Division I and NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings|
Dec. 16, 2010
North Carolina Takes Over First Place in Second Set of Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings
With six NCAA championships completed, North Carolina has taken over the top spot in the second set of Division I fall standings. The Tar Heels lead with 285 points after finishing third in men's soccer and placing ninth in women's soccer.
Just 23 points separate the next four institutions with Florida State now sitting in second place with 253 points, Stanford is in third with 246 points, Virginia is in fourth with 244 points and Ohio State rounds out the top-five with 230 points
Six of the eight fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: men's cross country - Oklahoma State; women's cross country - Villanova (Pa.); women's field hockey - Maryland; women's soccer - Notre Dame; men's soccer - Akron; men's water polo - Southern California.
Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Leads the Second Fall NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings
Azusa Pacific (Calif.) has taken the lead in the second fall NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings with 276 total points. In the most recent championships, the Cougars finished third in women's soccer, ninth in women's volleyball and 17th in men's soccer.
Southern Oregon now sits in the second spot with 220 points, Lee (Tenn.) is in third with 219 points, Malone (Ohio) is in fourth with 202.50 points and Hastings (Neb.) is in fifth with 190 points.
Five of the six fall NAIA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: men's cross country - Southern Oregon; women's cross country - Cal State San Marcos; women's soccer - Lee (Tenn.); men's soccer - Hastings (Neb.); women's volleyball - Fresno Pacific (Calif.).
The next Division I standings and the final fall NAIA standings will be released on Thursday, December 23.
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.
About Learfield Sports: The 2010-11 athletics season marks its third year as title partner of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. A preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for nearly 40 years, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions, conferences and associations. The company also operates regional and statewide radio networks, having broadcast over 50,000 games and coaches' shows since it began working with flagship property Mizzou in 1975. These ever-expanding, collegiate relationships feature strategic sponsorship platforms that include stadium/arena signage, official university publications, Internet sites, digital media, hospitality, radio and television programming as well as game-day events. To learn more about Learfield Sports, which is an operating unit of Learfield Communications, Inc., visit learfieldsports.com.