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Varsity Sports: WVU 29th in Directors' Cup

By Shannon McNamara for
December 16, 2010 03:04 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – With six NCAA championships completed, West Virginia University stands in 29th place in the 2010-11 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings.

The Mountaineers have compiled 114.0 points so far this fall after women’s soccer advanced to the “Sweet 16” in the NCAA tournament and men’s soccer advanced to the NCAA Second Round.

Nine BIG EAST schools rank in the top 50, with Georgetown leading the pack at No. 7 (219.0 points). Notre Dame (13th), Syracuse (14th), Providence (19th), Connecticut (21st), Villanova (24th), Louisville (32nd) and USF (41st) also were ranked.

North Carolina stands in first with 285.0 points, followed by Florida State (253.0), Stanford (246.0), Virginia (244.0) and Ohio State (230.0).

WVU has finished in the top 50 in the Directors’ Cup standings in three straight years, including last season’s 37th-place finish. WVU earned a school best 30th-place finish in 2009 and finished 50th in 2008.

The Learfield Sports 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 up to 14 sports – seven women’s and seven men’s.

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