Dec. 6, 2012
Colorado School of Mines Takes the Lead in the
Fall Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings
CLEVELAND - After the completion of five NCAA Championships, Colorado School of Mines sits atop the standings. The Orediggers finished second in men's cross country, fifth in women's soccer, eighth in women's cross country, and 17th in men's soccer for a total of 283.50 points.
The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference placed two institutions in the top five, Colorado School of Mines (1st) and Adams State (CO) (4th).
Five of the seven fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women's soccer - West Florida; men's soccer - Lynn (FL); women's cross country - Grand Valley State (MI); men's cross country - Adams State (CO); and women's field hockey - West Chester (PA).
Complete Division II Standings
Calvin (MI) Leads 2012-13 Division III
Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings
CLEVELAND - Calvin (MI) leads in the second fall Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings with 308.50 points. The Knights had a pair of runner-up finishes, women's volleyball and men's cross country, a 17th place finish in women's soccer, an 18th place showing in women's cross country and 33rd finish in men's soccer.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is leading the way with three of its institutions currently in the top 10. Following Middlebury in second, is Williams (MA) in sixth and Bowdoin (ME) in eighth.
To date, six 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 - Tufts (Mass.); volleyball - St. Thomas (Minn.); men's soccer - Messiah (PA); and women's soccer - Messiah (PA).
Complete Divison III Standings
The next Division II and III fall standings will be released Wednesday, December 19.
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 @lsdirectorscup.
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