April 26, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio– With a total of 807.75 points at the conclusion of the winter championships, Ohio State remains in second place in the 2011-12 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA) announced Thursday.
Most recently, the Buckeyes posted a pair of seventh-place finishes at the men’s and women’s NCAA gymnastics championships. Earlier this winter, the Scarlet and Gray finished in the Top 25 nationally in fencing, men’s basketball, wrestling, men’s swimming and diving, women’s track and field and women’s swimming and diving.
Ohio State leads a group of five Big Ten Conference programs ranked in the Top 10, which includes Penn State (3rd), Michigan (5th), Minnesota (6th) and Wisconsin (10th).
The Buckeye fencing team led the way this winter season, earning 100 points with its championship run, while the men’s basketball team earned 83 points following a third-place finish. Wrestling picked up 75 points with a fifth-place finish followed by men’s swimming and diving, women’s track and field and women’s swimming and diving with 64.5, 55.5 and 54 points, respectively.
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between 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 spring Division I standings will be released May 31.
2011-12 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings
As of April 26, 2012
For the complete standings, log on to www.directorscup.org
M. Ice Hockey
No. 11 Buckeyes Skate to 3-3 OT Tie at No. 1/2 Penn State
No. 1 Buckeyes Roll Over Saint Francis in Three Sets
W. Ice Hockey
Buckeyes Drop 2-1 Decision to No. 4 Minnesota
Buckeyes Take Dual Meet Against Spartans, 137-104
Ohio State Triumphs over Michigan State, 179.5-62.5
No. 4 Buckeyes Oust No. 17 UIC, 412.150-381.500