» «
Division I and NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

March 25, 2010

Division I Release

Minnesota led the group with a winter high of 293.75 points but Stanford, with 559 total points, remains in the lead of the first winter Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings.

The Cardinal of Stanford have recorded 189 points this winter, after scoring second in women's swimming, 28th in wrestling, 45th in women's track and field and 47th in men's track and field.

Florida is in second place after capturing the women's swimming and men's track and field championships. The Gators also finished fourth in women's track and field, giving them a winter total of 280 points and an overall total of 548 points.

In third with 521.50 points is Penn State. The Nittany Lions placed in women's track and field, men's track and field, women's swimming and wrestling for a winter total of 203 points.

Virginia dropped to fourth place overall with 518 total points. The Cavaliers placed ninth in women's swimming, 15th in wrestling and 20th in men's track and field for 181 points in the first winter Division I standings.

Minnesota makes its first appearance in the top five with 487.75 total points. The Gophers recorded three top-10 finishes in women's ice hockey (third), wrestling (seventh) and men's track and field (eighth). They also placed 12th in women's swimming and 39th in women's track and field.

To date, seven winter NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: Florida (women's swimming and men's track and field), Oregon (women's track and field), Iowa (wrestling), Texas Christian captured the National Collegiate (NC) rifle title, Denver captured the NC skiing championship and Cornell had the highest finish of a Division I institution in the NC sport of women's ice hockey (second).

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 14 sports -- seven women's and seven men's.


 

 

The next Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, April 8, 2010.

View the Complete Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division I Winter Standings

NAIA Release

Azusa Pacific (Calif.) claims the top seed in the final winter NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings with 663 points. The Cougars recorded a winter-high 432 points after finishing in the top-10 for five sports: men's and women's Division I basketball, men's and women's track and field and women's swimming.

Simon Fraser (B.C.) drops to second place with 583.50 points. The Clan placed third in women's track & field, fifth in women's swimming, sixth in men's swimming, 22nd in wrestling and 33rd in men's track and field for a total of 323.50 winter points.

Biola (Calif.) moves into third after earning 302 points in the winter standings for a total of 521.33 points. The Eagles recently recorded a fifth place finish in men's Division I basketball and 17th place finish in women's Division I basketball. They also placed in the top-10 for women's track & field and men's and women's swimming.

In fourth place with 514 points is Lindenwood (Mo.). The Lions earned 349 points in the winter standings after finishing third in men's swimming, sixth in women's track & field, seventh in men's wrestling, 10th in women's swimming and 16th in men's track & field.

Rounding out the top-5 is Fresno Pacific (Calif.) with 485 points. The Sunbirds recently finished ninth in men's Division I basketball. Additionally, the Sunbirds captured the men's swimming championship and finished third in women's swimming, 25th in women's track & field and 27th in men's track & field for a winter total 332 points.

The nine winter NAIA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: Union (Tenn.) (women's Division I basketball); Northwestern (Iowa) (women's Division II basketball); St. Francis (Ind.) (men's Division II basketball); Savannah Art & Design (Ga.) (women's swimming); Fresno Pacific (Calif.) (men's swimming); Oklahoma Baptist (women's track & field and men's Division I basketball); Azusa Pacific (Calif.) (men's track & field); and Notre Dame (Ohio) (men's wrestling).

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 12 sports - six women's and six men's.

The first spring NAIA standings will be released Thursday, June 3, 2010.

View the Complete Learfield Sports Directors' Cup NAIA Winter Standings