2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Final Standings
Following the completion of the 2017-18 NCAA Division III competition season, four North Coast Athletic Conference schools ranked in the top-70 of the Learfield Directors' Cup standings, led by Denison finishing 44th out of 323 eligible institutions with 382.00 total points. Schools must have competed in an NCAA Championship event during the academic year in order to compile points in the standings.
Kenyon was the next highest NCAC institution in 53rd with 339.00 points, while DePauw checked in at 64th with 301.50 points and Wittenberg finished 70th overall with 285.50 points. Ohio Wesleyan also cracked the top-80 in 76th-place with 256.50 points.
Oberlin finished just outside the top-100 in 107th with 187.00 points, followed by Wabash in 132nd (149.80), Wooster in 153rd (123.00) and Allegheny in the 238th position with 56.00 total points.
Williams captured its 21st Div. III Learfield Directors' Cup title after accumulating 1,126.50 points during the 2017-18 academic year. MIT was second with 1,001.50 points, while Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (939.50), Emory (936.05) and Middlebury (905.00) rounded out the top-five.
The Learfield Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. For the 2017-18 year, the Learfield Directors’ Cup scoring was updated for the first time in recent history. While there is still a maximum 18 sports counted, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s and women’s soccer, are the four sports that must be counted for each institution. Additionally, up to 14 other scores may be counted, regardless of gender, in the final score.