Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Division II and III Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Standings Released

CLEVELAND (March 14, 2019) – After the completion of the indoor track and field, and wrestling championships, and rifle and skiing national collegiate championships, there is a new Division II leader in Grand Valley State University (GVSU), while Johns Hopkins University remains atop the Division III Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings.

GVSU leaped ahead of former leader Colorado School of Mines after tallying two top-five finishes at the indoor track and field championships. The Lakers women’s team finished as runner-up, while the men’s team notched a fourth-place finish to lift GVSU into the lead with 485.00 total points.

Colorado School of Mines recorded a 12th-place finish in men’s track and field and two top-40 showings for a total of 466.50 points. Following a national championship performance by the women’s track and field team, a runner-up finish from the men’s track and field team, and a 22nd-place performance in wrestling, Adams State moves into third with 407.00 total points.

West Texas A&M occupies fourth with 332.50 total points, led by a seventh-place finish in women’s track and field and a 19th-place finish on the men’s side, while Shippensburg (PA) used three top-45 finishes to move into fifth with 314.00 total points.

In Division III, Johns Hopkins and Middlebury remain one-two after the first round of winter championships. Johns Hopkins leads the division with 611.25 total points after three top-40 finishes, led by the women’s track and field squad that placed 14th. Middlebury notched three top-20 finishes – skiing 10th, women’s track and field 16th, and men’s track and field 17th – to close the gap on first.

Washington (MO) climbs into third with 487.25 total points following two top-five performances from the men’s (5th) and women’s (2nd) track and field teams. Led by a national championship performance from men’s track and field, Williams moves into fourth with 459.00 total points. Wisconsin La Crosse moves into the top five with 419.75 total points, highlighted by a runner-up finish from the men’s track and field team.

With four institutions in the top 10, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) leads all DII conferences, while the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) leads DIII with three schools nestled in the top 10.

The next release for Division II and Division III Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings will be Thursday, March 28.

Please note the name change to the Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup following the merger between Learfield and IMG College.

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

About Learfield IMG College: Learfield IMG College 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 Directors’ Cup.

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