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UChicago comes in at 15th in Learfield Directors' Cup fall standings

UChicago comes in at 15th in Learfield Directors' Cup fall standings

Fall 2016 Learfield Cup Rankings (PDF)

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago concluded the fall season ranked 15th in the latest 2016-17 Division III Learfield Directors' Cup standings, which were announced on Thursday.

The Maroons totaled 196 points thanks to three fall teams that reached the postseason – women's soccer (NCAA semifinals), men's soccer (NCAA Round of 16) and women's cross country (NCAA 25th place).

Washington University-St. Louis leads the rankings (410 points) out of 189 NCAA Division III schools that have earned points during the fall season. UChicago is one of five schools in the University Athletic Association (UAA) that are ranked in the top 25 overall.

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).