April 25, 2019

Buckeyes Climb to Seventh in Final Winter in Directors’ Cup Standings


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the final set of winter Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, Ohio State has moved up three spots to seventh. Stanford leads the standings followed by Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kentucky and the Buckeyes.

The Buckeye men’s gymnastics team placed seventh nationally, led by 2019 NCAA pommel horse national champion Alec Yoder. In addition to delivering the 28th national title in program history, Yoder also picked up All-America honors on parallel bars and Trevor Cummings was named an All-American on pommel horse last weekend at State Farm Center.

Ohio State’s men’s ice hockey team earned a ninth-place standing, advancing to the NCAA West Regional, the Buckeyes’ third-consecutive NCAA appearance as senior Mason Jobst earned second team All-America honors. The Buckeye men’s basketball team also notched a 17th-place finish, topping Iowa State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, marking the second-consecutive year the Buckeyes have won an NCAA contest under head coach Chris Holtmann.

These finishes are in addition to already completed winter championships that include a second-place standing for wrestling, fourth-place finish for women’s indoor track and field, a sixth-place fencing team and a ninth-place standing for men’s swimming and diving.

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 next Division I standings will be released Thursday, May 16.