Saturday, December 14th, 2019

NCAA Division III Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Standings

CLEVELAND (Nov. 27, 2019)  For the second year in a row, Johns Hopkins sits atop the first set of Division III Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings. A pair of national championships in women’s cross country and volleyball catapulted the Blue Jays to 358 total points overall.

DIII FALL UPDATE
In addition to its pair of national championships, Johns Hopkins also tallied a third place showing in field hockey and a fifth-place finish in the men’s cross country championship. Just 12 total points separate 2-5 place holders –MIT, 211 points; Chicago, 208.5 points; Middlebury, 205 points; and Emory, 199 points – with each scoring in three of the four championships to date. MIT’s highest finish came with a fifth place showing in field hockey, while Chicago’s top finish was in women’s cross country, 4th. Middlebury captured the field hockey title and Emory had a runner-up finish in volleyball.

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

FALL CHAMPIONS
Women’s: Cross Country – Johns Hopkins, Field Hockey – Middlebury, Volleyball – Johns Hopkins
Men’s: Cross Country – Pomona-Pitzer

CONFERENCE
The UAA leads all of Division III conferences with three institutions in the top-10 – Chicago, Emory and WashU.

NEXT UP
The next 2019-20 NCAA Division III Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings will be published on Thursday, December 12. Overall in Division III, you must count the following four sports – men’s basketball and soccer, women’s basketball and soccer – along with the next highest 14 (max.) sports scored for each institution, regardless of gender.

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. Final official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring 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.

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