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BYU finishes 30th in Learfield Directors’ Cup standings

PROVO, Utah – BYU athletics finished the 2015-16 season ranked No. 30 in the Learfield Directors’ Cup Division I final standings, the programs’ highest ranking since 2006-07.

The Cougars’ No. 30 ranking is the highest among non-power five programs and 18 spots higher than its 48th-place ranking in 2014-15. BYU finished 68 spots ahead of the next best program in the West Coast Conference (Gonzaga, 98th) and had the highest ranking among all NCAA Division I programs in the state of Utah, ahead of Utah (51), Weber State (T-132), Southern Utah (141), Utah Valley (147) and Utah State (195).

Stanford won the 2015-16 Director’s Cup and Ohio State, Michigan, USC and Florida rounded out the top five.

In 23 years of the Directors’ Cup, BYU has an average ranking of 31 and 12 top 30 rankings, including 2015-16. The Cougars’ highest finish was 12th in 1998-99.

The Directors’ Cup honors institutions maintaining a broad-based program, achieving success in many sports, both men's and women's. Began in 1993-94 for Division I by NACDA and USA Today, it was expanded in 1995-96 to include Division II, III and the NAIA and, in 2011-12, expanded to the Junior/Community Colleges.

In NCAA Division I, points are awarded in 10 women's and 10 men's sports for each program based on NCAA finishes. The overall champion is the institution that records the highest number of points in their division's Directors' Cup standings.

BYU teams earned points towards the 2015-16 Directors’ Cup in women’s cross country (51 points), men’s cross country (64.5), football (25), women’s soccer (50), women’s volleyball (64), women’s basketball (25), women’s gymnastics (39), women’s swimming (53), women’s indoor track and field (31), men’s indoor track and field (55), women’s golf (50), softball (25), women’s outdoor track and field (30.5), men’s track and field (33) and men’s volleyball (90).

Click here for BYU’s annual finishes in the Directors’ Cup.

Visit NACDA.com for information on the 2015-16 Director’s Cup.

Learfield Directors’ Cup Division I Standings
1 Stanford  Pac 12 
2 Ohio State  Big Ten 
3 Michigan  Big Ten 
4 USC  Pac 12 
5 Florida  SEC 
6 UCLA  Pac 12 
7 North Carolina  ACC 
8 Virginia  ACC 
9 Texas  Big 12 
10 Oregon  Pac 12 
11 California  Pac 12 
12 Texas A&M  SEC 
13 Oklahoma State  Big 12 
14 Washington  Pac 12 
15 Georgia  SEC 
16 Oklahoma  Big 12 
17 Notre Dame  ACC 
18 Minnesota  Big Ten 
19 LSU  SEC 
20 Penn State  Big Ten 
21 Syracuse  ACC 
22 Florida State  ACC 
23 Arkansas  SEC 
24 Duke  ACC 
25 Arizona  Pac 12 
26 Kentucky  SEC 
27 Nebraska  Big Ten 
27 Wisconsin  Big Ten 
29 Louisville  ACC 
30 BYU  WCC 
31 South Carolina  SEC 
32 North Carolina State  ACC 
33 Princeton  Ivy League 
34 Tennessee  SEC 
35 Auburn  SEC 
36 Alabama  SEC 
37 Arizona State  Pac 12 
38 Virginia Tech  ACC 
39 TCU  Big 12 
40 Miami (FL)  ACC 
41 Indiana  Big Ten 
42 Clemson  ACC 
43 Missouri  SEC 
44 Mississippi State  SEC 
45 Purdue  Big Ten 
46 Colorado  Pac 12 
47 Texas Tech  Big 12 
48 Boston College  ACC 
49 Ole Miss  SEC 
50 Northwestern  Big Ten