Stanford Wins 24th Directors’ Cup Pac-12 Members Finish 1-2-4

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SAN FRANCISCO – The STANFORD Cardinal captured their 24th-consecutive Directors’ Cup with UCLA and USC finishing second and fourth, respectively, in leading the Pac-12 Conference to another impressive finish in the final 2017-18 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced.

Led by four NCAA titles (women’s soccer, men’s soccer, women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis), Stanford won its 24th-consecutive Cup. In all, the Cardinal posted 12 top four finishes in tallying an impressive 1,442.00 points.

Behind three NCAA titles (men’s water polo, women’s gymnastics, beach volleyball), UCLA finished second for the eighth time in the history of the Directors’ Cup with 1,326.00 points, its highest-ever point total. USC posted a pair of national titles (women’s water polo, women’s outdoor track & field) to place fourth with 1,147.00 points for its fourth-straight top-4 finish. CALIFORNIA placed 20th overall with 830.25 points, aided by a national title in women’s rowing, to claim its 19th consecutive top-20 finish. OREGON recorded its seventh-straight top-25 finish, coming in 24th with 786.75 points. WASHINGTON was 29th (693.25 points), followed by ARIZONA STATE in 31st (686.00), then COLORADO in 37th (591.50).

ARIZONA captured its third NCAA women’s golf title and placed 51st (472.50). OREGON STATE, which picked up its third NCAA baseball title, finished 61st (383.00), just half a point ahead of UTAH in 62nd (382.50). WASHINGTON STATE rounded out the team scoring for the Pac-12, finishing 80th (260.50) for its best placing since 2010.

The success of the Pac-12 in the Directors’ Cup was bolstered by the capturing of 12 NCAA titles, most among all conferences. In addition, nine Pac-12 league members combined to post 39 top-four finishes in 24 NCAA championships.

Pac-12 Conference.......................................... Points
1. Stanford......................................... 1442.00
2. UCLA.............................................. 1326.00
4. USC............................................... 1147.00
20. California........................................... 830.25
24. Oregon............................................. 786.75
29. Washington....................................... 693.25
31. Arizona State..................................... 686.00
37. Colorado........................................... 591.50
51. Arizona............................................. 472.50
61. Oregon State..................................... 383.00
62. Utah................................................. 382.50
80. Washington State............................... 260.50

 

Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on the NACDA website www.nacda.com/directorscup/nacda-directorscup-current-scoring.html

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