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Princeton and Brown in Top-50 of Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Rankings for Dec. 15

Courtesy of NACDA

CLEVELAND -- After the second release of the fall Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, Princeton continues to pace the Ivy League with an overall ranking of 27th. The Tigers, who have amassed 108.50 points, rank fourth among all NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) schools.

Princeton earned points in men’s cross country (36), field hockey (25) and men’s water polo (47.5).

Brown is tied for 50th in the overall rankings and is tied for sixth among FCS schools with 64 points. By making a run to the final-16 of the NCAA Championship, the men’s soccer team earned all of Brown’s 64 points.

Dartmouth (25 points) and Harvard (25) are tied for 82nd and Columbia ranks 128th (20) to round out the Ivy contingent.

Stanford remains in first place in the second fall Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings with 260 total points. The Cardinal won the national championship in women’s soccer, placed fifth in men’s cross country, ninth in field hockey and 10th in women’s cross country.

North Carolina is in second place with 254 total points. The Tar Heels captured the men’s soccer national championship, finished in second place in field hockey and ninth in women’s soccer. In third place with 228 total points is Maryland. The Terrapins won the field hockey national championship and placed ninth in both men’s and women’s soccer.

Florida State occupies the fourth spot with 217 total points. The Seminoles earned a third place finish in women’s soccer, fourth place finish in women’s cross country and placed 12th in men’s
cross country.

Rounding out the top five is UCLA. The Bruins’ second place finish in men’s water polo, third place finish in men’s soccer and 17th place finish in women’s soccer gives them 203 total points. Five of the seven fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: men’s cross country – Wisconsin; women’s cross country – Georgetown; women’s soccer – Stanford; men’s soccer – North Carolina; field hockey – Maryland; and men’s water polo – Southern California.

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 -- ten women’s and ten men’s.

The next fall Division I standings will be released Thursday, December 22.