Michigan Continues to Lead in the United States Sports Academy Directors' Cup Race|
Dec. 30, 2003
CLEVELAND - The University of Michigan continues to hold the lead in the United States Sports Academy Division I Directors' Cup standings.
Michigan now holds a 115-point margin. The Wolverines have scored in six sports, recording 413 points. They placed third in field hockey, fourth in women's cross country, fifth in men's soccer, ninth in men's cross country and women's soccer and 17th in volleyball.
In second place with 298 points is UCLA. The Bruins placed third in women's soccer, fifth in men's soccer and volleyball and seventh in women's cross country. They are followed by Stanford, in third with 289 points; Brigham Young, fourth with 248 points; and Maryland and North Carolina, tied for fifth with 241 points.
These standings are based upon the completion of women and men's cross country, field hockey, I-AA football, women and men's soccer and volleyball. Winning these national championships were Stanford in women and men's cross country, Wake Forest in field hockey, Delaware in I-AA football, North Carolina in women's soccer, Indiana in men's soccer and Southern California in volleyball.
The United States 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 in its first year sponsoring the program. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's. Each national champion receives 100 points.
Fall sports standings to date follows. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.