Division II and III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings|
March 14, 2013
Grand Valley State Leads DII Standings
CLEVELAND – After the completion of five winter NCAA Championships, Grand Valley State (MI) took the lead with 558.50 total points. Ashland jumped from 11th in the final fall standings to 2nd overall with 489.00 total points. Grand Canyon (AZ) scored a winter-high 367.50 points in the winter standings, increasing its total to 481.50 total points and jumping from 42nd in the final fall standings to third overall. Colorado School of Mines is in fourth with 446.00 total points. Rounding out the top five is Adams State (CO) with 440.50 points after a third place finish in men’s track and field, a sixth place showing in women’s track and field and 7th place stop in wrestling.
The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has three institutions in the top 10, Colorado School of Mines (4th), Adams State (CO) (5th) and Western State Colorado (10th).
Five of the winter NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: wrestling – Nebraska Kearney; women’s swimming – Drury (MO); men’s swimming – Drury (MO); women’s indoor track and field – Academy of Art (CA); men’s indoor track and field – Saint Augustine’s (NC).
Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 14 sports -- seven women’s and seven men’s.
Williams Leads the DIII Standings
CLEVELAND – Williams (MA) took over the top spot in the first winter Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with a combined total of 375.25 points. Middlebury (VT) is in second with 365.75 total points, finished 15th in the women’s track and field championships. In third is Johns Hopkins (MD) with 357.50. Calvin (MI) dropped to fourth overall, increasing its total to 356.00. Emory (GA) rounds out the top five with 346.75 points.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) each have two institutions in the top ten of the standings – Williams (1st), Middlebury (2nd), Wisconsin Oshkosh (7th) and Wisconsin La Crosse (8th).
Two of the winter NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s indoor track and field – WI Oshkosh and men’s indoor track and field – WI La Crosse.
Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports -- nine women’s and nine men’s.