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Final Fall DI Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Standings

CLEVELAND (Jan. 16, 2020) – In the final fall Division I Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings, Stanfordleads with 594.50 total points, while the ACC leads all conferences with nine institutions in the top-25.

The Cardinal recorded a trio of national championships (water polo, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball) and had a pair of third place finishes (men’s soccer and women’s cross country). Michigan is second with 421 points, with its highest finish coming in men’s cross country, seventh. In third is Washington with 362 points, finishing 5th in both men’s soccer and volleyball. Moving up one spot from the Big Ten is Wisconsin with 345 points and a runner-up finish in volleyball. Rounding out the top-five is BYU with 338 total points with its top showing in men’s cross country, first.

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

Women’s: Cross Country – Arkansas; Field Hockey – North Carolina; Soccer – Stanford; Volleyball – Stanford
Men’s: Cross Country – BYU; Soccer – Georgetown; FCS Football – North Dakota State; FBS Football – LSU
National Collegiate: Men’s Water Polo – Stanford

The ACC leads all conferences with four institutions in the top-10 – ACC: Virginia (6th), Louisville (8th), Notre Dame (9th) and North Carolina (10th).

The first winter standings will be published on Thursday, March 26.

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 spring 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 and fans through an omnichannel platform. The company’s extensive content and commerce solutions create ultimate opportunities for fan engagement. The Learfield IMG College suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions. 

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