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DI Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings Released

CLEVELAND (April 5, 2018) – With March madness coming to a close, Stanford has extended its lead in the Division I Learfield Directors’ Cup standings with 977.50 total points.

The Cardinal added 193 points in part to a seventh place finish in men’s swimming and diving, ninth place finish in women’s basketball and 11th place finish in fencing.

Penn State remains in second with 753.75 total points after finishing fourth in fencing and 30th in men’s swimming and diving.Michigan jumps up to third place with 713.50 total points as the men’s basketball runner-up, an eighth place finish in men’s swimming and diving and a 17th place finish in women’s basketball. NC State cracks the top five in fourth place with 663.50 total points after a fourth place finish in men’s swimming and diving, ninth place in women’s basketball and 33rd place in men’s basketball. Rounding out the top five is Ohio State with 656.00 total points after finishing third in fencing, 17th in both men’s and women’s basketball and 28th in men’s swimming and diving.

The Big Ten leads all Division I conferences with four institutions in the top 10 – Penn State (2nd), Michigan (3rd), Ohio State (5th), and Wisconsin(8th).

The next Division I standings will be released Thursday, April 12.

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.

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 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 for 10 years. 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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