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Division I Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Standings

CLEVELAND (June 12, 2019) – With one championship left, baseball, the Stanford Cardinal clinched the 2018-19 Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup with 1503.75 total points.

The Cardinal increased its lead on the division, led by finishing 10th and fifth women’s and men’s track and field, respectively, and a 33rd place showing in softball. The Michigan Wolverines (1182.25) picked up points in the latest round of NCAA DI championships with a 17th-place in softball and a 26th-place showing in men’s track and field. Texas moved up to third (1148.50), guided by three top-10 performances in the track (women’s 10th; men’s 9th) and softball (9th), while the Florida Gators maneuver back into the top-five (1119.25) led by a runner-up finish in men’s track and field, coupled with two top-10 finishes in softball (7th) and women’s track and field. USCremain fifth, but gain points led by a runner up finish in women’s track and field. Virginia slides to sixth, while UCLA and Florida State move into the top-10, in seventh and eighth respectively. The Big Ten duo of Penn State(9th) and Ohio State (10th) round out the top 10.

Below is a listing of the top-five institutions and their spring national championship finishes. Omitted spring scores in bold below:

RankOverall PointsInstitutionWomen’sMen’s
1st-water polo, 1st-tennis, 4th-rowing, 5th-golf, 10th-track & field,
17th-lacrosse, 33rd-softball

1st-golf, 9th-tennis, 10th-track & field
21182.25Michigan3rd-rowing, 5th-water polo, 9th-lacrosse,
9th-tennis, 17th-softball

17th-tennis, 26th-track & field
31148.50Texas2nd-rowing, 5th-golf, 9th-softball,
10th-track & field, 17th-tennis,

1st-tennis, 2nd-golf, 9th-track & field
41119.25Florida7th-softball, 9th-lacrosse, 11th-golf,

2nd-track & field, 3rd-tennis, 50th-golf
51075.75USC2nd-beach volleyball, 2nd-water polo,
2nd-track & field, 5th-golf, 9th-tennis,
5th-volleyball, 9th-tennis, 14th-golf,
37th track & field

Women’s: Beach Volleyball (NC) – UCLA; Golf – Duke; Lacrosse – Maryland; Rowing – Washington; Tennis – Stanford; Track & Field – Texas Tech; Water Polo (NC) – Stanford
Men’s: Golf – Stanford; Lacrosse – Virginia; Tennis – Texas; Track & Field – Texas Tech; Volleyball (NC) – Long Beach State
*NC = National Collegiate

At the conference level, the Big Ten and Pac 12 lead all Division I conferences with three institutions each in the top-10.

The final Division I Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings spring update will be published on June 27 or 28, following the conclusion of the College World Series.

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 In addition, please visit 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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