Syracuse Fourth in Learfield Directors' Cup Fall Standings

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    Syracuse University's men's cross country and field hockey performances in the 2016 NCAA Tournament put the Orange in the fourth spot in the 2016-17 16 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Learfield Directors' Cup Fall standings. Head coach Chris Fox's cross country team finished third at the NCAA Championship and head coach Ange Bradley guided her field hockey team to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. Syracuse is the top-ranked team from the Atlantic Coast Conference in the standings.

    Syracuse Fourth in Learfield Directors' Cup Fall Standings
     
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    Between the strength of their women's teams and that they won MSoccer, Stanford is a shoo-in to win it again.
     
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    That's because Stanford participates in 16 Men's and 20 Women's sports.

    How can they not win?
     
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    Their wins are largely driven by the huge point totals of the women and they can be caught if the men are below their average. IIRC, in 2015, their men's water polo and volleyball teams didn't even sniff the Final 4. Both UNC and UVa men's sports scored more points than the Stanford's men did, but didn't score enough to overcome the huge lead that the Stanford women had built. It's kind of like the last leg of a track relay race in which the last runner gets the baton with a 30-yard lead and only wins by 10 yards. Yes, they won the race, but the last guy didn't run as fast as the last runner of the team that came in second.
     
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    GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The ACC leads all conferences with 11 schools ranked among the top 50 of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Final Fall Standings. Seven ACC member institutions rank among the top 25, which ties for the most of any conference nationally.

    Clemson’s 2016 football national title highlighted the ACC’s fall sports success, along with NCAA runner-up finishes by Wake Forest in men’s soccer and North Carolina in field hockey.

    North Carolina, which also saw its men’s and women’s soccer teams reach the semifinals of the NCAA College Cup, finished third in the fall sports standings with 345 points. Virginia (244 points) placed 11th, followed by No. 12 NC State (241) and No. 13 Clemson (237). Florida State placed 16th with 210.5 points, while Syracuse holds the 17th spot at 209.

    No. 21 Louisville (195 points), No. 32 Wake Forest (165), No. 35 Notre Dame (155), No. 47 Duke (133) and No. 49 Virginia Tech (131.5) round out the ACC’s top 50 contingent.

    Boston College holds the 61st spot with 120 points, followed by No. 87 Pitt (75), No. 111 Miami (51) and No. 132 Georgia Tech (45).

    The ACC is one of three conferences to have all of its members ranked in the final fall standings.

    The first Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, March 23.
     
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