Portions courtesy of NACDA
CLEVELAND -- The Ivy League placed six teams across an 18-place stretch in the top 65 in the most recent winter Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings for the 2013-14 season.
Harvard led the way for the League in 43rd with 303.00 points,
followed right behind by Dartmouth (44th, 298.75 points), Princeton
(47th, 287.50), Cornell (55th, 242.75), Columbia (57th, 234.50) and
Penn (61st, 216.00).
Rounding the Ivy League contingent were Yale (124th, 79.00) and Brown (139th, 73.00).
Stanford built on its lead, sitting in the top spot with 997.75 total points. Penn State occupied the second spot with 792.00 points after winning national championships in both fencing and wrestling. Wisconsin cracked the top five n third place with 680.00 points. Right behind the Badgers were Notre Dame in fourth place with 673.25 points and North Carolina rounding out the top five in fifth with 650.00 points.
Eleven winter Division I championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women's basketball – Connecticut; men's basketball – Connecticut; fencing – Penn State; women's ice hockey – Clarkson (DIII); women's swimming & diving – Georgia; men's swimming & diving – California; rifle – West Virginia; skiing – Denver; women's indoor track & field – Oregon; men's indoor track & field – Oregon; wrestling – Penn State.
The next Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, April 17.
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 winter 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.