Monday, August 20th, 2018

Division I Learfield Directors’ Cup Spring Standings Update

CLEVELAND (June 7, 2018) – Stanford continues to lead in Division I with 1589.25 total points, after capturing the women’s tennis title, a third place finish in women’s golf, fourth place in women’s rowing, 16th place in men’s golf and 17th place in both men’s tennis and women’s lacrosse.

UCLA jumps to second place with 1240.25 points, thanks to third place finishes in both men’s tennis and softball, a pair of fifth place finishes in women’s tennis and golf, and a 21st place finish men’s golf. In third place is Ohio State with 1173.75 total points. The Buckeyes notched a second place finish in men’s tennis, sixth place in women’s rowing, 17th place finish in softball, 23rd place in women’s golf and 33rd place in women’s tennis. In fourth place is Michigan with 1162.00 total points, after a seventh place finish in women’s rowing, ninth place in men’s tennis, 17th place in women’s tennis and 33rd finish is softball. Rounding out the top five is Texas with 998.75 total points, after finishing third in rowing, fifth in men’s golf, ninth in both men’s and women’s tennis, 12th in women’s golf and 33rd in softball.

The Big Ten and Pac-12 lead all Division I conferences with three institutions in the top-10 each – Ohio State (3rd), Michigan (4th) and Penn State (8th) in the Big Ten, and Stanford (1st), UCLA (2nd) and USC (7th) in the Pac-12.

The next set of Division I standings will be released Thursday, June 14, which will include track and field. The final standings will be released immediately following the NCAA Baseball World Series.

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 www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ldirectorscup 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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