DI Learfield Directors' Cup Final Standings Released|
July 1, 2016
CLEVELAND -- Stanford finished out the year atop the final 2015-16 Division I Learfield Directors' Cup standings with 1526.50 total points. The Cardinal recorded a pair of national championships in women's tennis and men's soccer this academic year and finished with four runner-up finishes.
The following scores were omitted due to Stanford scoring in 25 total sports - women's field hockey, women's volleyball, women's indoor track and field, women's lacrosse and men's golf.
For the second time in the history of the Directors' Cup, Ohio State finished second overall with 1306 total points. The Buckeyes took home the men's volleyball title and took home the runner-up trophy in women's rowing and fencing.
Finishing third for the third time in the history of the Cup is Michigan with a total of 1,196.75 total points. The Wolverines had 12 top-10 finishes this year, with its highest finish coming in women's water polo, fourth overall.
No one had a better spring than USC who tallied 672 points in the spring to increase its overall total to 1196.25. The Trojans captured two national titles in national collegiate beach volleyball and women's water polo, while also finishing second overall in men's water polo.
Rounding out the top-five for the year is Florida with 1177 total points. The Gators had 12 top-10 finishes, including a national championship in outdoor track and field.
The Pac 12 led all conferences with four institutions finishing in the top-10 (Stanford - 1st, USC - 4th, UCLA - 6th, Oregon - 10th), while the Big Ten (Ohio State - 2nd, Michigan - 3rd) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (North Carolina - 7th, Virginia - 8th) each had two institutions finish in the top-10.
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 - 10 men's and 10 women'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 @ldirectorscup.
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