UNC Takes Lead In Directors' Cup
CLEVELAND, OHIO - After the completion of six NCAA Championships, the University of North Carolina has taken the lead in the Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. UNC has scored a season high 292.00 points, capturing the women's soccer title, finishing runner up in women's field hockey, fifth in men's soccer and 32nd in women's cross country.
Michigan jumps up three spots to second with 265.00 points and a fifth place finish in women's cross country, ninth place finish in both women's field hockey and women's soccer, 17th place in men's soccer and 23rd in men's cross country.
UCLA is in third with 256.00 points after a second place showing in men's water polo, fifth place finish in women's soccer, 13thplace finish in men's cross country and 17th place in men's soccer.
Georgetown jumped up 14 places to fourth overall with a total of 253.50 points after taking second in men's soccer, 12th in women's cross country, 17th place in women's soccer and 25th in men's cross country.
Rounding out the top five is Stanford with 251.50 total points, finishing third in both women's soccer and women's cross country, ninth in women's field hockey and 16th in men's cross country.
The ACC leads all conferences with three institutions in the top 10 - North Carolina (1st), Florida State (9th) and Virginia (10th).
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 fall standings will be released Thursday, December 20.