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ACC Places Four Institutions in the top 10 of the Final Fall Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

Jan. 12, 2012

Complete Standings

Conference Standings

CLEVELAND - Stanford remains in first place in the final fall Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings with 382 total points.  The Cardinal won the national championship in women's soccer, placed fifth in men's cross country, seventh in FBS football, ninth in field hockey, 10th in women's cross country and 17th in volleyball.

Florida State is in second place with 351 total points.  The Seminoles finished third in women's soccer and volleyball, fourth in women's cross country, 12th in men's cross country and 23rd in FBS football.

In third place, with 329 total points, is North Carolina.  The Tar Heels captured the men's soccer national championship, finished second in field hockey, ninth in women's soccer, 17th in volleyball and 44th in FBS football.

Just behind in fourth place with 328 total points is UCLA.   The Bruins earned a first place finish in volleyball, second in water polo, third in men's soccer and 44th in FBS football.

Rounding out the top five is Michigan.  The Wolverines fifth place finish in women's field hockey, ninth place finishes in volleyball and FBS football and 15th place finish in women's cross country accumulated 272 points.

All fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: men's cross country - Wisconsin; women's cross country - Georgetown; women's soccer - Stanford; men's soccer - North Carolina; field hockey - Maryland; and men's water polo - Southern California; volleyball - UCLA; FBS football - Alabama; and FCS football - North Dakota State.



The ACC has two institutions in the top three and four institutions in the top 10 - Florida State (2nd), North Carolina (3rd), Maryland (8th) and Duke (9th).  The Pac-12 placed two institutions in the top five - Stanford (1st) and UCLA (4th).

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 winter Division I standings will be released Thursday, March 22.

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 2011-12 athletics season marks its fourth year as title partner of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. A preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for nearly four decades, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate properties, including flagship Mizzou, which it has represented since 1975.  An operating unit of Learfield Communications, the company also operates regional and statewide radio networks, provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations nationwide and creates nearly 7,000 radio game broadcasts and coaches' shows each year. These ever-expanding, collegiate relationships also feature comprehensive corporate sponsorship platforms, official university publications, Internet, digital media, hospitality and game-day events. To learn more about Learfield Sports' expertise, its history and complete collegiate portfolio, visit www.learfieldsports.com.