Florida State currently stands in 7th place in the 2011-12 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup final winter standings released earlier today.
Spurred on by three Seminole programs which recorded top 20 finishes this winter, including indoor track & field (8th), men's swimming & diving (16th) and men's basketball (17th), FSU is currently the highest ranked ACC school.
The ACC is one of only two leagues with multiple schools in the top 10 and with at least eight schools in the top 45. Overall, the ACC has 11 schools in the top 81. North Carolina is also ranked in the top 10 in 8th place, and Duke makes the top 20 ranking 17th. Other ACC schools finishing in the top 45 include Maryland (26), Virginia (30), Virginia Tech (33), Boston College (39), NC State (41).
The first spring standings will be released on May 31st, and the final results are expected to be released on or around June 26th.