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    Indiana Ranked No. 1 in Capital One Cup Fall Standings

    Go Hoosiers! Men's soccer claimed their eighth national title in December.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Men's soccer claimed their eighth national title in December.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 10, 2013

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Fall standings for the 2012-13 Capital One Cup were announced on Wednesday, Jan. 9, with Indiana University tied for first in the men's standings with Alabama and North Dakota State. The fall semester was highlighted by Indiana men's soccer team winning its eighth National Championship in December.

    "Being first in the Capital One Cup standings after the fall sports season is a testament to the talent, dedication, and character of our coaches and student-athletes," said Fred Glass, Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics. "It's also an indication that we are living up to the tenet of our motto The Spirit of Indiana: 24 Sports, One Team that challenges us to reach our highest athletic potential and win championships."

    Below are the official Capital One Cup standings for the 2012-13 fall athletics season, with the top 10 point earners (including ties) among the men's standings. The complete standings can be found at CapitalOneCup.com or Facebook.com/CapitalOneCup.

    Men's Cup Standings
    1. Alabama, 60 points
    Indiana, 60 points
    North Dakota State, 60 points
    4. Notre Dame, 39 points
    5. Oregon, 36 points
    Sam Houston State, 36 points
    8. Georgia Southern, 30 points
    Maryland, 30 points
    10. Creighton, 24 points
    Eastern Washington, 24 points
    Georgia, 24 points

    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.

    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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