May 28, 2015
Complete Division I Standings
Division I Conference Standings
Complete NAIA Standings
NAIA Conference Standings
CLEVELAND -- Stanford continues its lead for the Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup after the first spring standings. The Cardinal lead with 1349.50 total points after winning the national championship in women's water polo and placing fifth in women's tennis, 17th in women's lacrosse and 17th in men's tennis. Wayland Baptist moves into the lead for the first time this season in the NAIA standings. The Pioneers captured the women's outdoor track & field title and placed in the following sports; second in men's outdoor track & field, fifth in men's golf and eighth in women's golf. They have 850 total points.
In Division I, North Carolina jumps one spot to take over second place with 1119.50 total points. In third are the Nittany Lions of Penn State with 984 total points. UCLA is in fourth with 975.25 total and the Buckeyes of Ohio State are in the top five for the first time this season with 874.50 total points.
Six spring Division I championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women's lacrosse -- Maryland; men's lacrosse -- Denver; women's tennis -- Vanderbilt; men's tennis -- Virginia; men's volleyball -- Loyola Chicago; women's water polo -- Stanford.
In the NAIA, defending champion Oklahoma Baptist is in second with 801.50 points after placing in four spring sports. Lindsey Wilson remains in the top five, currently in third with 787.50 total points. Embry Riddle (FL) jumps from 10th to fourth with 731.25 points. Completing the top five is Oklahoma City with 713.75 points.
Six spring NAIA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women's golf -- Northwood (FL); men's golf -- Coastal Georgia; women's tennis -- Auburn Montgomery; men's tennis -- Georgia Gwinnett; men's track & field -- Concordia (NE); women's track & field -- Wayland Baptist.
The final NAIA spring standings and updated Division I standings will be released Thursday, June 11.
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.
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.
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