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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.
The first Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, March 24, 2011.

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 www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.

About Learfield Sports: The 2010-11 athletics season marks its third year as title partner of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. A preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for nearly 40 years, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions, conferences and associations. The company also operates regional and statewide radio networks, having broadcast over 50,000 games and coaches' shows since it began working with flagship property Mizzou in 1975. These ever-expanding, collegiate relationships feature strategic sponsorship platforms that include stadium/arena signage, official university publications, Internet sites, digital media, hospitality, radio and television programming as well as game-day events. To learn more about Learfield Sports, which is an operating unit of Learfield Communications, Inc., visit learfieldsports.com.