Jan. 11, 2007
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Cleveland, Ohio - The Golden Bears of California took over the top spot of the final fall Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings for the first time in the 13-year history of the program. California earned 61.5 points in the Football Bowl Subdivision final poll to move from fourth to first.
The Golden Bears have 364.5 overall points with a national championship in men's water polo, a ninth place showing in women's field hockey, women's volleyball and men's soccer, and a 17th place finish in women's soccer.
Twelve-time defending champion Stanford is in second with 334 points. The Cardinal finished first in women's cross country, runner-up in women's volleyball, fourth overall in men's cross country and ninth in women's soccer.
Duke stayed at the number-three spot with 316 points. The Blue Devils had a third place finish in women's field hockey, fifth in men's soccer, 10th in women's cross country and 17th in both women's soccer and volleyball.
UCLA and Wisconsin are tied fourth with 309 points each. The Bruins highest finish came in men's soccer, where they finished second overall. They also were third in both women's soccer and women's volleyball, 23rd in men's cross country and 41st in Football Bowl Subdivision football.
The Badgers recorded a runner-up finish in men's cross country, fourth in women's cross country, fifth in the Football Bowl Subdivision and ninth in women's volleyball.
Florida captured the Tostitos BCS Championship Game on Monday.
Prior to this national championship, also winning national titles were Colorado, men's cross country; Stanford, women's cross country; Maryland, women's field hockey; UC Santa Barbara, men's soccer; California, men's water polo; North Carolina, women's soccer; Nebraska, women's volleyball; and Appalachian State, Football Championship Subdivision.
The Sports Academy Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. The United States Sports Academy, based in Daphne, Alabama, is the program's sponsor. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.