CLEVELAND – In the final fall Learfield Directors' Cup standings, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) leads the Southern California Intercollegiate Conference (SCIAC) with 210 points for a 12th-place ranking accross all Division III institutions.
CMS earned their most points in men's cross country with their 5th-place finish earning 75 points. Women's cross country finished the season 15th nationally earning 60 points in the cup standings. Women's soccer and volleyball combined to add 75 points to the CMS total.
Pomona-Pitzer lands at No. 19 nationally with 187 points. The women's soccer program lead the way for the Sagehens with their 5th-place finish in the NCAA tournament claiming 73 points. The men's and women's cross country teams combined for 89 points while the men's water polo team's 5th-place tournament finish brought 25 points.
Redlands' 98 points currently rank the Bulldogs in 59th place overall. Top achievers for the maroon and grey were the men's soccer team with their 5th place finish in the NCAA tournamnet and football taking the 17th spot in the nation.
Cal Lutheran is 83rd amonst DIII institutions earning 64 points on the women's volleyball team's run through the NCAA tournament finishing in 5th-place. Whittier is No. 99 with 51 points from their impressive men's cross country team. Chapman (100th-50 points), Occidental (123rd-43 pts), and La Verne (130th-25 pts)
The Learfield 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 NCAA Championships. The Directors’ Cup Committee is reviewing the scoring structure for 2016-17 which will be finalized prior to the winter sports standings.
For a complete list please follow this link to the final fall Division III standings of the Learfield Directors’ Cup.