2017-18 Division I Learfield Directors' Cup Final Standings|
June 30, 2018
CLEVELAND – Stanford finished out the year atop the final 2017-18 Division I Learfield Directors’ Cup standings with 1442.00 total points. The Cardinal recorded four national championships this year - men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s swimming and diving and women’s tennis. In addition, Stanford tallied 12 top-10 finishes.
The following scores were omitted due to Stanford scoring in 26 total sports – women’s field hockey, football, wrestling, women’s gymnastics, men’s indoor track and field, women’s lacrosse, men’s tennis and national collegiate fencing.
For the eighth time in the history of the Directors’ Cup, UCLA finished second overall with 1326.00 total points. The Bruins recorded three national championships the year – women’s beach volleyball, women’s gymnastics and men’s water polo. The UCLA football and men’s outdoor track and field scores were omitted due to scoring in 21 total sports.
Finishing third for the fifth time in the history of the Cup is Florida with a total of 1216.00 total points. The Gators took home the men’s indoor track and field title as well as ten top-10 finishes. Florida scored in 16 total sports and had no scores omitted.
For the seventh time overall, USC finished the year in the top five with 1147.00 total points. The Trojans captured two national titles in women’s outdoor track and field and women’s water polo, while also finishing second overall in men’s indoor track and field and men’s water polo.
Rounding out the top-five for the year is Texas with 1143.25 total points. The Longhorns had nine top-10 finishes; including national championship in men’s swimming and diving. The Texas women’s indoor track and field score was omitted due to scoring in 19 total sports.
The Pac-12 and SEC led all conferences with three institutions each finishing in the top-10: Stanford (1st), UCLA (2nd) and USC (4th) in the Pac-12 and Florida (3rd), Georgia (8th) and Texas A&M (10th) in the SEC.
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.
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