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Stanford and Texas Remain on Top in Division I

April 13, 2006

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Cleveland, Ohio - Eleven-time champion Stanford University, which had retaken the lead in the last set of U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup Division I standings, has slightly increased its lead over the University of Texas.

In the last set of standings, Stanford led by 47 points. The Cardinal have now increased that margin to 89.5 points and boasts 737 points. They placed second in women's track and field, third in men's gymnastics and swimming, fifth in women's basketball and swimming, seventh in fencing, 37th in wrestling and 52nd in men's track and field.

Texas follows with 647.5 points. The Longhorns won the national title in women's track and field. They also placed fourth in men's swimming and track and field, fifth in men's basketball and eighth in women's swimming. They are followed by Wisconsin, in third with 616 points; Penn State, in fourth with 586.25 points; and Ohio State, in fifth with 575.25 points.

This is the third set of winter standings and includes the sports of women and men's basketball, fencing, men's gymnastics, women and men's ice hockey, rifle, skiing, women and men's swimming, women and men's track and field and men's wrestling. In addition to Texas, winning these championships were Maryland in women's basketball, Florida in men's basketball, Harvard in fencing, Oklahoma in men's gymnastics, Wisconsin in women and men's ice hockey, Colorado in skiing, Auburn in women and men's swimming, Arkansas in men's track and field and Oklahoma State in men's wrestling. The highest Division I finish in rifle, a National Collegiate sport, was Nebraska in second.

The U.S. 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 the program sponsor. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's.

Winter sports standings to date follow. Final winter standings will be published on April 27, following the completion of women's gymnastics. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.