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Capital One Cup Standings Reveal New Leaders After Competitive Winter Season

 Capital One Cup Standings Reveal New Leaders After Competitive Winter Season

Indiana and Michigan men and Stanford women now claim No. 1 spots heading into
the spring season

PR Newswire

MCLEAN, Va., April 24, 2013

MCLEAN, Va., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Major shake-ups and large leaps
are revealed as Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF), an official
NCAA^® Corporate Champion, announced the official winter standings for the
Capital One Cup, which is awarded to the best men's and best women's NCAA
Division I athletics programs in the country. After a highly intense
2012-2013 winter college sports season, Indiana, Michigan and Stanford stand
atop of the winter standings. Indiana, which won the NCAA Division I Men's
Soccer championship and finished in the top 10 for basketball, indoor track
and field and swimming and diving, continues to protect its number one seat.
Michigan, for the first time this season, joins Indiana at the top of the
men's rankings with NCAA championship titles in gymnastics and swimming and
diving and a second-place finish in men's basketball. Stanford women climbed
to the top of the standings with top 10 finishes in soccer, volleyball,
swimming and diving, fencing, cross country and basketball.

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With 13 championships remaining in the NCAA Division I spring season, the race
for the Capital One Cup trophy and the combined $400,000 to help fund
scholarships for student-athletes are still on the line.

Below are the official Capital One Cup standings, following the winter season.
The complete standings can be found at www.CapitalOneCup.com or
Facebook.com/CapitalOneCup.

Men's Cup Standings                                          Women's Cup Standings
                                                      76                               80.5
                                                      points                           points

                                                      76                               77
1. Indiana                                      points 1. Stanford    points

1. Michigan                                     66     2. Penn                   76
                                                      points State     points
3. Louisville
                                                      60     3. Oregon   72
4. Alabama                          points                           points
                                                             4. North
4. North Dakota State                               60     Carolina 71
                                                      points                           points
6. Notre Dame                                              5. Connecticut 
                                                      47                               62
7. Oregon                                             points 6. Texas         points

8. Stanford                                           41     7. Notre Dame             42
                                                      points                           points
9. Georgetown                                         8. Florida
                                                      38.5                             37
9. Sam Houston                                        points 9. Nebraska               points
State
                                                      36     10. Minnesota             36
                                                      points                           points

                                                      36                               34
                                                      points                           points

Winter Athletics Season Highlights:

  oMen's NCAA championship winners were Colorado (skiing), West Virginia
    (rifle), Arkansas (indoor track and field), Penn State (wrestling),
    Princeton (fencing), Michigan (swimming and diving), Louisville
    (basketball), Yale (ice hockey) and Michigan (gymnastics).
  oWomen's NCAA championship winners were Colorado (skiing), West Virginia
    (rifle), Oregon (indoor track and field), Princeton (fencing), Georgia
    (swimming and diving), Connecticut (basketball), Minnesota (ice hockey),
    Nebraska (bowling) and Florida (gymnastics).
  oThe UConn women's basketball team won its eighth national championship and
    is now tied with Tennessee for the most titles by a women's basketball
    program.
  oLouisville's men's basketball team won its third national championship,
    after defeating a hard-charging Michigan team, overcoming injuries and
    with the eyes of the nation watching.
  oYale won its first national championship in men's hockey; the first Ivy
    League team to win the national title since 1989.
  oPrinceton won its first NCAA women's fencing championship against Notre
    Dame.
  oMinnesota women's ice hockey team kept an unblemished record (41-0-0) and
    successfully defended its 2012 national title.
  oIn total, 89 schools have earned points in the Capital One Cup men's
    standings and 77 schools have earned points in the women's standings.

"This year's college sports landscape has been full of upsets and heroic
victories, and it will be interesting to see which schools come out on top at
the end of the spring season," said Clark Kellogg, Capital One Cup Advisory
Board member and former basketball student-athlete at The Ohio State
University.

Lisa Leslie, another Capital One Cup Advisory Board member, knows all too well
the importance of the Cup. "My past experiences as a student-athlete at USC
provided me with a great appreciation for how this award recognizes the best
in college sports for both men and women. I know that many student-athletes
see the Cup as a great honor to achieve during their collegiate career."

"As we enter into the spring season, we are sure to see more great
performances and a heartfelt battle to the end as each school vies for the
Capital One Cup," said Marc Mentry, Senior Vice President, Capital One Brand
Marketing. "It is truly any school's award to win and we look forward to
watching the race for the Cup unfold and honoring the national champions with
a combined $400,000 in student-athlete scholarships at the ESPY Awards in
July."

Schools earn points based on their teams' Top 10 finishes in NCAA Division I
championships and in the final official coaches' polls across 20 women's and
19 men's sports. The Capital One Cup winners are 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 www.CapitalOneCup.com, Facebook.com/CapitalOneCup and
Twitter.com/CapitalOneCup for more information.

About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding
company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One
Bank (USA), N. A., had $212.5 billion in deposits and $312.9 billion in total
assets outstanding as of December 31, 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 more than 900 branch locations primarily in
New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of
Columbia. 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.

NCAA is a trademark owned or licensed by the National Collegiate Athletic
Association. All other licenses or trademarks are property of their
respective holders.



Press Release

Contact: Chris O'Neill, 804-284-5443

Chris.ONeill@capitalone.com



SOURCE Capital One Financial Corporation

Website: http://www.CapitalOneCup.com
 
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