Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Final Winter Division I Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Standings

CLEVELAND (April 25, 2019) – At the conclusion of the NCAA Division I winter season, reigning Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup champion Stanford leads the way with 1158.75 total points heading into the spring championship season.

DI WINTER FINAL
The Stanford Cardinal and Michigan Wolverines remain atop the division for the third consecutive week. Stanford earned team titles in women’s swimming and diving and men’s gymnastics to help garner 617.75 points through all winter competitions, while Michigan was led by four top-five performances. Penn State and Wisconsin trade places once again as the Nittany Lions tallied points in both men’s and women’s gymnastics. For the first time this year there is a tie within the top-five as Kentucky and Minnesota are knotted at 661.75 total points. The Ohio State Buckeyes move up to seventh, previous #5 Notre Dame slides to eighth, Virginia occupies ninth and the Florida Gators move back into the top-10.

Click here to see a comprehensive listing of the top-five institutions and their national championship finishes to date.

WINTER CHAMPIONS
Women’s: Basketball – Baylor; Bowling (NC) – Stephen F. Austin; Gymnastics (NC) – Oklahoma; Hockey (NC) – Wisconsin; Swimming – Stanford; Indoor Track & Field – Arkansas
Men’s: Basketball – Virginia; Hockey – Minnesota Duluth (DII); Gymnastics (NC) – Stanford; Swimming – California; Indoor Track & Field – Florida; Wrestling – Penn State
Co-ed: Fencing (NC) – Columbia; Rifle (NC) – TCU; Skiing (NC) – Utah

CONFERENCE
The Big Ten continues to lead all Division I conferences as its institutions now occupy half of the top-10 – Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio State. The ACC and SEC follow with two institutions each in the top-10. Combined with Indiana (17th), Iowa (23rd) and Nebraska (24th), the Big Ten currently has eight schools in the top-25.

NEXT UP
The Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings will return on Thursday, May 16 with the first spring sports update.

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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