Capital One Cup Official Standings Announced After Competitive NCAA® Division I Fall Athletics Season

Capital One Cup Official Standings Announced After Competitive NCAA® Division
                           I Fall Athletics Season

Penn State and North Carolina are tied atop the women's standings, while
Alabama, Indiana and North Dakota State lead in the men's standings with
$400,000 in total scholarship money on the line

PR Newswire

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 9, 2013

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The 2012-13 college sports season is
heating up as  Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF), an official
NCAA® Corporate Champion, announced the official fall standings for the
Capital One Cup, which is awarded each year to the best men's and women's NCAA
Division I athletics programs in the country. Tied for first on the women's
side are Penn State and North Carolina. The Nittany Lions earned points in
three fall sports, turning in top 5 finishes in the final coaches' polls in
volleyball, soccer and field hockey. The Tar Heels rose to the top of the
women's standings after claiming 60 points for their NCAA soccer title, while
also collecting points after their runner-up finish in the NCAA field hockey
national championship. On the men's side, there is a three-way tie between
Alabama, Indiana and North Dakota State for the number one spot. Alabama
climbed to the top after claiming its third national BCS title in four years
while North Dakota State won the FCS championship for the second consecutive
year. Indiana earned its first place Capital One Cup ranking after winning the
Men's College Cup.

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Below are the official Capital One Cup standings for the 2012 -2013 fall
athletics season, with the top 10 point earners (including ties) in men's and
women's athletics listed. The complete standings can be found at or

Men's Cup Standings              Women's Cup Standings
1. Alabama             60 points 1. North Carolina 72 points
1. Indiana             60 points 1. Penn State     72 points
1. North Dakota State  60 points 3. Stanford       64 points
4. Notre Dame          39 points 4. Texas          60 points
5. Georgetown          36 points 5. Oregon         56 points
5. Oregon              36 points 6. Florida State  32 points
5. Sam Houston State   36 points 7. Michigan       26 points
8. Georgia Southern    30 points 8. Princeton      20 points
8. Maryland            30 points 9. Brigham Young  18 points
10. Creighton          24 points 10. UCLA          15 points
10. Eastern Washington 24 points 10. USC           15 points
10. Georgia            24 points

Highlights from the fall season include:

  oThe Oregon women's athletics program clinched its first NCAA cross country
    crown since 1987.
  oPrinceton's Lady Tigers edged out North Carolina in the NCAA field hockey
    championship earning the program's first ever national title.
  oNorth Carolina toppled three number one seeds on its way to claiming the
    school's 21^st national championship in women's soccer.
  oIndiana picked up its eighth soccer national championship for the men's
    program after defeating Georgetown in the championship game.
  oThe Oklahoma State men's cross country team captured its third national
    championship in four years after defeating Louisville.
  oAlabama rolled to its third national BCS title in four years with a
    victory over Notre Dame. In the FCS championship, North Dakota State
    claimed its second consecutive title.
  oWomen's championship winners were Oregon (Cross Country), Princeton (Field
    Hockey), North Carolina (Soccer) and Texas (Volleyball).
  oMen's championship winners included Oklahoma State (Cross Country), USC
    (Water Polo), Indiana (Soccer), North Dakota State (Football-FCS) and
    Alabama (Football-BCS).
  o47 schools earned points in the Capital One Cup men's standings and 26
    schools earned points in the women's standings.

"There have been some inspiring performances from championship teams and
student-athletes this fall," said Capital One Cup Advisory Board member,
Brandi Chastain, a former student-athlete at Santa Clara University. "The UNC
women's soccer team persevered through a challenging bracket to take home
their 21^st championship. And the women's volleyball tournament was filled
with exciting upsets from teams like Oregon and Michigan before seeing Texas
come away with the final victory. I'm looking forward to seeing which programs
will challenge these current Capital One Cup standings leaders during the
winter and spring sports seasons and gain the inside track at winning the
trophy and $400,000 in combined total scholarships for student-athletes."

"The college football season has been one of the most exciting in recent
memory, and the race for the Capital One Cup has been no different," said
Capital One Cup Advisory Board member and former Heisman Trophy winner, Doug
Flutie. "There's been a lot of movement at the top of the Capital One Cup
standings this fall and Alabama and North Dakota State have claimed their
early first place standing following strong performances on the football
field. This is my third year with the program and I love how the enthusiasm
from schools and fans continues to build as their respective teams earn points
and move up in the standings."

"In the fall we saw athletics programs like Penn State, North Carolina,
Alabama, North Dakota State and Indiana start to assert themselves," said Marc
Mentry, Senior Vice President, Capital One Brand Marketing. "But anything can
happen in the race for the Capital One Cup, as last year's men's winner,
Florida, wasn't even ranked in the top 10 after the fall. As we move into the
winter and spring seasons, we look forward to following the great performances
of college athletics and the contenders for the Capital One Cup."

Schools earn points based on their teams' top 10 finishes in NCAA Division I
championships and in final official coaches' polls across 20 women's and 19
men's sports as they compete to win the Capital One Cup trophy and a combined
$400,000 in scholarships for student-athletes. The Capital One Cup winners
will be determined at the end of the spring season and honored at the ESPY
Awards in July. Last year the University of Florida won on the men's side and
Stanford University claimed the women's Cup – each for the second consecutive
year. This is the third year of the Capital One Cup.

Please visit us at, and for more information and news on the Capital One Cup
as well as updates on the standings.

About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation ( is a financial holding
company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One
Bank (USA), N. A., had $213.3 billion in deposits and $302.0 billion in total
assets outstanding as of September 30, 2012. Headquartered in McLean,
Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and
services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a
variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch
locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland,
Virginia and the District of Columbia. ING DIRECT, a division of Capital One,
N.A., offers direct banking products and services to customers nationwide. A
Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under
the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.

Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college
sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now
the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN's Capital One Bowl Week. In addition, Capital
One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America
Mascot team, Capital One Academic All-America Program, and supports all 89
NCAA Championships including the Division I Men's and Women's Basketball
Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs.

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respective holders.

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