December 24, 2013
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CLEVELAND – (Complete Fall Standings) Grand View (Iowa) jumped up from 18th to first in the final fall NAIA Learfield SportsDirectors’ Cup standings after capturing the football championship. The Vikings finish the fall with 226 total points.
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) trails Grand View by one point in the final standings with 225 total points. Concordia (Calif.) dropped to the third spot and still has 206 points. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) finishes the fall in fourth place with 203.5 points and Embry-Riddle (Fla.) completes the top five with 202.5 points.
The Golden State Athletic Conference ends the fall with three institutions in the top 10 – Concordia (3rd), The Master’s (Calif.) (7th) and Biola (Calif) (8th).
The six fall NAIA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: men’s cross country – Oklahoma City; women’s cross country – British Columbia (Can.); men’s soccer – Martin Methodist (Tenn.); women’s soccer – Concordia (Ore.); women’s volleyball – Texas Brownsville; football – Grand View.
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 12 sports -- six women’s and six men’s.
The first NAIA winter standings will be released Thursday, March 13, 2014.
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. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.
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