COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the first set of winter Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, Ohio State has moved up to fourth behind a third-place finish in wrestling and a seventh-place finish in rifle.
Stanford currently leads the standings followed by Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State and Virginia.
Paced by national championships from Kyle Snyder and Myles Martin, the wrestling Buckeyes' third-place finish marked the program’s fifth Top 5 finish in the past 10 years. Snyder was named the championships’ Most Outstanding Wrestler as the duo won the 20th and 21st individual titles in program history.
The Ohio State rifle team also tallied a seventh-place finish led by All-Americans Drew Cheezum and Remington Lyman. The Buckeyes had the best season in program history, setting the air rifle record four times and tallying a program-high smallbore record in October.
In addition to wresting and rifle, the women’s swimming team earned 61.5 points with a 14th-place finish and men’s indoor track and field placed 24th for 49 points.
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.
The next Division I winter standings will be released April 7.
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