Final DI Winter Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings Released|
April 26, 2018
CLEVELAND – With the addition of men’s and women’s National Collegiate (NC) gymnastics, the winter season has officially concluded. Looking ahead to the spring championship season, Stanford has extended its lead in Division I and became the first school to eclipse the 1000 point mark this year, with 1104.00 points.
After scoring in both the men’s and women’s gymnastics championship, Penn State regained second place with 889.25 total points. The Nittany Lions finished in sixth place in men’s gymnastics and 25th place in the women’s gymnastics championship.
The Michigan Wolverines are in third place with 881.50 total points after a seventh place finish in men’s gymnastics and a 19th place finish in the women’s gymnastics championship.
Ohio State remains in fourth place after a seventh place finish in men’s gymnastics and a 13th place finish the women’s gymnastics championships for a total of 830.75 points. In the winter season, the Buckeyes scored 730.75 points amounting to 88 percent of their current point total.
Rounding out the top five is lone Atlantic Coast Conference school, NC State. The Wolfpack have accumulated 722.75 total points at the culmination of the winter championships.
The Big Ten leads all Division I conferences with three institutions in the top-10 – Penn State (2nd), Michigan (3rd) and Ohio State (4th).
Congratulations to all the winter national champions: WBB – Notre Dame, MBB – Villanova, W. Bowl – Vanderbilt, Fencing (NC) – Notre Dame, W. Gym - UCLA , M. Gym - Oklahoma, W. IHoc (NC) - Clarkson (Added to DIII), M. IHoc – Minnesota Duluth (Added to DII), Rifle (NC) – Kentucky, Skiing (NC) – Denver, W. Swim - Stanford, M. Swim - Texas, W. In. T&F - Georgia, M. In. T&F – Florida, M. WR.– Penn State.
The first set of Division I spring standings will be released Thursday, May 24, and will include the National Collegiate Championships of women’s water polo, men’s volleyball and women’s beach volleyball.
The Learfield 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 NCAA Championships. To review the updated scoring changes for the 2017-18 year, please click here.
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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