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Johns Hopkins Wins Learfield Directors' Cup; 10 from CC Ranked

Johns Hopkins Wins Learfield Directors' Cup; 10 from CC Ranked

Overall Standings | Conference Standings

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Johns Hopkins won the 2022-23 Learfield Directors' Cup, leading a group of 10 Centennial Conference institutions in the final rankings. This marks the first Directors' Cup win in CC and JHU history. 

Hopkins tallied 1,282 points to land atop the final standings after leading following both the fall and winter seasons. The Blue Jays scored points in 19 sports, including 14 with top-10 finishes. Six JHU teams competed in the spring NCAA Championships, compiling 420.5 points.

This is the fifth straight year, and 11th time overall, that Johns Hopkins has finished in the top-10. The Blue Jays have finished as the runner-up three times  (2015, 2019 and 2022), in addition to a third-place finish (2014).

Swarthmore finished in 29th place with 524 points, with 200 of those points coming during the spring season. Gettysburg (68th; 254 points) and Franklin & Marshall (97th; 190 points) also recorded top-100 placings. A total of 323 institutions earned points throughout 2022-23 among the over 450 Division III institutions across the country. 

The Centennial is one of six conferences across the country with 10 or more institutions represented in the final rankings and one of 14 conferences with at least four institutions ranked in the top 100. 

Centennial Conference Final 2022-23 Directors' Cup Standings
1. Johns Hopkins - 1,282 points
29. Swarthmore - 524
68. Gettysburg - 254
97. Franklin & Marshall - 190
125. Dickinson - 138
168. Haverford - 102
181. Muhlenberg - 98
273. Washington College - 46
278. McDaniel - 41.5
320. Ursinus - 10.8

The Learfield IMG Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today.  Through the course of the year, Directors' Cup points are awarded based on a school's finish in up to 18 sports – nine men and nine women – in NCAA Championships.  New to the scoring structure five years ago in Division III, men's and women's soccer and men's and women's basketball must be included by every school in their scoring total.  Previously, the top nine men's and women's scoring teams could be counted; now, regardless of whether a school's soccer and basketball teams qualify for the NCAAs, they must be counted.