BYU Leads MWC In Sears Directors' Cup Spring Standings
June 5, 2002
Division I Current Spring Standings (PDF Format)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - BYU's fall and winter sports season success coupled with its success in women's golf and women's tennis placed it 15th in the current spring standings for the Sears Directors' Cup. The Cougars are ranked highest among Mountain West Conference institutions with 560 points.
Seven-time Division I Sears Directors' Cup champion Stanford (1,369.5 pts) and inaugural champion North Carolina (889.5 pts), sit at the top of the standings. Florida is in third with 818.5 points, followed by UCLA, in fourth with 810 points, and Texas in fifth with 751.5 points.
All eight MWC schools placed in the current spring standings - Colorado State (62nd, 238 pts), Utah (63rd, 230 pts), New Mexico (77th, 180 pts), Air Force (85th, 169.5 pts), UNLV (110th, 116.5 pts), San Diego State (129th, 95 points), and Wyoming (169th, 57 pts). The Directors' Cup is presented annually by Sears, Roebuck and Co. and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) based on points accumulated for placing in national championship competition.
This is the first set of spring standings and includes the sports of women and men's tennis; women's golf, lacrosse and water polo; and men's volleyball. In addition to Stanford, winning national championships were Southern California in men's tennis; Duke in women's golf; Princeton in women's lacrosse; and Hawaii in men's volleyball.
Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports -- 10 for men and 10 for women. Each national champion receives 100 points. Spring standings to date follows. Please note that standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published the end of June upon completion of College World Series. Codes are as follows: W - women; M - men; Lax - lacrosse; Ten - tennis; VB - volleyball; and WP - water polo.