The University of Florida, is currently fourth in the Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 999.50 points. It was the Lady Gator’s teams that kept Florida in the running following a third place finish in women’s tennis, a fifth place finish in women’s lacrosse, a ninth place finish in men’s tennis and an 18th place finish in women’s golf.
Stanford continues its lead for the after the first spring standings have been released. The Cardinal lead with 1509.50 total points after winning the national championship in women’s water polo and placing second in men’s volleyball, third in women’s tennis, 17th in women’s lacrosse, 18th in women’s golf and 33rd in men’s tennis.
Duke moves from 10th in the final winter standings into second with 1024.50 points as a result of winning the national championship in both women’s golf and men’s lacrosse. Duke also finished fifth in both women’s lacrosse and women’s tennis and 17th in men’s tennis. Penn State is close behind in third place with 1024.25 points. The Nittany Lions finished third in men’s volleyball and 17th in both men’s tennis and women’s lacrosse.
As we said the Gators are fourth and rounding out the top five is Notre Dame with 989.75 points. The Fighting Irish finished second in men’s lacrosse, ninth in men’s & women’s tennis and women’s lacrosse and also scored in women’s golf.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has four institutions ranked in the top 10. Duke is second, Notre Dame is fifth, North Carolina is sixth and Virginia is seventh. Seven spring Division I championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles:women’s golf – Duke; women’s lacrosse – Maryland; men’s lacrosse – Duke; women’s tennis – UCLA; men’s tennis – USC; men’s volleyball – Loyola Chicago; women’s water polo – Stanford.
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 — ten women’s and ten men’s.
The next Division I spring standings will be released Tuesday, June 10.