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Stanford has extended its lead in the Sears Directors' Cup standings, thanks in part to the women's tennis program's NCAA Team Championship.
 
Stanford has extended its lead in the Sears Directors' Cup standings, thanks in part to the women's tennis program's NCAA Team Championship.
Stanford Extends Sears Directors' Cup Lead

June 5, 2001

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Stanford University has extended its Sears Directors' Cup lead to nearly 200 points as of the first set of Division I spring standings on May 31. The Cardinal is seeking its seventh consecutive Sears Directors' Cup, which is emblematic of the nation's best overall collegiate athletic program.

As of May 31, the Cardinal owns a 195.5-point lead over second place UCLA (1,094.5-899). Rounding out the top 10 are Michigan (814.5), Ohio State (781), Florida (677), Penn State (668), Nebraska (663), Arizona (658.5), Georgia (646) and Wisconsin (641.5). In the final winter standings (April 18th), Stanford held a 140-point lead over second place Wisconsin (781.5-641.5).

Stanford added to its lead thanks to top 10 national finishes from three women's programs - tennis, water polo and golf. The tennis program won its 11 NCAA Team Championship, while water polo finished second and golf ninth.

The Sears' Directors Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports - 10 for men and 10 for women. Each national champion receives 100 points.

2000-01 Division I Sears Directors' Cup Standings

(As of May 31)

Rank School Total

1. Stanford 1,094.5

2. UCLA 899

3. Michigan 814.5

4. Ohio State 781

5. Florida 677

6. Penn State 668

7. Nebraska 663

8. Arizona 658.5

9. Georgia 646

10. Wisconsin 641.5

11. North Carolina 612

12. Brigham Young 593.5

13. Washington 590

14. Texas 580.5

15. Arizona State 573.5

16. Duke 571

17. Oklahoma 541

18. California 532.5

19. Notre Dame 516.5

20. Minnesota 491

Spring Updates

Sport NCAA Finish Points

Women's tennis 1st 100

Women's golf 9th 75

Women's water polo 2nd 70


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