Princeton, Harvard Pace All FCS Schools in the Final 2011-12 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings
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CLEVELAND -- Princeton and Harvard led the way among all NCAA Football Championship Subdivision schools in the final Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings for the 2011-12 season. The Tigers finished in the top 40 for the second-straight year at 39th (539 points) with the Crimson not far behind in 53rd (424.5).
The next highest FCS school behind Princeton and Harvard was Georgetown at No. 63.
The Ivy League had six of its seven other schools finish in the top 100 -- Cornell (67th, 280 points), Yale (84th, 229), Dartmouth (86th, 227), Penn (93rd, 196.5), Columbia (94th, 193). Brown came in 108th with 168 points.
Stanford captured its 18th straight title with 1448.25 total points. Florida was second with 1314 points, followed by UCLA (1142.75), Ohio State (1104.25) and Florida State (1061) to round out the top five.
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.