Michigan Continues to Lead the Pack For the United States Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings|
March 18, 2004
Cleveland, Ohio - As the winter championship season opens, the University of Michigan continues its unprecedented lead in the United States Sports Academy Division I Directors' Cup standings. Michigan has led in the standings the entire year, while perennial winner Stanford University continues to hold onto third place.
Michigan now boasts 611.5 points and holds a 174.75-point margin. The Wolverines scored in men and women's track and field, placing fifth and 19th respectively.
In second place with 436.75 points is UCLA. The Bruins placed fifth in women's track and field and 12th in men's track and field. They are followed by Stanford, in third with 414.25 points; Brigham Young, fourth with 369.25 points; and Florida in fifth with 364.5 points.
This is the first set of winter standings and includes the sports of skiing and women and men's track and field. Winning these national championships were New Mexico in skiing, and Louisiana State in women and men's track and field.
The United States Sports Academy Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. The United States Sports Academy, based in Daphne, Alabama, is in its first year sponsoring the program. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's. Each national champion receives 100 points.
Spring sports standings to date follow. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.