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Final Fall DI Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings Released

CLEVELAND (Jan. 10, 2019) – Reigning champion Stanford maintains the top spot of the final fall Division I Learfield Directors’ Cup standings with 541.00 points after tallying 45 points in football, the final sport score of the fall season.

Michigan remains in second place with 380.50 points, recording 61.5 points in football. Penn State finishes in third with 337.00 points, with a 17th place finish in football coaches poll. Wisconsin comes in fourth place with 320.00 points, 45 points in football, while BYU rounds out the top five with 315.00 points, 45 coming at the end of football season.

The ACC leads all Division I conferences in the top 10 each with four institutions – Wake Forest (6th), Duke (7th), Notre Dame (9th) and North Carolina State (10th).

To date, all nine fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Coloradomen’s cross country – Northern Arizonafield hockey – North Carolinawomen’s soccer – Florida Statemen’s soccer – Marylandmen’s water polo – USCwomen’s volleyball – StanfordFCS football – North Dakota State; FBS football – Clemson.

The first Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, March 21.

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: Now operating as Learfield IMG College, the company unlocks the value of college sports for brands, fans and universities through the representation of collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas. As a fully integrated sports marketing and solutions platform, Learfield IMG College provides access to licensing and multimedia sponsorship management, including publishing, radio, digital and social media; fan engagement, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. The company has long 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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