Final Winter NAIA Standings Released; DI Standings Update|
March 26, 2015
CLEVELAND- Stanford keeps its lead in the Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup after the first winter standings. The Cardinal had an eighth place finish in women's indoor track & field bringing their total points to 615.50. Southern Oregon claimed the lead in the final NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup winter standings. The Raiders earned fifth place in men's basketball and ninth in women's basketball, bringing their total point to 589 after the fall and winter seasons.
In Division I, UCLA stays in second with 548 points, North Carolina in third with 503 points, in fourth is Oregon with 491 points and rounding out the top five is Penn State with 467.50 points.
The Pac-12 leads all Division I conferences with four institutions in the top 10 - Stanford (1st),UCLA(2nd), Oregon (4th) and Colorado (10th).
In the NAIA, Lindsey Wilson is in second with 567.50 points, in third is Oklahoma Baptist with 553.50 points, Olivet Nazarene sits in fourth with 540.50 and completing the top five is Wayland Baptist with 521.50 points.
The Sooner Athletic Conference leads all NAIA conferences with three institutions in the top 10 -Oklahoma Baptist (3rd), Wayland Baptist (5th) and Oklahoma City (7th).
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Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA's website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.
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