Princeton, Dartmouth in Top 50 in the 2012-13 Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings
Courtesy of NACDA
CLEVELAND -- Princeton and Dartmouth are among the top highest-ranked Football Championship Subdivision schools in the first Division I winter standings of 2012-13 Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings with the Tigers in 16th and the Big Green in 49th.
The Tigers are the top FCS school with 297.50 points, two spots ahead of Georgetown in 18th with 290.50 points and 25 spots ahead of Villanova in 41st with 201.50 points. The Big Green cracks the top 50 in 49th with 170.00 points.
Princeton picked up 52.5 points so far this winter after finishing 21st as a team on the men's side at the NCAA indoor track championships. Dartmouth has a winter surge with 141 points with a fifth-place showing at the NCAA Skiing Championships and 11-place finish by its women's team at the NCAA indoors meet.
Oregon took the overall lead with 506.75 total points after the first winter NCAA championships. The Ducks have scored 172.75 winter points, finishing first in women's indoor track and field and sixth in men’s indoor track and field.
Florida State climbed one spot to second with 472.00 total
points, 113.50 coming from winter championships. The Seminoles
finished 15th in women's indoor track and field and 18th in men's
indoor track and field. Stanford dropped two spots and have
accumulated 441.50 total points, claiming 43.50 of those points
from a 30th place finish in men's indoor track and field.
Michigan fell two spots in the standings and currently have 431.50 total points, 58.50 of those points coming from a 15th place finish in women's indoor track and field.
Rounding out the top five is a tie between Florida and Notre Dame with 428.50 points. The Gators claimed 153.00 points from a second place finish in men's indoor track and field and 13th in women's indoor track and field. The Irish claimed 75.50 points with a 32nd place finish in men's track and field and a 35th place finish in women's track and field.
The Pac-12 now leads all conferences with three institutions in the top 10 – Oregon (1st), Stanford (3rd) and UCLA (7th). Other Ivy League schools ranked are Harvard (75th), Cornell (90th), Columbia (116th) and Brown (128th).
Four of 15 NCAA winter championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: skiing – Colorado; rifle – West Virginia; men’s indoor track and field – Arkansas; women’s indoor track and field – Oregon.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports -- 10 women’s and 10 men’s.
The second Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, April 4 after the completion of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving and wrestling championships.
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.