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Capital One Cup Standings Announced Following NCAA® Division I Fall Athletics Season

January 11, 2012

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF), an official NCAA Corporate Champion, announced the fall standings for the Capital One Cup, which is awarded to the best men’s and women’s Division I athletics programs in the country. UCLA, which won the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship and finished 7th in the final Women’s Soccer coaches’ poll, sits atop the women’s standings. There is a three-way tie in the men’s standings between North Carolina, which won the NCAA national championship in soccer, Alabama, which claimed the Football Bowl Series (FBS) title, and North Dakota State, which won the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) National Championship.

Below are the official Capital One Cup standings for the 2011 – 2012 fall athletics season, with the top 10 point earners in men’s and women’s athletics listed. The complete standings can be found at CapitalOneCup.com/standings or Facebook.com/CapitalOneCup.

    Men's Cup Standings                 Women's Cup
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    1. Alabama             60 points 1. UCLA          72 points
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    1. North Carolina      60 points 2. Stanford      63 points
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    1. North Dakota State  60 points 3. Florida State 50 points
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    4. Oklahoma State      42 points 4. Duke          42 points
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    4. UCLA                42 points 5. Illinois      36 points
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    6. LSU                 36 points 6. USC           30 points
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    6. Sam Houston State   36 points 7. Texas         24 points
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    6. UNC-Charlotte       36 points 7.  Wake Forest  24 points
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    9. Georgia Southern    30 points 9.  Penn State   21 points
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    10. Stanford           26 points 10. Georgetown   20 points
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                                     10. Maryland     20 points
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Highlights from the Fall season:

  • Men’s championship winners were Wisconsin (Cross Country), USC (Water Polo), North Carolina (Soccer), North Dakota State (Football-FCS) and Alabama (Football-FBS)
  • Women’s championship winners were Georgetown (Cross Country), Maryland (Field Hockey), Stanford (Soccer) and UCLA (Volleyball)
  • USC became the first school to win four consecutive NCAA Men’s Water Polo National Championships
  • UCLA won its first NCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship since 1991
  • 45 schools earned points in the Capital One Cup Men’s Standings and 36 schools earned points in the Women’s Standings

“The championship season really showcases the perseverance and drive of NCAA student-athletes,” said Capital One Cup Advisory Board member, Brandi Chastain, a former student-athlete at Santa Clara University. “The UCLA volleyball team had a tough draw going into the Semifinals and showed heart and determination. They not only took the crown at the Women’s Volleyball Championship after a 20 year hiatus, but they also vaulted the school’s athletics program to the top of the Women’s Capital One Cup standings.”

“It’s been great to see the engagement of the fans around the Capital One Cup this year,” said Capital One Cup Advisory Board member, Doug Flutie. “Fans have been rallying behind their teams whether it’s been for the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week or supporting and cheering their respective teams during the regular season and Championships playoffs. This year’s race is tight and could end up being a photo finish like last year.”

“We’ve had several spectacular championship games already this season,” said Marc Mentry, Senior Vice President of Advertising and Sponsorships at Capital One. “What makes the Capital One Cup so exciting is that the standings can change so quickly and since so many sports are represented, any school has a legitimate shot at winning the trophy.”

This is the second year of 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 19 men’s and 20 women’s sports as they compete to win the Capital One Cup trophy and a combined $400,000 to fund 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 the men’s Capital One Cup and Stanford University claimed the women’s Capital One Cup.

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

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 $128.3 billion in deposits and $200.1 billion in total assets outstanding as of September 30, 2011. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. 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. 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.

Contact: Chris O’Neill, 804-284-5443
Chris.ONeill@capitalone.com

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