CLEVELAND, OHIO – The final Learfield Directors' Cup standings were released Thursday (June 14) morning, with all 11 South Atlantic Conference schools appearing on the list, including three in the Top-25.
Queens University of Charlotte leads the way, as it ranks seventh overall with 668.50 points. Wingate checks in at No. 8 with 631.50 points, and Carson-Newman finishes the year ranked No. 21 with 488 points.
Lincoln Memorial finished the year with 224.25 points and was ranked No. 92, followed by Lenoir-Rhyne at No. 107 with 189.50 points. Anderson came in at No. 134 with 150 points, with Tusculum finishing with 94 points at No. 188. Coker placed 206th with 72.50 points, while Newberry was 222nd with 57 points. Catawba (244) and Mars Hill (247) rounded out the SAC schools with 57 and 37 points, respectively.
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.
Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA's website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ldirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.
About Learfield: An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic department's at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors' Cup for 10 years. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies.