April 25, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – After strong winter showings from fencing, men’s basketball, wrestling and men’s gymnastics, Ohio State sits 15th in the 2012-13 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. The Buckeyes finished fourth in fencing, fifth in men’s basketball, sixth in wrestling and seventh in men’s gymnastics.
Ohio State sits fourth among Big Ten schools behind Michigan (1st), Penn State (3rd) and Minnesota (7th). Nebraska (16th), Michigan State (18th), Wisconsin (23rd) and Indiana (25th) are also ranked in the Top 25 of the standings.
Fencing earned 80 points for Ohio State, followed by 73 for men’s basketball, 73.5 for wrestling and 32.5 for men’s gymnastics.
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 first Division I spring standings will be released Thursday, May 23.
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