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DI and NAIA Directors’ Cup Standings Released

CLEVELAND (Dec. 14, 2017) – In the second set of fall DI and NAIA Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Stanford has scored 385.00 points to lead Division I, while Columbia (MO) has scored 307.00 points to lead the NAIA standings.

Stanford captured both the men’s and women’s soccer titles, the first time it has been done in the same year in Division I history. Columbia (MO) takes the lead in NAIA after scoring in all three sports, placing fifth in men’s soccer, ninth in women’s soccer and 17th in women’s volleyball.

In Division I, Michigan fell to second with 269.50 points after placing 17th in men’s soccer. UCLA is in third with 243 points after capturing the men’s water polo title and finishing as the women’s soccer runner-up. Penn State remains in fourth with 232.50 points after finishing fifth in women’s soccer. North Carolina rounds out the top five with 230 points after finishing third in men’s soccer and ninth in women’s soccer.

The ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 lead all Division I conferences in the top 10 each with three institutions – North Carolina (5th), Virginia (6th) and Duke (7th) for the ACC, Michigan (2nd), Penn State (4th) and Wisconsin (9th) for the Big Ten and Stanford (1st), UCLA (3rd) and Colorado (10th) for the Pac-12.

In NAIA, Wayland Baptist is in second with 240 points after capturing the men’s soccer title. Missouri Valley is currently in third with 230 points after finishing as the men’s soccer runner-up and placing 27th in women’s volleyball. Westmont takes sole possession of fourth with 220 points after scoring in all three sports, placing fifth in both women’s soccer and volleyball and 17th in men’s soccer. Embry-Riddle (AZ) rounds out the top five with 217.50 points after finishing 17th in women’s volleyball.

Sooner leads all NAIA conferences in the top 10 with two institutions – The Wayland Baptist (2nd) and Oklahoma City (9th).

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 final Division I fall standings will be released Thursday, January 11. The final NAIA fall standings will be released next Thursday, December 21.

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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