Division I Directors' Cup Standings Released|
April 13, 2017
CLEVELAND – After adding men’s ice hockey, Stanford remains in control of the lead in Division I by more than 200 points. The Cardinal has amassed 962.25 total points, with 457.75 coming in the winter.
Penn State jumped up to second after a fifth place finish in men’s ice hockey. The Nittany Lions have a total of 707.25 points, with 414.25 coming in the winter.
In third is Wisconsin with 692.00 total points. The Badgers added a ninth place finish in men’s ice hockey, the only sport added this week.
Not far behind in fourth place is Ohio State with a total of 689.00 points. With a ninth place finish in men’s ice hockey, the Buckeyes have added an impressive 501.50 points in the winter alone.
Rounding out the top five is another Big Ten Conference school, Michigan, with 661.25 total points. As the winter standings rapidly come to a close, the Wolverines look to narrow the gap with the rival Buckeyes.
The Big Ten leads all Division I conferences in the top-10 with four institutions – Penn State (2nd), Wisconsin (3rd), Ohio State (4th) and Michigan (5th).
The Learfield Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today.
The next Division I standings will be released Thursday, April 20, and will include bowling.
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/ldirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.
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