Portions courtesy of NACDA
CLEVELAND -- The Ivy League maintained its placement of six teams in the top 70 in the most recent spring update of the 2013-14 Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings.
The League's six teams in the top 70 leads all Football Championship Subdivision conferences. Harvard continued to pace the Ivies in 45th with 465.00 points, followed by Princeton (46th, 462.50 points), Columbia (57th, 328.50), Dartmouth (59th, 323.75), Penn (66th, 294.00) and Cornell (68th, 267.75).
Rounding the Ivy League contingent were Brown (101st, 158.00) and Yale (161st, 79.00).
Stanford maintained its lead with 1,479.00 total points after third in men's golf and fourth in women's rowing. Notre Dame jumped into second with 1102.75 points as a result of finishing ninth in women's rowing and 17th in softball. Florida moved to third place with 1099.50 points after winning the national title in softball. Duke fell in fourth with 1024.50 points with Penn State rounding out the top five with 1024.25 points.
Ten spring Division I championships have been completed with the
following institutions capturing titles: 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 – Southern California; men's
volleyball – Loyola Chicago; women's water polo –
The next Division I spring standings will be released Thursday, June 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 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.