The #ACC’s Continued Superb Performance in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup


Good morning, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) sports fans!!

Many of you might not have heard of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. It is an award that honors institutions maintaining broad-based athletics programs success in many sports (including male and female sports). The Directors’ Cup, founded by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics and USA Today, began in 1993-1994 for NCAA 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 June 19, 2015 Director’s Cup standings were just released.  The ACC has eight institutions in the top 40 (including three in the top 10, four in the top 20, and eight in the the top 40).  North Carolina is fourth, Virginia is eighth, and Notre Dame comes in at tenth.  Rounding up the top 20, Florida State is ranked 11th and Duke comes in at 20th.  Rounding out the top 040 North Carolina State comes in at 28th, Louisville is 31st (Yo, Maryland is at 37 – just saying – JUST SAYING), and Virginia Tech closes out the college sports season with at 32nd in the standings.

All in all – once again, the ACC has done very well – and member institutions should be proud of the conference’s performance.

The Final Director’s Cup rankings come out on June 25 or 26 after the baseball season is done.

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