June 15, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the latest set of spring Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, Ohio State has wrapped up second place for the second-consecutive season. Stanford still claims the top spot in the standings followed by Ohio State, USC, Michigan and Florida.
The 2016-17 year will mark the sixth Top 5 ranking in the Directors’ Cup standings for Ohio State and the third time it has finished second, joining 2010-11 and a year ago.
This spring, Ohio State received Top 5 spring finishes from the national champion men’s volleyball team, in addition to the men’s lacrosse, women’s golf, rowing and men’s and women’s tennis teams. For the year, the Buckeyes’ wrestling, fencing and men’s gymnastics teams joined the six spring sports with Top 5 finishes to propel Ohio State.
The Learfield Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at www.directorscup.org.
The final Division I standings will be released June 30 or July 1.