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Division II and Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

Dec. 10, 2009

Division II Release

After the completion of six NCAA Championships, Grand Valley State has taken the lead in the second installment of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup fall standings. In the most recent championships, the Lakers placed first in women's soccer and 33rd in women's volleyball increasing their point total to 290.

West Texas A&M is in second, trailing Grand Valley by 74 points. The Buffs have accumulated a total of 216 points after finishing second in women's volleyball, fifth in women's soccer and ninth in men's soccer.

Massachusetts Lowell is in third with 210 total points, after finishing 33rd in both women's soccer and women's volleyball.

Rounding out the top-five with a total of 208 points each are Colorado School of Mines and Metropolitan State (Colo.). The Orediggers of Colorado finished fifth in women's soccer, 17th in men's soccer and 33rd in women's volleyball.

The Roadrunners of Metropolitan State added 128 points to their previous total of 80 after placing ninth in women's soccer and men's soccer.

Six of the seven fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: Adams State (men's and women's cross country); Bloomsburg (Pa.) (women's field hockey); Grand Valley State (women's soccer); Fort Lewis (Colo.) (men's soccer); and Concordia (Minn.) (women's volleyball).

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 14 sports -- seven women's and seven men's.

The final Division II fall standings will be released Wednesday, December 23.

View the Complete Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division II Standings


 

 

Division III Release

After the completion of six NCAA Championships, Williams took the lead with 367 points in the second installment of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup fall standings. In the most recent championships, the Ephs placed third in men's soccer and ninth in women's soccer.

Calvin (Mich.) is in second, trailing Williams by 18 points. The Knights recorded a second place finish in men's soccer and a fifth place finish in women's soccer for a total of 349 points.

Washington University (Mo.) has 319 points after recording a second place showing in women's soccer.

Rounding out the top-five is Messiah (Pa.) and Amherst (Mass.). The Falcons of Messiah had a strong showing in the recent men's and women's soccer championships, taking home both national titles for a total of 290 points.

The Lord Jeffs of Amherst finished 17th in both the men's and women's soccer championships, adding 100 points to their previous score for a total of 225 points.

Six of the seven fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: North Central (Ill.) (men's cross country); Wisconsin Eau Claire (women's cross country); Washington University (Mo.) (volleyball); Salisbury (Md.) (women's field hockey); and Messiah (Pa.) (men's and women's soccer).

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 14 sports -- seven women's and seven men's.

The final Division III fall standings will be released Wednesday, December 23.

View the Complete Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division III Standings