Nov. 29, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced the current rankings for the Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup on Thursday, Nov. 29. Providence College is currently 14th in the standings after another successful cross country season. The Friars earned 90 points from the women’s cross country team’s second-place finish at the NCAA Division I National Championship on Saturday, Nov. 17. Men’s cross country also contributed 29 points. The Friars accumulated a total of 119.0 points during the fall season.
The BIG EAST Conference had five schools in the top-25. Syracuse (8) and Connecticut (10) finished ahead of Providence, while Notre Dame (19) and Villanova (21) were ranked below in the standings.
The Learfield Sports Director's Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institutions finish in up to 20 sports -- 10 women's and 10 men's.