WALTHAM, Mass. – The Brandeis University athletic teams are ranked 50th in the initial Learfield Director's Cup standing, issued last month.
Brandeis scored Director's Cup points in two sports: women's soccer, which reached the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament to earn 50 points, and women's cross country, which finished in 20th place at the NCAA championships to claim 54 points.
Brandeis has been among the top 50 in the fall standings every year that has awarded a Director's Cup since 2012-13. No Cup was awarded in 2019 or 2020 because COVID-19 did not allow for the completion of many NCAA championships. The Judges are seventh among University Athletic Association schools, which include #4 Chicago, #8 Emory and #10 Washington University. They are 10th among schools from New England, which include #2 Middlebury and #3 Tufts.
The Learfield 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 finish in NCAA Championships.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA's website at www.directorscup.org.