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Stanford Holds Lead Atop Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings; Big Ten Places Five Institutions in Top 10

April 19, 2012

Complete Standings

Standings by Conference

CLEVELAND
Stanford remains in first place in the winter Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings with 876.75 total points.  The Cardinal have earned 494.75 points this winter.

Ohio State holds its second place position with 707.00 total points.  The Buckeyes have earned a winter-high 501.00 points to date.

Remaining in third place, with 655.50 total points, is Penn State.  The Nittany Lions gathered 391.50 points this winter.

Just behind in fourth place with 626.50 total points is Florida State.  The Seminoles have a relatively even balance of fall and winter points, with 351.00 and 275.50, respectively.

Rounding out the top five is Florida with 612.00 total points.  The Gators recorded 430.00 of their points in the winter championships.

Thirteen of 15 winter championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s bowling – Maryland Eastern Shore; men’s ice hockey – Boston College; men’s swimming & diving – California; men’s basketball – Kentucky; women’s basketball – Baylor (Tex.) women’s ice hockey (national collegiate) – Minnesota; fencing (national collegiate) – Ohio State; rifle (national collegiate) – Texas Christian; skiing (national collegiate)  – Vermont; women’s swimming & diving – California; women’s track & field – Oregon; men’s track & field – Florida; wrestling – Penn State.

The Big Ten now has five institutions in the top 10 – Ohio State (2nd), Penn State (3rd), Wisconsin (7th), Minnesota (9th) and Michigan (10th).

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 20 sports -- 10 women’s and 10 men’s.

The final winter Division I standings will be released Thursday, April 26.

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.

About Learfield Sports: 
The 2011-12 athletics season marks its fourth year as title partner of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. A preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for nearly four decades, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate properties, including flagship Mizzou, which it has represented since 1975.  An operating unit of Learfield Communications, the company also operates regional and statewide radio networks, provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations nationwide and creates nearly 7,000 radio game broadcasts and coaches’ shows each year. These ever-expanding, collegiate relationships also feature comprehensive corporate sponsorship platforms, official university publications, Internet, digital media, hospitality and game-day events. To learn more about Learfield Sports’ expertise, its history and complete collegiate portfolio, visit www.learfieldsports.com.