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Division I Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings

Dec. 28, 2006

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Cleveland, Ohio - Twelve-time defending champion Stanford jumped from fourth to first, after finishing runner-up in the volleyball national title match on December 16, in the third Sports Academy Directors' Cup fall standings. The final fall standings will be released on Thursday, January 11, 2007.

The Cardinal also finished first in women's cross country, fourth overall in men's cross country and ninth in women's soccer.

Duke stayed at the number-two spot with 316 points. The Blue Devils had a third place finish in women's field hockey, fifth in men's soccer, 10th in women's cross country and 17th in both women's soccer and volleyball.

Holding on to third by a mere one point over both California and Virginia is Colorado with 304. The Buffaloes captured the men's cross country national championship, were runner-up in women's cross country, ninth in women's soccer and 17th overall in women's volleyball.

The Golden Bears of California went from sixth in the second set of standings to fourth, with 303 points, including a top-place showing in men's water polo. They also were ninth in women's field hockey, women's volleyball and men's soccer, and 17th in women's soccer.

With 303 points, the Cavaliers recorded three top-10 finishes - third in men's soccer, fifth in women's field hockey and ninth in women's soccer. Virginia also finished 14th overall in both men and women's cross country.

In the most recent national championships, Nebraska took home the title in women's volleyball, while Appalachian State captured the Football Championship Subdivision title.

Prior to these championships, also winning national titles were Colorado, men's cross country; Stanford, women's cross country; Maryland, women's field hockey; UC Santa Barbara, men's soccer; California, men's water polo; and North Carolina, women'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's sponsor. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's.

Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.