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Razorbacks in the Top 25

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks in the Top 25

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas ranks tied for 25th after the first fall Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings the National Association of Collegiate Director’s of Athletics announced today. The Razorbacks scored 63 total points as of the first fall reporting period. In 2007-08, Arkansas finished 24th in the final standings, its highest finish since 1998-99. “We are pleased that the University of Arkansas is once again ranked among the nation’s top programs in the first edition of this year’s Director’s Cup standings,” Vice Chancellor and Athletic Director Jeff Long said. “Our goal for all 19 sports is to compete for the Southeastern Conference championship which will in turn rank us high on the national level. At the University of Arkansas we are proud to sponsor a successful broad based sports program. Our coaches, staff and more than 462 Razorback student-athletes remain committed to representing the University of Arkansas proudly while striving for academic and athletic excellence.” Arkansas scored 45 points thanks to the Razorback women’s cross country team’s 15th place finish at the NCAA Championship. Senior Denise Bargiachi was the lead runner for Arkansas for the first time in the 2008 season. She finished 54th overall followed by sophomore Catherine White, Dacia Perkins, Jillian Rosen and Christine Kalmer. Arkansas added 18 more points as the men’s cross country team ran to a 28th-place finish at the NCAA Championships as well. Senior Scott MacPherson paced the Razorbacks with a 32nd-place showing. Eric Fernandez was Arkansas’ number two followed by Alex McClary, Andy McCLary and Duncan Phillips. The University of Oregon leads the early standings with just three sports (men’s and women’s cross country and women’s field hockey) counting toward the point totals. The Ducks tallied 190 points going one-two at the men’s and women’s cross country meets. Stanford is second with 151 points, with Washington, Princeton and Virginia rounding out the top five teams. The Auburn Tigers are the only other Southeastern Conference team in the top 25. The Tigers are 20th with 75 points scoring all their points with a fifth-place men’s cross country finish. The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup is a program that honors institutions for their successes in several men’s and women’s sports. The award began in 1993-94 and awards points based on NCAA Championship finishes in 10 men’s and 10 women’s Division I sports. The overall champion is determined by the institution with the highest number of points and they receive a crystal trophy. For more information about Arkansas Razorback athletics, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

2008-09 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Division I Fall Standings As of 12/4/2008

Rank Team Total Pts. WXC Pl. Pts. MXC Pl. Pts. WFH Pl. Pts.
1 Oregon 190.00 2 90 1 100 0 0
2 Stanford 151.00 8 66 3 85 0 0
3 Washington 138.00 1 100 18 38 0 0
4 Princeton (N.J.) 135.00 5 75 0 0 5 60
5 Virginia 130.00 26 22 14 48 5 60
6 Georgetown 121.50 9 63 10 58.5 0 0
7 Michigan State 115.50 11 55.5 0 0 5 60
8 Wisconsin 112.00 21 32 4 80 0 0
9 Iowa 109.00 24 26 0 0 3 83
10 Florida State 106.00 3 85 26 21 0 0
11 Syracuse 101.00 28 18 0 0 3 83
12 Minnesota 100.50 11 55.5 15 45 0 0
13 Maryland 100.00 0 0 0 0 1 100
13 Northern Arizona 100.00 23 28 6 72 0 0
15 Iona (N.Y.) 90.00 0 0 2 90 0 0
15 Wake Forest 90.00 0 0 0 0 2 90
17 Providence 85.00 13 51 20 34 0 0
18 Villanova (Pa.) 84.00 6 72 31 12 0 0
19 West Virginia 80.00 4 80 0 0 0 0
20 Auburn 75.00 0 0 5 75 0 0
21 Portland 69.00 0 0 7 69 0 0
21 Texas Tech 69.00 7 69 0 0 0 0
23 Michigan 68.00 16 42 24 26 0 0
24 Oklahoma State 66.00 0 0 8 66 0 0
25 Arkansas 63.00 15 45 28 18 0 0
25 Brigham Young (Utah) 63.00 0 0 9 63 0 0
27 Duke (N.C.) 60.00 0 0 0 0 5 60
27 Illinois 60.00 10 60 0 0 0 0
29 Alabama 58.50 0 0 10 58.5 0 0
30 Colorado 54.00 0 0 12 54 0 0
31 Notre Dame 52.00 29 16 19 36 0 0
32 Tulsa 51.00 0 0 13 51 0 0
33 Penn State 49.00 0 0 25 24 9 25
34 Arizona State 48.00 14 48 0 0 0 0
35 William and Mary (Va.) 42.00 0 0 16 42 0 0
36 Florida 40.00 17 40 0 0 0 0
36 Iowa State 40.00 0 0 17 40 0 0
38 New Mexico 38.00 18 38 0 0 0 0
39 Baylor (Tex.) 36.00 19 36 0 0 0 0
40 Southern Methodist (Tex.) 34.00 20 34 0 0 0 0
41 North Carolina State 32.00 0 0 21 32 0 0
42 California 30.00 0 0 22 30 0 0
42 Rice (Tex.) 30.00 22 30 0 0 0 0
44 CP San Louis Obisp 28.00 0 0 23 28 0 0
45 Albany 25.00 0 0 0 0 9 25
45 American 25.00 0 0 0 0 9 25
45 Connecticut 25.00 0 0 0 0 9 25
45 James Madison (Va.) 25.00 0 0 0 0 9 25
45 Louisville 25.00 0 0 0 0 9 25
45 Massachusetts 25.00 0 0 0 0 9 25
45 North Carolina 25.00 0 0 0 0 9 25
52 Nebraska 24.00 25 24 0 0 0 0
53 UCLA 21.00 0 0 26 21 0 0
54 Boston College 20.00 27 20 0 0 0 0
55 Butler (Ind.) 16.00 0 0 29 16 0 0
56 Stony Brook 14.00 30 14 0 0 0 0
56 Texas A&M 14.00 0 0 30 14 0 0
58 Kentucky 12.00 31 12 0 0 0 0

W.-Women; M. – Men; CC – cross country; FH – field hockey



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