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Gators are 5th in Learfield Sports Directors Cup


Stanford has reclaimed first place in one of the closest Learfield Sports Directors Cup races. The Cardinal finished first in womens tennis, second in womens water polo, ninth in womens lacrosse, 13th in womens golf and 33rd in mens tennis.

The Cardinal has 1233.00 total points.

Michigan fell to second in the standings and currently has 1003.25 total points. The Wolverines finished ninth in womens tennis and 33rd in mens tennis. Penn State remains in third place with 1001.25 total points. The Nittany Lions finished third in mens volleyball, fifth in womens lacrosse, ninth in mens lacrosse and 55th in womens golf.

North Carolina climbed into fourth with 991.00 total points. The Tar Heels finished first in womens lacrosse, fifth in mens lacrosse and womens tennis and 28th in womens golf.

Florida fell to fifth place with 983.50 points. The Gators finished third in womens tennis, fifth in womens lacrosse, 17th in womens golf and 33rd in mens tennis.

The SEC now leads all conferences with three institutions in the top 10 Florida (5th), Georgia (9th) and Texas A&M (10th).

Seven of 13 NCAA spring championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: womens water polo USC; rifle West Virginia; mens volleyball UC Irvine; womens golf USC; womens lacrosse North Carolina; mens lacrosse Duke; mens tennis Virginia; and womens tennis Stanford.

For those nor familiar with the Learfield Sports Directors Cup was developed as a joint effort between the e 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 womens and 10 mens.

The next standing will be out June 15th and we will see if the Gators can move back up in the race.



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