Nov. 26, 2014
CLEVELAND – Washington (MO) leads Middlebury (Vt.) by 5.5 points, 224-219.5, in the first set of fall Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings. The Bears have three top 10 finishes in four championships finished to date - women’s cross country (4th), men’s cross county (4th) and women’s volleyball (9th).
Middlebury has two top 10 finishes – women’s cross country (6th) and field hockey (3rd), while also earning points in men’s cross country.
In 3rd is Williams with 217 points after finishing 5th in women’s volleyball, 6th in men’s cross country and 8th in men’s cross country.
M.I.T is in fourth with 210.5 points after finishing 2nd in women’s cross country, 8th in men’s cross country and 17th overall in women’s volleyball.
Rounding out the top five is Calvin (Mich.) with 205 points after finishing 3rd in women’s volleyball, 9th in women’s cross country and 21st in men’s cross country.
To date, four fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Johns Hopkins (Md.); men’s cross country – North Central (Ill.); field hockey – The College of New Jersey; volleyball-Hope.
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 18 sports -- nine women’s and nine men’s.
The next Division III fall standings will be released Thursday, December 11.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the fall 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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