Happy Summer, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Sports Fans!!
It’s that time of year – the end of a collegiate sports season – where we talk about the final standings in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup.
The Directors’ Cup, founded by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics and USA Today, begin in 1993-1994 for Division I athletics. In 1995-96, it was expanded to include Division II, III and the NAIA. Each institution is awarded points in a pre-determined number of sports for men and women. The overall champion is the institution that records the highest number of points in their division’s Directors’ Cup standings. For NCAA Division I, there are 20 sports included (ten men’s and ten women’s)
The ACC has had a very good run in this year’s final Directors’ Cup Standings. The ACC finished with three institutions ranked in the top ten. Notre Dame finished second, Virginia finished fourth, and Duke finished in ninth place. The ACC also had several institutions complete the season in the top 80, including Florida State (12), North Carolina (15), Maryland (32), Virginia Tech (37), NC State (41), Syracuse (53), Clemson (60), Miami (64), Boston College (65), and Wake Forest (70). ACC newcomer, Louisville, closed the season in 30th.
The ACC finished very well – and member institutions should be proud of the conference’s performance.