Princeton, Dartmouth Among Top 20 in Initial 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings
2013-14 Division I LSDC Standings: December 5
Portions courtesy of NACDA
CLEVELAND -- Princeton and Dartmouth top the
Ivy League contingent in the first set of fall Division I Learfield
Sports Directors' Cup standings for the 2013-14 season with the
Tigers placing fifth and the Big Green sitting 19th.
Princeton leads all Football Championship Subdivision schools with 156.0 total points on the strength of finishing fifth in field hockey, 22nd in men’s cross country and 30th in women’s cross country. Dartmouth has amassed 108.5 points after strong finishes at the NCAA men’s and women’s cross country championships.
Princeton and Dartmouth were among six Ivy League schools in the initial standings with Cornell (46th, 51.0 points ), Columbia (48th, 49.0), Harvard (52nd, 44.0) and Penn (61st, 27.0). The Ancient Eight was one of just five conferences to place multiple teams in the top 20, joining the Big Ten, Atlantic Coach, Pac-12 and Big East conferences.
Colorado leads the way in the first fall standings with 172 points, followed by Michigan State (160.5), Providence (158.5) and Virginia (157) joining the Tigers in the top five. The ACC leads all conferences with three institutions in the top 10 – Virginia (4th), Syracuse (6th) and North Carolina (7th).
To date, three fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following schools capturing titles: women’s cross country – Providence; men’s cross country – Colorado; field hockey - Connecticut.
The next Division I fall standings will be released Thursday, Dec. 19.
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.
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. Follow the Directors' Cup online at www.thedirectorscup.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.