Seven UAA institutions are ranked among the top 55 teams in NCAA Division III in the final Learfield Directors’ Cup winter standings.
With multiple strong finishes in swimming & diving and/or indoor track & field, seven UAA institutions rank in among the nation's best in the standings entering the spring season with Washington University (fifth), Emory University (sixth), and University of Chicago (eighth) all among the top-10.
Carnegie Mellon University (28th), NYU (30th), and University of Rochester (42nd) are all in the top-50 with Brandeis University (53rd) close by. Case Western Reserve University moved into 116th place.
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. To review the updated scoring changes for the 2017-18 year, please click here.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the fall season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at www.directorscup.org.
About Learfield: An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies.