Dec. 29, 2009
CHARLOTTESVILLE — In the latest standings for Division I, UVa is second behind 15-time winner Stanford in the Directors’ Cup competition, which reflects schools’ performances in NCAA championships.
Stanford leads with 345 points. Virginia (337), North Carolina (283), Villanova (282) and UCLA (276) round out the top five.
In each of the first two fall standings, UVa held first place. But Stanford collected 64 points for women’s volleyball, a sport in which Virginia did not reach the NCAA tournament, to take over the lead.
The final fall standings will be released Jan. 13, and they will reflect points received by schools that compete in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision. UVa won’t earn any points for football.
A year ago, UVa was in 11th place coming out of the fall. The Wahoos finished eighth overall in 2008-09.