Stanford Remains the Leader in the Final Fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings|
Jan. 13, 2009
Cleveland, Ohio – Stanford remains in the lead in the final fall Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings. With 394 points, the Cardinal scored in the top-10 in all five championships they advanced to - eighth in women’s cross country, third in men’s cross country and women’s soccer, and second in both women’s volleyball and men’s water polo.
The Ducks of Oregon moved from fourth place into second with 323 points. In the most recent FBS football rankings Oregon finished ninth with 69 points. Oregon captured the men’s cross country championship, placed second in the women’s cross country championship and ninth in women’s volleyball.
Trailing Oregon by 19 points is Southern California with 304. Southern California moved up from its previous ninth place standing by placing second in the most recent FBS football scoring, earning 90 points. The Trojans also captured the men’s water polo title, were ninth in women’s soccer and 17th in women’s volleyball.
North Carolina dropped from their previous second place standing to fourth place with 290 points. The Tar Heels finished 46th in the FBS football scoring. Previously, North Carolina captured the women’s soccer championship, finished second in men’s soccer, ninth in women’s field hockey and 17th in women’s volleyball.
Tied for fifth place with 268 points each are Florida and Wake Forest. The Gators jumped from 20th overall after claiming 100 points in FBS football. Florida also finished ninth in both women’s soccer and women’s volleyball and 17th in women’s cross country. The Demon Deacons of Wake Forest finished 26th in the FBS football scoring, and previously finished second in women’s field hockey, third in men’s soccer and 17th in women’s soccer.