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Florida State Finishes 9th in Directors Cup, 12th in Capital One Cup

As first predicted here at Tomahawk Nation thirteen days ago by TN member and commenter extraordinaire tricknole, Florida State finished ninth in the final Directors Cup Standings released today.

In addition, Florida State's Men's sports teams finished 12th, and the Lady Noles sports teams finished 25th in the inaugural Capitol One Cup standings.

For the second straight year the Florida State athletic program has finished in the top 10 of the final Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. The Seminoles finished No. 5 in 2009-10 and this year after being the only Division I school in the nation to send all of its sports to NCAA postseason play, Florida State finished ninth in the final standings.

This is the sixth consecutive time that the Florida State athletic department has placed in the top 15 of the standings. Prior to 2006-07 the Seminoles hadn't finished higher than 22nd dating back to the 1998-99 academic school year. Florida State was boosted into the top 10 not only due to all its athletic programs participating in NCAA postseason play but also due to a Sweet 16 run by the men's basketball team, a Super Regional appearance by the baseball team, runner-up national championship finishes by men's track and field, men's cross country and women's cross country and a national quarterfinal run by the women's soccer team.

"Finishing in the top 10 of the Director's Cup standings is a complete effort by this entire department, our coaches and especially our student-athletes," said Florida State Director of Athletics Randy Spetman. "To finish in the top 10 for a second straight year and inside the top 15 every year I have been at Florida State is a testament to the hard work put in by all our athletic department employees. We are very proud to be amongst this select group of athletic programs."

Florida State was one of four ACC schools to finish in the top 10. The ACC was the only conference to place more than two schools inside the top 10 and only two other conferences had multiple member institutions inside the top 10 placing two schools in a piece. Duke (5th), North Carolina (6th) and Virginia (7th) joined Florida State in the top 10 of the standings, which rank 279 institution's athletic departments.

Florida State finished the 2010-11 academic year with three national runner-up team finishes, four ACC Championships, three ACCC Coach of the Year honors, more than 60 All-America honors, three CoSIDA first team Academic All-Americans, four ACC Scholar Athletes of the Year and 69 All-ACC Academic team selections.

"To see the number of athletes that have had this success in the classroom makes the top 10 finish based on athletics even more meaningful to our department," said Spetman. "To have four ACC Scholar Athletes of the Year, three CoSIDA first team Academic All-Americans, a James Tatum Award winner in Christian Ponder, a first team academic All-American like Kim Williams and nearly 70 student-athletes be recognized on All-ACC Academic teams is a true highlight for this past academic year."

Courtesy of FSU SID

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, which is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), recognizes the schools with the best overall sports performances in an academic year. Points are awarded based on finishes and participation in each of the participating institutions top 20 NCAA Division I sports.

The Directors' Cup is a program that honors institutions maintaining a broad-based program, and for achieving success in the many sports that the NCAA offers a championship for in men's and women's sports competitions.  The Cup first began in 1993-94 for only Division I programs by the NACDA and USA Today jointly, but was expanded in 1995-96 to include Division II, III and the NAIA.

Each institution is awarded points in a pre-determined number of sports. In Division I, each institutions top 10 men’s and top 10 women’s sports are eligible for points. Points for the Directors' Cup are based on order of finish in various NCAA sponsored championships, or in the case of Division I Football, the USA Today poll.

Here is yearly breakdown of the final Directors' Cup rankings for Florida State since its inception.

1993-94 25
1994-95 24
1995-96 24
1996-97 49
1997-98 46
1998-99 39
1999-2000 46
2000-01 38
2001-02 39
2002-03 38
2003-04 22
2004-05 30
2005-06 17
2006-07 15
2007-08 15
2008-09 15
2009-10 5
2010-11 9



Incredibly, Stanford has won for the 17th straight year, which is quite a accomplishment even though they accumulate many of their points in many non-major sports categories, but nevertheless, it is still an impressive streak. Stanford has won every year except the first year, 1993-94, which was won by North Carolina. As winners, they will once again receive a Crystal Waterford Trophy.

The Capital One Cup is awarded annually to each of the top men's and women's Division I college athletics programs in the country. Points toward the Capital One Cup are earned and tracked throughout the year based on final standings of NCAA Division I Championships and final official coaches’ polls. One winning men’s and one winning women's program will be crowned after the completion of the final NCAA spring championships. Each winning athletic program will receive the Capital One Cup and $200,000 to fund student-athlete graduate-level scholarships. Winners will be presented at the annual ESPY awards.

Sports are grouped based on fan interest, school participation and other factors. Schools earn points for a top ten finish in NCAA Championships and final official coaches' polls. Men's sports and women's sports are totaled separately, and the top men’s and women’s finishers will receive separate awards.

 

SchoolPoints
1. Florida  93
2. Virginia 82
3. Auburn 70
3. Texas A&M 70
5. Stanford 69
6. Cal 61
7. Connecticut 60
7. Eastern Washington 60
7. South Carolina 60
10. Ohio State 52
11. North Carolina 49
12. Florida State 48
13. Duke 42
14. Oklahoma State 41
15. Akron 40
16. Oregon 37
16. Texas 37
18. Butler 36
18. Delaware 36
18. TCU 36
21. Maryland 34
22. Kentucky 33
22. LSU 33
22. Michigan 33
25. Arizona 30
25. Vanderbilt 30
25. Villanova 30
28. USC 28
29. Appalachian State 24
29. Kansas 24
29. Louisville 24
32. Cornell 22
33. Oklahoma 21
34. Augusta State 20
34. Denver 20
34. Georgia 20
34. Minnesota Duluth 20
34. Penn State 20
34. Wisconsin 20
40. Wofford 18
41. Brigham Young 16
42. Georgia Southern 15
42. Virginia Commonwealth 15
44. Boise State 14
44. Iowa 14
44. New Hampshire 14
44. Notre Dame 14
44. UCLA 14
49. William & Mary 13
50. Syracuse 12
50. Virginia Tech 12
52. North Dakota 10
53. Indiana 9
53. Minnesota 9
55. Arizona State 8
55. Johns Hopkins 8
55. Tennessee 8
58. American 6
58. Boston College 6
58. Georgia Tech 6
58. Illinois 6
58. North Dakota State 6
58. SMU 6
64. Baylor 5
64. Yale 5
66. Bucknell 4
66. Texas Tech 4
68. Arkansas 3
68. Iona 3
68. Lehigh 3
68. Miami (OH) 3
68. Stephen F. Austin 3
73. Brown 2
73. Northern Arizona 2
75. Merrimack College 1
SchoolPoints
1. Stanford  121
2. Texas A&M 112
3. Cal 106
4. Florida 86
5. Notre Dame 76
6. USC 72
7. Arizona State 60
7. Penn State 60
9. North Carolina 53
10. Texas 52
11. Baylor 48
12. Maryland 46
13. Oregon 44
14. LSU 40
14. Northwestern 40
16. Duke 38
17. Connecticut 34
18. Alabama 33
18. Georgia 33
18. Oklahoma 33
21. Arizona 28
22. Virginia 27
23. UCLA 26
24. Ohio State 25
25. Florida State 22
26. Oklahoma State 21
27. Boston College 20
27. Brown 20
27. Villanova 20
30. Tennessee 19
31. Princeton 18
31. Washington 18
33. Missouri 15
34. Arkansas 14
35. Nebraska 12
35. Purdue 12
37. Loyola - Maryland 10
37. Texas Tech 10
39. Gonzaga 9
40. Albany 8
40. Clemson 8
40. Georgetown 8
43. Minnesota 7
44. Auburn 6
44. Illinois 6
44. New Mexico 6
44. Portland 6
44. Syracuse 6
44. Wisconsin - Green Bay 6
50. Colorado 5
51. Miami 4
51. Michigan State 4
51. Penn 4
51. Stony Brook 4
55. DePaul 3
55. Iowa State 3
55. Old Dominion 3
58. Providence 2
58. Southern Mississippi 2
58. UMass 2
58. Wisconsin 2
62. American 1
62. Michigan 1
62. Vanderbilt 1

 

 

 

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      • SWIMMING & DIVING
      • ICE HOCKEY
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