Portions courtesy of NACDA
CLEVELAND -- The Ivy League once again placed six teams among the top 70 in the first spring Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings for the 2013-14 season.
Harvard led the way for the League in 42nd with 414.00 points,
followed by Princeton (48th, 390.50 points), Columbia (56th,
323.50), Dartmouth (60th, 298.75), Penn (62nd, 294.00) and Cornell
Rounding the Ivy League contingent were Yale (147th, 79.00) and Brown (171st, 73.00).
Stanford continues its lead after the first spring standings with 1509.50 points after winning the national championship in women's water polo and placing second in men's volleyball, third in women’s tennis, 17th in women's lacrosse, 18th in women’s golf and 33rd in men’s tennis.
Duke moved from 10th in the final winter standings into second with 1024.50 points as a result of winning the national championship in both women's golf and men’s lacrosse. Penn State is close behind in third place with 1024.25 points with Florida fourth with 999.50 points and Notre Dame fifth with 989.75 points.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has four institutions ranked in the top 10. Duke is second, Notre Dame is fifth, North Carolina is sixth and Virginia is seventh.
Seven spring Division I championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women's golf – Duke; women's lacrosse – Maryland; men's lacrosse – Duke; women's tennis – UCLA; men's tennis – Southern California; men's volleyball – Loyola Chicago; women's water polo – Stanford.
The next Division I spring standings will be released Tuesday, June 10.
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.