 15th in men’s cross country. Johns Hopkins currently is in third with 221 points after capturing the women’s cross country title, finishing 9th in women’s volleyball and 17th in men’s cross country. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is in fourth with 209.50 points taking home the women’s volleyball title, finishing 12th in women’s cross country and 29th in men’s cross country. Rounding out the top five is Wisconsin La Crosse with 197 points, finishing second in men’s cross country and 17th in both women’s cross country and volleyball.

The WIAC and UAA lead all Division III conferences with two institutions in the top 10 – Wisconsin La Crosse (5th) and Wisconsin Eau Claire (10th) for the WIAC, and Washington-St. Louis (8th) 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. To review the updated scoring changes for the 2017-18 year, please click here.

The next Division II & III fall standings will be released Thursday, December 7.

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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