|Thursday, January 24, 2013|
ODU 31st in Latest Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings
Old Dominion finished the fall season tied for 31st in the latest Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, thanks to the strong seasons from football, field hockey and men's soccer.
ODU tied for 31st with Iowa State of the Big 12. ODU's quarterfinal finish in football garnered 70 points, its quarterfinal finish in field hockey earned 60 points and its NCAA men's soccer appearance tallied 25 points, for 155 total points.
ODU's ranking was the best among the CAA schools and second best in the commonwealth of Virginia.
The Learfield Sports 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 up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's. Scoring is based on the NCAA tournament field with 100 points to the national champion, 90 for second, 83 for third- and fourth-place finishes. For non-bracket sports the scoring varies, but the winners get 100 points, with 90 points awarded for second, 85 for third and 80 for fourth.
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