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Stanford improves its lead in Directors' Cup standings

Stanford has built on its lead in the Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup winter standings. The Cardinal finished second in women's swimming & diving, third in women's basketball, ninth in fencing, men's basketball and men's swimming & diving and 40th in wrestling. They now have 997.75 total points.


Penn State now occupies the second spot with 792 points after winning national championships in both fencing and wrestling. Penn State also placed ninth in women's basketball, 17th in men's swimming & diving and 18th in women's swimming & diving.

Wisconsin cracks the top five and is in third place with 680 points. The Badgers reached the Final Four in men's basketball, placed fifth in women's ice hockey, 13th in women's swimming & diving, 16th in wrestling and 33rd in men's swimming & diving.

With 673.25 points, in fourth place, is Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish finished second in women's basketball, sixth in fencing, 16th in women's swimming & diving and 30th in men's swimming & diving.

Rounding out the top five is North Carolina with 650 points. UNC finished fifth in women's basketball, 17th in men's basketball, 19th in both fencing and women's swimming & diving, 25th in wrestling and 38th in men's swimming & diving.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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