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DI and NAIA Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings Released

CLEVELAND (Nov. 29, 2018) – In the first set of fall DI and NAIA Learfield Directors’ Cup standingsMichigan has scored 205.00 points to lead Division I, while Oklahoma City has scored 163.00 points to lead the NAIA standings.

In Division I, Michigan captured two top-10 finishes (women’s cross country, 4th; women’s field hockey, 5th) and a 19thplace finish in men’s cross country. Princeton is in second with 188 points after a top-five finish in field hockey (3rd) and two top-20 finishes in women’s (21st) and men’s (22nd) cross country. Colorado is in third with 180 points after capturing the women’s cross country title and finishing 4th in men’s cross country. BYU is in fourth with 162 points, taking home 2nd place in men’s cross country, and 7th in women’s cross country. Rounding out the top five in DI isStanford with 150 points, recording fifth place finishes in both women’s and men’s cross country, respectively.

The PAC 12 leads all Division I conferences with four institutions in the top 10 – Colorado (3rd), Stanford (5th), Oregon(7th) and Washington (8th).

Oklahoma City has recorded two top-20 finishes in men’s and women’s cross country, 1st and 3rd, respectively.Southern Oregon is in second with 160 points after a pair of 4th place finishes in women’s and men’s cross country. St. Francis (IL) is in third with 155.50 points after taking home 3rd place in men’s cross country and 8th place in women’s cross country. Indiana Wesleyan and Madonna are tied fourth place with 151.50 point each. Indiana Wesleyan was second in men’s cross country and 14th in women’s cross country, while Madonna finished second in women’s cross country and 14th in men’s cross country.

Cascade leads all NAIA conferences in the top 10 with three institutions – Southern Oregon (2nd) and Oregon Tech(6th) and College of Idaho (10th).

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.

The next Division I and NAIA fall standings will be released Thursday, December 13.
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 and follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.

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