SSU leads 5 MSC schools in Learfield Cup

By Jonathon Loughridge - For the Daily Times

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Shawnee State leads five Mid-South Conference teams in the latest Learfield Director’s Cup standings released on Thursday morning.

The Bears currently sit 19th in the NAIA standings, still on the back of two top 10 finishes at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships. Shawnee State is tied for 19th with Carroll College (Mont.), with both schools having 136.5 points through the fall sports completed thus far.

Shawnee State is ahead of four other Mid-South Conference teams in the rankings. Lindsey Wilson is the next highest team, ranked 24th with 126 points. Cumberland University (53.0) is tied for 66th place, Georgetown (37.5) is tied for 81st, and Campbellsville (25.0) are tied for 87th place.

Hastings (Neb.) is the current first place team in the Learfield Cup standings with 288 points. The Broncos won national championships in both women’s volleyball and men’s soccer, worth 100 points each. The top five of the standings are rounded out by Westmont (Calif.), MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), Biola (Calif.), and Oklahoma City.

The fall standings of the Learfield Cup will be completed after this weekend’s NAIA-FCS National Championship Game between Baker (Kan.) and Saint Francis (Ind.).

Jonathon Loughridge is the Sports Information Director at Shawnee State University.

By Jonathon Loughridge

For the Daily Times