CHICAGO – At the conclusion of the winter sports season, the University of Chicago remains ranked in the top 10 in the latest 2017-18 Division III Learfield Directors' Cup standings, which were released on Thursday.
The Maroons are currently eighth with 532 points. A total of 286 schools have scored points this academic year, which are awarded based on team postseason performances. NCAA Division III membership currently boasts 450 schools.
Five UChicago winter sports contributed to the ranking – women's basketball (NCAA second round), men's swimming & diving (12th place), women's swimming & diving (14th place), men's indoor track & field (20th place) and women's indoor track & field (31st place).
The University Athletic Association (UAA) is well represented with five institutions in the top 30, including Washington University-St. Louis (5th), Emory University (6th), UChicago (8th), Carnegie Mellon University (28th) and New York University (30th).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology resides atop the list with 686.50 points.
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).