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December 24, 2013

Three Teams Place in Top 70 in Most Recent 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

2013-14 Division I LSDC Standings: December 5 | December 19 | December 24

Portions courtesy of NACDA

CLEVELAND -- Three Ivy League teams -- Princeton, Dartmouth and Harvard -- rank in the top 70 in the most recent fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings for the 2013-14 season.

Princeton, as the second-highest Football Championship Subdivision school, is 27th with 156.0 total points. Dartmouth's strong fall puts the Big Green in 43rd with 108.5 points. Harvard comes in 69th with 69.0 points.

Rounding the Ivy League contingent are Penn (81st, 52.0 points), Cornell (83rd, 51.0), Columbia (103rd, 49.0) and Yale (114th, 25.0).

The reigning champion Stanford has taken the overall lead with 394.5 points after finishing fifth in women's volleyball. Virginia dropped a spot to second with 321.5 points. Penn State moves into third with 315.0 total points after capturing the NCAA women's volleyball title. Michigan State places fourth with 297.5 points after a ninth place finish in women's volleyball. North Carolina completes the top five with 288 points after earning 25 points in women's volleyball.

To date, seven 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 – USC; women's volleyball – Penn State.

The final Division I fall standings will be released Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.

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.