Sunday, October 17th, 2021

DI Winter Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings Released

CLEVELAND (April 19, 2018) – After adding National Collegiate bowling, Stanford continues to maintain its commanding lead in the Division I standings with 977.50 total points.

The rest of the top five also maintained the status quo although not scoring in the bowling championship, the only sport added this week.

Michigan remains in second place with 796.50 total points, of which 477.00 points have come in the winter. Trailing by only 17.75 points, Penn State is still in third with 778.75 total points. ­

In fourth place is Ohio State behind by 39.75 points. The Buckeyes have added 639.00 points this winter for a total of 739.00 points.

NC State rounds out the top five trailing by 75.50 points, heading into the final winter standings with 661.25 total points.

The Big Ten leads all Division I conferences with four institutions in the top-10 – Michigan (2nd), Penn State (3rd), Ohio State (4th) and Wisconsin (9th).

The final Division I standings will be released Thursday, April 26, and will include both men’s and women’s gymnastics.

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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