June 14, 2017
Stanford Captures 2016-17 Division I Learfield Directors’ Cup
CLEVELAND – Although the baseball championship has not yet finished, Stanford has completed a wire-to-wire lead to capture the 2016-17 Division I Learfield Directors’ Cup.
Stanford added a 13th place finish in women’s track and field and a 26th place finish in men’s track and field, the only sports scored this week, as it continues to lead all of Division I.
Ohio State completed its strong spring scoring 566.25 of its total 1391.75 points to secure second place for the second consecutive year and third time in school history. The Buckeyes scored in both the women’s and men’s track and field championships. USC jumped up one spot to third with 1251.25 total points after a third place finish in women’s track and field and a 20th place finish in the men’s championship. Michigan is in fourth with a total of 1174.25 points, after scoring in both the women’s and men’s track and field championships. Rounding out the top five heading into the baseball championship is Florida with 1152.50 total points. The Gators took home the men’s track and field championship and also added a fifth place finish in the women’s track and field championship to get into the top five.
The Pac-12 leads all Division I conferences with four institutions in the top-10: Stanford (1st), USC (3rd), Oregon (8th) and UCLA (9th).
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 up to 20 sports in Division I – ten women’s and ten men’s.
The final Division I standings will be released on Thursday, June 29 upon completion of the baseball championship.
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.
About Learfield: An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for more than 120 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletics departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors' Cup. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies.