Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings|
Jan. 14, 2010
Division I Release
Stanford remains in the lead in the final fall Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings. With 370 points, the Cardinal scored in the top-10 in five of the seven championships they advanced to - second in women's soccer; ninth in men's soccer, women's field hockey and women's volleyball; 10th in men's cross country; 16th in women's cross country; 44th in FBS football.
Virginia remains in second with 337 points. The Cavaliers finished with the championship title in men's soccer, third in women's field hockey, ninth in women's soccer, and 15th in both men's and women's cross country.
Trailing Virginia by 16 points is UCLA with 321 points. UCLA moved up from its previous fifth place standing by placing 26th in the most recent FBS football scoring, earning 45 points. The Bruins also finished second in men's water polo, third in women's soccer, fifth in men's soccer and 17th in women's volleyball.
Penn State moved into fourth place with 318.50 points after an eighth place finish in FBS football. Previously, the Nittany Lions captured the women's volleyball championship, finished 14th in women's cross country and 17th in both men's and women's soccer.
North Carolina stands in fifth place with 308 points. Most recently, the Tar Heels finished 44th in the FBS football scoring. North Carolina also captured the women's soccer and women's field hockey championship titles, along with a third place finish in men's soccer.
All nine fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: Villanova (Pa.) (women's cross country and FCS football); Oklahoma State (men's cross country); North Carolina (women's field hockey and women's soccer); Virginia (men's soccer); Southern California (men's water polo); Penn State (women's volleyball); and Alabama (FBS Football).
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 11, 2010.