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CLEVELAND -- Princeton, Dartmouth and Harvard continue to lead the way for the Ivy League in the final fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings for the 2013-14 season.
Princeton paced the League in 35th with 156.0 points, followed by Dartmouth (56th, 108.5), Harvard (92nd, 69.0), Penn (109th, 52.0), Cornell (112nd, 51.0), Columbia (131st, 49.0) and Yale (148th, 25.0).
Reigning champion Stanford added to its lead, now with 461.25 points, after its football team ranked 10th in the final USA Today/Coaches poll. Michigan State jumped into second with 382.5 points, thanks to its Rose Bowl victory. Florida State moved into third (351.5 points) after capturing the BCS National Championship. North Carolina (333.0 points) moved up to fourth thanks to a bowl victory. After dropping three spots, Virginia (323.0 points) rounded out the top five.
To date, all nine fall NCAA championships have been completed
with the following institutions capturing titles: women's cross
country – Providence; men's cross country – Colorado;
field hockey – Connecticut; women's soccer – UCLA;
men's soccer – Notre Dame; men's water polo – Southern
California; women's volleyball – Penn State; FCS football
– North Dakota State; FBS football – Florida State.
The first Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, March 27.
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.