Division I Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings|
Dec. 14, 2006
Cleveland, Ohio - Virginia has jumped three places to take over the top spot in the second set of the 2006-07 Division I Sports Academy Directors' Cup fall standings.
With 303 points, the Cavaliers recorded three top-10 finishes - third in men's soccer, fifth in women's field hockey and ninth in women's soccer. Virginia also finished 14th overall in both men and women's cross country.
Duke jumped from sixth to second with 266 points. The Blue Devils had a third place finish in women's field hockey, fifth in men's soccer, 10th in women's cross country and 17th in women's soccer.
Holding on to third by just 10 points is Colorado, with 254. The Buffaloes captured the men's cross country national championship, were runner-up in women's cross country and ninth in women's soccer.
Twelve-time defending champion Stanford is currently in fourth with 244 points, finishing first in women's cross country, fourth overall in men's cross country and ninth in women's soccer.
Just one point out of fourth and rounding out the top-five are the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest with 244 points. The Deacons finished runner-up in women's field hockey, took home third in men's soccer, were 17th in women's soccer and 27th in women's cross country.
These standings are based upon the completion of men and women's cross country, field hockey, men and women's soccer and men's water polo. 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, California Berkeley won the men's water polo title, California Santa Barbara was first in men's soccer and North Carolina won the women's soccer title.
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 28.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.