Nine NCAC Schools Ranked In Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Winter Standings

Nine NCAC Schools Ranked In Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Winter Standings

DePauw University currently sits in 35th with 271 total points to lead all North Coast Athletic Conference member institutions in the 2013-14 Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup winter standings. Williams currently holds a commanding lead in the overall standings with 843.75 points, while Wisconsin-Whitewater is second with 648.75.

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 18 sports -- nine women’s and nine men's.

The DPU Tigers amassed 193 points during the winter sport season, based on NCAA postseason competition, led by the women's basketball team advancing to the sectional final round of the national tournament. In addition, the Tigers men's and women's swimming & diving squads both finished in 15th at the 2014 NCAA Div. III Swimming & Diving Championships.

Kenyon shot up the standings to No. 42 with 254 total points, up from 87th-place following the fall season, after the Lords won their 33rd national title all-time and the Ladies finished second at the NCAA Div. III Swimming & Diving Championships. Denison led all NCAC schools with 217.5 points during the winter season and makes its debut in the national standings in 53rd, while Ohio Wesleyan accumulated 91.5 points in the winter and checks in at 60th overall with 185.5 points.

Wittenberg added 25 points in the winter season and sits at No. 77 overall with 142 points, while Wabash and Oberlin round out the list of NCAC schools in the top 100 in 91st (122) and 92nd (120.5), respectively. In addition, Allegheny and Wooster are tied for 137th in the overall standings with 81 points each.

Outside of the Kenyon men's swimming & diving team, the following institutions caputred NCAA Div. III national titles during the winter season:

Sport 2013-14 NCAA Div. III Champion
Women's Basketball Farleigh Dickinson-Florham
Men's Basketball Wisconsin-Whitewater
Women's Ice Hockey SUNY-Plattsburgh
Men's Ice Hockey St. Norbert
Women's Swimming & Diving Emory
Women's Indoor Track & Field Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Men's Indoor Track & Field Wisconsin-La Crosse
Wrestling Wartburg