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April 21, 2011

Princeton Continues to Lead All FCS Schools in the Final Winter Division I Directors Cup Standings for the 2010-11 Season

Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Rankings for April 21

Courtesy of NACDA

CLEVELAND -- Princeton closed out the winter continuing to lead all NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) schools in the final winter Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings for the 2010-11 season.

The Tigers moved down 10 spots for their previous ranking to No. 41, remaining at 351.0 total points through all the winter championships.

Stanford again found itself in the top spot with 1048.50 total points. The Cardinal most recently captured the institution’s 100th national championship by taking home the national crown in men’s gymnastics and earned additional points through a 25th place finish in women’s gymnastics.

Retaining its second place ranking with 886.30 points was Ohio State. The Buckeyes garnered finishes of seventh in men’s gymnastics and 13th place in women’s gymnastics during the latest set of Division I championships.

Penn State remained in third with 864.05 points.  The Nittany Lions turned in results of sixth in men’s gymnastics and 13th in women’s gymnastics.

North Carolina was in fourth with 769.50 points after finishing 19th in women’s gymnastics.

Making the jump from 15th place to fifth was Michigan. The Wolverines increased their point total to 727.00 after finishing second in men’s ice hockey, fifth in men’s gymnastics and sixth in women’s gymnastics.

The Big Ten has set the pace going into the spring championships by placing four of its member institutions in the top 10. Big Ten institutions in the top 10 include Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin (ninth).

All 15 winter NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s basketball - Texas A&M; men’s basketball – Connecticut; women’s bowling – Maryland Eastern Shore; fencing – Notre Dame; women’s gymnastics – Alabama; men’s gymnastics – Stanford; women’s ice hockey - Wisconsin; men’s ice hockey – Minnesota Duluth; rifle – Kentucky; skiing – Colorado; women’s swimming & diving – California; men’s swimming and  diving – California; women’s indoor track & field – Oregon; men’s indoor track & field – Florida; and wrestling – Penn State.

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 first Division I spring standings will be released Thursday, June 3.

Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at www.directorscup.org. You can also follow the standings on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.