CHICAGO – The University of Chicago currently ranks fifth in the latest 2018-19 Division III Learfield IMG Directors' Cup standings at the conclusion of the winter sports season.
Thursday's release features the Maroons in fifth place overall with 580 points. The rankings are compiled according to each institution's finish in its respective NCAA Championships. NCAA Division III includes 450 member schools, with 290 scoring points this academic year.
This marks UChicago's highest placement ever in the winter rankings. Five winter team sports earned postseason points for the standings – women's indoor track & field (NCAA 6th place), women's swimming & diving (NCAA 6th place), men's swimming & diving (NCAA 8th place), wrestling (NCAA 24th place) and women's basketball (NCAA First Round).
A total of six University Athletic Association (UAA) schools are in the Directors' Cup top 30, including Washington University-St. Louis (3rd), Emory University (11th), University of Rochester (21st), Carnegie Mellon University (25th) and New York University (28th).
Johns Hopkins University maintains its position in first place overall with 804.25 points.
The Learfield IMG Directors' Cup is a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today.