Additional information on the NACDA Directors' Cup program, including the complete scoring structure, along with scoring charts, can be found on the NACDA web site at
Union, which finished a College record 60th in last year's NACDA Director's Cup Division III standings, finds itself in 45th place after the near completion of the 2002 fall season. Women's soccer and volleyball each picked up points by qualifying for their respective NCAA tournaments.
The Brian Speck-coached soccer squad, which qualified for its fourth consecutive NCAA berth, earned 50 points by finishing 17th in the country while the Sandy Collins-coached volleyball team picked up 25 points by finishing 33rd in its first-ever NCAA appearance.
Williams, a six-time champion, leads the pack with 376 points and has a 96-point margin over second-place Messiah (PA).
These standings are based upon the completion of women and men's cross country, field hockey, women and men's soccer and women's volleyball. In addition to Williams and Messiah, winning these national championships were Wisconsin-Oshkosh in men's cross country; Rowan (N.J.) in field hockey; Ohio Wesleyan in women's soccer; and Wisconsin-Whitewater in women's volleyball.
The NACDA 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 up to 18 sports — nine women's and nine men's. Each national champion receives 100 points.
Fall sports standings to date follows. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the fall season.
For complete standings, please click below:
Union in comparison to our competitors: (Formerly Sears Directors' Cup)
- 1. Williams 376 points;
- 8. Emory 180;
- 16. Ithaca 159;
- 25. St. Lawrence 125;
- 30. Bowdoin 114;
- 37. Middlebury 90;
- 43. Hobart/William Smith 83;
- 45. Union 75;
- 45. Colorado. College 75;
- 58. Skidmore 70;
- 60. Amherst 64;
- 60. U. Chicago 64;
- 77. Babson 50;
- 77. Johns. Hopkins 50;
- 77. Vassar 50;
- 77. Tufts 50
Please take notice that there are five UCAA and five NESCAA colleges among the top 100.