UCLA Women Top Capital One Cup Standings
Jan. 12, 2012
At the conclusion of fall competition, UCLA ranks in the Top 5 in both the Capital One Cup standings and the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. The UCLA women are No. 1 in the Capital One Cup standings, while the men are No. 4. In the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, UCLA ranks fourth.
UCLA's NCAA women's volleyball title and its No. 7 final national ranking in women's soccer helped propel the Bruins to No. 1 in the Capital One Cup women's standings with 72 points, nine ahead of second-place Stanford. The men's water polo NCAA runner-up finish and a third-place showing by men's soccer have put UCLA in a tie for fourth place in the men's standings with 42 points. Alabama, North Carolina and North Dakota State are tied for first with 60 points.
The Bruins are just one point behind third-place North Carolina in the Directors' Cup, totaling 328 points on the strength of women's volleyball's (100 points), men's water polo (70), and men's soccer (83). UCLA also earned points from football (25) and women's soccer (50). The 328 points are the most UCLA has ever compiled in the fall.
With strong performances in the winter and spring athletics seasons, UCLA has the chance to be crowned the Capital One Cup winner and be awarded a trophy and a combined $400,000 in student-athlete scholarships (the winner of the men's Capital One Cup wins $200,000 and the winner of the women's Capital One Cup will win $200,000). Updated standings can be found at www.CapitalOneCup.com.
The Learfield Sports 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 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA's website at www.directorscup.org.
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