The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) released the current standings for the NCAA Division III Learfield Directors Cup and the Geneseo Blue Knights stand in 20th place of 214 scoring institutions with 231.25 points. There are approximately 440 institutions in Division III vying for Directors Cup points.
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 NCAA Division III championship finish in up to 14 sports -- seven women's and seven men's.
Geneseo is ranked third of the New York State schools, behind St. Lawrence (11th) and New York University (19th), but ahead of Ithaca (23rd), Cortland (26th) and Oneonta (38th). The Knights received 71.25 additional points in the initial winter standings for their seventh place finish in men's indoor track and field.
Three of the winter sports have been completed in the academic year-long competition. The final winter standings are scheduled for release on April 1, spring standings on May 27 and final standings on June 23, 2010.
The SUNY Geneseo Blue Knights lead the SUNYAC Commissioner's Cup standings following the winter season. Geneseo accumulated 115 points over the 14 completed sports for an average of 8.21 points per sport. Cortland stands second with 8.00 points per sport. The Red Dragons have won 11 of the 12 Commissioner Cup competitions, with Geneseo claiming the title in 2002-03.
The SUNYAC Commissioner's Cup point system is determined by the 20 different conference sports in the fall, winter and spring. A 10-point system is used in each sport. The first-place team gets 10 points, the second-place team gets 9 points and so on. A team's regular-season finish will be added to their post-season finish and divided by two for their final total for that sport. The total number of points that a school accumulates is divided by the number of conference sports it has. This school total determines the overall winner at the end of the school year.
In the winter, the Knights earned the maximum of 10 points for SUNYAC championships in men's indoor track and field, men's and women's swimming and diving. Women's indoor track and field collected nine points for a second place finish, while the women's basketball team amassed 7.25 points, ice hockey totaled seven points and men's basketball collected two points.