Final Division II Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings|
Dec. 21, 2006
Cleveland, Ohio - Grand Valley State, secured its lead in the final fall 2006-07 U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings for Division II with its national championship in football on December 15.
The winner for the last three years, Grand Valley State scored 400 points based on a national title in football, a runner-up finish in women's soccer, a third place stop in women's cross country, a fifth place finish in men's soccer and a 17th place showing in women's volleyball.
UC San Diego jumped from sixth to second in the final fall standings with 232.5 points. The Tritons finished third in the national collegiate water polo championship, fifth in both women's soccer and volleyball and 16th overall in women's cross country.
Tampa fell one spot to third with 219 points, based on a national championship in women's volleyball, third place in women's soccer and 19th in women's cross country.
Jumping from ninth to fourth place is Abilene Christian with 204 total points. The Wildcats won the men's cross country national championship, were 12th in women's cross country, 17th in football and 33rd in women's volleyball.
Cal State Chico dropped from third to fifth with 193 points. The Wildcats were fourth in men's cross country and ninth on the women's side, while finishing 17th in women's volleyball.
These standings are based upon the completion of women and men's cross country, field hockey, football, women and men's soccer, women's volleyball and men's water polo. In addition to Abilene Christian, Grand Valley State and Tampa's national championships, Adams State (Colo.) took home top honors in women's cross country, Bloomsburg (Penn.) won field hockey, Metropolitan State (Colo.) finished first in women's soccer and Dowling (N.Y.) took home the trophy in men's soccer.
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 sponsor. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 14 sports -- seven women's and seven men's.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.