Hear from the winning institutions: 2021-22 Learfield Directors’ Cup
- DI – University of Texas – 2nd win (back-to-back)
- DII – Grand Valley State University – 14th win
- DIII – Tufts University – 1st win
- NAIA – Indiana Wesleyan – 1st win
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CLEVELAND – On the heels of three national championships this spring and four overall titles, the Longhorns of Texas are taking home their second straight Learfield Directors’ Cup in 2021-22. Both Texas and Stanford tied seventh in the Baseball College World Series, with the Longhorns finishing the year with 1449.50 total points to Stanford’s 1352.25 points.
In addition to the national titles, the Longhorns also compiled six runner-up finishes (men’s and women’s swimming and diving, women’s indoor track and field, softball and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field). Texas will have scored in the exact number of sports allowed – 19 total.
The Stanford Cardinal is in second with 1279.25 total points. Stanford has captured a trio of national championships – men’s gymnastics, women’s golf and women’s water polo.
The Wolverines of Michigan are in third with 1195.25 points (does not include baseball) and tallied 14 top-10 finishes among the 19 total sports that they scored in.
Rounding out the top-five is Ohio State in fourth with 1184.50 points, including a national title in women’s ice hockey, and Florida in fifth with 1130.75 points (does not include baseball) and three track and field championships, include a sweep of the titles last weekend.
At the conference level, the SEC leads all Division I conferences with seven institutions in the top-25 – Florida (5th), Arkansas (7th), Kentucky (9th), Tennessee (13th), LSU (16th), Georgia (19th), Alabama (19th), Ole Miss (20th), Alabama (22nd) and Texas A&M (25th).
The 2022-23 Division I Learfield Directors’ Cup standings will begin after the fall sports season is complete.
Overall, 19 sports are counted in the final DI standings, four of which must be women’s volleyball and basketball and men’s basketball and baseball. The next highest (15 max.) sports scored for each institution, regardless of gender, are used in the standings.
The Learfield Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in NCAA Championships.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com and follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.
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