LCSC remains sixth in Learfield Cup standings
With all six of the NAIA’s fall sports now in the books, Lewis-Clark State College remains in sixth place in the 2011-12 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, according to the most recent edition released on Thursday.
The top six spots in the standings remained unchanged from the last edition which was released on Dec. 15 and did not include results from football.
Thanks to having placed in three championships; fourth in men’s cross country, ninth in volleyball, and 11th in women’s cross country; LCSC has garnered 201 points thus far.
Out of the top six programs, only Azusa Pacific earned points in football. The Cougars have now placed in five of the six fall championships for a total of 359 points, adding 60 points with their recent fifth-place finish in football.
Cal State San Marcos is in second place with 265 total points. Concordia (Ore.) is third at 217, Embry-Riddle fourth at 212, and Lee is fifth at 203.
The following institutions captured national titles: men’s cross country – Oklahoma Christian; women’s cross country – Cal State San Marcos;
women’s soccer – Lee; men’s soccer – Lindsey Wilson; volleyball – Texas Brownsville; football – St. Xavier.
St. Xavier’s football title catapulted the program into a tie with Lindsey Wilson for seventh place at 195 points.
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 12 sports -- six women’s and six men’s.
The next NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings will be released March 8, 2012.