Final Fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings|
Jan. 12, 2011
Stanford Takes Over Lead in Final Fall Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings; ACC Leads the Way with Five Schools in Top 10
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Stanford has taken the lead in the final fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. The Cardinal leads North Carolina by 19 points, 399-380. Stanford finished fourth in FBS football to add 80 points to their previous total. The Tar Heels finished 26th in FBS football.
Ohio State now sits in third place after adding to their point total through a fifth place finish in FBS football. The Buckeyes have 369 points.
In fourth place is Florida State with 361.50 points. The Seminoles earned a 16th place finish in FBS football.
Rounding out the top-five is Penn State. The Nittany Lions finished 46th in FBS football, bringing their point total to 300 points.
The ACC has set the pace heading into the winter championships by having five of its schools finish in the top 10. Following North Carolina (second) and Florida State (fourth), is Maryland (seventh), Duke (ninth) and Virginia (10th).
All eight fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: men's cross country - Oklahoma State; women's cross country - Villanova (Pa.); women's field hockey - Maryland; women's soccer - Notre Dame; men's soccer - Akron; men's water polo - Southern California; women's volleyball - Penn State; FCS football - Eastern Washington; FBS football - Auburn.
The Learfield Sports 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 up to 20 sports -- 10 women's and 10 men's.