Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Division I Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Standings

CLEVELAND (June 3, 2021) – Due to COVID, the 2020-21 Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings have been adjusted to include the fall and winter championships in the first release and the final standings released on July 2. The Stanford Cardinal lead Michigan in the first set of standings by just one-half point, 770-769.50.
 
The Cardinal have scored in 11 championships between the fall and winter, taking home a pair of national championships in the winter, women’s basketball and men’s gymnastics and recording a pair of third place finishes in the fall, women’s cross country and men’s water polo.
 
After scoring in just two fall championships, the Wolverines came on strong in the winter, tallying points in 10 championships, including a national title in women’s gymnastics.
 
In third is North Carolina with 696.50 points. The Tar Heels have four top-10 finishes, including a national championship in field hockey, a pair of third place finishes in men’s and women’s soccer and a sixth place showing in fencing.
 
The Buckeyes of Ohio State are in fourth overall with 652.50 points with its highest finish coming in FBS football, second overall.
 
Rounding out the top-five is Kentucky with 629.50 points, including a pair of national championships, women’s volleyball and rifle.
 
CONFERENCE
At the conference level, the Big Ten leads all Division I conferences with eight institutions in the top-25.
 
NEXT UP
The final Division I Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings spring update will be published on July 2, 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 www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com and follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.
 
About Learfield IMG College: Learfield IMG College is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company 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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