GENESEO, N.Y. - After the completion of the winter season, SUNY Geneseo moved up to 11h in the latest Learfield Sports National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors (NACDA) Director's Cup Division III standings.
The Knights have compiled 507.00 points, moving up two spots after sitting in 13th following the completion of the fall season.
An 11th-place showing by the men's cross country team, a sixth-place effort by the women's cross country squad and an NCAA Sweet 16 berth by the women's soccer team got the Knights off on the right foot in the fall.
Led by the national champion distance medley relay, the men's indoor track & field team took ninth at the NCAA Championships while the women's track & field team earned a 14th-place finish. Women's basketball tied for 33rd with an NCAA Tournament berth, while the men's ice hockey team reached the national quarterfinals to tie for fifth.
Led by national champion diver Samuel Randall '18, the men's swimming & diving team placed 24th while the women earned a 33rd-place finish. The women's tennis team earned a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championships in the fall to punch their ticket to the NCAA Division III Tournament, beginning in May.
Geneseo is the only team from New York currently in the top-15 and ranks second among state institutions, behind only Wisconsin La Crosse (seventh, 540.00). Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranks first (686.50) with Johns Hopkins (639.50) second and Williams (613.00), Middlebury (609.00) and Washington-St. Louis (582.50) rounding out the top-five. There are currently 444 institutions in NCAA Division III.
2017-18 NCAA Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings
Top-15 through completion of the winter season
1. MIT – 686.50
2. Johns Hopkins (Md.) - 639.50
3. Williams (Mass.) – 613.00
4. Middlebury (Vt.) – 609.00
5. Washington (Mo.) – 582.50
6. Emory (Ga.) - 578.55
7. Wisconsin La Crosse - 540.00
8. Chicago – 532.00
9. Tufts (Mass.) – 521.50
10. Wartburg (Iowa) - 508.50
11. SUNY Geneseo - 507.00
12. St. Thomas (Minn.) - 455.50
13. Wisconsin Eau Claire - 452.00
14. Christopher Newport (Va.) - 444.00
15. Messiah (Pa.) - 422.50
NOTE: Points are awarded based on an institution's finish in each of the 18 championships sponosored by NCAA Division III. Last season, Geneseo finished 13th in the final 2016-17 standings, marking the program's highest overall finish in the 20-year history of the rankings.