Updated Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings Released|
Dec. 24, 2015
NAIA Complete Standings | NAIA Conference Standings
CLEVELAND – The final Learfield Sports fall standings for Divisions II and III have Grand Valley State and Washington-St. Louis in first place, respectively. Biola sits atop the final fall NAIA standings, while Stanford leads the Division I rankings prior to the Bowl Games and the FCS Championship.
Grand Valley State leads DII with 378 total points, Washington-St. Louis leads DIII with 337.50 points and Biola has recorded 313 total points for the lead in the NAIA standings. Stanford leads all of DI with 394.50 points.
In Division II, Colorado School of Mines is in 2nd place with 328 points, in third is Western Washington with 239.50 points, Augustana (SD) is in 4th with 210 points and rounding out the top five is Alaska Anchorage with 205.50 points.
In Division III, Calvin and Williams are tied second with 315 points, while MIT is in fourth with 268 points and Amherst is in 5th 267.50 points.
The final fall NAIA standings have Southern Oregon with 253.50 points in 2nd place, Columbia (MO) in 3rd with 248 points, in fourth is Lindsey Wilson with 223 points and Indiana Wesleyan completes the top five with 218 points.
The Division I standings currently have Syracuse in 2nd with 347.50 points, Virginia in 3rd with 295 points, North Carolina in 4th with 282 points and UCLA rounding out the top five with 275.50 points.
The final Division I fall standings will be released Thursday, January 14. The first set of winter standings will be released mid-March.
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today.
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.
About Learfield Sports: In its four decades, Learfield has developed trusted, long-term relationships with some of the most revered institutions and associations in the world of collegiate athletics. Learfield Sports owns the exclusive multimedia rights to nearly 120 collegiate athletic programs in the country and has prominence in all of the major conferences. Learfield's rights encompass all athletic department media and sponsorships components, including stadium signage and numerous content distribution platforms. Those platforms deliver the passion of college athletics over radio, television and digital networks to fans globally. Learfield’s college partners also have access to licensing and trademark consulting, concessions and hospitality services, digital platform expertise, venue signage and technology systems and professional ticket sales through its owned and operated companies. This marks the seventh consecutive year for the company to title the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. To learn more, visit www.learfieldsports.com.