Saint Leo among top 20 in first 2016-17 Directors’ Cup rankings

Saint Leo among top 20 in first 2016-17 Directors’ Cup rankings

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University checked in at 16th among Division II schools in the first release of 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup Division II standings, issued Wednesday afternoon by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

With 96.00 points, Saint Leo holds the highest ranking of any Sunshine State Conference institution in the first Learfield Directors' Cup fall rankings. These first fall rankings include points earned in the NCAA men's and women's cross country championships, as well as the NCAA field hockey championship.

Florida Southern is Saint Leo's closest SSC rival in the Learfield Directors' Cup standings in 43rd place with 48.00 points. Tampa is in 59th place with 32.00 points.

Adams State (Colo.) is atop the Directors' Cup standings with 190.00 points, followed by Grand Valley State (Mich.) with 170.00 points.

The Learfield Cup 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.

The next Directors' Cup standings update is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.

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