WVU 12th In Director's Cup

With 11 winter NCAA championships completed, West Virginia University is currently No. 12 overall nationally and first in the Big East Conference in the 2009-10 Learfield Sports Director's Cup standings with 500.50 points thus far.

To date in winter competition, the Mountaineers earned 326.50 points to go with their 174 tallied from fall competition.

WVU's men's basketball team finished No. 3 nationally to post 83 points and 50 points were earned from its women's basketball team that placed 17th nationally.

Rounding out the Top 5 in the Big East were Notre Dame (23), Villanova (30), Connecticut (42) and Louisville (45).

Stanford stands in first place with 792 points, followed by Ohio State (703), Florida (648), Penn State (621.50) and Virginia (610.50).

Two years ago, West Virginia finished with a school-best 30th-place finish in the Directors' Cup standings. Last year, WVU finished in 50th place.

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 institution's finish in up to 14 sports - seven women's and seven men's.

The final Division I winter standings will be released April 29.


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