Princeton Remains in the Top 10 of the 2012-13 Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings
Courtesy of NACDA
CLEVELAND -- After the completion of six NCAA Championships, Princeton sits sixth in the latest Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings for the 2012-13 season.
The Tigers have amassed 245.00 points, paced by winning the national title in field hockey, finishing 11th in men's cross country, 32nd in women's cross country and 50th in women's soccer. Princeton is the second-highest Football Championship Subdivision school behind Georgetown in fourth with 253.50 points.
North Carolina has the overall lead with 292.00 points. The Tar Heels captured the women's soccer title, finished runner up in women's field hockey, fifth in men's soccer and 32nd in women's cross country.
Michigan jumps up three spots to second with 265.00 points and a fifth place finish in women's cross country, ninth place finish in both women's field hockey and women's soccer, 17th place in men’s soccer and 23rd in men's cross country.
UCLA is in third with 256.00 points after a second-place showing
in men's water polo, fifth place finish in women's soccer, 13th
place finish in men's cross country and 17th place in men's
Georgetown jumped up 14 places to fourth overall with a total of 253.50 points after taking second in men's soccer, 12th in women's cross country, 17th place in women's soccer and 25th in men’s cross country.
Rounding out the top five is Stanford with 251.50 total points, finishing third in both women's soccer and women's cross country, ninth in women's field hockey and 16th in men's cross country.
The ACC leads all conferences with three institutions in the top 10 – North Carolina (1st), Florida State (9th) and Virginia (10th). Other Ivy League schools ranked are Cornell (39th), Columbia (59th), Harvard (93rd) and Dartmouth (94th).
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 next Division I fall standings will be released Thursday, December 20.
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.