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

CLEVELAND (April 4, 2019) – In the final Division II winter Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup StandingsGrand Valley State(GVSU) leads the way with 715.00 total points, while Stanford remains the Division I leader following the swimming and diving and wrestling championships, and the fencing and women’s hockey national collegiate championships.

After finishing second in the fall, GVSU tallied four top-10 performances, led by a runner-up finish in women’s track and field and fourth-place performance from the men. The Lakers other top-10 performances came in men’s swimming and diving (5th) and women’s basketball (9th), while women’s swimming and diving placed 11thin and men’s basketball finished 33rd. Fall leader, Colorado School of Mines, close the winter in second with 523.50 total points, led by a 12th-place finish in men’s track and field. The Orediggers also notched a 27th-place performance in women’s track and field and a trifecta of top-45 finishes – men’s basketball (33rd), wrestling (39th) and women’s swimming and diving (42nd).

Guided by team titles in men’s and women’s swimming and diving Queens (NC) remains third in the final winter standings with 521.00 total points. Queens national championships in swimming and diving are accompanied by a fifth-place finish in men’s basketball, 13th-place finish from the men’s track and field team and a 39th-place showing in wrestling. West Texas A&M climbs into fourth overall following strong performances from men’s basketball (5th) and women’s track and field (7th). The Buffs placed 17th in women’s basketball and 19th in women’s track and field to tally 455.50 total points. Rounding out the top-five is UC San Diego with 422.50 total points. The Tritons landed in the top-10 twice – women’s swimming in diving (6th) and men’s swimming and diving (10th) – claimed a 13th-place finish in fencing and tallied a pair of 17th-place performances in men’s and women’s basketball.

At the conference level, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) still leads all Division II conference with three institutions (Colorado School of Mines, Adams State (6th; 407.00 pts.) and Colorado Mesa (9th; 380.50 pts.) inside the top-10.

Stanford, with 930.25 total points remains in control of Division I in the latest winter update guided by a championship performance from women’s swimming and diving, a 12th-place finish in fencing, a 15th-place finish in men’s swimming and diving and a 40th-place showing in wrestling.

Penn State, led by a team title in wrestling, occupies second with 715.00 total points as the Nittany Lions recorded a runner-up finish in fencing and two top-30 performances in men’s (29th) and women’s (27th) swimming and diving. The Wisconsin Badgers move to third overall with 690.50 total points coming off of a championship performance from the women’s hockey team. Wisconsin also captured two top-25 finishes in women’s swimming and diving (16th) and wrestling (21st), and a 36th-place showing in men’s swimming and diving. Michigan composed two top-five performances in women’s swimming and diving (3rd) and wrestling (5th), paired with a 13th-place finish from men’s swimming and diving to bring their point total to 646.00. The TexasLonghorns move into the top-five with 547.25 total points after a pair of top-five performances in men’s (2nd) and women’s (5th) swimming and diving.

With five institutions – Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota (7th; 512.50 pts.) and Ohio State (9th; 501.50 pts.) – in the top-10, the Big Ten Conference leads all Division I conferences.

The next release for NCAA Division I Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings will be next Thursday, April 11. Division II standings will return on Thursday, May 30.

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 winter 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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