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Southern Oregon University and the NAIA’s Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup

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SOU’s 2015 football team and 2015-16 women’s basketball team both came in 2nd place nationwide

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You can read about SOU’s 6th place standing in the Directors’ Cup here. Digging into the data a little deeper reveals that the schools in front of Southern in the rankings all have swim teams (SOU, and most NAIA schools, do not). If you back out the swim points, SOU is actually in first place!

With less than 30 teams competing in swimming at the NAIA level, why does swimming get equal rating with football (87 programs have football)? Or basketball (over 130 programs have basketball in NAIA DII)?

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