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12 December 2019   Aaron Siple

Embry-Riddle is ranked second for the fall update in the NAIA Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Standings

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NAIA Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Standings

CLEVELAND – In the second set of fall NAIA Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings, Indiana Wesleyan jumps from fifth to first, leading Embry-Riddle (AZ) by a mere one and a half points, 288.50-287.00 total points.

NAIA FALL UPDATE

The Wildcats of Indiana Wesleyan have four top-10 finishes to date – 5th in both women’s soccer and volleyball, 7th in women’s cross country and 8th in men’s cross country. Embry-Riddle moved from seventh in last week’s standings to second overall after finishing 17th overall in all three championships from this past weekend – men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. In third is Columbia (MO) with a 3rd place finish in men’s soccer and 17th overall in both women’s soccer and volleyball. Eastern Oregon is fourth after a 5th place showing in women’s soccer, 9th in volleyball and 32nd overall in men’s soccer. Rounding out the top-five is Southern Oregon finishing 9th in volleyball and 17th in women’s soccer.  

Below is a listing of the top-five institutions and their fall national championship finishes to date:

Rank

Overall Points

Institution

Women’s 

Men’s

1

288.50

Indiana Wesleyan

4th-cross country; 5th-soccer; 5th-volleyball

7th-cross country

2

287.00

Embry-Riddle

17th-cross country/soccer/ volleyball

4th-cross country; 17th-soccer

3

283.00

Columbia

24th-cross country; 17th-soccer/volleyball

24th-cross country; 3rd-soccer

4

262.00

Eastern Oregon

29th-cross country; 5th-soccer;
9th-volleyball

19th-cross country; 32nd-soccer

5

247.50

Southern Oregon

9th-cross country/volleyball;
17th-soccer 

12th-cross country

FALL CHAMPIONS

Women’s: Cross Country – Madonna; Soccer – Keiser; Volleyball - Marian

Men’s: Cross Country – Oklahoma City; Soccer – Central Methodist

CONFERENCE

The Cascade conference leads all conferences with four institutions in the top-25 – Eastern Oregon (4th), Southern Oregon (5th), College of Idaho (17th) and Oregon Tech (23rd). 

NEXT UP

The next 2019-20 NAIA Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings will be published on Tuesday, December 24.

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The Learfield IMG College 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.

Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com and follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.

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