Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

DII and DIII Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings Released

CLEVELAND (Dec. 6, 2018) – In the first set of fall DII and second set of DIII Learfield Directors’ Cup standingsColorado School of Mines has scored 315.00 points to lead Division II, while Johns Hopkins has scored 392.00 points to lead the Division III standings.

In Division II, Colorado School of Mines captured two top-10 finishes (5th-women’s cross country; 2nd-men’s cross country) and a 17th place finish in both men and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. Grand Valley State is in second with 290 points after capturing a pair of national championships, men’s and women’s cross country and a 2nd place finish in women’s soccer. Western Washington is in third with 256 points after taking 2nd in women’s volleyball, 9th in women’s soccer, 20th in women’s cross country and 26th in men’s cross country. Shippensburg is in fourth with 218 points, taking home the national title in women’s field hockey. The Raiders also placed 27thplace in men’s cross country, 28th place in women’s cross country and 33rd in women’s volleyball. Rounding out the top five in DII is West Texas A&M with 206 points, recording a pair of  fifth place finishes in both women’s and men’s soccer, respectively, and a 15th place in men’s cross country.

The CCAA, GLIAC, and PSAC lead all Division II conferences with two institutions in the top 10 – CCAA – Chico State (8th) and Cal State Poly Pomona (10th); GLIAC – Grand Valley State (2nd) and Saginaw Valley (9th); and PSAC – Shippensburg (4th) and West Chester (7th).

In the most recent Division III standings and NCAA Championships, Johns Hopkins recorded a pair of 17th place finishes in both men’s and women’s soccer, respectively. Tufts is in second with 353.50 points, capturing the men’s soccer championship and finishing 17th overall in women’s soccer. Middlebury is in third with 345.50, tallying a second place finish in women’s soccer and a 33rd place finish in men’s soccer. Washington-St. Louis is in fourth with 323.00 points after a 3rd place finish in women’s soccer. Rounding out the top-five is Chicago with 288.50 points, finishing 3rd in men’s soccer and 33rd in women’s soccer.

UAA leads all DIII conferences in the top 10 with four institutions – WashU (4th), Chicago (5th), Emory (8th) and Rochester (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 II and Division III fall standings will be released Thursday, December 20.

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 www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com and follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.

About Learfield: Learfield unlocks the value of college sports for brands, fans and universities. A fully integrated marketing and solutions platform, Learfield manages multimedia and sponsorship rights for nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas. Through its family of solutions, Learfield provides access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and commerce management; digital and social expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. For over 40 years, the company has had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics, and since 2008, has served as title sponsor of the acclaimed Learfield Directors’ Cup.

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