Calvin College In Seventh Place in Learfield Directors' Cup Standings

Calvin College In Seventh Place in Learfield Directors' Cup Standings

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Calvin currently stands in seventh place in the Learfield Directors' Cup standings after an outstanding fall season. The Knights have 254.5 points so far. Johns Hopkins leads the standings with 358 points.  Calvin is the only MIAA institution in the top-25.

2017 DIVISION III NACDA DIRECTORS' CUP FALL STANDINGS

Calvin received 93 points from the women's volleyball team that reached the national semifinals of the NCAA III Tournament this fall. The Knights picked up 64 points from the men's soccer team that advanced to the third round of the NCAA III Tournament. The men's cross country team tallied 64.5 points with a 12th-place finish and the women's cross country team recorded 43 points with a 31st-place finish at the national championships in Elsah, Illinois.

The latest set of fall sports standings includes the sports of men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's water polo and women's field hockey. It does not include football which will conclude in two weeks. The final fall sports standings are slated to be released on December 21.

The Learfield Directors' Cup race is held at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels and also for NAIA institutions. The Learfield Directors' Cup is based on points earned by teams that compete in NCAA and NAIA Championship events and is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) to the best overall collegiate athletics program in the country.

Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in NCAA and NAIA Championship competition. Each national champion receives 100 points with a national runner-up finish worth 90 points. Third place is worth 83 points and fourth place finishes count for 80 points with a sliding point scale continuing on down by order of finish.

Competition will continue with the winter sports season and finish with the conclusion of the spring sports season in May. Calvin finished in 16th place last year in NCAA Division III with 596.50 points.