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Fall Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings Update

CLEVELAND (Dec. 20, 2018) – The final Learfield Directors’ Cup fall standings for Divisions II and III and the NAIA have Colorado School of Mines (DII), Johns Hopkins (DIII) and Southern Oregon (NAIA) sitting in first of their respective divisions. Stanford continues to lead the Division I rankings prior to the Bowl Games and the FCS Championship.

Colorado School of Mines leads DII with 340.00 total points, Johns Hopkins leads DIII with 475.00 total points and Southern Oregon has recorded 286.00 total points for the lead in the NAIA standings. Stanford leads all of DI with 496.00 total points.

In Division II, Grand Valley State is in second place with 315.00 points, Western Washington is in third place with 256.00 points, West Chester (PA) is in fourth with 220.00 points and rounding out the top five is Shippensburg (PA) with 218.00 points.

In Division III, Tufts is in second with 353.50 points, in third is Middlebury with 345.50 points, Washington St. Louis is in fourth with 323.00 points and Chicago finishes the top five with 288.50 points.

The final fall NAIA standings have Rocky Mountain in second with 258.00 points, Columbia (MO) in third with 243.00 points, in fourth is Embry-Riddle (AZ) with 236.00 points and Madonna rounds out the top five with 234.50 points.

The Division I standings currently have Michigan in second with 319.00 points, Penn State in third with 280.00 points, Wisconsin in fourth with 275.00 points and BYU rounding out the top five with 270.00 points.

The final Division I fall standings will be released Thursday, January 10, 2019. The first set of winter standings will be released March 7, 2019.

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.

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.

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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