Courtesy of NACDA
CLEVELAND -- Princeton ranked third among 52 Division I institions in the first fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings.
The Tigers are in the third-place spot after finishing fifth in women’s field hockey, 12th in men’s cross country and 15th in women’s cross country for a total of 159 points.
Florida State is the leader over Syracuse by 12 points, 180-168.
The Seminoles accumulated their 180 points by having both their
men’s and women’s cross country teams finish second at
the Division I national championships. Syracuse finished fifth in
women’s field hockey, 10th in women’s cross country and
14th in men’s cross country.
Stanford is currently in fourth place with 156 points after placing fourth in men’s cross
country, ninth in women’s field hockey and 13th in women’s cross country. Rounding out the top-five is Virginia. The Cavaliers finished third in women’s field hockey, 17th in men’s cross country and 21st in women’s cross country, bringing their point total to 155.
Three of the eight fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: men’s cross country - Oklahoma State; women’s cross country - Villanova; women’s field hockey - Maryland.
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.
The next Division I standings will be released Thursday, December 16.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at www.directorscup.org. You can also follow the standings on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.