Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings
April 8, 2010
Divsion I Release
Stanford maintains its overall lead with 792 total points while Ohio State tallies a winter-high of 430 points in the second winter Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings.
The Cardinal of Stanford have recorded 422 points this winter, after scoring second in both women’s basketball and swimming, fourth in men’s swimming, ninth in the national collegiate sport of fencing, 28th in wrestling, 45th in women’s track and field and 47th in men’s track and field.
Ohio State moves into second place with a total of 703 points. The Buckeyes finished fourth in national collegiate fencing, eighth in wrestling, ninth in both men’s basketball and men’s swimming, 17th in women’s basketball, 22nd in women’s swimming, 47th in men’s track and field and 52nd in women’s track and field.
In third with 648 overall points, including 380 from this winter, is Florida. The Gators captured both the women’s swimming and men’s track and field titles. In addition, they also placed in fourth in women’s track and field, fifth in men’s swimming and 33rd in men’s basketball.
Penn State dropped to fourth place overall with 621.50 total points. The Nittany Lions claimed the national collegiate fencing title, placed ninth in wrestling, 13th in women’s track and field, 14th in men’s track and field and 47th in women’s swimming, for 303 winter points.
In fifth is Virginia with 610.50 overall points. The Cavaliers earned 273.50 winter points after placing ninth in women’s swimming, 10th in men’s swimming, 15th in wrestling, 20th in men’s track and field and 33rd in women’s basketball.
To date, 11 winter NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: Connecticut (women’s basketball), Duke (N.C.) (men’s basketball), Texas (men’s swimming), 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, Penn State claimed the NC fencing title 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 final Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, April 29, 2010.