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Division I and NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

Dec. 17, 2009

Division I Release

With six NCAA championships completed, Virginia maintains the lead in the second set of Division I fall standings. The Cavaliers lead with 337 points after capturing the men’s soccer title and placing ninth in women’s soccer.

North Carolina jumped from 11th to second place, with a total of 283 points. In the most recent NCAA Championships, the Tar Heels won the women’s soccer title and placed third in men’s soccer. In the previous standings, North Carolina captured the women’s field hockey title.

Stanford moved into third place after finishing sixth in the previous standings. The Cardinal finished second in women’s soccer and ninth in men’s soccer scoring 154 points in the most recent championships bringing their total to 281. Stanford also finished ninth in women’s field hockey, 10th in men’s cross country and 16th in women’s cross country.

Rounding out the top-five are Princeton and Maryland. The Tigers placed third in men’s water polo and 33rd in men’s soccer bringing their total up from 158 points to 230.50. With 227 points, Maryland entered into the top five from 15th place. The Terps scored 137 points by finishing fifth in the men’s soccer and ninth in women’s soccer. Maryland previously scored 90 points after finishing second in women’s field hockey.

Six of the eight fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: Villanova (Pa.) (women’s cross country); Oklahoma State (men’s cross country); North Carolina (women’s field hockey); North Carolina (women’s soccer); Virginia (men’s soccer); and Southern California (men’s water polo).

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 I fall standings will be released Wednesday, December 23.

View the Complete Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division I Standings

NAIA Release

Simon Fraser (B.C.) takes the lead in the second fall NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings. In the most recent championships, the Clan finished third in men’s soccer and 17th in women’s soccer. Simon Fraser also finished fourth in women’s cross country and sixth in men’s cross country bringing their total to 260 points.

Azusa Pacific (Calif.) breaks into the top five with 231 points after finishing third in the women’s soccer and fifth in the women’s volleyball tournaments. The Cougars also finished fifth in women’s cross country in the previous standings.

Biola is in third place after tallying 129.33 points with a fifth place finish in men’s soccer and a 13th place finish in women’s volleyball. The Eagles previously placed second in women’s cross country, giving them a grand total of 219.33 points.

Embry Riddle Aeronautical is in fourth place with a total of 212 points, scoring 70 points with a fifth place finish in men’s soccer and 25 points with a 17th place finish in women’s soccer. Previously, the Eagles finished fifth in men’s cross country and 16th in women’s cross country.

Lee (Tenn.) enters into the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup rankings in fifth place. The Flames scored 208 points after capturing the women’s soccer title, finishingthird in women’s volleyball and 17th in men’s soccer.

Five of the six fall NAIA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: Cal State San Marcos (women’s cross country); Malone (Ohio) (men’s cross country); Lee (Tenn.) (women’s soccer); Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (men’s soccer); and Fresno Pacific (Calif.) (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 fall NAIA standings will be released Wednesday, December 23.

View the Complete Learfield Sports Directors' Cup NAIA Standings