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Stanford has won the last six Sears Directors' Cups, and is in the lead again this year.
 
Stanford has won the last six Sears Directors' Cups, and is in the lead again this year.
Stanford Now In First Place In Sears Directors' Cup Standings

April 18, 2001

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Stanford University moved a step closer toward its seventh consecutive Division I Sears Directors' Cup Championship by taking its first lead of the 2000-01 season, as of the second winter standings period.

The Cardinal currently has 781.5 points, to lead second place Wisconsin by 140 points as the winter season draws to a close. Rounding out the top 10 are Michigan (595.5), Ohio State (568.5), Penn State (561.5), Nebraska (535.5), Arizona (529.5), North Carolina (514), UCLA (500.5) and Florida (482).

Stanford jumped into the lead for the first time this year thanks to top five national finishes from men's swimming and diving (2nd), women's swimming and diving (2nd), co-ed fencing (4th), men's basketball (5th) and men's indoor track and field (5th). The Cardinal also received points from men's gymnastics (11th), women's basketball (17th) and women's indoor track and field (31st).

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.

The final winter standings will be released on April 25, following the conclusion of the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships. The Cardinal women's gymnastics program is one of 12 schools competing for the national title this weekend in Athens, Georgia.

2000-01 Division I Sears Directors' Cup Winter Standings

Rank School Total

1. Stanford 781.5

2. Wisconsin 641.5

3. Michigan 595.5

4. Ohio State 568.5

5. Penn State 561.5

6. Nebraska 535.5

7. Arizona 529.5

8. North Carolina 514

9. UCLA 500.5

10. Florida 482

11. Notre Dame 466.5

12. Texas 447.5

13. Oklahoma 419.5

14. Colorado 408

15. Indiana 407.5

16. Minnesota 398

17. Arkansas 394

18. Brigham Young 389.5

19. Arizona State 383.5

20t. Duke 381

20t. Georgia 381

Stanford Winter Point Totals

Sport NCAA Points

Finish

Women's basketball 17th 30

Men's basketball 5th 60

Co-ed Fencing 4th 75

Men's gymnastics 11th 22.5

Women's swimming & diving 2nd 90

Men's swimming & diving 2nd 90

Indoor women's track & field 31st 50

Indoor men's track & field 5th 79


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