Grand Valley State and Washington (Mo.) Lead Final Fall DII and DIII Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings|
Dec. 21, 2011
CLEVELAND - After the completion of the fall NCAA Championships, Grand Valley State (Mich.) currently sits atop the final fall Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup fall standings. The Lakers finished second in women's soccer and placed third in both men's and women's cross country for a total of 260 points.
Chico State (Calif.) is in second with 257 total points; in third place is California (Pa.) with 243 total points; Tampa (Fla.) sits in fourth place with 224 total points; and Colorado School of Mines rounds out the top five with 198 total points.
The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference placed three institutions in the top 10, Colorado School of Mines (5th), Western State (6th) and Adams State (10th).
All seven fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: football - Pitt State (Kans.); women's soccer - St. Rose (N.Y.); men's soccer - Fort Lewis (Colo.); women's volleyball - Concordia (Minn.); women's field hockey - West Chester (Pa.); men's cross country - Western State (Colo.); women's cross country - Augustana (S.D.).
The first Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup winter standings will be published March 15, 2012.
CLEVELAND - Washington University (Mo.) is in first place with 372 points in the final set of fall standings of the 2011-12 Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. The Bears earned their spot atop the standings by scoring in five of the seven fall championships. They finished first in women's cross country, third in men's cross country, fifth in women's soccer, ninth in volleyball and 17th in men's soccer.
Middlebury (VT.) is in second place with 359 points; in third place with 264 points is Amherst (Mass.); the Knights from Calvin (Mich.) sit in fourth place with 262 total points; and Salisbury (Md.) rounds out the top five with 240 points.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference is leading the way with three of its institutions still in the top 10. Following second place Middlebury (Vt.) is Amherst (Mass.) in third and Williams (Mass.) in sixth.
To date, all seven fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women's soccer - Messiah (Pa.); men's soccer - Ohio Wesleyan; volleyball - Wittenberg (Ohio); women's cross country - Washington (Mo.); men's cross country - North Central (Ill.); field hockey - The College of New Jersey; football - Wisconsin-Whitewater.
The first Division III winter standings will be released March 15, 2012.