Six teams from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) rank in the final Fall standings of the 2017-18 Division III Learfield Director's Cup as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) on Thursday.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) leads the SCIAC with 209.50 points and is slotted in 18th place following a stellar fall season. Sparked by a national championship in women's volleyball (100 points), the Athenas added 64.50 points thanks to a 12th-place finish in women's cross country, while the Stags earned 45 points (29th place) in men's cross country.
CMS clinched SCIAC titles in both women's volleyball (tournament) and women's cross country, while finishing third in the 2017 SCIAC men's cross country championship race.
Sixth-Street rival Pomona-Pitzer ranked second among SCIAC schools with 98.50 points in the fall, and placed 54th overall. The Sagehens powered to a sixth place finish and 73.5 points in men's cross country, and picked up 25 points with a fifth place mark in men's water polo.
The men's cross country team won the 2017 SCIAC cross country championship and, notched a league tournament championship in men's water polo.
Cal Lutheran secured 89 points following outstanding efforts in both women's and men's soccer - picking up 64 points, and 25 points respectively en route to finishing 59th overall.
The Kingsmen's men's soccer squad won the 2017 conference tournament crown, and secured an at-large bid to the NCAA postseason in women's soccer.
Occidental came in 65th overall with 75 points, thanks to 42 points in men's cross country, and 33 points in women's cross country; while Whittier placed 91st overall (50 points) on the strength of 25 points in both women's soccer and women's volleyball.
The Tigers enjoyed a second place finish in both the men's and women's SCIAC cross country championships, while the Poets won the 2017 SCIAC women's soccer tournament, and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship in women's volleyball.
Rounding out the SCIAC selections was Chapman which picked up 25 points in football. The Panthers advanced to the NCAA Tournament after logging a perfect league record to clinch the conference title outright.