Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Stanford Captures 2017-18 Division I Learfield Directors’ Cup

CLEVELAND (June 14, 2018) – Although the baseball championship has not yet finished, Stanford has completed a wire-to-wire lead to capture the 2017-18 Division I Learfield Directors’ Cup.

With the updated scoring system this year, all scores are counted for men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and women’s volleyball. Additionally, only up to 15 other of the highest scores are included in the final score.

Stanford added a third place finish in women’s track and field and a eighth place finish in men’s track and field, the only sports scored this week, as it continues to lead all of Division I. The following scores for the Cardinal were omitted – field hockey, football, fencing, women’s gymnastics, men’s indoor T&F, wrestling, women’s lacrosse and men’s tennis. Stanford will also receive points for its finish in baseball in the final standings.

UCLA remains second place with 1276.00 total points after scoring in both the women’s and men’s track and field championships. The Bruins will also receive points in baseball once the College World Series is finished. UCLA had two scores omitted from their total, football and men’s outdoor T&F.

USC jumps to third with 1147.00 total points after capturing the women’s track and field title in dramatic fashion and adding fourth place finish in the men’s championship.

Florida cracks the top five with one set of standings left, currently in fourth place with a total of 1133.00 points, after finishing as the men’s runner up and in fifth place women’s track and field championships. The Gators will also receive points once the Baseball College World Series is finished at the end of the month.

Rounding out the top five is Michigan with 1131.00 total points, scoring in both the men’s and women’s outdoor track and field championships. The Wolverines had four scores omitted due to scoring over the maximum amount allotted, football, men’s gymnastics, men’s indoor T&F and women’s outdoor T&F.

The Big Ten and Pac-12 lead all Division I conferences with three institutions in the top-10 each: Michigan (5th), Ohio State (6th) and Penn State (10th) in the Big Ten and Stanford (1st), UCLA (2nd) and USC (3rd) in the Pac-12.

The final Division I standings will be released upon completion of the baseball championship the last week of June.

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.

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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