March 28, 2013
Complete DIII Standings
Williams Holds Lead in Winter Division III #LSDC Standings
CLEVELAND - Williams (MA) maintained the top spot in the winter Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings with a combined total of 712.75 points. The Ephs finished third in women's basketball, fourth in women's swimming and diving, eighth in men's swimming and diving, 12th in skiing and 24th in wrestling. Middlebury (VT) is in second with 592.75 total points, finishing second in women's ice hockey, 10th in skiing, 32nd in women's swimming and diving and 37th in men's swimming and diving. Emory (GA) jumps up two spots to third with 585.75 points, after claiming the national title in women's swimming and diving, fifth place in men's swimming and diving and ninth in women's basketball. In fourth is Johns Hopkins (MD) with 564.50 total points, including a fourth place finish in men's swimming and diving, a fifth place finish in women's swimming and diving and a 21st place finish in wrestling. Massachusetts Institute of Technology climbed into the top five with 524.75 overall points after a third place finish in men's swimming and diving, eighth in women's swimming and diving and 17th in fencing.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has three institutions in the top ten of the standings - Williams (1st), Middlebury (2nd) and Amherst (10th).
Eight of the winter NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women's indoor track and field - WI Oshkosh; men's indoor track and field - WI La Crosse; women's basketball - DePauw; women's ice hockey - Elmira; men's ice hockey - WI Eau Claire; women's swimming and diving - Emory; men's swimming and diving - Kenyon; men's wrestling - Wartburg.
Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports -- nine women's and nine men's.