The rankings include all the fall sports to date. There will be further updates throughout the academic year, with winter season in full swing and and the spring season quickly approaching.
The Pride was tied with four other schools who totaled 75 points in the fall season. Springfield sent a pair of teams to the NCAA Championships, with women's soccer team earning 25 points for a 33rd-place finish in the national tournament, and the women's volleyball team garnering 50 points for finishing 17th in the NCAA's.
Calvin is ranked first in the nation with 308.50 points as the Knights had a pair of runner-up finishes, women’s volleyball and men’s cross country, a 17th place finish in women’s soccer, an 18th place showing in women’s cross country and 33rd finish in men’s soccer.
Springfield is the 10th-highest ranked program in New England behind Middlebury (2nd), Williams (6th), Bowdoin (8th), MIT (9th), Tufts (16th), Amherst (31st), Brandeis (38th), Bates (43rd), and UMass Boston (55th). The Pride is also ranked second among New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference schools behind MIT.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Director of Athletics (NACDA) and the USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports -- nine women's and nine men's.