CHICAGO – The University of Chicago moved up to 11th place in the 2016-17 Division III Learfield Directors' Cup standings at the conclusion of the winter season.
Thursday's announcement featured five University Athletic Association (UAA) institutions ranked in the top 40. Washington University-St. Louis (837 points) resides atop the rankings out of 288 NCAA Division III schools that have accumulated points.
After ranking 15th in the fall season, UChicago is now 11th overall with 455 points. The Maroons added to their tally thanks to postseason performances by women's basketball, men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving, women's indoor track and field and wrestling.
The Learfield Directors' Cup is a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. The points system is based on each institution's postseason finish in up to 18 sports (nine women's and nine men's).