Nov. 30, 2006
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Cleveland, Ohio - The Division I Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings kicks off the 2006-07 season with 20 total points separating the first, second and third place spots.
Colorado opens the year on top with 190 total points after capturing the men's cross country national championship and a runner-up finish in women's cross country.
Twelve-time defending champion Stanford is currently in second with 180 points, finishing first in women's cross country and fourth overall in men's cross country.
Just 10 points behind, with 170 points, is Wisconsin, with a runner-up finish in men's cross country and a fourth place stop in women's cross country.
In fourth, with 156 points, is Virginia, finishing 14th in both men's and women's cross country and ending its field hockey season fifth overall.
Rounding out the top-five is Arkansas with 148.5 points. The Razorbacks were fifth in both men and women's cross country.
These standings are based upon the completion of men and women's cross country and field hockey. In addition to Stanford and Colorado winning national championships in men's and women's cross country, Maryland took home top honors in women's field hockey.
The Sports Academy Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. The United States Sports Academy, based in Daphne, Alabama, is the program's sponsor. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's.
The next Division I standings will be released Thursday, December 14.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.