Nine North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) institutions appeared in the final fall update of the 2019-20 Division III Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings. Oberlin led the NCAC with 66 points, ranking 82nd overall among 190 institutions receiving points.
The Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s NCAA Tournament finish in up to 18 sports across the fall, winter and spring seasons.
Oberlin collected its 66 fall points after the Yeowomen women’s cross country team finished in 11th place at the Division III national championships.
Kenyon and Ohio Wesleyan were both tied in 83rd place, earning 64 points each after the Lords and Battling Bishop men’s soccer teams advanced to the third round of the 2019 Division III tournament.
Denison was ranked 91st with 53 points after the Big Red field hockey team collected its first NCAA tournament victory since 2000.
Wabash and Wooster both earned 50 points in the fall, tying for 99th place. The Little Giant football team made its first appearance in the Division III football tournament since 2015, while Wooster collected its 50 points after the Fighting Scots women’s soccer team advanced to the second round of the tournament.
Allegheny was ranked 132nd after its women’s cross country team finished in 28th place (46 points) at the national championships, while DePauw and Wittenberg rounded out the conference representatives tied for 140th with 25 points each. Both institutions made appearances in the 2019 Division III volleyball tournament.
Johns Hopkins currently leads all Division III schools with 481 points, Tufts is in second with 354.50 points and Chicago is in third with 322.50 points.