Courtesy of NACDA
CLEVELAND -- Thanks to a strong showing in its spring sports, Princeton finished in the top 40 at No. 38 in the final Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings for the 2010-11 season.
The Tigers closed out the spring with 224.00 points to move their final total to 575.00 points. Princeton ended the year 12 spots higher than the next FCS school, Villanova, with 435.75 points.
The Ivy League had six of its seven other schools finish in the top 100 -- Penn (68th, 289.00 points), Cornell (70th, 270), Dartmouth (77th, 241.50), Yale (84th, 226.00), Brown (85th, 212.00) and Harvard (89th, 194.00). Columbia came in at 108th with 156.00 points.
For the 17th straight year, Stanford took home the top spot in the Division I standings with 1550.25 total points. The Cardinal most recently finished ninth in baseball. Ohio State took home second place with 1277.05 total points. With its fifth place showing in baseball, California moved into third with 1219.50 points. The Gators of Florida jumped into fourth after a second place finish in the College World Series. Rounding out the top five was Duke with 1171.50 points. The ACC had four teams finish in the top 10, Duke (5th), North Carolina (6th), Virginia (7th) and Florida State (9th).
All 13 spring NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: baseball – South Carolina; women’s golf - UCLA; men’s golf – Augusta State (Ga.); women’s lacrosse – Northwestern; men’s lacrosse – Virginia; women’s rowing – Brown (R.I.); softball – Arizona State; women’s tennis – Florida; men’s tennis – Southern California; women’s outdoor track & field – Texas A&M; men’s outdoor track & field – Texas A&M; men’s volleyball – Ohio State; and women’s water polo – Stanford.
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.
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.