Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

DI and NAIA Standings Released

CLEVELAND (Dec. 13, 2018) – In the second set of fall DI and NAIA Learfield Directors’ Cup standingsStanford has scored 396.00 points to lead Division I, while Southern Oregon has scored 273.00 points to lead the NAIA standings.

Stanford recorded three top-10 finishes (3rd-women’s soccer; 5th-men’s soccer), and a 2nd place finish in men’s water polo, while Southern Oregon takes the lead in NAIA placing 5th in women’s volleyball and 9th in men’s soccer.

In Division I, Wake Forest is in second with 266 points after finishing 9th in both men’s and women’s soccer, respectively. In third is Princeton with 263 total point, taking home 5th place in men’s water polo and 33rd place in both men’s and women’s soccer, respectively. Michigan fell to fourth with 255.00 points, finishing 17th in men’s soccer. North Carolina State rounds out the top five with 243 points after finishing 9th in women’s soccer and 17th in men’s soccer.

The ACC leads all Division I conferences with six institutions in the top 10 – Wake Forest (2nd), North Carolina State (5th), North Carolina (6th), Duke (7th), Virginia (8th) and Notre Dame (10th).

In NAIA, Columbia is in second with 243.00 points after capturing 2nd place in women’s volleyball and 17th place in both men’s and women’s soccer, respectively. Madonna is currently in third with 234.50 points, after finishing 3rd in men’s soccer. William Carey is in fourth with 223.00 points, taking home the national championship in women’s soccer and 3rd  place in men’s s soccer. Embry-Riddle (AZ) rounds out the top-five with 198.50 points and a 9th place showing in women’s soccer.

Cascade and Wolverine-Hoosier lead all NAIA conferences with two institutions in the top 10 – Cascade –
Southern Oregon (1st) and College of Idaho (9th); Wolverine-Hoosier – Madonna (3rd) and Aquinas (8th).

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 NAIA and Division I fall standings will be released Thursday, December 20. This will be the final fall standings for NAIA, while DI’s final fall standings will be released on January 10.

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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