Division I and Division NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings Released|
Dec. 18, 2014
NAIA Conference Standings
Defending champion Stanford has taken the number one position in Division I after finishing third in both women’s soccer and men’s water polo and 17th in men’s soccer. The Cougars of Cal State San Marcos placed ninth in women’s soccer and 25th in women’s volleyball.
In Division I, UCLA is in second place with 366 points, in third is North Carolina with 336.50 points, Virginia is in fourth with 303 points and rounding out the top five is Syracuse with 279 total points.
The Pac-12 leads all conferences with four institutions in the top 10 – Stanford (1st), UCLA (2nd), Washington (8th) and Colorado (10th).
In the NAIA standings, Olivet Nazarene is in second with 218.50 points, Lindsey Wilson is in third with 217 points, in fourth is Southern Oregon with 197 points and Indiana Wesleyan occupies the fifth spot accumulating 195.50 points.
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 20 sports -- 10 women’s and 10 men’s.
The final NAIA fall standings will be released Wednesday, December 24, while the final DI standings will be released in mid-January after the football season.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the fall 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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