Story courtesy of NACDA
CLEVELAND – The final Learfield Directors’ Cup fall standings for Divisions II and III have Colorado School of Mines and Johns Hopkins in first place, respectively. Columbia (Mo.) sits atop the final fall NAIA standings, while Stanford leads the Division I rankings prior to the Bowl Games and the FCS Championship.
Colorado School of Mines leads DII with 329 total points, Johns Hopkins leads DIII with 383 total points and Columbia (MO) has recorded 307 total points for the lead in the NAIA standings. Stanford leads all of DI with 468 total points
In Division II, California Baptist is in second place with 299 points, Shippensburg (PA) is in third place with 262.50 points, LIU Post is in fourth with 252 points and rounding out the top five is West Chester (PA) with 247 points.
In Division III, MIT is in second with 319.50 points, in third is Middlebury with 301 points, and tied for fourth is St. Thomas (MN) and Wisconsin La Crosse both with 270 points.
The final fall NAIA standings have Southern Oregon with 248 points in second place, Wayland Baptist in third with 240 points, in fourth is Lindsey Wilson with 238 points, and Northwestern (IA) completes the top five with 236 points.
The Division I standings currently have Penn State in second with 315.50 points, UCLA in third with 307 points, Michigan in fourth with 294.50 points and Wisconsin rounding out the top five with 279 points.
The final Division I fall standings will be released Thursday, January 11, 2018. The first set of winter standings will be released March 8, 2018.
The Learfield 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 NCAA Championships. To review the updated scoring changes for the 2017-18 year, please click here.
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/ldirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.
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