Portions courtesy of NACDA
CLEVELAND -- The Ivy League closed the 2013-14 season with six teams in the top 70 in the final Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings.
The Ivy League was the only Football Championship Subdivision conference to boast that many teams in the top 70 and joined Football Bowl Subdivision conference powers of the Southeastern Conference (14), Atlantic Coast Conference (13), Big Ten Conference (11), Pac-12 Conference (9) and Big 12 Conference (8) as the only Division I conferences to have six or more teams in the top 70.
Princeton topped the Ivies in 44th with 511.00 points, followed by Harvard (49th, 465.00 points), Dartmouth (58th, 372.25), Columbia (61st, 353.50), Cornell (63rd, 340.75), Penn (67th, 325.50), Brown (110th, 158.00) and Yale (182nd, 79.00). The Tigers have been the League's highest ranked school now 18 times in the 21-year history of the Directors' Cup.
Stanford captured this year's cup with 1482.00 total points. In total, the Cardinal scored in 29 total sports, but only 10 men's and 10 women's scores counted toward the final standings.
For the third straight year, Florida finished in second with
1216.50 points. Notre Dame finished in third with 1128.25 points,
its highest finish. With its runner-up finish in the College World
Series, Virginia finished the year in fourth overall with 1118.50
points. Penn State rounded out the top five in fifth with 1113.00
The following institutions won the 10 NCAA Division I spring championships: baseball – Vanderbilt; softball – Florida; women's golf – Duke; men's golf – Alabama; women's lacrosse – Maryland; men's lacrosse – Duke; women's rowing – Ohio State; women's tennis – UCLA; men's tennis – USC; women's outdoor track & field – Texas A&M; men's outdoor track & field – Oregon; men's volleyball – Loyola Chicago; 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.
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.