St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 6, 2018 – Washington University in St. Louis fell to fourth place in the second set of fall Division III Learfield Directors' Cup Standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
WashU has 323.00 points after a first-place finish in women's cross country, second place in men's cross country, third place in women's soccer and 17th place in volleyball.
John Hopkins has accumulated 392.00 points to continue to hold a narrow lead over Tufts, who has 353.50 points. Middlebury (345.50), WashU (323) and Chicago (288.50) round out the top five.
The University Athletic Association (UAA) leads all Division III conferences with four institutions in the top-10 – WashU (fourth), Chicago (fifth), Emory (eighth) and Rochester (10th)
WashU has finished in the top-10 in 16-straight years, including top-five finishes in 11 of the last 12 years – 2002-03 (fifth), 2003-04 (ninth), 2004-05 (third), 2005-06 (seventh), 2006-07 (fifth), 2007-08 (second), 2008-09 (fourth), 2009-10 (third), 2010-11 (third), 2011-12 (second), 2012-13 (fifth), 2013-14 (fourth), 2014-15 (fourth), 2015-16 (second), 2016-17 (second) and 2017-18 (sixth).
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.
The next Division III fall standings will be released Thursday, Dec. 20.